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Foundation Vs. Eyeshadow: What Makeup Should You Apply On Your Face First?

What's your strategy?

When it comes to putting on your makeup, the rules are — there are no rules.

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But what do you apply first, foundation or eyeshadow? Watch these women decide!

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This is Lindsay and YB, and they completely disagree on the order makeup should be put on their faces.

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Lindsay argued that the eyeshadow should go on first because that way you don't get falloff on your already perfectly contoured face.

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But YB thought that if you applied the eyeshadow before the foundation, there was more of a chance you would smear everything on your eyes.

They both had a point.
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They both had a point.

So they agreed to do their makeup (this one time) in the opposite order of what they're normally used to.

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And they had a tough time. Ha!

They both felt pretty good about how their makeup looked after their little experiment.

But they were sticking to what they considered to be the "right way" to put on makeup.
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But they were sticking to what they considered to be the "right way" to put on makeup.

And since they couldn't agree on which technique was better, they went to poll their coworkers to see what they thought.

The results were strangely split. One of their coworkers kept it all too real: "My eyeshadow. I'm not a barbarian." Ha!
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The results were strangely split. One of their coworkers kept it all too real: "My eyeshadow. I'm not a barbarian." Ha!

But what do the experts say? Makeup artist James Charles was totally #TeamFoundationFirst.

He thinks it evens out the skin tone and provides a nice blank canvas for everything else.
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He thinks it evens out the skin tone and provides a nice blank canvas for everything else.

But then Shanney Thich, who's also a makeup artist, prefers to do her eyes first.

"I always have eyeshadow falling on the face, so I always take a makeup wipe and wipe it away, and then go in with the foundation."
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"I always have eyeshadow falling on the face, so I always take a makeup wipe and wipe it away, and then go in with the foundation."

A third makeup artist, Justine Reilly, also preferred the foundation first technique.

"I like to start with a clean slate, and the foundation gives your eyeshadow something to adhere to."
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"I like to start with a clean slate, and the foundation gives your eyeshadow something to adhere to."

And to even things out, makeup artist Nicole Blanco also sided with the eyeshadow first.

"I know everyone else doesn't do it that way, and there's no right or wrong way to do it."
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"I know everyone else doesn't do it that way, and there's no right or wrong way to do it."

There you have it! The moral of this story was that there is absolutely no right or wrong way to put on your makeup.

Now that settles it. Doesn't it?
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Now that settles it. Doesn't it?

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