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Primer, foundation/bb if I have one on hand, concealer, powder, eye primer, eyeshadow, liner, mascara, brows, blush/illuminizor, lip products

Primer, foundation, cream products (concealer, blush) setting powder, powder products, face mists, mascara, under eye concealer

I’ve pretty much always done primer, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow or liner (if I do any), brows, blush, contour or highlighting (if I do any), lip color, and lastly mascara.

Moisturizer, eyeshadow base, eyeshadow, eyeliner, bb cream, translucent powder, bronzer, blush, finishing powder, and many coats of mascara

Lip balm to prep lips
Foundation, followed by concealer (or on good days, just concealer)
Brow pencil
Eyeliner (I apply this before eyeshadow so I can use shadow to soften and set the pencil)
Powder to set concealer

primer, foundation, concealer, powder, brow powder, brow gel, pencil liner, eyeshadow (if I wear any that day), mascara, blush, highlighter 🙂 it’s a lot, I know lol

Eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, foundation/concealer, finishing powder, contour/blush/highlight, fill in brows, and then lips. I normally start everything off with plucking my brows and then applying moisturizer.

When I go to work, which is quite an active job, I fill in my eyebrows, eyeshadow, setting powder and a bit of blush. I hate lipstick, so I just use lip tint! On days off, I use foundation, setting powder, blush, brows, eyeshadow and liner then lip gloss.

I do it this way: put on moisturizer, primer, foundation, setting powder, blush, lip balm, eye primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, brow gel, lipstick, and then apply finishing powder. 🙂

I always start with foundation and concealer, sometimes leaving undereye concealer for later. Then I do my brows, my eyes, undereye concealer, powder, blush (the other way around if I use cream blush) and leave my lips (it I even bother) for last.

Moisturizer, lip balm, eyeshadow base, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, then I do my brows, foundation, concealer, bronzer, highlighter, in the end lipstick.

Primer and eyeshadow primer, foundation, concealer, powder, eyebrows, bronzer, eyeshadow, liner, mascara, blush, highlighter, and lips. Wow, that’s a lot when it’s written out like that…

-Foundation (if I’m wearing any)
-Setting powder
-Eyeliner (if I’m wearing any)
-Finishing powder

Mascara, eyelid primer, eyeshadow, liner, face primer, concealer, foundation or bb cream, blush, highlighter, lipstick, gloss

I always apply my eye makeup first, so eye primer, shadow, mascara, then I do my brows. Then i go on with my face, and apply concealer(I don’t use foundation every day, but if I do I apply it before concealer) then powder, so bronzer and blush. And a last lip products

Sunblock (doesn’t matter if bb/foundation has it), primer, concealer, bb/foundation, powder, eyebrows, eye shadow primer, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lipstick

Eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, highlighter, lipstick. I don’t really bother with foundation powder etc most of the time.

Eyeshadow Primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, fill in brows, foundation primer, foundation, concealer, powder, setting spray (I find putting it on here instead of last helps keep the actually foundation in place better), bronzer/blush/highlighter, mascara, then lip color.
I don’t like risking fall out by putting on foundation first!

Lotion / Sunscreen / Primer / Foundation / Concealer / Powder / Bronzer / Blush / Fix+ / Eyebrows / Eyes / Lips

Mascara, any other eye makeup, foundation, blush, setting powder (usually I end up either over muting or over applying the blush, so the foundation/blush/setting can be a bit cyclical).

Primer, foundation, concealer, eye primer, eye makeup, blush, contour/highlight, setting/finishing powders, lip color and mascara.

This is my routine when I go to school:
1. face primer
2. foundation
3. concealer
4. powder
5. blush
6. brows
7. mascara
8. lipbalsem

When I go out like to a party or smthg, I first do my eyes (eyeshadow and stuff) and then foundation, powder, …

Primer, foundation/bronzing cream, MAC Skinfinish, eyebrow pencil or powder, bronzer, blush, lid primer, lid base to brow, shadow, liner, setting powder, mascara, concealer, secondary concealer, set with MUFE HD powder around undereyes, lipstick. All in less than 10 minutes!

lip balm, face primer (if using), foundation, brow pencil, concealer, eye primer, shadow, liner, mascara, under eye concealer, face highlighters, blush, cheek highlighter, setting powder under eyes, powder on face if using, lipstuff.

Moisturizer, primer (sometimes), foundation, concealer, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, liner, mascara, powder, blush, finishing powder, lipstick.

Moisturizer, primer, eye primer, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, brows, setting powder, blush/bronzer/highlighter, and finishing powder. If I’m wearing lipstick it’s always last.

Primer, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, powder, blush/highlighter, brows, mascara, lip color.

I don’t know why I skip around so much, but I find that I don’t smudge or make anything move around when I do it in this order.

Moisturizer, facial primer, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, foundation (foundation after eyeshadow to get rid of any eyeshadow fallout), eyeliner, mascara, brows, face powder, blush. I rarely ever wear lip color of any sort, so on the rare occasions I do use it, it would go on last.

