Are You Doing Your Makeup Right? The Correct Order to Applying Makeup

One common cause of confusion and misunderstanding when it comes to makeup is the order of makeup products. While it’s true that different people often add unique touches to their makeup, there are standard steps recommended by makeup experts for the best results. In this article, we’ll finally figure out the order of the makeup process to create the perfect look. Let’s get right into it.

A necessary step

Your skincare routine takes the first place in your makeup process. Applying your moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm, or any other skincare product makes your makeup adhere to your skin and look better. 

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After doing your skincare, the next foundational step is using your primer. Your primer’s major function is to make your skin appear more hydrated and luminous. However, it’s optional- especially if you don’t have the time.

Eyes and brows

Many makeup artists will agree that eye makeup should come before other aspects. The reason is simple: completing your eye makeup before using foundation and other products makes it easy to make corrections without causing smudges. 

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If you’re aiming for a heavier eye look, you should perfect it before going on to your skin. This would make your makeup look neat and flawless. However, you can skip the eye makeup process if the focus of your makeup is on your skin. 

Creating a smooth foundation

After your eye makeup, the next step is to apply your foundation. Your foundation will blend your overall complexion and give your face an initial finish. Applying foundation covers a lot even before you apply concealer. 

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Your concealer is the next makeup product to apply after your foundation. You should only apply your concealer on areas of your face that need more coverage, like under the eyes. You can skip the concealer part if your foundation has already covered your blemishes.

Getting to the brighter part

Adding some shimmer to the high points on your face is the next thing to do after your complexion has been evened out. Add a pop of color to your cheeks with a blush, and contour your face with bronzer. 

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Then, use a translucent powder to make your makeup look better as the day goes on. Use the powder on areas like your temple and chin to prevent excess shine. You might want to spritz on some setting spray if it’s humid outside. 

Lips, please!

The essence of your lips coming last is to prevent your powder from staining your lipstick or lip gloss. This allows you to apply your lip product on fresh lips and decide on what color or style to use.

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Furthermore, applying lip products last means your lips will look neat and untouched. Using a darker lip liner as a base is recommended to create some interesting contrast. Then, a lipstick or liquid lip color should follow.

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