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:

Hi Martha,
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?
Ria

Hi Ria!

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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  1. After reading this.. i immediately checked my undereye.. and since I seldom use concealer for my under eye because di naman sya pansinin because I wear prescription glasses plus my eyebags are more likely mas napapansin..

    my very first try of concealer is from revlon (it has doe-foot applicator) and the second one Mary Kay (in tube form) both good and I dont have any complaints regarding concealing my under eye.. siguro kung may icoconceal man ako when wearing makeup is my lower cheeks dahil sa visible veins

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  2. An answer to one of the most common problems. I do have dark eyebags,too. I don't wear concealers on a daily basis but there are times that i need to even if i'll just be doing grocery shopping. I've experienced concealer creasing and the tips were really helpful.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this Ms. M (I'll try applying concealer in inward stroke)!

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  4. Great question Ria, And thanks for the answer Ms. Martha! I also experience this and now I will try your tips. Hopefully it can lessen the creasing. :)

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  5. This is one of my problems too that I never knew the answer. Thank you Ms. Martha for the tips and advice.

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  6. Bon voyage on your trip Ms. Martha. Thanks for the tip. Can you suggest a good liquid concealer brand we can use? Thanks

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  7. Yeay. I seriously hate it when the concealer / powder settles on my lines 'cause it looks so horrible. Definitely experiment on working with this technique. Thank you!

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  8. Heard that Bobbi Brown Concealer is AMAZING. Along with the MUFE concealer. They won't crease at all if set well.


    CJ | From Manila with Love : Beauty, Life & Feminism

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  9. This is also one of my problem when i started putting makeup in college and it really annoys me to the point that i just don't put concealer anymore. Haha but then i tried using different brand of concealer and it works but maybe because i used eye cream every now and then or just putting it wrong. Thank you for the tips Ms. Martha & enjoy your trips. Hope you will blog about it too :)

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  10. Thanks for the tips Ms. Martha! :) I also want to share some, to restore your concealer all the way through, a little dab of eye cream will bring it back to life. :)

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  11. I think you missed to include one of the most important step which is set the under-eye with powder after concealing. :)

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