Here’s A Few Tips On How To Get Rid Of Your Makeup Creasing Under Your Eye

March 6, 2016  |  

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Any gal that wears makeup knows that under eye creasing is no joke. Seriously!

Whether it’s powder foundation or liquid concealer, there sometimes feels like there’s no way around falling victim to tiny folds in the skin that make a distinct crease in your makeup application a.k.a “cosmetic creasing.” However, celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles has a few secret tips on how she makes sure her clients like Gabrielle Union aren’t badgered by fine lines and wrinkles.

The constant expressions, she explained to InStyle, cause “makeup to gather in the areas it’s pushed into.” Basically, the foundation of combating the problem is great skin care. “Using the right cream for your skin type hugely impacts the staying power of makeup.”

Whether you’ve got dry or oil skin, it’s super important that whatever formula you use is tailored to your complexion and specific skin needs. “I lean towards cream products and powder minimally. Even though creams tend to move around a bit more, powders really ‘settle’ into fine lines and creases.”

Also, you can steer clear of under eye creasing by simply not overdoing it when it comes to putting apply powder (if you must) or cream in that area. “It just exacerbates the problem!” she said.

In the same vein of less is more, Stiles likes to apply just a hint of foundation on her clients. “The more there is on the face, the more product there is to snuggle into creases and lines. I find that a foundation brush and a damp Beautyblender ($20; sephora.com) gives the most flawless results. If two steps seem like one step too many, then opt for the foundation brush. It really does make a difference in how the product sits on the skin.”

And if you still have problems with creasing, Stiles suggesting trying “a clean concealer brush can work wonders for freshening up the face!” The brush will control the product allowing you to smooth out any ridges. Or keeping a small amount of blotting powders on hand can help, too. “They don’t have a lot of pigment in them and just take away the shine without adding more product to the skin,” she assures.

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