Thursday, September 5, 2013

Are You Applying Your Makeup In the Right Order?

There is a natural order to accomplishing almost anything in life, even applying your makeup. As a model and actress, you might not always have a makeup artist on hand and it can be extremely beneficial and cost efficient to be able to do your own makeup.

What do you do first: Apply lipstick or focus on eyes? Where does blush come in? Can you get away with putting liner on after mascara?

1: Primer or Moisturizer

Choose one, not both. Moisturizer, no matter how light in texture, will interfere with the function of a primer. Also, always remember to get in your sunscreen, whether SPF is built into your primer, moisturizer, or foundation.

2: Foundation

You don't have to do your eyes first to avoid fallout, it is bound to happen regardless of the process so get your foundation done first. To be honest, if fallour falls onto your bare skin, pigments can stain and be harder to remove than if it was to fall on your foundation. Create your canvas and then edit any errors along the way! 

3: Concealer

This is often confused and most think you should apply this before your foundation, however your foundation (depending on how good it is for coverage) can cover much of what you want to cover. Apply concealer afterwards to any areas that need more coverage or blemishes etc.

4: Powder

Set it all with a very light dusting of translucent powder. You can even apply a light pressed powder foundation as well to get rid of any shine from your liquid foundations. Apply the translucent powder in excess under your eyes and this will make it easy for you to remove any fallout from your eyeshadow. It acts as a barrier and protects your beautifully finished canvas (your foundation).

5: Eyes or lips

Usually the eyes would be next, most like to finish with the lips but you can mix these up depending on colouring. If you decide on a bright or bold lip colour then applying your lipstick and gloss first can help you decide on eyeshadow colours.

For Eyes Apply: primer > shadow > liner >then mascara to finish. You can always go back after and add a bit of shimmer, extra liner etc. afterwards but can judge based on a finished look!

For Lips Apply: balm > liner > lipstick > then gloss to finish if you so choose. Apply your liner all over your lips to act as a base for your lipstick and to blend to colours since no lip liner is an exact match for all lipsticks. 

6: Cheeks

Not many would think to apply cheeks last! Add bronzer and blush to your face after you're done the rest to help tie in the whole look! It ties in the eyes and lips and can help you judge colours as well.

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