Oh, the never-ending beauty conundrum of layering. What goes first? This question not only relates to your skincare routine, but also your makeup. Before you even begin fine-tuning your makeup job with contouring, highlighting, blush and eye works, you have to lay down your foundation (literally)! And with the help of promakeup artist Allison O’Connor, we can answer the question of what goes on first — concealer or foundation?
Foundation First — Concealer Second “Lay your foundation first,” says O’Connor. “The only exception is when using treatment concealer to cover blemishes, or scarring. In that case you will apply the color corrector or treatment first,” she says.
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