You have an order that you put on your makeup. It may be foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, powder and mascara. Or foundation, eyeliner, lipstick, eyeshadow, mascara and blush. Or foundation, mascara, and lipstick.
But did you know, that the order you put on your makeup, effects how much time and the way it looks?
No joke. I speak the truth.
I didn’t believe it until I had a professional show me and now I’m a believer of the “Eyes Lips Face Makeup” routine.
Eyes Lips Face Makeup Method
Prepare: Make sure your face is clean (I’m a fan of the Clarisonic System) and moisturized.
EYES FIRST: Fill in eyebrows with eyebrown pencil. Put on eyeshadow primer (a little foundation or concealer will do). Apply eyeshadow. Apply eyeliner. Curl eyelashes. Apply mascara.
LIPS SECOND: Line lips with lip liner and apply one coat of lipstick.
FACE THIRD: Apply foundation. Then if any spot needs either extra attention or highlighting, add a bit of concealer. Apply blush/bronzer. Then apply powder in any spots that have extra shine or need highlighting.
Why Does the Eyes Lips Face Method Work?
It’s an opposite routine than many of you have, I’m sure. It was completely opposite of mine. And when I first heard about it, I thought they were crazy. They weren’t.
Here is how I know that it works.
First, our eyes are the first thing anyone sees. We need to spend the most time during our beauty routine putting their best foot forward. (No crows feet pun intended.) Plus, we need to balance our eye makeup with the rest of our makeup. Dramatic eye = lessen lipstick and blush. Neutral eye = more color on cheeks and lips.
Second, makeup can get messy. There are times our eyeshadow “flakes” while we are putting it on. Because we have clean skin under the eye, we are able to easily clean it up with a q-tip or cotton ball vs. trying to rub it in to the skin that has been primed with foundation. Often times that rubbing can lead to dark smudges around the eye. And at our age, we don’t need any help creating dark circles.
Third, the majority of women wear too much foundation. Foundation is meant to blend with our skin tone to create a flattering canvas. It isn’t meant to be a coat of paint on the canvas before we begin. By applying foundation last, you are truly putting it only where is needs to be and letting your skin look more natural, which also makes us look younger.
Finally, no back tracking. Notice we get to the end and we are done. Finished face. Ready to walk out the door. No putting on concealer again because of pimple that won’t go away. No reapply foundation because you wiped it off while doing your eye makeup. No adding blush because you didn’t put on enough eye makeup. No back tracking means less time in front of the mirror.
If you want extra bonus points, make sure you have an organized portable makeup station and have a good skin care routine.
What do you think? How do you normally put on your makeup? Do you think this will work?