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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: How To Prevent Concealer From Creasing
Howdy! It's April already and 2 weeks to go before my beach trip and two months to go before my out of the country vacays (yes! plural!). I'm soooo excited! :D
Now before I go to a meeting, here's a useful FMF for everyone! Question is from Ria:
I've been a long time reader (since 2010, I think) and I've left a comment here and there, but I don't think I've ever asked a question. Anyway, here is my question: how do you prevent under eye concealer from creasing? I have lines similar to yours on my under eye area and although I seldom use concealers, sometimes, my under eyes just become so dark (like nowadays) so I feel the need to conceal. The problem is that no matter what I do (moisturize before concealing; I've tried setting it with powder and not setting it), the concealer tends to crease and deposit in the lines; it's the same thing no matter what the consistency of the concealer is. Any tips?
Creasing is a common makeup problem, most especially of those who are living in the tropics just because we sweat and oil up often here due to the climate. I do experience creasing before, but when I employed these techniques, creasing occurred less and less; here's the tip list.
1. LIQUID IS GOOD
- Liquid is an ideal concealer consistency because it's sheer and melts naturally into the skin, therefore it's less likely to crease; in fact, it can even act as a sealant for fine lines.
2. USE A RICH EYE CREAM
- A rich eye cream with natural oil extracts will keep your concealer from creasing; it will provide whole day moisture and the natural oils will provide emollience longer.
3. SEAL THOSE FINE LINES
- If you have obvious lines, the trick is to fill them in to prevent/conceal creasing; blend concealer inwards until those lines get filled in and seal properly with a matte powder.
4. REMOVE EXCESS
- Sometimes, creasing is caused by excessive concealer. After applying a layer, either gently dab a facial tissue or swipe a clean concealer brush on your under eyes to remove excess concealer, and then set with matte powder.
I hope these techniques work for you, Ria; if they don't, then my last advice is you have to experiment with application, technique, products, and even formulas to find a way to combat creasing; this is how I came up with my set of techniques.
That's all folks! Happy Friday!
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