The Right Order For Applying Makeup For The Best Results

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To make sure you get your most flawless face, the order in which you apply your products matters. Should you apply concealer or foundation first? Start with mascara or liner?

Jerome’s answers will not only help you finish faster but also reduce the need for damage control. Smudges and jagged lines be gone!

 

  1. Primer

Assuming you’ve already cleansed and moisturized, your first makeup step will be primer. Create a smooth surface for your makeup and protect your skin by applying primer before any other makeup product.

Jerome’s Top Pick: Liquid Silk Primer

  1. Foundation

Whether you’re using powder, liquid or spray foundation, this product lives up to its name and lays a base for the rest of your makeup. Start with a smooth, even canvas.

Jerome’s Top Pick: MagicMinerals AirBrush Foundation

  1. Concealer

If you feel you need heavier coverage for a few blemishes or want to brighten up your dark under-eye area, layer a bit of concealer on top of your foundation. You may find that once you’ve discovered the perfect foundation for your skin, you need less concealer. However, it’s always best to have this product on hand for the days you need it.

Jerome’s Top Pick: CoverAge Concealer

  1. Brows

The arch of your brows shapes your face and acts as a guide for your eye makeup. Groom your brows and fill them in with a natural shade gel or pencil. Make short strokes to blend with your brow hairs.

Jerome’s Top Pick: Contour Kit—we have an awesome trick for natural brows!

  1. Eyeshadow

You don’t have to skip this step if you’re in a rush. Our eyeshadow trick only adds a couple of minutes to your daily routine and will make a major impact on your final look.

Jerome’s Top Pick: Color Shadow Quad

  1. Liner

Blend your liner on top of your shadow for the most dramatic look. And, it’s much easier to draw a straight, precise line when there’s no product on your lashes yet. Always apply your liner after your eyeshadow, but before mascara.

Jerome’s Top Pick: Long Wear Gel Liner

  1. Mascara

This is the last step to complete your eye routine. Frame your shadow and liner by finishing with a flutter of defined lashes.

Jerome’s Top Pick: Defining Mascara

  1. Contour & Highlight

Once your face and eye makeup is complete, add definition to your cheekbones and shape your face by adding blush and bronzer. (Bronzer first, then blush!) Choose a contour shade that’s slightly darker than your skin tone and apply lightly to the hollows of your face. Last, lightly brush your highlight just above your cheekbones and the highest points of your face for a natural overall glow.

Jerome’s Top Pick: MagicMinerals Contour Kit & Blush and Bronze Duo

  1. Lipstick or Gloss

You’re almost finished! Leave your lipstick for last so you don’t risk smudging it while applying your other products. If you use lip liner, start with that. Then fill in your lips with lipstick, and top with gloss if needed.

Jerome’s Top Pick: 24 & More Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

  1. Finish

The final step – set your face with a light finishing powder and head out the door!

Jerome’s Top Pick: MagicMinerals Powder

 

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