The order of things
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June 5, 2018
The order of things

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked the question of the order of things when it comes to facial products. It can be quite confusing for women who may not quite be aware of the many products there are out there and at what part of the process do we apply them.

Here’s a basic run down of what does what.

    • Start the process with some form of cleanser to clean your face.
    • Serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin. At this point you can do either a serum or a regular face moisturizer.
    • Primers create a barrier between the skin and your foundation, allowing your base to stay fresh and flawless.l Foundation application is pretty straightforward. Make sure it matches your complexion.
    • Concealers, as the name implies, helps to conceal blemishes. You have to make sure that the concealer blends into your foundation so you don’t look like a Dalmatian.
    • The powder most commonly used is a blotting powder. It adds minimal colour and texture with a very sheer finish. It helps to keep any unwanted shine away.
    • Bronzers add a wonderful sun-kissed shine to the face that I just absolutely love. Although you can apply it lightly to the entire face. I like to apply it to the cheeks and forehead. This step is not very necessary if that is not the look you are going for.
    • I always say, blush makes you look happy. A look will never be complete without a hint of colour on your cheeks. The misconception is that women with darker skin tones can’t wear blush, but I can assure you there is a colour to make EVERY completion. Make sure it’s a well blended hint of colour and not a full on spot.
    • Highlighters are used to make certain areas of the face stand out with a gentle shimmer. So the t-zone, top cheek bone and chin are the general areas that are used. Again, this step is not necessary if you are not going for this look.

I think this covers the general steps and hope I have brought some insight to those who needed it.

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