The Correct Order of Makeup Application

The Correct Order of Makeup Application

Learn the correct order of makeup application for a flawless look

Not everyone is rehearsed in the correct order of makeup application, which is actually quite important if you want that flawless look and want a longer staying power of your makeup. Most professional makeup artists will apply makeup in a certain order in order to ensure that makeup goes on correctly and is applied in a manner where it has time to set and look perfect. The first part of makeup application is to even out overall skin tone and create a smooth and even surface, while the second part is to accentuate features. First, primer goes on. Next, concealer is applied in order to cover flaws and discolorations. Then comes foundation, followed by loose powder in order to keep your makeup in place. Read 10 Secrets I Learned At Makeup Artist School for the ultimate guide to everything from the right tools to the order of makeup application.

Next up in the correct order of makeup application is blush and bronzer, which are used to contour and define the cheeks and eyes. This is where highlighter and eyeshadow also come into play in order to create more definition, then lips come next, followed by mascara, which should wait until the very end in order to prevent smudging. By following this sequence, not only will makeup application be easier but it will also stay longer and look flawless. Check out 11 Makeup Mistakes You Do Not Realize You Are Making for a list of cosmetic taboos and no nos that you might be committing without even knowing it.

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by EricaF123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 06:16AM Report as inappropriate

I don't believe that this order is the only correct order for applying makeup. Of course, primer goes first, but then other things might vary depending on the look. Also, Lisa Eldridge always applies concealer after foundation (which makes a lot of sense, cause foundation can cover many imperfections, and then you can fix the bigger imperfections), and then usually applies blush and bronzer at the very end, right after lipstick.

by venenumletalis Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 04:01PM Report as inappropriate

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