Eye Shadow Creases Even with Primer – Round 2

I am doing a quick update to my previous post about eyeshadow creasing woes! I was finally able to use the Smashbox 24 hour Photo Finish primer, and while it worked much better than anything else I tried, it still didn’t give me the results I expected. See the picture. I again used the same shadow Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in Mocha Mauve.

I did get some good tips from a few friends on social media that I’d like to share:

1. Moisturize your eyelids. I’d always stayed away from applying moisturizer on my eyelids because I was afraid that it would slowly migrate throughout the day and end up stinging my eyes like waterproof sunscreen.

2. Be sure to use a brush or sponge to apply the primer and shadows. Oils from your fingers will transfer if you use them for application!

3. Start with clean (oil free) skin!

Since I wear glasses, I’ve practically given up on wearing eyeshadow in my daily routine because I don’t want to spend extra time in the morning messing with primer.

 

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6 thoughts on “Eye Shadow Creases Even with Primer – Round 2

  1. You might try using Aveda’s dual foundation (foundation to powder effect) after moisturizing, as I have found that it keeps my eyelids matte all day and I can choose to put colored eyeshadow on top of it. I get no eyelid creasing that way.

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      1. Shame! It works brilliantly for me and my skin is really oily. Well good luck in your quest to find one that works for you šŸ™‚

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