Do you have a proper makeup routine you do every day? If you don’t, our comprehensive guide on what to put on first and put on next will help you immensely!

Proper Makeup Routine | Your Step-By-Step Guide

Are you trying to discover or rediscover the makeup world? Don’t be ashamed, we’ve all been there! We all started confused and to be honest, I just put on what I wanted back then regardless of the proper order. Luckily, you need not go through that anymore because I’ll hold your hand and guide you through. Today, we have a step-by-step guide that will help you build your own proper makeup routine. Are you ready to get started? Let’s do this!


Proper Makeup Routine for the Face

When putting on makeup, you must always start with the face before anything else. Although I’d recommend that you groom your brows first before doing your face makeup. So here’s what you need to do in an orderly fashion:


Step 1 – Primer

Just like how a painter primes the wall before painting, you should also apply primer on your face first. Primer lets you create a smooth canvas for your foundation and concealer to blend beautifully. Face primers also help reduce the appearance of pores, smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, and help makeup last longer. When applying primer, leave it to dry before applying anything else. If you plan to use a tinted moisturizer instead, it can be your first step.

Step 2 – Foundation

Once the primer has dried, you can now apply your foundation. You can choose to apply with your ring finger (if you’re in a hurry), a sponge, or a foundation brush. When it comes to foundation, the secret to getting that flawless coverage is to blend your foundation smoothly and evenly. If you’re using BB cream, this is also the time to use it.

Step 3 – Concealer

Now it’s time to layer your concealer. In some cases, foundation will be enough to cover dark undereye circles, acne spots, and other red areas of the face. But for some people, they need concealer for more coverage. So just apply the concealer under the eyes by drawing a triangle and then blending out smoothly. Feel free to do spot concealing as well.

Do note that there are people who will tell you to apply concealer first before foundation, as this is an acceptable practice for some. However, we do not encourage this. By the time you apply your foundation over your concealer, you’ve already wiped away your concealer underneath.

Step 4 – Setting Powder

You wouldn’t want all those effort to go to waste once you head out the door right? The sun can easily melt away your foundation and concealer, so it is a must that you lock it in place with setting powder. Using a powder brush, just gently pat setting powder all over the face.

Step 5 – Blush or Bronzer

You now have a smooth and almost flawless canvas. It’s time to add some colors! First, apply blush. How? There’s an ideal way to apply blush for every face type. For women with tanned skin, they prefer layering bronzer on top of blush as well. Bronzers will give you a sunkissed glow.

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