I used to hate having the perfect eye makeup only to look in the mirror two hours later and see crease marks all along my eyelid.
So, I decided to try a few different ways to prevent eyeshadow from creasing and thought I would share what worked best for me.
Use an Eyeshadow Primer
Truthfully, the best thing that made a difference was using an eyeshadow primer on my eyelids. I had always been skeptical about using an eye shadow primer and figured loose powder would work just as well, but the loose powder would just start to cake up like the eyeshadow did.
I use NYX Eye Shadow Base and I have had really good results with this brand and best of all it’s not that expensive when compared to some other makeup lines. There are a few different color choices to pick from but I have only tried the skin tone one.
Not only does the primer or base help to prevent creases but it also helps the eyeshadow stay on for longer as well. I don’t have to worry about reapply the shadow after a few hours because it has disappeared.
Don’t Use Cream Eye Shadows
Another thing I have noticed is that powder eye shadows tend to stay put a lot better than the cream ones. Even after using the eyeshadow primer, a cream eyeshadow will still crease up in the corners and right in the eyelid crease.
It can be tempting to want to use the trendier cream eyeshadows, but if you don’t want creases, I suggest you stick with the normal powder ones.
Don’t Use Your Finger to Apply Eyeshadow
I admit to making this mistake in the past, but nowadays I use an eyeshadow brush to apply the makeup and it does help greatly with eliminating the creases.
This is because there is oil on your finger which then you are rubbing onto your eyelid, which too much oil is what causes the eyeshadow creases. If you use a makeup brush instead you don’t have that extra oil going onto your eyelids.
Don’t Apply Eye Cream or Lotion Before Putting On Your Makeup
Just like your fingertip adds oil to your eyelids, any type of eye cream or lotion also makes your eyelid oiler, which causes the creases to form.
If you use an eye cream, use it at night and then be sure to wash your face in the morning to get rid of any excess oil.
Follow these tips and you will definitely see a difference in preventing eyeshadow from creasing. It may not work 100 percent with absolutely no creases but I have noticed a dramatic difference in how my shadow stays on and how long it lasts as well.