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These Pro Tricks Will Keep Your Makeup from Creasing

Mar 30, 2018

ALEXIS BENNETT 

Feb 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

There aren't many things that can ruin a perfect face of makeup like two huge parentheses around your mouth (aka those smile lines). Even the delicate skin underneath your eyes can fall victim to tiny folds, but there are a few tips and tricks that will help minimize cosmetic creasing. We turned to makeup expert Fiona Stiles, and she explained the steps that she uses on celebrity clients like Gabrielle Union and Elizabeth Banks.

First, she assured us, those fine lines and wrinkles aren't so bad. Most are a result of movement, which means that you probably have a lot to smile about. The constant expressions, she explained, cause "makeup to gather in the areas it’s pushed into."

The pro said that tackling the problem with great skin care is key. "Using the right cream for your skin type hugely impacts the staying power of makeup." It doesn't matter if you have dry or oily skin, hydrating with formulas that are tailored to your complexion is crucial.