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.