Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eyeshadow creasing.....yuckie

With temperatures rising and summer right around the corner, tackling oiliness on the skin becomes a frustrating problem for most ladies.  

Hi Hope,
My name is Gina and I work with your mom at xxxxxxx. We were talking today and she was telling me that you do makeup really well and have a lot great tips. I told her I have a problem with my eye shadow creasing. I have bought the cheap stuff to put on your lids to prevent creasing and bought the little more expensive stuff at Urban Decay but it still seems to crease after about 4 hrs. Is there anything u recommend that helps prevent creasing? Please let me know of any other products that would help...


Here are a few tips to try to keep the dreaded eyeshadow meltdown at bay:

  •  Dry Surface.  Before applying anything to your lid make sure you are working with a dry surface.  Cut out heavy eye creams (save these for night time) and super moisturizing concealers that can add unnecessary oil to the lid.  Sometimes I'll even swipe a little toner over the lids before I start applying my eye makeup.

  • Powder.  The best and easiest solution to this problem is to prime your lids with a little foundation or concealer.  This will help control oil just like it does on your face.  DON'T forget to set this with powder and keep the foundation/concealer to a thin layer.  No heavy hand and make sure to BLEND, BLEND, BLEND.

  • Primer.  Once you have powdered your lid you can move to using your primer of choice.  If you are SUPER oily I would recommend staying away from a silicon based primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion.)  I have noticed that they do a great job of smoothing out the lid, but have a tendency to become a little greasy.  If you have already invested in the Urban Decay Primer Potion, I would first suggest that you just cut back on how much your putting on your lid.  More is NOT better with this product and can actual cause it not to perform properly.  I prefer cream to powder primers.  Noteworthy primers: MAC Paint Pot- Painterly & MAC Paint- Bare Canvas

  • Thin layers.  Always tap off any excess shadow product before applying shadow to your lids. Start out with a subtle veil of color, building up with another thin layer or two, as needed to prevent caking. Tip: Use a flat-head eye shadow brush to apply shadow, working in a stippling motion to set in.
  • Eyeshadow.  Cream and shimmer eyeshadows seem to be the biggest culprit of these pesky crease lines.  If you are using a cream eyeshadow make sure to set it with a similar color powder shadow or translucent setting powder.  The best rule for shimmery eyeshadow is to stay away from the eyelid crease and use it more to highlight your brow bone or inner corners.  

Hopefully this can give you a better understanding of what might be causing your oily eyelids.  Play with these tricks and tips and see what works best for YOU!  Cheers to NO more makeup meltdowns :) 

    1 comment:

    1. Great post! Lots of great tips!
      Love the tip of swiping toner over the lids!





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