Makeup is an essential part of life for many people. It can be a great confidence boost and a calming, even meditative experience to put it on. One thing that most of the bloggers/youtubers forget to mention is how important the SKINCARE ASPECT is for before you apply your makeup. To me, having clean skin, and the proper skincare layered before application is absolutely essential.
ALWAYS START WITH SQUEAKY CLEAN SKIN, THEN I LIKE TO LAYER A SERUM LIKE THE TIME FREEZE MAX, AND FOLLOW WITH A MOISTURIZER. IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN, APPLY COOLING MOISTURE SERUM, IF YOU HAVE COMBINATION SKIN/OILY/NORMAL SKIN, APPLY CLEARLY YOUNGER MOISTURIZER FIRST.
Liquids Come First in the Order of Makeup Application
Layering makeup properly means understanding makeup texture. You should apply creams, gels, and other liquids first, before any powders, to avoid piling. Keep that in mind and adapt it to the following makeup steps. Our foundation contains a natural built in sun protection. It is reef safe, human safe, Non-Nano Titanium dioxide. It is the most effect sun block I have ever used on my hyper sensitive skin, so there is no need for another layer of potentially dangerous chemical block.
Foundation comes first is the cardinal rule of makeup. That is unless you’re using powder foundation, in which case liquid or cream-based concealers and even cream blush should go first. Most makeup pros recommend using liquid foundation nowadays, as hydration of the skin is so important and many such foundations come with serums in the ingredients to hydrate your skin. If you have good, even skin, though, you can skip foundation entirely and go to the next step.
Remember that less is more when it comes to concealer. You don’t want or need to cover your face in it, just even out the most visible and troublesome imperfections. If you have particularly dark circles, I recommend getting the foundation in shade lighter to brighten up under eyes. Also, the Soft Focus Filter in a Jar is wonderful to brighten up under eyes
3. Blush, bronzers, and highlighters
4. Eyeshadow and eyeliner
After you’re done with the larger areas of facial skin, you should take care of your eyes. Apply eyeshadow first, then finish up with eyeliner. If you use cream or gel-based eyeshadow products, allow them some time to set first and layer them under powders and before using pencils, or you’ll find yourself needing to redo the whole process.
Mascara can really make your eyes look bigger, the whites of your eyes brighter, and help open up your entire face. But as with most makeup, less is more - just a few strokes through the lashes should do it. The more strokes, the higher the likelihood of clumping. If you’ve got oily under eyes, mascara application on the bottom lashes can result in raccoon eyes, so you might want to skip it.
6. Lip love
Finish off the makeup application process by showing your lips some love. There are so many ways to do that, though, that you should go with what works best for you. Some people put just a dab of tint or gloss on their lips, and others go much more into it. If you’re going to use heavier lipstick, though, remember to use lip liner first to trace and fill them in.
I generally like to line my lips completely and fill them in, then put lipstick on top, followed by a touch of Best Lip Treatment and Gloss.
That’s it! The order to apply makeup is deceptively simple. You can spend hours doing it, of course. Just remember that it’s got to come off at some point! But then again - that’s the circle of makeup. Thanks for reading!