4 Reasons Why Your Eyeshadow Keeps Creasing

Eyeshadow application can be tricky, especially if you have oily lids, bad shadow formula, or are not blending properly. Even if you’ve found the perfect shade, applied it with care, and used a primer, there’s still a chance it will crease on you during the day. 

Below, we’ve rounded up the main reasons your eyeshadow might be creasing, so you can avoid it in the future. 

Oily Lids

If your lids are naturally oily, that’s probably the only reason your eyeshadow creases. The oil production on your lids can break down even the most long-wearing eyeshadows, causing them to crease and fade throughout the day. Pair your lids with an eyeshadow primer before applying shadow to give them something to grip. Before applying shadow, you can also dust some translucent powder on your lids in a pinch.

Bad Eyeshadow Formula

The formula has a big difference between cheap drugstore eyeshadows and high-end ones. Cheap eyeshadows are often made with cheaper ingredients that are more likely to crease and fade during the day. If you find that your eyeshadow is creasing, regardless of how you apply it, it might be time to invest in a better quality shadow.

Applying eyeshadow Without primer

As we mentioned before, if you have oily lids, it’s important to use a primer before applying eyeshadow. But even if you don’t have oily lids, using a primer can help your shadow stay in place all day long. Primer provides a smooth, even surface for eyeshadow to cling to and can help it stay crease-free for hours.

Not Blending Shadow Enough

When applying eyeshadow, it’s important to take the time to blend it out properly. If you don’t blend the shadow enough, it will sit in any lines or creases on your lids and is more likely to crease during the day. Use a soft, fluffy brush to blend out the shadow until there are no harsh lines.

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