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When it comes to makeup, there is too much we have got to say. From wearing different makeup look, to wearing makeup according to a particular dress or dress color to step-by-step makeup application guide, there is nothing that hasn’t been talked about. Women are very conscious about their looks in general, and when it comes to makeup, there is no limit to their consciousness.
Therefore, women spend a lot of time and money on their makeup looks. According to a survey, a woman spends $3756 on makeup per year, which adds up to $225,360 throughout their lifetime. Moreover, according to statistics, an average American women spends more than $10 per day on makeup and beauty products.
Since women are conscious about their makeup looks, that it should be formal, we have shed light on the correct order for applying makeup. This article will give you a step-by-step guide on how to apply makeup in the correct order.
Let’s Take A Look At This Guide For Makeup Application
Although there are many ways or orders in which you can apply makeup, but there is no certain or correct way. Hence, I have mentioned the order which experts think is the right one to follow,
Primers are the best makeup item to keep your makeup intact for the whole day. For a fine and smooth look, primer should be the first thing to apply before putting on any makeup item. Moreover, you should apply primer according to your skin type, since there are different primers for every skin types. For example, if you have an oily or greasy skin, you can go for a matte primer. For dry skin, you can use primers that give a shiny look and hydrating effect.
As per my experience, Maybelline’s primers are worth trying. Since I have an oily skin, I have tried Maybelline's Baby skin Instant Pore Eraser and results were just wow. It not only helps to prevent makeup from sweating and smearing, but is also useful in keeping makeup from getting into your pores.
Here comes the most interesting yet crucial part, applying concealer. Before we move on to the guidelines, I would like to address the fact that you can either apply base before concealer or vice versa, whichever suits you the best. Therefore, there is no definite or correct answer to the question whether you should apply base first or concealer first. Therefore, apply concealer under your eyes to hide dark circles, on your nose to hide black or white heads, forehead and any part that has pimple, scars or uneven skin tone. Moreover, you should go for a concealer that is two times lighter in shade than the base/foundation you want to apply.
According to experts, if you apply concealer under makeup base, you can blend it well with foundation, and your skin tone will look even. If you apply concealer after makeup base, then it will appear more prominent and mismatch with your skin tone. It will seem as if you have applied two different foundation and will look very cakey.
For best results, you can opt for NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, as it gives a fine and flawless look, and perfectly hides dark circles and crease on your face.
Once you have applied concealer, now apply liquid foundation that matches best with your skin tone. If you have a fair complexion, then go for pink or white base. If you have a pale white or porcelain complexion, then light yellowish base is the right choice for you. Moving on, makeup artists and experts have recommended several ways to apply foundation, such as makeup brush, sponge or beauty blender. You can use any tool that seems most suitable to you.
There are many famous makeup brands with good quality makeup foundation, but experts recommend L’Oreal 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation since it is suitable for all skin types. Its creamy and light weight texture gives a shiny look at dry skin and does not makes oily skin look greasier.
After you are done with applying makeup on skin and levelling your skin tone, now comes the turn to add more prominence to your facial features. With a contouring cream in one hand and brush in the other, dab the brush in contouring cream and apply it on your hair line, then on both the sides of your nose up to the nose bridge and finally on your jawline.
Afterwards, blend these contouring lines with a brush. This will give a naturally sun-kissed look and will make high points of your face stand out in the sunlight. As far as my way of doing makeup is concerned, I usually contour my nose and jawline, since my forehead is wide and I don’t need to highlight it. Therefore, you can contour any high point of your face, whichever needs more prominence. Moreover, you should choose a contouring shade which is a little darker than your makeup base, or else it will not be prominent.
For best contouring experience, you can try Sephora's Milk Makeup Sculpt Cream Contour stick as it is best for every skin type, it blends easily and well with any foundation and the stick adds ease to the application process.
When we talk about adding prominence to our facial features through makeup, eye-shadows are one of the most crucial part of makeup. There are different ways to apply different eye-shadow. For example, if you want to make your eyes look smokey, then you have to mix two to three shades of eye-shadow. The darker shade of each color should be on the outer corner and the lighter shade should be applied on the eye-lids. To give a final touch, contrasting shade should be applied on the inner corner and brow-bone of the eye.
If you want an eye-shadow palette that has both matte and glitter shades, then Anastasia Beverly Hill's Soft Glam Eye-Shadow Palette is the right choice for you. The quality is so good that it does not smear or smudge even if you wear it throughout the day.
When it comes to eye-liner, you are again left with many choices. Nowadays, winged eye-liners are very much in trend. Therefore, if you want to apply winged eye-liner and don’t know how to apply it, I will guide you. All you have to do is start with small strokes from the inner corners of your eye and move along with the lashes, making your stroke thicker as you move outwards.
To speed-up your eye-liner application process, try out Revlon's Liquid Eye Pens. With its pen-like tip, it bends along the curves and crease of your eyes, making it easy to apply without getting crooked.
Blush-on not only highlights your cheeks, but it also complements with makeup base and eye-shadow. If you don’t apply blush-on, your face will look dull and monotonous. To give a finished look to your makeup, apply blush-on in shades such as light pink, peach and brown. Moreover, there are different ways to apply blush-on, depending on which degree you want to apply. Mostly women prefer to apply heavy blush-on on their nose and cheeks.
For a silky texture and natural pink cheeks, try out Chanel's Powder Blush. I have used it many times and it never disappointed me. It remains intact without getting smeared and smudged, and doesn’t look cakey.
Last but not the least is the step to apply lipstick. Since you have covered most part of your face with makeup, then why leave the lips bare. Lipstick adds elegance and style and completes your makeup look. With too many shades of lipstick available throughout the world, some women choose to wear dark, vibrant and bold shades, while the others like to wear pastel and nude shades.
For a subtle and matte lipstick shade, try out Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick. This brand never fails to come up with unique and impressive varieties of soft and matte shades.
Makeup is a very talked-about topic throughout the world. For some women, All they want is a perfect makeup look. When it comes to applying makeup in the correct order, internet and social media is flooded with numerous tips, tutorials and articles by makeup experts. However, we can reach to the conclusion that there is no definite or certain order to applying makeup. It all depends on your skin tone, skin type, facial features, occasion you are attending and most importantly, what you desire to put on as makeup.