Before we even begin to fine-tune our contouring and strobing skills, it’s important to settle the on-going beauty conundrum of base layering. In particular, addressing which comes first: foundation or concealer? The answer may just surprise you…
If you’ve always wondered whether the chicken or the egg comes first, it’s time to clear this makeup confusion once and for all.
Foundation first, then conceal.
Think of your face as a completely naked canvas. Of course you want to start with a clean slate right? Not one marred by uneven-tone and blemishes. So, the first step in creating your masterpiece is to make sure your canvas is primed and prepped with foundation. Only after foundation evens your complexion and blurs imperfections, then you’re ready to apply concealer. You’ll want to pat concealer onto the places you’re foundation wasn’t able to completely conceal (like dark circles, blemishes, and redness). Layering your concealer on top of foundation also makes your base appear less cakey.
Once you’ve got your base covered, dust loose translucent powder over your makeup to set it. You can use a setting spray after you’ve finished.
Here’s a look at some of our favourite foundations and concealers that work really well together:
So, are you all about that base? Let us know what order you prefer in the comments below!