What does it mean when your makeup creases?
Make-up Creasing means your product/s – foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, eyeshadow fallout, blush – has settled in your lines or wrinkles becoming disturbingly visible to “the naked eye”.
It’s a major issue for skin with wrinkles or even fine lines. Cakey or creased make-up makes you look not put-together and older.
So you are constantly looking for a new magical product that promises perfect look, healthy skin, bright, tight and… end up very disappointed.
So… What now?
Get 'REAL' secret... or two
Moisturise! If your skin is catching up with time, one most important thing is to never let the undereye area be dry. Prepare your skin well… clean, tone, add a serum and hydrate. Give your moisturiser a nice minute of gentle tapping with your fingertips. Do not be afraid to add another layer of light, ultra-hydrating formula cream instead of one thick one. This genius hack will give you a long-lasting and flawless finish. Deep hydration is our new favourite words.
What is the second secret?
Layers – many light layers.
For years you watch tutorials advising you on adding an impossible amount of make up products. But it’s not really necessary, neither healthy for your skin. What worse can give quite the opposite effect around eye wrinkles, nose or forehead wrinkles…
Creasing may be caused by something too thick, too dry, or too heavy, too wet… so what’s are your options to bit the Concealer Game
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Why does my concealer crease and How to keep it from creasing 30+
Concealer is a necessary evil, so it’s worth taking a minute to learn how to make it works for You.
When used correctly, an undereye concealer with a colour corrector can mask a variety of skin flaws. We’re talking about the nastiest of dark circles here.
However, mastering five-star application technique to prevent cakey or clumpy creasing after one or two hours of wear, can be not enough.
No matter if your skin is dry, oily, mixed, or ageing.
There are few things that can get your attention:
# Show some love and prep your skin well
Start from gentle cleansing. After night you want to remove the rest of the products from night routine as well as all the sweat and gunk that accumulated during the night.
A good toner makes a world of difference.
Then it is serum time! Easy to dry and absorb, build perfectly next layer.
Never skip the cream and sunscreen! If you need to test few to choose one that meets your needs. So be it. Let it dry and you are ready for concealing.
# Where is the moisturiser?
Whatever you use, only face cream or special daytime eye cream choose a light and ultra-hydrating formula. Your skin will thank you.
To get the best results from cream and later from makeup, let your moisturiser absorb and dry. Applying concealer on semi-wet cream may end up with a heavy and shiny look instead of a flawless finish.
During mornings you have no time to wait, press Blotting Paper or thin tissue on the undereye area to absorb excess cream. Then go with concealer.
Source: Alexandra Anele | Youtube
# How should you know which product is for day and which for night?
Day products should target your current needs, example:
- Hydrate, if your face gets dry and flaky. That’s mean you want to choose products for dry skin.
- On the other hand, if your skin gets greasy and oily, you choose products for oily skin.
Cosmetics you apply during the nighttime routine should help you with your ultimate goal – regeneration, anti-ageing, acne, reducing oil production etc.
# Ditch bad quality products
It’s pretty self-explanatory. Bad quality is not a synonym of cheap.
Be aware of the expiration date on your current product. Chemical components are changing over time.
# Too much product too high.
You don’t need much product directly under the lower lash line.
Lay product a bit lower to have space to blend it up under the lower lash line and down towards chick bone for seamless fading.
Too much product will travel down, creating creases. If there would be any excess amount, you can quickly reduce it with an edge of a cotton pad (reusable are a great option❤️) or wooden cotton buds (better than a plastic one) with a tiny bit of make-up remover (optional)
# Choose product to your skin type and skin problems. Not age.
30+, 40+, 50+ … is it really like this? Every skin has it’s own needs no matter the age. Some people have acne in their 40. Others never had… With time your skin’s needs change, as your knowledge..
Every product you choose to have a specific ‘mission’ to accomplish. Think like this, choosing your next products.
Avoid dry concealer. Go for a light, creamy concealer. It will be more flexible and easier to cover evenly wrinkle (folded skin).
# Layers, layers, layers.
For undereye coverage (dark circles, shadows, etc.) instead of one thick layer of concealer, start with applying a thin layer of sheer liquid concealer over the undereye. Blend it.
That is your frame.
Then add two dots of concealer with heavy coverage (if you need it) under both ends of the eyes. Blend it, pushing more into the side of darker areas.
Or the same as Robert Welsh and Wayne Goss play with light. If you apply concealer more on the side of nose and inside corner of the eye, it will bounce light highlighting deeper creases.
Experiment and have fun with it. Rome was not built in one day. Your perfect make up routine doesn’t have to be either.
You can play with matching different concealers, applying the same one in thin layers, letting the layer dry or apply as soon as you finished with the previous layer. There are many variations that may change the outcome.
Source: Robert Welsh | Youtube
# Apply less or throw away primer
Primer smooths skin. So logically… it should solve the issue of eye makeup creasing in the concealer game?…
Primers actually can make creasing worse.
If you are too generous with primer, you will see, not only creasing, but the whole makeup will look heavier.
Reduce the amount of primer. You need just a little bit. (Thin layers, remember).
If your caked-on concealer look will not disappear, switching primer for setting powder.
# ApplIcation Technique
What option do you have? Beauty blender (dump and dry), makeup sponge, silicone sponge, different types of brushes and best for last your fingertips.
Tip to try: Apply concealer, spread it with a damp beauty blender and finish by tapping the area with your warm fingertips. Heat help melts and distribute more evenly concealer around your eyes.
# Remove any excess product
# Finish it with setting powder
Do not overdo the amount. Remember about layers. Less is more in this case. Opposite to the baking technique, light dusting will give long-lasting matte finish.
# If you apply the product over a wrinkled surface, more chances it will be uneven.
Concealer does not fill the wrinkles, either primer. Sad truth is make up will make wrinkles look worse.
Two things you can do about it.
First, before application, stretch the skin gently to make it flatter. Next, apply the concealer and set the product with translucent powder before releasing the skin let it dry few seconds. And see the difference.
Keep in mind that constant tugging on your skin, anywhere, will do no good. Be gentle and careful as you always are 💓
Many women applying makeup intuitively use face mimic to stretch the skin (raise brows or puff the lips, moving them down or to the side).
Second, focus on the bigger picture. What makes a face looks old? As much as people associate ageing with wrinkles. What makes your face look older is largely discolouration (uneven tone, ruddiness, sunspots or called liver spots). Wrinkles can contribute to that but not in the way uneven tone does.
It’s why the foundation is so wildly popular. Even-toned, smooth skin with some wrinkles looks more youthful than skin with fewer wrinkles and more excess pigmentation and sunspots.
Source: Wayne Goss | Youtube
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