How to prevent makeup creasing into smile lines?

posted 8 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1256 posts
Bumble bee

What are you using to apply the powder?  I find that a beauty blender does much better than a brush when trying to hide pores and fine lines.

Post # 3
18 posts

whitepeacock :  I used to get this a lot. I find cream foundations definitely make the issue worse.

For me, what works is moisturising, waiting 5 mins for that to sink in, priming, tapping the lightest dusting of powder all over then applying my foundation and tapping a light dusting on powder over my smile lines again.

Post # 5
1256 posts
Bumble bee

whitepeacock :  I see.  I’ve also heard of the technique that PP is talking about.  Applying powder, then foundation, then powder again.  This does work really well but you will get photo flashback with this method.

Post # 7
12187 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

whitepeacock :  so the truth is that a lot of professionally done make up for film and tv is heavy and when you see the star up close, their face is full of creases. 

A. If you have an area like that, have her do a much lighter pass there and no powder, I often used a q tip in people’s creases after application

b. Carry a beauty blender and dab it lightly but firmly in the crease throughout the day

Post # 10
1256 posts
Bumble bee

whitepeacock :  Lol!  Who knows! I do think that the suggestions that  BalletParker made are very good.  That’s probably your best bet to make sure you’re photo read and crease-free all day.

Post # 11
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

whitepeacock :  it might be too close to your wedding date to experiment with new skincare, but a hyaluronic acid serum made a huge difference for me. I apply between toner and moisturizer and my skin is noticeably more even underneath makeup. You can also load up on foods rich with hyaluronic acid – kale and spinach come to mind, but I am sure there are others!

Post # 12
1256 posts
Bumble bee

glitterati :  I have to second this.  I’ve been using a vitamin C/Hydrolaunic acid serum between toner and moisturizer and *knock on wood* I’ve been noticing a lot of improvement in my dark spots, plumper and more even looking skin, and less fine lines.  I’ve also *knock on wood REALLY hard* have not had a single acne cyst since starting this regimen.  I bought a derma roller at the same time as the serum but I haven’t felt the need to use it yet.

Post # 13
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I use hyaluronic acid a vitamin c serums and they are great,  but if you have a line,  there’s only so much they can do. Still better than nothing. Also a reminder to stay hydrated while we are at it. The Ordinary has some great reasonably priced products if you want to try them out. 

I second the applying powder with a beauty blender idea. It gives a much lighter application of powder,  so it doesn’t cake up around lines. I’ve actually found that cream foundation doesn’t cake up on me,  but you have to use a light hand.  I bought a graftobian palette to see how my skin reacts to it and no breakouts and it makes my skin look perfect.  Usually I’m more of a BB cream or no makeup person,  but I like having it as a heavy coverage option.

And I have acne scars,  including ice pick scars and discoloration,  the occasional breakout,  lines,  big pores, dry skin,  and rosacea, so there’s a lot going on.  Usually I just accept my akin and feel the vitamin c and hyaluronic acid serums definitely smooth it and tone down the rosacea and help me go makeup free.

Yep,  Iif your mua is using a cream foundation,  I’d complain about the cakiness and ask them to apply it with a lighter hand. Mine just blends seamlessly intoy skin and that’s my fav thing about it. 

Post # 14
1660 posts
Bumble bee

I also agree with the hyaluronic acid. It temporarily plumps your skin by attracting water to it. It is great as a primer. I’ve also heard that using eye shadow primers around the eye for lines works really well too. You could probably do both.

Post # 15
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Drink lots and lots of water. Have you tried snail cream? That stuff if amazing, I look younger now than I did 5 years ago by using Ladykin affiatic lifting cream in the morning. I’ve found that Dr. Brandt pores no more primer fills little lines in and smashbox photo finish primer is a dream. I usually use tarte amazonian clay foundation and then a setting power and I’ve never been disapointed. Moisturize, hydrate, primer, foundation, powder. 

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