Usually after every makeup tutorial or step by step I get asked the same question:
“Why do you do your eyes before foundation?”
While beauty school covers hair, skin/makeup, and nails, I would absolutely not call myself a makeup pro. An amateur who likes experimenting with it? Absolutely.
I do my eyes first for one main reason, and that is the fall out from eyeshadow. I don’t think there is a right or wrong order when it comes to eyes or foundation/face first, but that is just my two cents.
I almost always use high end eyeshadows, and always start with Mac Paintpot in Painterly OR a cream eyeshadow base. If I don’t use a base or eyeshadow primer, my eyeshadow is a disaster.
Regardless of using high end shadows with a high end base and nice brushes, I still find that I get a bit of fall out on the tops of my cheeks when I apply the darker shade to my crease. So, I like to wipe away any fall out before I apply my foundation and concealer.
This could, in part, be because I’m so fair skinned that you can see every single thing on my face, but I find that the end result is a cleaner look.
Do you do your face or eyes first? Based on how often I’m questioned I assume most of you do your face first. Try doing the opposite, just for fun, and see what you think of it!