Start with a primer. It’s the same concept of applying primer on your face before foundation, but for eyelids. You may think it’s not worth it to spend money on a primer, but trust me. It really works! The primer will smooth your eyelids and help the eyeshadow to adhere to it without creasing. And actually, good primers don’t have to be expensive.
If the primer doesn’t do the trick, try applying a concealer base. Reason #1 to do this is because it’s a lighter shade than your eyelid and will make the eyeshadow pop. Reason #2 is that it will force the eyeshadow powder to stay put until you decide to take it off.
It works best if you top off the concealer with loose powder so that it sets properly.
Since we need a smooth, even-colored base to start with, investing in a pale cream eyeshadow is a good idea. You can use it as an eyelid base for all your powder eyeshadows. It will definitely help your eye makeup last longer and look prettier.
Water solves a lot of problems when it comes to skin and eyeshadow is no exception. Before applying any eyeshadow, spray your makeup brush with some water. Don’t overdo it. You want just enough to help the eyeshadow spread smoothly. As an added bonus the eyeshadow color will look even better because the water makes it more vivid. Translation: Your eyes will look more gorgeous!
Obviously, you can’t use a giant powder brush on your eyelid. The eyes are a tricky area because of the small corners and delicate eyelids. You have to have the right brushes to apply the eyeshadows correctly.
Setting spray is for when you really want your makeup to stay put, and it works for all facial makeup.