Monday, August 5th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


In what order do you apply your makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerFor simple looks, then I do foundation, brows, blush, powder, eyeliner, mascara, lips. For more complicated looks, then I do eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, brows, foundation, blush, powder, lips.

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63 thoughts on “In what order do you apply your makeup?

  1. primer – spray – foundation – blush – powder – anything eyes – mascara – anything lips – respray

  2. Kathleen

    I always go primer, eyeshadow, curl my lashes, eyeliner, eyebrows, concealer, mascara, highlighter, blush, powder, and then lipstick and gloss. I am SO low maintenance.

  3. Doriana

    For normal everyday makeup:
    - primer
    - foundation or BB cream
    - eye primer
    - eyeliner
    - mascara, and curl my lashes
    - brows
    - concealer
    - powder
    - blush/bronzer
    - lip products

    For more fancy makeup:
    - Primer and sometimes BB cream if i want very full coverage
    - Eyeshadow
    - Eyeliner
    - Mascara, and curl my lashes
    - Brows
    - Foundation
    - Concealer
    - Powder
    - Contour and bronzing
    - Blush
    - Lip products, usually lipstick with a liner

  4. VickyM

    I must be one of the few who starts her makeup with the lips. First lip liner, then lipstick which erases the lip liner, then concealer on my undereye circles, blended until it looks natural, then black mascara on lashes, and finally blush, if I still have time before applying the mascara I will try to use eyeliner but that is only when I have a lot of time, because I´m so clumsy since I´m new to eyeliner. If I have no time at all, then I will just use an application proof lipstick that doesn´t require lip liner, then concealer on undereye circles and maybe mascara, if no time for mascara just lipstick and concealer and I´m out of the door.

  5. Meiya

    I do eye primer, eye base, eyeshadow, eyeliner, curl lashes, mascara, foundation, concealer, creme contour,

    if creme blush, then creme blush, powder, lipstick

    if powder blush, then powder, and lipstick or blush in whatever order, depending on whether I need to make sure blush matches lipstick.

  6. francesca

    Moisturizer, foundation, concealer, powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, brows, blush, lips!

  7. Jennifer Lewis

    eye primer, shadow, liner, mascara, rest of my face (don’t usually do much more than lipstick or gloss and eyes)

  8. Danyelle

    Full eye makeup (depends on how I feel, usually just 1 neutral shade + eyeliner), clean up excess sparkles, moisturizer, concealer, bb cream then powder. This is my routine lately, but this can all change depending on the season (summer = way less makeup) or the occasion (full-on foundation, multiple shades of eyeshadow, brow powder etc).

  9. Nowadays I do my eyes last, since my eyes have been watering uncontrollably in the morning especially (you know, when you actually put your make-up on). I find that giving it a few minutes after I get up helps a little. I still put my lip color last, though, since I do suffer from bleeding and feathering a lot.

  10. Michellis

    Brows, eyeshadow, concealer, foundation,brozner, mascara (falsies if I’m feeling fancy), blush, lips

  11. Alesia

    Foundation, blush, powder, brows, eyes, lipstick. when i am using loose eyeshadow or bold eyeshadow colours i usually start with the eyes and then foundation etc.

  12. Jan

    Simple: Tinted sunblock or moisturizer, light concealer, eyeliner, blush, lips, maybe contour. If a hot place, I’ll also dust with setting powder.

    The flawless evening look: moisturizer, eye primer, shadow, brows, liner, under eye concealer,face primer, mascara or lashes, two foundations, blemish concealer, cream blush, powder blush, setting powder, Fix+, highlighter, lips

  13. Lisa

    My answer is similar to Christine’s. If I’m short on time or just feeling lazy I’ll mix my foundation with my moisturizer, then eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, concealer, sometimes powder, then lipstick. If I decide on a more complicated look I’ll do eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, concealer, primer, foundation, brows, highlighter, blush, finishing powder, then lips.

  14. Primer-> foundation-> loose powder-> lip balm-> blush-> setting/blot powder-> eyeshadow-> eyeliner-> clear mascara-> brow gel-> lipstick. :)

  15. Avatar of Bee Bee

    My routines can be eccentric! But with complex looks I work on my eye makeup first, move on to foundation, concealer, then setting powder.

