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If you weren’t aware, there is a proper order to accomplishing a flawless face of makeup. You are probably wondering what’s first. Is it lipstick or eyes? At what point do you apply blush? Is it okay to apply eyeliner after mascara? I’ve got answers! Here are the seven steps:

1: Primer or Moisturizer

The key is to choose one and not use both. Moisturizer can ruin the entire purpose of primer. It’s also important not to forget the SPF, so make sure you are using a primer, moisturizer or foundation that includes this.

2: Foundation

Some may think it makes more sense to do the eyes first in order to prevent the eye makeup from landing on your freshly founded skin. This is not the case. You should apply your foundation all over in order to create an even canvas.

3: Concealer

Here is where many people mess up. Less is more! Only put in spots where necessary. Dark circles and blemishes are your focal points here.

4: Powder

A good setting powder is key. Lightly dust a translucent powder all over your face. This helps prevent creasing during a long night or or day at work, and it keeps everything in place.

5: Eyes or Lips

This step is up to you. I personally like to apply makeup to my eyes first because I tend to be more experimental with my lip color and want to base this decision off how dramatic my eyes are.

7 Steps To Apply Makeup Properly  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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