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How To Avoid Creasing of Your Eyeshadows?

Eye makeup is never complete without a dash of color on the eyelid and dark eyeliner to elongate the curve of the eyes. Depending on how you intend to construct your entire look, eyeshadows and eyeliners are essential in creating a subtle appearance or making your look bold and dramatic. This is why they are among the favorite makeup products for fashion lovers worldwide.

Sadly, creasing is common with eyeshadows and eyeliners, which can ruin your entire makeup. The good news is it can be averted by employing a few tricks.

The key is to use the right ingredients in the proper quantities with the correct technique, followed by other complementary formulas to extend their lasting phase without creasing. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to achieving it.

Establish A Perfect Canvas

The oil content on the eyelids is one of the primary reasons behind eyeshadow and eyeliner creasing. So the first step is to thoroughly cleanse your skin using a gentle cleanser. You can spritz some toner on your face to be absolutely sure that your skin doesn’t have too much oil.

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If you have dry skin, hydrate it with a rich but lightweight moisturizer. Then wait a while before putting on makeup. Avoid using heavy eye creams as they will mess up with the application process.

A blotting paper may be handy for those fed up with super oily skin. 

A Good Primer/Concealer Is a Key

A good primer can help get that perfect base for the eye makeup to sit and prevent fallouts. 

Take a tiny amount of the primer and dab it over the eyelid using your index finger. Apply some on the lower lash line as well to brighten the skin surrounding your eyes. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion are great primers you can consider.

Bobby Brown creamy concealer
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However, if you do not want to invest in an eye primer, simply use your favorite concealer to get the job done. Skin-based compositions work best in this regard. 

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Eyeshadow Goes First 

Experts say that layering your eyeshadow is the best approach to avoid creasing. Even when you want a neutral look, a few subtle coats is recommended. 

Eyeshadow Pallete
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You can start with liquid or cream-based shadow. Then build up the appearance with repeated delicate dustings of powder until you are happy with it. 

Select The Correct Tools

Flat brushes for eye makeup
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It’s essential to apply eyeshadow with the proper brushes. A flat, firm brush is perfect for pressing the eyeshadow onto the lid and building it up. However, a delicate dome-shaped brush works excellent when trying to blend on the crease or finish the bottom eyelashes.

For cream-based formulas, your fingertips are enough to create some magic.

Choose A Waterproof/Long-Lasting Eyeliner

If you want your eyeliner to last long without creasing or smudging, you need to buy a good waterproof eyeliner or a product that guarantees a long-wearing formula.

Waterproof Eyeliner
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Givenchy Khol Couture Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner are great choices as they can easily sustain a full day of use and even hold up when your eyes start to moisten.

However, if your eyes tend to water often, it is best not to line the waterline in your lower lash line, as it will only worsen the situation. 

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Set The Final Look

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To keep the eyeshadow and eyeliner intact for several hours, finish your look with a setting spray or a setting powder. For those wearing the same shade of eyeliner and eyeshadow, setting your liner with a powdered eyeshadow using an angled or eyeliner brush is a smart option.

Fix Your Liner If Needed

Suppose you are not able to perfect your eyeliner and end up smudging it. Fret not. Dab a concealer to fix it. A cotton swab with makeup remover can also save your day. 

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Perfecting the eyeshadow and eyeliner look without creasing may seem like a lot of work at the beginning, but with practice, it is doable. And, if you still can’t fathom the techniques and is afraid your eye makeup may ruin your fun-filled afternoon, that is where the beauty professionals come in. 

Have a colorful blast people! Share with us if you have more tips for long-lasting eyeshadows and eyeliners.

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