  16. ALWAYS in the same order.

    Moisturizer
    Eyeshadow primer
    Eyeshadow base
    Eyeshadow on upper lid
    Eyeliner upper lashline
    Curl lashes
    (Clean up under eyes)
    Under eye concealer
    Under eye setting powder
    Eyeshadow on lower lashline
    Mascara
    Face primer (MoM)
    Foundation
    Brow powder
    (Contour)
    Blush
    (Highlighter)
    (Concealer on blemishes)
    Setting powder
    Lipstick/gloss/balm

  17. Most of the time it’s foundation, brows, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, highlighter, bronzer/contour, setting powder, and then lips! I could skip steps but the order remains the same. When I know I’m dealing with something that could produce fallout, I do eyeshadows first. I don’t really like it though. Feels like I have to tread really carefully in my undereye area, and if the foundation takes longer to set, other powder products I put on could end up with a weird texture!

  18. Primer, foundation, concealer, eye products, setting face powder, mascara, brow pencil, blush/bronzer, lipproduct.

  19. I always sraet with a foundation. I tried changing my routine by starting with eyeshadows but I felt lost and felt that I didn’t do a good job on my eyes because of that.

  20. I have no set routine other than I always do my base first and lips last regardless. Sometimes I’ll do my eyebrows second, especially if I am doing a really simple look and other times I will do my cheeks or even eyeshadow second.

  21. Eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, powder, contour, blush, highlight, brows, eyeliner, mascara, lips!

  22. Geneva

    I do foundation, eyebrows, undereye corrector, eyeliner, mascara, blush and lipgloss. If I wear eyeshadow, I add it after eyebrows.

  23. Soleil

    Daytime: lipbalm, sunscreen, primer, foundation, eyebrows, mascara, concealer, bronzer, blush, lipgloss
    Night: lipbalm, moisturizer, primer, foundation, eyebrows, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, concealer, contour, blush, highlighter, lipstick

  24. Amber

    This is a great question! To make sure my moisturizer/eye cream and primers have enough time to absorb and set, I usually apply face moisturizer and eye cream, then while they are absorbing, I apply my eye shadow primer. That usually sets super fast, so I apply my eye shadow/liner and then apply my face primer, followed by foundation, concealer, setting powder, blush, eye brow pencil/powder, mascara and finally lipstick/gloss.

  25. Carrie

    More days than not I tend to stick to my eyes – eyeshadow, liner, mascara and then brows. If I do go full face I’ll tack on foundation/powder/blush to the end of my routine.

  26. Lee

    Foundation/concealer/powder, blush/contour, primer/cream base/eye shadow, eyeliner, brows, mascara, lipstick.

    I get the point in doing foundation after eye shadow but I don’t usually have much problem with fall out and it just feels weird to me. I went to a MAC make-up seminar a few years back and the make-up artist recommended doing mascara first so you could apply it without worrying about messing up your eye shadow which makes sense but also feels strange to me.

  27. Miranda C

    Primer (eyes and face), foundation, brows, eyeshadow, eyeliner, bronzer/contour, blush, highlighter, mascara, setting spray

  28. For my everyday makeup: foundation (or tinted moisturizer), eyes, concealer, blush, highlighter, brows, lips. The order make change slightly if I am wearing more makeup for a special occasion or something.

  29. becca

    primer, foundation, concealer, powder, eyebrows, eyes, lips, cheeks

  30. Katherine

    Moisturize and prime, foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, lips, mascara. I put blush (and if I’m using bronzer this is when I put it on) on last. For some reason if I do my blush/bronzer last then I never make the mistake of overdoing it with them. I’ve been known to get carried away with the blush if I put it on before the rest. hah!

  31. Corrector, foundation, concealer, eye primer, eyeshadow, powder, brows, bronzer, blush, mascara, lips.

  32. Primer, tinted moisturizer (or foundation, if I want more coverage), brows, eyes (usually just shadow and mascara), concealer (if I wear it), blush/contour, powder, lips. Doesn’t change much for nights out except that the eyes get more attention.

