What does creasing mean in makeup?
Product Creasing means your makeup – foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, eyeshadow fallout, blush, – has settled into lines and wrinkles on your face, and became very visible. It’s a major issue for skin with wrinkles or even fine lines. Accumulated make-up makes wrinkles more visible and overall you look older. Concealer Creasing or cakey conealear refers specifically to rolling your concealer into lines or wrinkles.
How do you keep concealer from settling in creases and lines?
There are tons of methods and advice on the internet, from your friends and colleagues at work.
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Why there is no one method that works for all?
For a reason most known from an advertisement… every skin is different … and some are very different. Adding on top of that combination of products that do not always go well together. The reaction of your skin to product (not one but few, at least, counting with skin preparation). Technique, amount of product you apply or not, skin condition... there are a lot of variables.
Concealer is a necessary evil, so it’s worth taking a minute to learn how to make it work for you. When used correctly, under-eye concealer can mask a variety of skin flaws. Of course, we’re talking about the nastiest of dark circles here. However, mastering the five-star application technique to prevent cakiness or clumpy creasing after a few hours of wear can be difficult, and the problem can impact every skin dry, oily, mixed, or ageing.
How do you put concealer under your eyes without it getting stuck in your under-eye creases?
Kendra Aarhus is a makeup artist that shares useful tips with women over 40 on TikTok. Though this tip cannot stay hidden long. It’s relevant for women in EVERY AGE that have fine lines or wrinkles. Or simply couldn’t find a method to prevent concealer creasing.
She found a very easy and effective trick to prevent concealer creasing.
So what’s the trick? Change order and ditch baking!
- Prepare your skin and apply concealer as usual
- Spray setting spray on your hand, apply with your fingertips and tap into your under eye area.
Keep tapping from one corner to the other until setting spray dries
- Apply your setting powder. Less is more! Just a bit, light dusting.
And voalá! Your makeup will stay with you much more than 10 minutes as before.
What else you could do to stop Concealer Creasing?
Let’s sum it up! If you wish to read the more extended version ho ahead and click here WHY MY MAKE UP WON’T STOP CREASING.
- Prepare your skin before you start make-up.
- Keep your skin moisturised with a rich, ultra-hydrating formula for a night and light day products
- Focus on good quality products, both for skincare and make-up. You will use thin layers so the product will last long. It’s worth investing than crying later that skin is in bad condition. Quality does not go hand in hand with price.
- Choose products according to your skin type and skin needs, not according to age or current trends.
- Your morning product is based on your current need like protection, moisturisation… night products have to fulfil your ultimate goal – slowing time – regeneration, anti-ageing.
- Use more thin layers instead of one thick. It’s valid the same for make-up as for skin care.
- Use less primer. You need only a bit. If you still get creases, change primer for setting spray.
- Too much product too high – you do not need much product directly under the bottom lash line.
- Change the order of applying product.
- Do you mix products that do not go together well?
- Find an application style that works best for you—tapping with your fingertips (never drag them the under eye area), using a damp beauty blender (make-up sponge) or a variety of brushes. Check your options.
- If you apply the product over the wrinkled surface, its most certain stay uneven. Instead, very gently stretch the under-eye delicate skin.
- Set realistic goals
- Remove any excess product with tissue or blotting paper before the last step.
- Viral long-wear hack to a flawless finish is to finish with a THIN layer of powder—just a light dusting. Setting powder is better for mature skin than most baking technique.