Skillfully applied eye makeup makes the perfect accessory for a slinky new dress or pantsuit but if your application smears - it's a big waste of time. Even if you don't have oily skin you can experience eyeshadow creasing. While it might not seem like a big deal to some, it's annoying when you want to get close to someone you love. I hate that sticky feeling my eyes get when eyeshadow begins to melt and crease. I'm not giving up my colorful eye looks so I did my homework and created a method that works for me.
I abandoned baby oil. Yep, I was a big user of baby oil as a makeup remover but now, not so much. I went oil-free because I just couldn't seem to get rid of the oil. I always start with clean, dry skin.
I pamper my eyes with oil-free moisturizer. Never use moisturizers that are meant for your face - use eye moisturizers. This indulgent treatment keeps skin soothed but not oily.
Dab foundation on the eyelids using a sponge. This step gives the eyeshadow something to grab and it makes the skin look even. If you prefer, you can skip the foundation and use an eye primer instead. Instant attraction!
Swap over your eyeshadows to matte only. I know - I love shimmer too but those creamy products don't dry too well and the products like clumping up in the eye crease.
Purchase a short-bristled flat eyeshadow brush. Learn to press on the makeup instead of dusting it on haphazardly. Using a precise application method keeps your gorgeous color in place. This method takes some practice but it's worth the time.
Set the color! Sweep translucent powder over the eyelids to set the color. Swirl on the powder using a big, soft brush.
If these steps don't help you keep the eyeshadow from creasing, try an oil mattifier. A little smudge of it before you apply eye makeup will help you achieve the fashion magazine look you always wanted.
What secrets do you have for keeping eyeshadow from creasing?
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