So I was reading through some beauty blogs when I came across one that talked about how we are putting on our makeup backwards. Apparently, makeup artist Kate Lee believes that you should apply your eye makeup first (especially when doing a smokey eye) before any other makeup. Why? Because if you have what I like to call "eyeshadow fallout" then it won't end up ruining your concealer, foundation, or powder.
Well now I'm going to give my personal opinion on this. Honestly I don't think that is a good idea at all, and I will tell you why. First, if you apply your eye makeup first and then your concealer you risk the possibility of blending your under eye concealer with your eye makeup, which would give you a really bad raccoon eye. Second, the general rule of thumb is to apply your blush before your eye makeup because it gives you more balance so in the end you won't end up with Tammy Faye eyes. And third, it's much easier to apply your concealer and foundation, and then if needed apply a liberal amount of loose powder slightly under your eyes and on your cheeks area in order to catch the fallout from your eyeshadow. This step will allow you to simply take a powder brush and sweep away the excess, leaving no traces of eyeshadow or powder behind.
So should you apply your eye makeup first? I say absolutely not! What do you all think? I seriously can't be the only one, so feel free to leave your opinion and comment.
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