As much as I enjoy playing with makeup and how much it makes me feel better about myself-there is always precautions that you should take. One of the worst ways that makeup will eventually start to wear, is creasing. We are all familiar with it, but it affects people differently-most commonly under their eyes as well as around their smile lines. This is caused by a buildup of creased skin but the makeup will deepen the appearance of it so it is vital to maintain your skin with no creases!
START WITH MOISTURIZED SKIN
If you start your makeup with your skin not being smooth and moisturized properly, you can easily set yourself up for a hot mess ending. If your skin is dry and flaking(especially in the winter time) placing makeup on top of your skin will make the appearance of your skin 10x worse. Rather than that, you should apply a hefty amount of moisturizer on your face and neck prior to applying makeup-I like to double up the hydration by adding a moisturizing primer for a more radiant and glow finish.
DON’T OVERDO IT
One of the most popular mishaps made when it comes to applying cosmetics is using too much of your product. This is most common with concealer, because of the obsession with a brightened under eye area. However, too much of it can lead to uncomfortable amounts of creasing and smudging. Instead, use less makeup and you’d be surprised how it goes! Also, ensure it is a hydrating concealer-I adore Tarte shape tape but the formulation is a bit drying so I prefer not to use it on areas that I wouldn’t want any visible creasing.
BLEND, BLEND, BLEND
One of my biggest pet peeves ever is unblended makeup- in order to properly blend you have to ensure that you are utilizing the correct tools for the application. I love my BeautyBlender for foundation and concealer because you can get everything nice and smooth without the visual of brush strokes.
USE SETTING POWDER—LIGHTLY
Setting powder is a huge part of your makeup routine, but again you will want to be sure to not use an aggressive amount of powder because it will seep into your pores and cause your makeup to look caked and creased. You can try baking as well and letting it soak into your under eyes and dust it off after 5 minutes but this will leave your eyes looking VERY brightened!