How to Make Up In the Right Order?

How to Make Up In the Right Order

Are you new to applying makeup on your face? Perhaps you need a more flexible approach to applying your makeup. If yes, then you are in for a treat!

Make up application order seems to vary from one person to another as a result of diversity, individual preferences, skin conditions, and all. Therefore, a more adaptable and flexible approach is needed if you want to apply makeup. Moreover, your creativity with your products can make all the differences.

You want to get beautifully glammed up, read through this article to discover what the flexible approach is all about.

The basic order for applying make up should be from your face to the eyes and then to the lips. Below is how you can get started!

How to Apply Makeup Using the Right Order for Face?

The following steps shows the correct order on how you can make up areas pertaining to the face

Step1: Prepare Your Skin

Prior to your skincare routine, you should have initially prepared your skin by cleansing to remove dirt and sweaty particles, you should have use your toners, essence and all up to the stage of using moisturizer, which could double up as a primer as well. Primer is like applying paint over a wall, it would allow the makeup to sit properly on your face. Furthermore, you must have prepare the under eyes with some rich and hydrating products using your eye cream. Ultimately, you must have used your sunscreen. Then your face is already prepared for the next step.

Step2: Colour Correction

The next step is to use colour correct. The idea behind using a colour correction is to even out your tone although this step might be optional. In most cases, the regions of the eyes do have a darker tone compared to the face. Therefore, you need to get this step right. To do this, apply a concealer with a brush around the regions where you have a darker tone. After applying the concealer, use a makeup towel to wipe off any excess product from your face.

Step3: Apply Your Foundation

The foundation is the next thing to use in your makeup kit. There are a lot of foundations in the market right now. You just have to know the right and perfect one for your skin tone. As a beginner, you might have difficulty shopping for the right foundation that works perfectly for your skin tone. However, you don’t need to worry. As a pro tip, you need to figure out what your goal for your skin is. Whether you want to have oil-free looking skin, a glowing look, a tad lighter look, or just a natural finish. These will allow you to choose well. Now, once you have gotten the right foundation, apply it all over your face but do not overdo it to prevent looking heavy. When you apply your foundation, it should match with your neck as well. This prevents you from having multiple facial colours even after finishing making up.

Now, slowly and gently blend with a beauty blend all over your face by tapping on your face. Doing this allows the foundation to sit properly on your face and to have a natural look

Step4: Apply the Concealer

While people can skip the previous step especially when they have clear skin and all, you do not want to skip this particular step for any reason. Using a concealer is a must even if you have clear skin. You don’t use a concealer all over your face just like a foundation. All you need to do is to figure out the areas of your face where you have darker shades like dark circles, spots, and blemishes. Then apply the concealer to this region evenly. As a pro tip, a liquid concealer gives off the most natural look in case you want that perfect natural appearance. Now, blend appropriately in a circular motion with your beauty blend to remove excess products from the face. This step will prepare you for the next step which is …

Step5: Highlight the Key Regions of the Face

You might have wondered how your celebrity crush has their brightened and pop look. Well, here is the trick to it. They use a highlighter! Therefore, if you want to have that pop look, get your highlighter as well. Before you start to use the highlighter, you need to figure out the key regions of your face that you just want to pop. It could be your browbone, forehead, some regions below your eyes, the bridge of your nose, your chin, and so on. Use the appropriate products to highlight these regions with a brush then blend everything to have a smooth and more natural appearance.

Step6: Set Your Face

Setting your face involves the use of powder. All you need for your everyday look is your best to gently apply the powder around those regions you have highlighted in the previous step. Also, when you set your face, you should add the powder to areas you added you foundation like your neck and concealer. Doing this will make your face look more natural

Step7: Use a Powder Contour

 Get your powder contour ready. A contour gives your face a certain dimension such that you can use it to hide your double chin if you have. Depending on how contoured you want to be, go for shades that are about two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Now, focus on areas you want to contour and apply in a circular motion to have a smooth edge. Then blend all-around to obtain a natural finish.

Step8: Use an Illuminator

In case you are wondering what an illuminator is. Well, the illuminator allows some regions of your face to glow. Once you have contoured your face, you can easily see where the light falls on your face. This is where you should apply the illuminator. Make a C-shape around this region to create an illusion of what you want – a radiant natural look. Often, the bridge of the nose, the tip of the nose, and the inner corner of your tear duct are normally illuminated.

Step9: Apply the Blush

For a lighter appearance, stay away from the regions where you highlighted to prevent a heavy look. Apply the blush to the corner below your pupil in a circular motion for even edges and then blend it in.

How to Apply Makeup Using the Right Order for Eye Area?

The following steps shows the correct order on how you can make up areas pertaining to the eyes

Step1: Get Your Eyeshadow And Eyeliner

If your eyes get oily, you can use an eyeshadow primer as a base at first. Now, find the regions where your eyelid crease and apply the eyeshadow and then blend it in using a brush. Also, apply another layer of the same shade of the eyeshadow on the lower part of your eyelid. Doing this will allow you to have a darken smoky eye. Blend the lines close as you can to the lash line and inner rim of the eyes.

For the eyeliner, hold your eyes and tend to write along the lines of your lashes from the middle to the outer eye corner. Use a brush to blend up the eyeliner.

Step2: Curl Your Lashes

A little curl can enhance your natural lashes. You do this by using an eyelash curler and then add lash mascara along with it.

Step3:Address the Eyebrows

Eyebrows do have a mind of their own. They could be very short, very thin, very thick, or extremely thick (bushy). Whatever the case may be, you need to shape your eyebrows to the perfect natural shape you have. It could be round or angled. After doing this, use a simple brush to brush the hair. Then use an eyebrow pencil often some shade lighter than the hair to fill in the gaps that might have been created during the shaping and plucking of hairs to make you look more natural. Also, get a brow gel that can be used on your eyebrows

How to Apply Makeup for Lip?

Apply Your Lip Liner before Your Lipstick: Have your lips moisturized and cleaned then use a lip liner to line your lips. Apart from outlining the lips, we recommend that you fill your lower lip with a lip liner to make it lasts longer. After this, use your lipstick to match the liner. As a pro tip, you can use a concealer around the lips to make it pop out for a more natural feel.


Make up should be done in the correct order after you must have done your daily skincare routine. You should start applying from the face starting by using your moisturizer or primer then colour correction to foundation to concealer up till contouring. You can then move on to your eyes, fixing  eye shadow and eyeliner to your lashes and then addressing the eyebrows. End your makeup with the lips using your lip liner and lipstick. Following these simple order will take your makeup to another dimension, reduce stress and eventually have a natural finish.

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