Bet you didn't know there's a step by step/order makeup routine should follow for flawless finish....
For morning (usually) makeup routine especially for everyday wear, there should be a step by step guide to follow for flawless result as well as a neat finish for the overall look one is going for.
For instance applying the eyeshadow before wearing foundation makes for a smooth finish where for instance there is a 'bleed' of product that can be cleaned and covered up to match the rest of the face and so on.
In easy step-by-step this is the way makeup routine should be done if you want a tidy, seamless and flawless finish for makeup.
1. Prepping the skin/Skincare
Before any product goes on the skin, start off by applying moisturizer. There's different products for different skintypes. This is essential to keep the skin nourished, it is the first step in makeup.
Primer goes on after the moisturizer- wait a few seconds for the moisturizer to be absorbed- and this is in place to keep products on the skin for long lasting wear.
Taming the brows comes after this as it sets the tone for how the whole look comes together. Draw, fill and neaten the brows at this point so it's ready. At this stage the face is already giving a 'vibe'.
Eyeshadow application comes at this stage, if wearing a colour or more, its time to cut creases, transition with colours etc and make sure you have the desired hues set.
Applying the eyeliner comes after wearing the eyeshadow at this point you can go all out winged, dramatic and so on. And this point the eyes are opened up colourfully already.
Mascara comes next to brush out the lashes, at this point the eyes are done and by now the lashes and brows to are set to complement the rest of the makeup steps.
7. Foundation & Concealer
Foundation comes after to give a flattering finish to the face, this is when blemishes are covered up. The concealer comes on as well at this stage covering blemishes and hiding dark circles and so on. At this stage the face is almost done.
Contour comes after this. See a video showing a step by step guide to perfect highlight and contour here.
The blush (if applicable) comes at this stage
10. Setting Powder
The setting powder is used at this stage (it could come after applying foundation and concealer if you bake your makeup to allow it time to fully 'cook')
11. Lipstick, Lipliner
Apply lipwear as desired
Dust on the highlighter and glow away.
Do you apply your makeup in this order? In what order do you apply your makeup?