Fine lines, makeup, and me. A request for help.

duckyducky Posts: 927Registered Users
I have fine lines under my eyes. Since I've had them since birth and I'm only 23, I have my suspicions that they are not age-related. I also have very thin skin under my eyes (and everywhere else - you can see veins in my legs, eyelids, arms, chest, etc - I'm apparently translucent) which means I have very obvious, dark circles.

I'm currently using benefit Lemon Aid and Vincent Longo concealer, which works great color-wise, but needs a powder to set it or I have Shiny Eyes. My problem is that the powder I've tried (drugstore brands) get packed into the fine lines. I've tried makeup primers - Smashbox Photofinish, Mary Kay eye primer, stuff from Sally's beauty supply - and nothing really seems to work to keep makeup out of the lines.

Maybe it's the makeup? So I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem, and if anyone had any recommendations, or at least a magic wand they could wave and rid me of this problem. (I wish) Thanks in advance!
Location: Napa, CA

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    makeup settles in lines - there's not much you can do about it.

    my only suggestion would have been a primer and you've done that.

    :(
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  • Koukla72Koukla72 Posts: 1,680Registered Users
    I just read in Instyle Weddings the suggestion to use Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets instead of powder under eyes when somebody asked this same question. They said, "After putting on concealer, lightly press a sheet underneath the eye, then peel it off. This absorbs excess oil in the product but leaves the pigment and prevents creasing or a wrinkled look under the eyes."

    I haven't tried it yet, but I definitely plan to! :)
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    Koukla72 wrote:
    I just read in Instyle Weddings the suggestion to use Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets instead of powder under eyes when somebody asked this same question. They said, "After putting on concealer, lightly press a sheet underneath the eye, then peel it off. This absorbs excess oil in the product but leaves the pigment and prevents creasing or a wrinkled look under the eyes."

    I haven't tried it yet, but I definitely plan to! :)

    That sounds like an excellent tip, I'm trying that tomorrow!
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  • OstaraOstara Posts: 25Registered Users
    Try a concealer from "amazing cosmetics" it provides full coverage without looking caked and sitting in the lines. You only need a tiny bit - which is just as well as its quite expensive but IMO it is the best concealer around even better than MAC.

    I got mine from QVC but you may be able to source it elsewhere. You could also check out reviews for this any other products on

    www.makeupalley.com
    currently using - John Masters Citrus & Neroli Detangler - Re-coil - Joiwhip & John Masters Evening Primrose shampoo when needed.

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