I always start with eyes (primer, shadows, liner, mascara), then face (foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush), then I fill in my eyebrows and finish with my lips.

Primer (I have to make sure it’s right in front of me or I’ll forget to put it on!), foundation, eyeshadow primer, concealer, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, brows, contour, blush, lipstick or gloss!

Lately: I spend most of my time on my base and I do it first followed by brows, cheeks, eyes, lips. Sometimes I just stop after brows. Depends on the day and whether or not I want to go the distance.

Foundation, concealer, eyeprimer, eyeshadow, eyleliner, mascara, under eye concealer, contour and blush (creme) and setting powder. Lipbalm and/or lipstick comes in the end

As I thought about this I was amazed at how many products I use on a daily basis…

Primer (sometimes), liquid foundation, concealer, liquid or cream luminizer, cream blush, setting powder, powder blush/bronzer, powder highlighter, finishing powder.

I usually always do eyes last with primer, brows, eye shadow, liner (rarely) and then mascara.

Lastly is lips, which I usually do on the go…

I think I do… Eyeshadow, foundation, fill in brows, blush, eyeliner, setting/finishing powders, mascara, then lips. It makes no sense haha.

Eye primer, face primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, concealer, foundation, powder, blush, highlighter mascara, brows, lips.

Foundation or tinted moisturizer, concealer, eye primer, eye shadow, liner (if I’m wearing any that day), mascara, under-eye concealer, blush, highlighter, lips, brows. I have no idea why I have to do my brows last haha.

Lip balm
Eye primer
Eye shadow
Smashbox Photo Op
Under brow highlighter

I like doing eyes first that way if there is fall out I can clean it off without a problem with a baby wipe 🙂

This may be “wrong,” by some standards, but here’s what I usually do, for a “full face:”
– facial primer that contains sunscreen
– eye brightener
– eyeshadow primer
– concealer
– lip stain
– lip balm
– foundation
– brow powder
– translucent powder, in key areas only (eyelids, cheeks)
– blush
– eye shadow
– eye liner
– curl lashes
– lash primer
– mascara, upper and lower lashes
– clear lip liner
– lipstick
– colored lip liner
– lip gloss
– light application of translucent powder, in T-zone

For me it’s:
lip primer (usually lip balm)
primer face
primer eyes
colour corrector (eye)
setting/finishing powders
lip color

Moisturizer with sunscreen, primer, foundation, concealer, powder, blush, powder again if I was a little heavy handed with the blush, eye primer, eyeshadow, (lately I’ve discovered going around afterwards with the Bare Minerals well rested concealer is great for fixing any mistakes), mascara.

I’m torn between doing the whole foundation/concealer/powder before or after my eye makeup. If I do it before (which feels more natural to me), then when inevitably I mess up my eye makeup and try to fix it, I also mess up my foundation, but if I do it after, then I’m afraid I will mess up my eye makeup…

My full face goes:

Eye Primer
Eye Shadow
Eye Liner
Face Primer
Setting Powder
Mist + Fix

Curl eyelashes, clear mascara, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, foundation primer, mascara, concealer, coverstick, tinted moisturizer, foundation, bronzer, blush, eyebrows, more concealer, setting spray, and eyeliner.

Foundation or bb cream
Setting Powders
Eyeshadow Primer
Eye Liner
Lip Color 🙂

I’ve been watching a lot of Lisa Eldridge videos, and she advocates putting lip color on before determining how much blush and also how much eye makeup you use. So I’m trying her way!

I’ve tried to switch up my routine in the past, but I’m a creature of habit:
primer (if I remember), foundation, concealer (if I need it), powder, bronzer, blush, highlight, eye primer, eyeshadow, liner, mascara, brows, lips. Sometimes I leave off the eyeshadow/liner and just do mascara, sometimes I leave off lips, and if I’m in a huge rush, I’ll skip brows.

Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Brows, Powder, Bronzer, Contour, Blush, Highlight, Eye Primer, Eye Base, Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Mascara, Lipstick, Lipgloss. Yes I wear a ton of makeup every day lol

Primer (face and eye), foundation, concealer, blush cream, setting powder, eyeshadows, lower lash liner, curl lashes, apply mascara, upper lash liner, blush powder, cheek highlighter, brow powder, lipstick.

I wear glasses so I tend to do as much as I can once they’re off (set with powder, do eye makeup, etc) and then put them back on and finish up!

Primer, under eye primer, BB cream, foundation, setting powder, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, brow pencil/powder, brow setting wax, bronzer, blush, highlighter, lip liner, lipstick/gloss, setting spray. Some days I skip the setting spray, and sometimes to save time I mix the primer and BB cream together, or mix the primer and foundation and skip the BB cream.

I apply moisturizer first. If I’m wearing foundation, I apply it next, afterwards I apply eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, mascara, lip balm, undereye correcter, spot concealer, blush, then lipstick. If I need to apply setting powder, I do it last. If I’m wearing eyeshadow, I apply it before eyeliner and mascara, and after eyeshadow primer.

