I have always applied my concealer and foundation prior to any of my other makeup contrary to the many videos I’ve seen of youTube gurus applying all their base makeup AFTER their eyeshadow. Might I add, I’ve always cringed when they worked on their eyeshadow and later applied concealer. Surely, they were doing it all wrong!!!
But this is why I started applying my concealer after my eyeshadow too!
Actually I recently started applying concealer before and after I did my eyeshadow. GASP! SHOCK! HORROR! Maybe you’re already applying your concealer after your eyeshadow application! In this case, you need not read this post. But if you’re like me and believe the order of application was always base makeup prior to color cosmetics, well, here’s why I started to apply concealer after my eye makeup.
I don’t have major dark circles but my eyes are always tired look and puffy with finer lines. I’m a stomach sleeper and I realize how bad that is but I’ve tried to quit and it is damn hard! So, puffiness is a way of my life for me. I’m also a gamer which I totally believe makes my eyes look puffy and tired when I’m not blinking for hours on end. And lastly, I’m a night owl. When it’s day I want to sleep, when it’s night I’m wide awake! This doesn’t help puffiness and tired looking eyes. Moral of the story? I need to hydrate well and concealer as much as I can.
Now, everyone knows that eyeshadow fall out is a pain. A good creamy base like MAC Paint Pots or a solid primer will go a long way at eliminating fall out bu sometimes you’ll still have clean up duty after application. I really believe this fall out sometimes contributes to my problems. I tend to apply my concealer first, my eyeshadow primer, and after Benefit Lemon-Aid, and finally, I apply eyeshadow, mascara, liner, etc…after eyeshadow I sweep a little Ben Nye Banana Powder under my eyes to brighten my eyes and set my concealer. This takes care of fall out most times but sometimes darker shades will smear under my eyes and give them a dark cast which makes me look a bit undone or even tired looking.
So, I decided to go the youTube guru route and try out applying concealer after. And I couldn’t get used to it for some reason. So, what I did was I applied my concealer like normal, applied my eye makeup, and than after I applied a second lighter, sheerer application of concealer. And BAM! Suddenly, my eyes were sparkling like new. I actually couldn’t believe how visible the difference was. My fine lines practically disappeared, my puffiness was gone, and the concealer just seemed to be doing a better job all around.
If you aren’t already doing it try applying your concealer after your makeup or do what I did apply it and follow up with a sheerer second layer of concealer after your eyeshadow. I think you’ll be raving the results as much as I am! This is so my new routine!
What order do you apply your makeup in?