Order of Make-Up Application
Do you ever find yourself wondering whether you're meant to apply your concealer before or after your foundation?
Well if your answer is yes, take a look at the steps below to resolve this.
Step 1: Prep
In order to achieve that gorgeous glow, you need to prep your skin thoroughly. If you do not moisturise your skin before you apply make-up, it will not stay on or look as good. Best thing to do is to moisturise 10 minutes before you apply your makeup to allow for it to settle into your skin.
Step 2: Prime & Glow
When selecting a primer it can tend to be rather tricky as there are so many different kinds which are formulated differently.
If you suffer from oily skin, use a silicone based primer but ensure that it is non-comedogenic so that it doesn't block your pores.
To achieve a lasting glow invest in a illuminating primer. Put this under your foundation to get that long-lasting glow. ALWAYS apply your primer after your moisturiser, but before your foundation.
Step 3: Foundation
One of the biggest mistakes when applying foundation, is that we often tend to apply far too much. Many think that the more foundation you apply the better the coverage but in actual fact the purpose of foundation is to even out your skin. Keep in mind that when it comes to foundation less is always more.
To create an airbrush finish apply your foundation with a damp beauty blender. Always start in the centre of your face and work outwards. Don't forget to blend in your neck to create an even finish.
Take a look at some of our favourite foundations here.
Step 4: Concealer
If you didn't know this already you know it now, concealer is your best friend. If it is applied correctly it can hide anything from that PMS breakout to those hungover eyes. You get two kinds of concealers, one in a liquid form for under your eyes and then one in a cream form for everywhere else.
Always ensure that you apply your concealer on op of your foundation so that you can target certain areas.
Step 5: Bronzer
Good news rubies bronzer and blusher work together, so no need to pick one or the other. Bronzer is used to give you a warm complexion whereas blusher, should give you a pop of colour.
If you use a powder, liquid or cream when it comes to a bronzer it doesn't really matter. The quickest way to apply bronzer is to do a figure of three on each side of your face. This will create a soft natural contour.
Step 6: Blusher
Blusher comes in all kind of shades from rosey pinks to pretty peaches, but once you have found your perfect shade application is easy.
The easiest way to apply blusher is to do it while smiling. Apply it to the apple of your cheeks and blend it upwards towards the top of your ears. Just like foundation when it comes to blusher less is always more.
Step 7: Highlight
Highlighting when done correctly can take your look from 0 to a 100 real quick. Highlighter adds structure and luminosity to your face instantly.
The best area to apply highlighter is on the high points of your face, these are areas where light hits. Your cheekbones, under your brow bone and down the centre of your nose.
Let us know if you have any other tips. x