undere eye wrinkles and concealer creasing

Get Rid of Under Eye Wrinkles and Stop Concealer Creasing


As a professional makeup artist, I get asked one question A LOT and it’s:

“How do I get rid of my under eye wrinkles and how do I stop my concealer from creasing under there?! No matter WHAT I do, it creases!!!”

I get it!!! And for a long time, I didn’t really have an answer. I will admit it — there really wasn’t a KILLER combination of products that would quickly alleviate those under eye wrinkles. We have all heard of the killer home-hacks like applying preparation H (okay gross) BUT that just wasn’t something I was really into, and besides, the active ingredient that used to make a difference has been removed from the product.

Not to mention…most of us have wrinkles ALL of the time, not just on occasion! What’s the use of a beauty hack like that if 1. it shouldn’t be used on your eyes  2. you can’t use it daily and 3. it isn’t improving your skin?

Exactly. There’s no point.

Like I promise to always do — I am here to share what I learn and love along my journey as a makeup artist. SO — here is your answer for how to get rid of your under eye wrinkles and prevent your concealer from creasing!

You can thank me later 😉

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30-second eye serum results


Step 1: Prep the under eye skin

You will want to make sure to use a great moisturizer and/or an eye serum underneath your eyes. If you are applying makeup to dry, wrinkled skin, it will be much harder  for you to prevent creasing. If you have super dry skin, I would recommend using an under eye oil first, followed by an eye serum. If your under-eye skin is normal, I would recommend a normal moisturizer and an eye serum.

Step 2: Apply foundation everywhere, EXCEPT under the eyes

The more product you have somewhere, the more cakey it will get. The more product you apply, the more there is to crease. The motto here is: less coverage is more. After you have prepped all of your skin (not just the under eye area) even out the skin tone with foundation around the entire face. BUT, save the under eye area for your concealer ONLY, and then conceal any other areas that need a little TLC.

Step 3: Apply + Blend your under eye concealer

While looking up, apply concealer only where it is needed, and then dab it to blend using a DAMP beauty blender (and yes, I think beauty blender is worth the price). Using the sponge will REALLY make a difference in the way your product is applied. Some people recommend applying concealer, then blotting with a tissue, but if you use a sponge — there is no need.

Step 4:Set your under eye concealer!

As soon as you are happy with the way the concealer looks, SET IT with the same damp beauty blender and translucent setting powder. Dip the end of your damp beauty blender and press the powder lightly onto the top of the concealer. Make sure to blend in the powder when you finish setting.

Cheers to the prettiest little peepers in history. No joke.




  1. Amy

    This absolutely does not work for me. I DESPERATELY NEED HELP!

    I’m 28. Just recently received under eye wrinkles. My under eye makeup looks horrible. My next step is to just completely give up makeup. I take my makeup off every night. I cleanse. I use serums, face oils, primers, expensive consealer. NOTHING WORKS! Somebody please help…

    1. laurenreid_MUA

      Hi Amy! I am sorry to hear that you still have problems! Did you really try the under eye cream I mentioned? It is literally a miracle in a bottle when it comes to under eye wrinkles and getting rid of them. In addition to making sure your skin is extra hydrated, make sure that you are using a “less is more” approach under the eyes. Too much product can cause caking and creasing as well.

  2. Sky Winn

    I use a very thin concealer; Maybelline instant age rewind under eye concealer and use a little setting powder but it creases so bad. I don’t bake under my eyes but maybe I should try again. Everything I do looks like a freaking sahara desert 😦 I bought expensive under eye retinol cream, use Neutrogena with retinol and hyaluronic acid everywhere else. I even sometimes dab on hyaluronic acid water cream around my eyes. UGHHHHHH. I’ll try baking again but last time it looked awful. I’m 31 by the way. And I’ve probably spent $100+ on this project so far. haha

    1. laurenreid_MUA

      Hey Sky! I totally get it! I think baking is too much…try using a duofiber brush in some translucent powder or a damp beauty blender. You want just enough to get the creamy wet feeling out of the concealer but not so much that you’re dry! Hope that helps! otherwise you are totally doing it right with all the moisture!

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