Mar 20, 2012
@Lisa S. I don't know why I don't use a fan brush on everyone else. But they don't tend to have a problem with me blowing on their face because it smells good, lol. >.< I have really good oral hygiene. My yellow teeth are just hereditary... haha But yeah, I guess I should use the fan brush on everyone else, huh? I don't typically have to use them at all though, because I hardly ever have fallout... :P
I've always, always, always, done eyes first! It's just so much easier to get rid of any fall out of correct mistakes without having to worry about foundation or anything.
Mar 21, 2012
It really depends on the look I'm doing. If they eye is pretty simple then I'll do my face makeup first , however if they eye is more demanding I'll do my face makeup second. A fan brush is designed to do a lot of jobs but often times fall out still sticks to the foundation and you end up having to wipe it away with a makeup wipe of sorts. There are plenty of ways to avoid fall out including: using under eye strips, or a tissue to prevent a huge mess. Blowing on your clients face is a definite no no though.
Apr 21, 2012
Yes, it is all on how you do it. I do my eyes before my foundation to avoid ruining my face makeup if there was any fallout that came from the eye makeup. :)
It really depends. If I'm doing something simple I'll apply foundation first, but if I'm creating something smokey I'll apply my foundation last. :)
Eyes 1st! I love the freedom to be as messy as I want during the process, knowing that I can clean it all up before foundation
Apr 23, 2012
I agree with Vesna. It definitely depends on how heavy or it I'm doing a glitter look if I apply my foundation first or last. 9/10 I apply last.
Apr 24, 2012
I do foundation first, never had a problem with fallout, even with "dramatic" looks. The only time when I don't do this is if I'm applying glitter...that stuff is impossible to apply neatly, I swear to stardust.
Apr 25, 2012
Pretty much always do eyes first, unless the eyeshadow look is very very simple and I'm not using/building up a lot of product.
Apr 26, 2012
I believe the best outcome is applying eyeshadow first THEN foundation THEN powder THEN eyeliner and mascara. Applying foundation after the eyeshadow is a must to clean up any fallout from the eyeshadow (even if it's minimal). Applying powder BEFORE the eyeliner and mascara will avoid getting powder on your lashes and having them look kind of ashy.
for some reason i always end up doing eyes last
Apr 29, 2012
I had to reply to this thread because I saw Amanda's comment about blowing on people. Sorry, but BLOWING on ANY PRODUCT or ANYONE is completely unsanitary. I wouldn't expect a client to be okay with me bursting out a stream of air onto their face, or on any of my products. It's totally unacceptable and NOT CLEAN. (just sayin')
Oh, and btw....Jordan is a male. He's an awesome makeup artist!!
Apr 30, 2012
if you have problem with eyeshadow fallout, I HIGHLY recommend Shadow Shields! They're these disposable, moon-shaped shields that you put on under your eye when doing your eye makeup. Here's the link if you're interested! http://www.shadowshields.com/
It depends on what look I am doing. If I am doing a smokey eye with lots of dark color or if I am using pigments or glitter I do my eyes first then use a makeup wipe to remove any fallout then proceed with everything else but if I am doing a quick look I do eye last then just use transluscent powder under the eyes and swipe it away when I am finished.
May 01, 2012
I just tried eyes and then tinted moisturizer not too long ago and it drove me crazy. I like the idea of it since it seems like after I apply shadow after TM, it fades but it does that even with minimal makeup, ha. I just feel like I can't cover all my dark circles (lol "cover") if I apply liquid stuff after, blargh.
Nov 02, 2012
I suggest that you do your eye makeup first then put on your foundation
start with foundation
Nov 03, 2012
@ Vanessa, agree with everything you said. Tnx for sharing. It depends on what works best for you really. There really isn't any rule as regards this. I tried the technique of getting the brush damp before taking the eyeshadow then patting it on the eyes rather than blending it cos blending sometimes reduces the pigments. It was perfect and WOW, for some reason it never falls off each time I do this even with very glittery shadows. So try it and let's see if that works for you. Have fun!
I always do my eyes first as a general rule
I actually do a bit of both. I start with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer all over the eye area, including the lid. I feel like it anchors my shadow and primer really well, and gives the eye area the evenness I want to start with the shadows. Then, I do the eyeshadow and liner, holding a tissue under it to catch fallout, and my first coat of mascara. I then continue on with my highlighting concealer and foundation, using the concealer brush to conceal RIGHT up to the eyeliner line... as it seems to really clean the area up and make it look more precise. Fallout or not, I just like the look of the cleanest possible line between eyeliner and foundation. And of course, one more coat of mascara when the look is complete.
Nov 04, 2012
I prefer to do my eyes before foundation because of the fall-out but when I have less time to makeup, I apply my foundation first and if there is any fall-out, I re-apply the foundation to that area....
What ever works for you. I think it is a matter of preference. Opinions on how to apply makeup will vary, even between pros. The end result is what really matters, right?
I personally like foundation first. The time I take to do my eyeshadow gives my makeup time to set and dry before applying my blush and highlight
Foundation first. A also put foundation on my lids and I find it helps keep the eyeshadow on
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