Post # 1
Okay, so I’m not quite a make up virgin but when it comes to foundation I’m a total novice. I have quite healthy skin so haven’t “bothered” with foundation before. I have noticed blemishes more and more over the last few years – how I wish I was a teenager again!
Anyway, today I bought a tinted mousturiser – a big step for me! I do wear concealer from time to time (most of the time lol) and I was wondering which I do first. I always thought it was concealer and then foundation but with a mousturiser I’m unsure.
Do I use the mousturiser first? And then concealer? Or the other way around.
Thanks for your help bees!
Post # 3
I don’t consider myself a makeup expert either but I think if you’re on the right track. Intuitively I’d say 1- moisturise (it’s the base so it sticks), 2- conceal 3- foundation & if you want longlasting makeup 4- finishing powder.
Post # 4
I always use concealer after my foundation, and then set it all with powder. I’ve tried doing it the other way around but it just doesn’t make sense to me because when I put the foundation on top of the concealer it just moves or smudges all the concealing I’ve done and I’d have to re-do it anyway. I’d try it both ways and see how you like it better.
Post # 5
I highly suggest a primer before you use any foundation. I used foundation for years without it and I have no idea how. The foundation stays allllll day with primer and looks much smoother. I moisturize, prime (Makeup forever HD primer), then add foundation + powder ( i don’t usually use concealer).
Post # 6
You’re supposed to put concealer over foundation. I’ve done it both ways, but like CarolinaCola said, if you put foundation over it, it can smudge the concealer around. I think that mostly depends on the type of foundation you are using. I also agree with Krises that primer is a must have to make your makeup last all day/night. Once all of your makeup is done, brushing translucent powder over will “set” it for the day.
Post # 7
I use concealer after foundation. To me, the point of foundation is to even everything out, and then the concealer picks up the slack. LOL
Post # 8
I would recommend using the concealer after the foundation.
I put on moisturiser, foundation, concealer, powder in that order.
Post # 9
Use BB cream! It’s fantastic ^_^ It’s a combination of everything, including spf. Finish with light mattifying powder, but you don’t have to! It’s so natural looking. My bff just uses the bb cream without powder.
Post # 10
I moisturize, put on the primer (wait a couple of minutes so it can set), put on foundation (evens out the skin tone), concealer (if you put this on after foundation, you will use less bc foundation might cover the light blemishes), powder (to set everything). Also put on eyeshadow primer, before you put on any eyeshadow. I have incredibly oily skin, and my primer not only keeps my eyeshadow on all day, it also makes the colors pop more. Some other tips (feel free to disregard): for liquid makeup, use a synthetic brush; for powder makeup, use a brush with bristles made from hair; when dealing with your eyes especially under eye and crows area, use your fingers to lightly put on the product as it’s gentler for the skin around there; lastly, when needing to pull the lid or skin around the eye area down, use a q-tip; the last two tips help fight premature wrinkles).
Post # 11
I typically only wear a tinted moisturizer then concealer, but if I’m going to do foundation, I do moisturizer, foundation, concealer.
Post # 12
Concealer after foundation. A lot of the time, your foundation will cover smaller spots / blemishes, so it’s just a waste of concealer! Leave the concealer for after to cover anything the foundation doesn’t quite get. But always moisturize first 🙂
Post # 13
I am over 40, and wearing foundation makes my skin look older than it is. I now just use a tinted moisturizer, and use concealer sparingly-usually only if there is a zit situation happening. I love Cover Girl CG Smoothers tinted moisturizer. It’s very light weight, and feels good on your skin, and has just enough tint to even out your skin. I usually don’t powder over it, but when I do I go qith Physician Formula multi-color pressed powder in translucent. Its the only one I like, that doesn’t give me that cakey look.
Post # 14
I’m a bit (ok, a lot) make up obsessed, so I hope my insight helps. Some of the other girls have suggested using a primer, but I would only use one if your have oily or combination/oily skin, as they can be quite drying. Otherwise I always moisturise first, then I would use primer, then a liquid foundation, then spot cover with concealer. If I’m after a matte (not shiny) look or want my foundation to last all day, I then set with a powder. If you still want a bit of a glow when using powder, I would suggest a mineral powder.
If you are wanting to just use the tinted moisturiser and concealer (which I think is what you may have been asking), if they are very similar in tone when applied, I would recommend using the moisturiser first and then the concealer, but be sure to blend the edges out well. Saying that, there are very few rules applying makeup, so if you find one way works better for you, then go for it.
Post # 15
Thank you all for your advice
I have tried various ways round and have found that putting it on second was the most sucessful.
@ryliellen: yes, I did mean tinted moisturiser and not foundation. Sorry I didn’t make it clear.