5 Ways to Avoid Eye Shadow Creasing

Do you have concerns with your eye shadow creasing?  This tends to be a common makeup problem, so no worries, you’re not alone!  That’s why I’m going to share my top five tips to help you eliminate eye shadow creasing from your life, once and for all!

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To help you figure out what will be the best solution for you, I’ve laid out my top five tips to avoid eye shadow creasing.

1.  Eye Primer  – If you aren’t using an eye primer, you are missing out.  In fact, I didn’t even try eye primer for the first time until about two years ago.  And now, I don’t wear my eye shadow without it because it makes that big of a difference!   You’ll want to choose an oil-free eye primer.   Eye primer will go on before any of your eye makeup.   And, it will help your eye shadow stay in place while reducing creasing.  It also helps your eye shadow look more vibrant and flawless!  It’s a must-have for your makeup bag. 

2.  Use Loose Powder – If you tend to have more oily eyelids, you may want to try adding a layer of loose powder to your eyelids before applying your eye shadow.  This base will help control oil while giving you smooth coverage and limited (if any) eye shadow creasing.  This can be used with eye primer.

Bonus Tip:  If you don’t have a loose powder foundation, try using a concealer or your regular foundation on your eyelids before applying your eye shadow.  And, if you have more noticeable veins, this will help cover those as well.

3.  Powder Eye Shadow – Another option for you is to stick with powder eye shadow.  Based on your eye shape and level of wrinkles around your eyelids, you may find that powder eye shadows are perfect for you.  Similar to using loose powder as a base, powder eye shadows are not oily, so naturally, they tend to crease less.

4.  Use the Proper Tools – Using an eye shadow brush (or brushes) to apply your eye shadow will make a tremendous difference for you.  Not only does it help your eye makeup go on smoother and more evenly, it will also look nicer.  This is because you have more control over where it’s being applied.  Plus, when applying it with your fingers, you’ll transfer oils from your fingers to your eyelids.  This ulitmately increases the chances of creasing.

5.  Setting Spray or Setting Powder – Personally, I prefer to use a setting spray to set my eye shadow because if you’re not careful, setting powder will blend your eye shadow more than you desire.  So, while I do love setting powder, I prefer to use a setting spray to set my eye makeup.

The cool thing about the setting spray I use, is that it can also be used as a mattifying primer on your whole face, or just your eyelids.  This saves me money and time, which is great!  Feel free to drop me a comment if you want more info on this setting spray.


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