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There is a specific order to putting on your make-up



Primer first


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This is an obvious one but it’s not just limited to your general complexion. Eye primers and yes, lip primers exist if you want the perfect base. Fiona Neale, CEO and founder of Issada Cosmetics agrees. “Primer makes foundation glide on more easily and helps control issues like redness and pore size, so that foundation doesn’t have to work as hard.”



Foundation then concealer


                  

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If you have a blemish you’ll do better to conceal it properly once foundation is applied so you can blend it in and leave foundation in tact. “Concealing work is inevitably going to be disturbed when foundation is applied over the top,” says Neale. “Otherwise you waste product.”




Bronzer then blush



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Eyebrows next



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Neale recommends doing your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil or powder before applying your eye make-up so you can use them as a guide. “I always shape and fill in brows before doing eye make-up. A full, groomed brow frames the eye socket better and gives a clearer arch to work with when applying eye shadow and contouring eye.” This also works if you make a mistake and darken eyebrows too heavily so you tone them down with make-up remover without worrying about ruining eye make-up.



Eye shadow, eyeliner then mascara




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Powder last

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This sets your make-up in place and will leave a layer of powder to absorb oils produced by your skin throughout the day. Whether you use a foundation powder of fixing powder or use a large powder brush and dust over forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.