  33. Andrea

    If I’m doing full face, then: sunscreen to prime/protect, foundation, spot concealer if needed, loose powder, blush, eyebrow pencil, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, eye liner, eyelash curler, mascara, lipstick or gloss.

  34. xamyx

    It varies, and since it’s been so warm lately, my routine has changed quite a bit:

    Sunscreen
    BB Cream/TM
    Brows
    Mineral Powder Foundation
    Contour or Bronzer
    Highlighter
    Cream eyeshadow
    Lip balm

    If my eyes aren’t giving me problems due to allergies/dryness, I’ll add liquid liner to the upper lashline, mascara, then line the waterline.

    When I do fuller looks in cooler weather, the basic order is pretty much the same, although products/formulas change a bit, and if I’m wearing lipstick/liner, lips are last.

  35. Emily

    Eyelash Curler – Moisturizer – Primer – Eyeshadow – Eyeliner – Mascara – Undereye Concealer – Foundation – Concealer – Blush – Bronzer – Powder – Highlighter – Lip Liner – Lipstick/Gloss

    … or most days, Moisturizer – Mascara – Undereye Concealer – Foundation – Concealer – Gloss.

  36. Laurel

    Silica powder on eyelids
    Eyeshadow primer
    painterly paint pot
    eyeshadow
    tightline
    liquid liner
    mascara
    undereye primer
    face primer
    foundation/tinted moisturizer
    concealer under eyes
    set undereye concealer
    face conealer
    face powder
    bronzer
    blush
    highlighter
    lower lash liner
    lower lash mascara
    eyebrow powder
    fix +
    lips

    If I’m wearing powder foundation, I do undereye concealer before foundation powder, and if I’m not wearing something I just skip that step

  37. Libby

    Normally moisturizer, primer, eye primer, foundation, all else eyes, concealer, (cream blush or bronzer if I want that day), bronzer/contour, blush, highlight, brows, powder, setting spray and lips.

  38. MikaelaMikaelas

    Basic every day look:

    moisturizer
    orange tinted under eye cream
    Foundation
    Concealer on face and under eyes
    Mascara
    Tinted brow gel
    Shadow on brows
    Blush
    Powder under eyes and t-zone
    Lips

  39. Laurie

    lip scrub followed by lip balm or lip primer of some sort
    primer
    tinted moisturizer
    eyeshadow
    eyeliner
    mascara
    under eye concealer

    THEN, I get dressed.

    And then I apply my lipstick/lip gloss/lip tar/stain whatever. Oh, and I’ve been loving mineral sunscreen powders too!

    I sometimes do my brows but I usually forget it. That usually comes last, if I remember.

    And I’m going to start working blush into my routine. I’ve been blush-shy for so long due to my rosacea, but I’ve finally got a great primer that does a wonderful job at minimizing redness so I might give it ago.

  40. Lauren

    - Skincare
    - UD DeSlick spray
    - Primer
    - Tinted Moisturizer, BB Cream or Foundation
    - Concealer
    - UD DeSlick Spray
    - Setting Powder
    - Bronzer
    - Blush
    - eyeshadow primer
    - eyeshadow
    - Fill in brows
    - Curl eyelashes
    - Mascara

  41. Rachael

    serum – foundation or bb cream – powder t-zone – eyes (shadow/liner/mascara) – blush – lips

  42. sunscreen, primer (only used for wearing makeup longer), foundation, eye primer + eyeshadow, then set my face, and lips ….no mascara,eyeliner, or false eye lashes because I don’t want to look too different from my usual lazy self =] eventually i will get a finishing spray

  43. stef

    primer, under eye concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, blush, eyeliner mascara

  44. Carla N.

    In general, my route for my “full face” goes thusly:
    Primer with SPF 15 all over my face
    A swipe of pinkish brightener pencil under each eye
    Eyeshadow primer on upper lids
    Concealer where needed
    Lip stain + clear liner + lip balm
    Foundation, stippled on with a moistened Beauty Blender
    Fill in brows with matte taupe eyeshadow, using an angle brush
    Powder entire face
    Eyeshadow
    Eyeliner
    Curl lashes
    Lash primer + mascara
    Blush
    lipstick, liner, and gloss
    [Sometimes] Touch up T-zone with powder
    Finally done!
    For a “quick” face, it’s:
    Primer with SPF 15 all over face
    Swipe of brightener pencil under each eye
    Smudge long-wear eye pencil in taupe or plum right along upper lashlines
    Curl lashes
    Lash primer + mascara
    Lip stain
    Fill in brows with matte taupe eyeshadow, using angle brush
    Dab on concealer, where and if needed
    Lip gloss
    Powder entire face
    Done!

