I hate it when eyeshadows crease, don’t you? You spend time applying them to create beautiful and polished looks and a couple of hours later all that’s left of them is an ugly mess. This happens because the oils on our lid mix with the shadows, making them slide off and crease. This also explains why it’s mostly people that have oily lids that experience this problem while the lucky ones with dry lids are usually unaffected by it (oh, how I envy you!). But luckily for us girls that have to deal with eyeshadow creasing, there are several ways to prevent this problem. Here’s how:
1. An eyeshadow primer is a must
Eyeshadow primers are one of the best inventions of all time. At least in the beauty world. After battling for years with eyeshadows that faded soon, creased even faster and were poorly pigmented, I finally discovered the existence of this handy little product and got myself one. And since that day, I could never do without. I have somewhat oily lids and a primer is the only thing that prevents my eyeshadows from creasing from morning till night. All the other methods I’ve tried in the past worked too, but only for a few hours. And a primer doesn’t only prevent creasing, but also fading. And it improves the color payoff of eyeshadows too.
2. Foundation and concealer work too
If you don’t wanna invest in a primer or buy an extra product, you can use your foundation or concealer as a base to make eyeshadows stay put and not crease. To tell you the truth, I’ve tried this method for years and it never worked for me. Whenever I used my foundation, my eye makeup would last about only 3 or 4 hours on me before those horrible lines started to appear. But I know many people and makeup artists swear by it so if your lids aren’t very oily, you can always give it a try before buying your first primer.
3. Dust some powder
To make your foundation or concealer work best as a base, you can dust a veil of translucent powder on top of it. In alternative, you can skip the base and apply powder straight on the lids. This will work better for those that have oily lids as powders have absorbent properties that will keep the shine at bay for a few hours, thus preventing the oils to mix with your eyeshadow and make it crease.
4. Love cream eyeshadows? Use layers
I have to admit I’m not a fan of cream eyeshadows. I only have a couple of them in my stash and I don’t really use them much. That’s because on my slightly oily lids, cream eyeshadows tend to crease like crazy very soon and so overtime, I got too used to wearing powders to go back to them. But on those rare occasions I wear them, here’s what I do to prevent creasing: first I apply the cream eyeshadow on my eyes, then I place a powder eyeshadow whose color matches that of the cream one on top it. This should guarantee you several hours of wear.
Do you have any more tips to prevent eyeshadows from creasing?