How to Stop Your Eyeshadow from Creasing

Reader: “Crissy, why does my eyeshadow crease? Whenever I do it, I get these lines in my eyeshadow.”

There is nothing more annoying than spending a ridiculous amount of time on your eyeshadow only to find that it begins to crease within a few minutes of you completing it. Has this ever happened to you? Well, if you want to know how to prevent this from happening, keep reading.

What does it mean when your eyeshadow creases? Creasing of the eyeshadow occurs when the oils on the eyelid begin to seep through the shadow causing the eyeshadow to build up in the creases or folds of the eyelids. This buildup is known as creasing. If you’re still confused, have you ever looked at your eyeshadow and noticed there are horizontal lines in the shape of your eyes? Well that’s creasing sis.

I’ve seen several tips and tricks along the way to prevent creasing. While no one method is right or wrong, they all have the same goal in common. That goal is creating a solid base for the eyeshadow to stick to. For me, I choose to use a cream base concealer or eyeshadow primer. Not only does this help the eyeshadow stay in place, but it also helps it to appear more pigmented. After I apply the cream concealer or eyeshadow primer, I did not open my eyes anymore. Once you open your eyes, whatever cream or liquid base you choose to use settles into the fold or creases of your eyes. Knowing this, I keep my eyes closed and I dip an eyeshadow brush into a setting powder. Next I apply that setting powder all over the lid. Finally, I allow it to dry prior to opening my eyes.

This process may seem lengthy but it doesn’t take any time at all. It should not take more than a minute or two (the entire process). These few short steps Will prevent your eyeshadow from creasing LOL your colors to shine bright.

How do you stop your eyeshadow from creasing? Share your tips in the comment section below!