Moisturizer, foundation, concealer, under eye brightning powder, bronzer/powder, blush, setting powder, eyeshadow, lip liner, lipstick, eyeliner, mascara. I know it’s so weird that it’s like all over the place. I blame my ADD but this is really the order I do my makeup everyday.

Moisturizer, creme eyeliner, eyelid primer, eyeshadow, eyelash primer, mascara, and then concealer if needed. I would love to wear foundation or BB creme/CC creme to even out my skin tone but the skin on my nose flakes and peels so foundation etc., look terrible on me. Wish I knew what to do to fix that!

For a simple, everyday look:
Lip balm
Face primer (on cheeks only)
Setting Spray
Lip gloss

For a full face of makeup (which I only wear on special occasions):
Lip balm
Eye primer
Face primer
Setting Spray
Lip gloss

Can’t believe how differently we all do it! Bravo for the great question!

Setting powder/powder bronzer

I always change it up otherwise I’ll get bored!
But usually I begin with the face. I mix my Jouer matte moisture tint with Dior BB Hydralife BB cream (love that combo by the way!). Pat a shine reducing/pore minimizing product by Paula’s Choice.
Move on to the eyes: do the under eye concealing and brightening, eyeshadow, liner, mascara.
Then I contour and hightlight and set everything with DIM light from Hourglass.

moisturizer, lip conditioner, concealer, powder, eye primer, cream eye shadow, brows, bronzer, eyes (e/s, liners, mascara), blush, lips.

I ususally don’t use foundation, primer, highlighter or face mist unlessi t’s special occation or for some reason have time for it/want to.

In minimal quantity of each: Primer (if any), foundation, concealer (if any), setting powder, bronzer, contouring product, blush, highlighter (sometimes skip it), Guerlain meteorites as finishing powder, setting mist, brow powder or pencil, bow wax, eyelid primer, shadows, eyeliner, mascara, lipliner (usually skip it except for red lips), lipstick or gloss (never combined).

Ohh, here it goes.

Primer or moisturizer, foundation, concealer, eye-shadow base, eye-shadows, eye liner, mascara, finishing powder, powder blush, eyebrow gel, highlighter.

eye primer
setting powder
eye makeup (shadow, liner)
blush & highlight

This is how I do it:

Eyeshadow (under eye)
(False lashes)
Setting spray

Foundation…concealer…powder…blush…eye shadow…brows…lips…curl lashes + mascara…last step is eye liner, if I use any.

Lip Balm/Plumper
Face Primer
BB Cream, applied with pointed end of Beauty Blender sponge
Concealer (if needed)
Eyeshadow, if any
Eye Liner
Curl Eyelashes
Setting Powder, if any
Mist + Fix on flat end of Beauty Blender Sponge
Lip Stick or Gloss

lotion, sunscreen, primer, Foundation, concealer, eyeshadow primer, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, bronzer (at choice spots for contouring), blush, MALLY face defender, brows, lip liner (sometimes), lipstick/gloss… and smile! 😀

It changes or evolves with experience, but this is my current routine:

If I’m wearing lipstick that day, I prefer to put it on first so that I don’t go overboard with the rest of my makeup, since I believe the rest of the face has to be in proportion to the lip. I put a moisturiser, sunscreen and a matte lip balm with SPF on first and wait a while before putting on my lipstick. Often I wear just a lip stain or lip balm.

I don’t wear foundation, and recently I gave up concealer because I can never find one in the right shade that doesn’t crease. I’m OK with this because I don’t need foundation and I can live with my dark circles.

If my skin is a bit dry or patchy, I put on a bit of primer on my cheeks where I get dry patches so the products go on smoothly. Then I use liquid highlighter on the tops of my cheeks and browbone, then powder contour under my cheeks, a bit on my nose, on my temples, hairline, jawline and a bit on my neck.

I take the contour colour on a small brush and blend it into my crease, and sometimes that’s all the eyeshadow I use. If I feel like applying more, and if it goes with the lip, I will sweep something across my eyelids – often with my finger. Then I apply eyeliner, mostly a twist-up pencil in black or dark brown on my upper and lower waterline and top lash line, smoke it out and set it gently with black or brown eyeshadow on a small flat brush. I only use liquid eyeliner if I have time, which I normally don’t. I don’t use mascara unless I have got powder on my lashes – and in that case, I prefer clear mascara. I use the clear mascara / brow gel on my eyebrows – I only fill them in if it is a special occasion.

Because I am a blush person and have a big collection, I like to leave my blush till last and choose it depending on the rest of my makeup and my mood that day. I finish off with translucent powder on my T-zone.

Moisturize all over, then I start with my eyes first. Primer, eyeshadows, liner, lashes, mascara. Then foundation primer, foundation (or just a little powder), bronzer. I always do my brows after foundation. Finish it off with a little bit of lipstick or lipgloss then setting spray 😉

I am a makeup artist and I always use this routine and I have done for years
Anything different like eyebrows, liner or highlighter I apply last. I don’t know why I have just always done it like this.

Under eye corrector, foundation, eyeshadow base, eyeshadow, mascara, under eye concealer, finishing powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter, lipstick.

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