Finding an under-eye concealer that doesn't crease is like finding a unicorn. But the truth is, almost all concealers run the risk of creasing; Preventing this from happening is going to come down to your application technique. So while the best under-eye concealers that don't crease are generally going to be on the creamy and more moisturizing side, what's really important is prepping your skin properly for the concealer that's going to go on top, as well as setting your makeup properly. To find out exactly how to prevent concealer from creasing, I got in touch with Emily Laubach-Martorano, a professional makeup artist and owner of Emily Elle Makeup in Highland, New York.
The skin under our eyes is particularly thin and delicate, Laubach-Martorano explains, so smiling, laughing, or even just talking can lead to concealer creasing. She recommends using under-eye cream morning and night to keep the area moisturized, and to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Before applying under-eye concealer, apply some eye cream, wait at least five minutes to let it soak in, then dust a very light amount of loose translucent powder on top to prep the area (though Laubach-Martorano likes to use powder first, some makeup artists prefer to use it after). Apply the concealer using a damp makeup sponge — the sponge will help absorb excess product, and the dampness will keep the area looking fresh as opposed to cakey.
Even with those tips in mind, you're still going to need a great, creamy concealer. So scroll on to shop four of the best concealers that won't crease, all for less than $10 on Amazon.
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