Now we know that glossy lids are a haute couture look but greasy ones? Not so much. Oily eyelids can be detrimental because by midday, makeup slides off to leave the lids creased and smudged. It usually happens to those with an oily skin type so if you're one of them, we're glad to inform your that we've got a fix. Try these 5 tricks to ensure there's no oiliness or grease on your eyelids, only gorgeous makeup that really lasts.
An inexpensive way to fix oily lids without an additional product is with concealer. As it is made for your face, a matte-finish concealer will keep oil at bay and work on any darkness in the area too.
Swirlster Says: The Body Shop Matte Clay concealer is made for blemish-prone skin and gives a high-coverage, matte finish. It is available for INR 845 at The Body Shop.
Just as primer works on greasy skin, it also extends itself to the eyelids. An eyeshadow primer smoothens and absorbs any oiliness so that shadow and eyeliner can go on easily and stay put.
Swirlster Says: PAC Eye Primer aims to prevent creases and lend a soft finish so that eyeshadow lasts much longer. It is available for INR 585 at PAC Cosmetics.
Once eye makeup is completed, simply look down and finish with a makeup setting spray. Make sure you spray from a distance enough to get just a spritz, not a whole shower. As it does with face makeup, setting spray will hold it firmly in place for hours to come.
Swirlster Says: Wet N Wild Photo Focus Matte Setting Spray promises to extend the life of your makeup by preventing smudging, fading and creasing. It is available for INR 499 from Nykaa.
It can seem like a no-brainer but before you begin applying makeup, completely wipe down your face and pat your eyelids with tissue. This will pull up any oils at the start to help keep makeup from sliding off.
Before makeup and after setting the base of your eye makeup, dust a layer of translucent powder. It will soak up greasiness and give the eyes a soft, matte base for the makeup to come.
Swirlster Says: L.A. Girl HD Pro Setting Powder absorbs oil with ease, just be cautious with flash photography when you use it. It is available for INR 1000 at Nykaa.