As of my last post, I was still having issues with eyeshadow creasing even with the addition of Smashbox 24hr photo finish Eye Primer. With the recommendations from some friends, I did two things different and it seems to have solved my creasing problems!
I used the same shadow & liner from my previous posts for continuity. Read the first one here and second here. After all, to really test a products or techniques effectiveness, you need to keep as many variables constant as possible… NERD ALERT, scientific method for the win!
So what are the things I did different in trials 1, 2 & 3? Trial 2 & 3 include the same makeup products. But I changed these two things from Trial 2 to Trial 3 to solve my creasing issue!
- Moisturize eyelids everyday.
- Use a brush to apply the primer, rather than fingers!
Summary of the Trials:
- No primer.
- 24 Hr Smashbox Photo Finish Eye Primer applied with fingers.
- 24 Hr Smashbox Photo Finish Eye Primer applied with brush on moisturized eyelids. Details on the other products I used here.
I did notice that the shadow seemed to darken by the end of the day, not a big deal to me and it also could have been due to the lighting!
Word to the wise, if you have dry skin, I do not recommend this Smashbox primer, it is very drying. But, this works great for my oily skin! Also, be sure to give the primer 5 minutes to dry before applying your liner or shadows.