Recently, I've had huge problems with my eyeshadows creasing. I've never experienced this, probably because before these past couple of months I had never worn eyeshadow and also because of the warm weather. Well I just had to find a solution, so I went internet searching, but didn't find any solutions. I did stumble across a girl that has huge problems with creasing and smudging, here's her blog: http://goodnessgraci3ous.blogspot.com/. Anywho, I've found a method that has worked amazing well for me, I do have to add a couple more products to my eye priming routine, but it has given results.
I have problems with creasing only in my very inner corner. If you have seen pictures of me, you can see my eyelid completely fold over in the very inner corner though I do have double lids. For this reason the skin in the area is always folded over, causing creasing. I experience absolutely no creasing on the outer corner, because the fold there is not as extreme. Furthermore, I have like "wrinkles" in the inner corner even when I close my eyes, so my lids are never really smooth. So, here are products that I use. I don't use all of them at the same time, I was just showing you my options.
Starting from the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder (I'm sure you all know),I'll go clockwise. Maybelline Cream Matte Powder, Sonia Kashuk Large Eyeshadow Brush, Korres Anti-Aging Face Primer (sample), Boscia Skin Perfecting Face Primer (sample), Urban Decay Eye Primers in Eden (front) and Original (larger bottle), Murad Oil-Control Mattifier, Laura Mercier Oil-Free Face Foundation Primer, Sephora Green Smoothing Face Primer, Lancome La Base Pro Face Primer. Of the face primers, I have only tried the Lancome La Base Pro, the Laura Mercier Foundaiton Primer, and the Murad Oil-Control Mattifier. Maybelline Dram Matte Powder, and one of the UDPPs (I alternate) are always part of my routine.
So what I do is I start by patting dry my lids with a tissue/paper towel/blotting sheet and then immediately applying a very small amount of a face primer on my lid. I then use the Sonia Kashuk brush (very easy application) and pack on a huge amount of the mattifying powder. Then I apply one of the two UDPPs and once again, set with a insane amount of powder. I really think that the powder is what keeps my lids as matte as possible, so do not skip this step.
So far, the best combinations that have worked for me, in order, are (maybelline powder included):
1. Lancome La Base Pro, UDPP in Eden (Lancome La Base Pro is really mattifying so it works well, Eden is meant to be a matte eye primer. The combination is really matte.)
2. Lancome La Base Pro, Original UDPP
3. Murad Oil-Control Mattifier, UDPP in Eden
4. Murad Oil-Control Mattifier, Original UDPP
5. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, Original UDPP
I haven't tried Eden with the Laura Mercier, but I'm sure it works well. I tested all these combinations because I realize how expensive my Lancome La Base Pro is and it sucks that I have to spend so much on eye priming. Oh but don't worry, I had all these primers before my problem, so it's not like I went and bought all of this, most of these were gifts anyways.. After reading Grace's blog, which I linked above, I think I'll try out NARS Eyeshadow Primer since that one creased the least on Grace. I don't think my problem is as big as Graces, so I'm hoping that NARS will work out for me.
The most important step in this process is the powdering, it makes such a difference and makes me lids all smooth and helps with later eyeshadow blending. I haven't noticed a change in the colors of my eyeshadows from using this method.
Lastly, if you can see in the photo, I hit pan on my Maybelline Dream Matte Powder! It's the first thing I ever hit pan on, and OMG, I was and still am so proud. I show it off to my friends...haha. I love the powder, I'm not going to do a separate review since it's already been reviewed so many times.
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