“Avoiding Eyeshadow Blunders: How to Make Your Shadow Look Great and Last Longer” Written By: Shannon Boyce

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Tired of your makeup falling apart by the end of the day? Ladies, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You start your morning off with makeup so flawless even the professionals would be jealous…. but by the time you hit your lunch hour, things are looking a little messy.


Here’s the truth. Eyeshadow is a great way to draw attention to your eyes and even have a little fun with colour and shape. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always stay where you want it to. That leads to issues like fallout and creasing.


It’s time to learn how to avoid these eyeshadow blunders – to make your shadow look great and last even longer. Here are some tips and tricks to keep mind!


Eyeshadow Blunder: Fallout


Ready to tackle the first blunder? This one is all about fallout. What exactly is eyeshadow fallout? This is when flecks of shadow fall down underneath your eyes or onto your cheeks. It can happen as you apply your makeup or even throughout the day. It all depends on the type of eyeshadow you’re using and how you prepped your face.


Fallout is a seriously annoying beauty problem because it can ruin your eye makeup and foundation. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can get rid of this pesky problem. Let’s start by taking a closer look at the type of eyeshadow you’re using. Know those pretty eyeshadows with chunks of glitter in them? Well, they are more prone to fall out than matte shades. So, beware! You may also want to think about the quality of makeup that you’re using. Drugstore brands can be fantastic (and super affordable!) but they can also be prone to extra fallout. You can either try looking for high-end options instead or use some of the ideas below to make the most of what you’ve got.


To deal with fallout, you can either find ways to catch the falling shadow or do your best to prevent it from falling in the first place! Catching the shadow isn’t as tricky as it sounds. Most beauty stores sell shadow shields that stick right underneath your eyes. Or to save a few bucks, you can just grab a tissue and hold it under your eye as you apply your makeup. To prevent shadow from falling, tap of excess shadow from your brush before you apply. This allows you to build the colour slowly. You may also want to put a primer all over your lid first.


Eyeshadow Blunder: Creasing


It’s time to say bye-bye to creasing once and for all. There is nothing more irritating than checking out your makeup at the end of the day, only to see crease lines where your shadow once was! This happens when your eyelids get oily or when your shadows start to wear down. The good news? There are plenty of ways that you can avoid this from happening. All it takes is a few extra minutes of prep work in the morning.


One way that you can keep eyeshadow creases at bay is by using a primer first. They sell many different eyeshadow primers at drugstores, beauty counters, and in makeup stores. It’s all about finding the one that you like best. A small amount of primer will give shadows better staying power, prevent creasing, and even make the colours appear brighter. Bonus! If you don’t have any primer handy, try using a concealer on the lid instead. This will give your makeup something to cling to.


There is more than one way to avoid creasing. Need another idea? Layer, layer, layer! Don’t use a cream eyeshadow on its own (they are way more likely to crease)…. layer it underneath a powder shadow. Start by applying your cream shadow and then pat your powder shadow directly over top of it. For the best results, you’ll want to make sure the colours are similar. Just doing a bit of layering will make your eye makeup last much longer and stay exactly where you want it. Another tip to stay crease free? Use a makeup brush to apply your eyeshadow instead of your finger. Your fingers touch just about everything…which can make your shadow break down even faster.




If you’re ready for makeup that looks great day and night, you’ll need to avoid fallout and creasing. To make it happen, incorporate a few of these tips into your daily makeup routine. Looking great has never been so simple!

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