One of the things I noticed she did was my eye makeup (consisting mostly of soft plum shadows) before she did anything on my face.
I asked her about it, since I usually do my concealer first. She advised to do eye shadows and makeup before concealer and foundation since if any of the shadows falls under your eyes, it’s easier to clean and cover than putting everything on and trying to fix it after the fact.
Of course, I flinched a little when she whipped out the eye curler, but she swears by Shu Uemura’s. She paused after she did one eye, and was beaming at how much of a difference it made. She took out a mirror for to see, and OK I have to say, it did make a huge difference (even before any mascara was applied!). I really need to get over my curler angst.