  45. Primer, foundation, brows, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, powder, contour, blush, highlighter, lips! I just cannot get used to doing eyes first. It makes sense, sure, but I always have to start with foundation.

  46. Barbara Cohen

    Eye shadow, upper liner, concealer, rest of face, lower eyeliner, mascara, lipstick. Always.

  47. Melissa

    Right now I have to eliminate moisturizer. But on a normal Summer day (100 + degree weather aka Texas weather) it’s…
    -Sunscreen
    -Face & Eye Primer
    -Foundation
    -Eyeshadow
    -Eyeliner
    -Mascara
    -Lip Primer
    -Lipstick

    During the winter I’ll add a bit more to the routine.

  48. Montréalaise

    Primer – eye shadow primer – foundation – concealer – loose powder – bronzer – blush – eye shadows – eye liner – mascara – brow pencil – lipstick – gloss.

  49. Kelly

    tonic, argain oil. primer, foundation, concealer, brows, lashes,powder, blush and lipstick.

    Almost never use eyeshadows. =)

  50. I usually base my make up on my lips, so my order is:

    Moisturizer – SPF – Concealer – Foundation – Powder – Lip primer – Lipstick – Eye primer – Eye Shadow – Eyeliner – Mascara – Highlighter – Blush – Finishing powder

  51. Zee

    Contacts, Moisturizer, Eye primer, base, 2-4 e/s & liner, curl lashes, mascara, clean off fallout, under eye moisturizer

    Sunblock, concealer, foundation or bb cream, powder, blush, eyebrows. MAC Fix+

    L/L, L/S & gloss♡

  52. Cat G

    If its an eyeshadow formula where I have trouble with fallout, then I do eyeshadow, eyeliner, foundation, blush, powder, brows, mascara and lips.
    Otherwise, foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, brows, blush, powder, mascara, lips.
    I guess I’m weird.

  53. Emmm

    I don’t wear foundation/BB cream everyday because I don’t have time/don’t care/etc. But in order:

    moisturizer-concealer-powder-lipbalm-eyelid primer-eyebrows-eyes-blush-lips

  54. Kristy

    Concealer, powder foundation, brow pencil or powder, lash curler/mascara, blush or bronzer, clear lipliner, lipstick or gloss.

  55. Amanda

    Mine is pretty much the same always:

    eyelid primer
    eyebrows
    eyes
    concealer
    bb cream
    more concealer
    loose powder
    bronzer
    blush

  56. spackie03

    I do brows, eyeshadow, concealer, banana powder, bronzer, blush, highlight, eyeliner and mascara. And then I need a drink! LOL…

  57. Tina

    I ALWAYS do my eyes first: primer potion, eyeshadow, eyeliner in my waterline only, & then set that with powder, then prime my face, concealer, foundation, set with powder, contour, blush, & highlight. Then once my face is set, I apply my cream liner on my upper lid, do my eyebrows, then curl lashes and apply mascara. Lipstick is very last. My thing is, is that I apply eyes first to clean up fallout and apply all my “wet” makeup towards the end because I don’t want to get powder over my freshly applied mascara/eyeliner… So low maintenance! bahahah

  58. dzehnie

    Always the same way. Even on clients!
    Lip balm, Brows, eyeshadow, foundation, powder, mascara, blush, lip liner, lipstick and maybe some gloss, setting spray. If I’m contouring or wearing falsies, I do so before putting on lipstick.

  59. I start off with primer then eye shadow, eyeliner, concealer, foundation, contour, blush, highlight, powder, setting spray, mascara, and then lips.

  60. Khalilah

    Lip balm
    Mix moisturizer with liquid foundation
    Powder blush
    Hd powder
    Mac blot powder
    Pencil eyebrows
    Lip colour
    Eye makeup optional, but might do this after base