I’ve been wearing makeup for over 12 years and it is sad to look back on how backwards I used to approach the process. While some mornings can be rushed, there are some basics to applying makeup in the correct order that will help you look fresh faced and ready to go in no time! The first step is to start with a clean face. I know it’s so easy to apply makeup on top of last nights makeup (realistically we all know it should have been washed off, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen), but starting with a clean face will protect your skin. Make sure you are both washing and moisturizing your face, and that you are using product that is appropriate for your skin type. Also note, everyone should be using moisturizer, even if you have oily skin. Moisturizer helps maintain your skins natural oil balance if you use the correct one. This helps your skin not over dry or become too oily during the day.