Beauty Talk: Why I Apply My Concealer Incorrectly

Monday, 23 July 2012




Many moons ago when I was first learning about make up, I was told/read/learnt to apply my make up in a certain order. It went something like moisturiser, concealer, foundation then powder. Yes, concealer before foundation. Now make up artists tell you to apply your foundation, then use concealer to conceal blemishes and dark circles. The reason is that if you apply your concealer first, when you apply your foundation the concealer will smear and rub off. 


Now this makes perfect sense! If you are using your hands or a sponge/brush, it will shift the concealer and you then won't be concealing anything.


But here's the silly part. After apply concealer first for at least a decade, I CANNOT for the life of me get out of that habit. Maybe 5% of the time I will remember and apply it after my foundation, but 95% of the time I don't. 


It's like when Napoleon Perdis told us to do our eyes first, then the rest of your face. It's a great idea, especially if you are doing dark eyes. You can easily fix any fall out that is under your eyes or around your cheeks. Then apply your base and it's perfect. No need to reapply concealer under your eyes because of a mistake.


But I've tried this and it just feels odd. I HAVE to do my base, then my eyes, then cheeks and finally lips. It's a habit that I just can't break. 


Do you commit a beauty mistake out of habit?
XO

16 comments:

  1. I think it's really cute you admit this and I have always heard concealer goes second. One thing I always do that is wrong on myself is do my eyes first. I always getting worried the shadow will get on my foundation under my eyes and I'll have to re-do it so I can totally relate to you

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    1. So glad you think it's cute and not silly like I do haha

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  2. I'm with you on the foundation before eyes method. I know its touted to do eyes before face but habits of a lifetime makes me reach for the foundation first, each and every time. I would rather lay a tissue under my eyes to catch the fallout than to change what I do.
    Having said that, using eye primer religiously means that I don't have fall out so its a win win for me!

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    1. Yep, its hard to break a lifetime habit!! Glad I'm not the only one that struggles with that :)

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  3. I mainly use concealer under my eyes so I usually do it after foundation. I usually just do it when I feel like it, I don't have a proper routine at the moment:) X

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  4. Haha I do the same routine as you (apart from concealer before foundation) - sometimes I'll do eyes before face, it doesn't feel thaaat weird for me but lips is always last! Sometimes I'll put on lipstick just before I get somewhere so it looks more fresh, cos usually it's windy and my hair gets stuck in it and eughhh just not a good feeling!

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    1. Yes!!! Lips are ALWAYS last. Depending on how colourful my eyes or cheeks are, will impact my lips

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  5. I have always been confused as whether apply my concealer before foundation or not but I usually do it after foundation. However when it comes to eyemakeup I am the same I cannot get my head around doing my eyemakeup first. It just feels very odd.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hahaha glad I'm not the only one that finds doing the eyes first weird.

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  6. I always do base then everything else. I'm not sure why but i think it stems from my calisthenics days! Feels more natural really. I think it makes more sense for me even moreso as I use a powder foundation so if i were to apply after my eyes, I'd probably smudge them with the brush anyway!

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    1. If you learnt it a certain way its impossible to change it to another way.

      Awww I love that I learnt a little more about you!! :) I would have loved to do calisthenics but I'm so uncoordinated hahaha

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  7. Yes I do exactly the same things! Concealer first, & eyes after my base. Every so often I try and do it properly, but when i'm in a rush I fall back on bad habits!!

    PS. love all your "tip of the days" very useful!

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    1. Heheehehehe we are a bit of a weird bunch with our concealer first ;) I try to do it properly, but if I'm rushing like you or stressed out I do it incorrectly

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  8. I use the foundation first followed by concealer..whatever comes first. lets remember that the concealer should be a shade lighter than the foundation.

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