Makeup Routine and Makeup Brushes

Flawless Finish: What Order to Apply Makeup for Lasting Radiance

Hey there, beautiful #LurellaFam! Today, we're diving into the art of makeup application. The way you layer your products can make a huge difference in achieving that radiant finish you love. We’ll walk through how to apply makeup and in what order to ensure your look stays fresh from morning to night. And remember, if you're wondering about specific techniques like contouring or eye makeup, we've got you covered too. Ready to craft your perfect look? Let’s get started.

Preparing Your Canvas: Skincare before Makeup

Before painting a masterpiece, you need a smooth canvas. The same goes for makeup. Starting with clean and hydrated skin sets the stage for your entire look. Here’s how to get your skin ready:

  • Cleanse: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. This removes any dirt and oil that could interfere with your makeup.
  • Moisturize: Hydration is key for a glowing complexion. Choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
  • Prime: Primer is like the glue for your makeup. It helps everything stay put. Apply a small amount evenly across your entire face.

Lurella’s skincare line features products that are perfect to prep your skin. From gentle cleansers to hydrating primers, we make sure you start off right.

Creating a Flawless Base: Foundation & Concealer

Now, let's talk about foundation and concealer. A flawless base is essential for that radiance we all strive for.

  • Foundation First: Begin at the center of your face, blending outwards for even coverage, ensuring no lines are left. 
  • Concealer Comes Next: Lightly dot any blemishes or dark circles with concealer and continue blending softly to integrate it seamlessly.

Here are some tips to ensure your base looks smooth and natural:

  • Choose the right shade. Match a foundation shade to your skin tone, and choose a type that compliments your skin type—powder for oily skin, liquid for dry skin, and so on.
  • Use the right tools. Beauty sponges are great for a natural, airbrushed finish.
  • Blend, blend, blend. Make sure there are no lines of demarcation between your face and neck.

Setting the Stage: Powder & Contouring

To ensure your makeup stays put and looks fresh all day, setting your base is crucial. Here's how to get that seamless transition from foundation to a fully contoured look:

  • Begin with a light dusting of setting powder. Gently tap a small amount onto your brush or puff:
    • Focus on areas that tend to get oily, like the T-zone.
    • Use a patting motion to avoid shifting the foundation beneath.

  • Moving on to contouring, this is where you sculpt and define your features. Follow these steps:
    • Pick a contour shade slightly darker than your skin tone.
    • Apply the contour to the hollows of your cheeks, sides of the nose, and along the jawline.
    • Blend outwards for a soft, natural shadow effect.

  • Don’t forget to add some color with blush:
    • Smile to find the apples of your cheeks.
    • Lightly sweep blush upwards towards the ear.

  • Highlight the high points of your face to make them stand out:
    • Brush highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones, and down the bridge of your nose.
    • A subtle glow can also be added to your cupid's bow and the center of your forehead.

What Order To Apply Eye Makeup

Eyes are often called the windows to the soul. Let’s make them stand out with a straightforward, lasting eye makeup routine. Here’s what order to apply eye makeup:

  • Prime your eyelids to create a smooth canvas:
    • This helps to intensify eyeshadow color and prevents creasing.

  • Apply your eyeshadow next:
    • Start with a neutral base shade over the entire lid.
    • Add a darker color in the crease for depth and dimension.
    • Use a lighter, shimmery color on the inner corner and under the brow bone to highlight.
  • Next, draw on your eyeliner:
    • Whether you prefer a sharp wing or a subtle line, keep a steady hand.
    • If you’re new to eyeliner, try short dashes along the lash line and connect them.

  • Finally, cap off your eye makeup with mascara:
    • Wiggle the wand from the base to the tips of lashes for full coverage.
    • Apply a second coat for extra volume and length.

By following these steps in order, you’re on your way to an eye makeup look that won't budge. 

Lips: The Finishing Touch

Every masterpiece deserves the perfect final stroke, and when it comes to your makeup routine, your lips are just that – the finishing touch that can dramatically shape your look. Here's how to ensure your lips are primped to perfection:

  1. Start with Lip Liner: Creating a boundary with a lip liner helps define the shape of your lips and keeps your lipstick from feathering. Outline your lips following their natural contour, and if you're feeling adventurous, fill them in entirely to create a base for your lipstick to adhere to.

  2. Apply Lipstick: Choose a lipstick that compliments your overall look – think color, texture, and finish. For precision, use a lip brush, and start from the center of your lips, working your way outwards.

  3. Add Gloss: If you want to add some shine or make your lips appear fuller, finish by applying a layer of lip gloss. Just a dab at the center of your lips can make all the difference.

Here are some additional tips for a long-lasting lip look:

  • Exfoliate: For smooth application, gently exfoliate your lips beforehand to remove any dead skin cells.
  • Long-wearing Formula: Opt for Lurella’s long-wearing lipsticks that provide vibrant color and staying power.
  • Blot & Powder: After applying lipstick, blot with a tissue and lightly dust with translucent powder for increased endurance.

Radiant Beauty with the Right Application Order

Remember, the secret to standout makeup doesn't just lie in the products you choose, but also in the order you apply them. By following these steps, you can rest assured that your makeup will not only look more radiant but also endure the trials of the day.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • Apply primer, foundation, and concealer in that order for a flawless base
  • Use setting powder and contour to set and define
  • Accentuate your eyes with eyeshadow, liner, and mascara
  • Complete the look with liner, lipstick, and gloss for kissable lips
We hope these tips will help you achieve the lasting radiance you’ve always wanted. Dive into Lurella’s range to find everything needed to perfect your routine. And don’t forget, we're more than just a brand – we're a family. We can't wait to see the beautiful looks you create, so share them with the #LurellaFam and let’s celebrate beauty together!