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Tired of the powder eyeshadow mess? Flakes of powdery color that fall onto your nose and cheeks as you dust the eyeshadow onto your eyelids can be an annoyance. And if an eyeshadow compact breaks -- forget it -- the disaster it creates can make cleanup a nightmare. Many women shy away from creamy eyeshadow because of the dreaded creasing that can occur. Fear no more! Creamy eyeshadow has come a long way, and its creases are history when it is applied properly.
Start with clean skin. Wash the skin of your face as usual, paying close attention to the eye area -- removing all residues. Rinse and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Don't forget to pat your eyelids dry!
Dab on an eyeshadow primer. Apply a small amount of primer to the tip of your ring finger and gently pat it onto your eyelids, blending as you go.
Dip your ring finger into the creamy eyeshadow and dab it over the area of your eyelid that you want to color. Blend the creamy eyeshadow into your skin using a clean makeup brush. Blend, blend and blend some more, until you achieve the look you are going for!
Apply a second creamy eyeshadow color the same way you did the first if you wish to add more color. Blend the two colors together using a synthetic eye makeup brush. Finish-off your look with a dusting of translucent powder to set the creamy shadow. Viola!
If you do not have a synthetic eye makeup brush, use one of the sponge tipped applicators that comes with powder eyeshadows. Sponge applicators work wonderfully when it comes to blending cream eyeshadows.
Don't glob on the cream eyeshadow. Less is more when it comes to creams. Thick applications can cause smearing and creasing.