Stop Your Eyeshadow from Creasing with These Super Easy Tricks

These tips will make your eye makeup go the distance (and then some) during party season


It takes time and effort to master perfect makeup for holiday parties, so it’s super disappointing when your look starts to fade after only a few hours and you get that dreaded creased eyeshadow. We enlisted Toronto-based makeup artist Cia Mandarello to share a few tips for how to keep your eye makeup in place for hours on end.

To give your shadow ultimate staying power, Mandarello relies on a couple of tried-and-true products. “Primers are fantastic for preventing creasing,” she says. Mandarello also likes using cream eyeshadows as primers, because they add colour and let you skip a step.

To apply, use a brush—or just your fingers— and dab the cream shadow onto your lids, then blend. If you have deeper-set eyes and are concerned that the shadow might migrate, Mandarello suggests avoiding colour above the crease. “As soon as you start putting product in the crease of a deeper-set eye, that’s when it will start to move.”

Check out the three products below, and you’ll be on your way to a holiday party-proof eye look:

This primer will help with How to Avoid Creases in Eyeshadow
Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $33,


Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow, $40,


M.A.C 242 Shader Brush, $30,

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