I don’t have oily lids but in order to prevent them from ruining your makeup there’s a simple trick that might save your eyeshadow and eyeliner if you’re prone to oily lids and eyes!
Take a look at this helpful trick to save your oily lids!
If you have oily lids you’ve likely suffered through creasing eyeshadow and smearing eyeliner and mascara! The solution? Powder your eyes!
Get yourself a blending brush, the MAC 217 is great for the job or better still if you have a fibre blending brush like the MAC 286 that works a treat too. I personally use the blending brush that came with my Bobbi Brown Concealer Powder as it’s shaped like the MAC 217 but the bristles are a touch softer. You want a brush that has soft slightly floppy bristles, something you can sweep across your eyes easily.
Now get your favorite powder! Something soft and silky works best! I use The Skin Food Dark Circle Powder but MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder or MAC Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder is perfect as well.
I like to have something for the powder to adhere to prior to application so I suggest applying Benefit Lemon Aid on your lids followed up with your favorite eyeshadow primer prior to swirling your brush in your powder of choice, tapping off excess, and proceeding to dust onto your lids! Do so prior to eyeshadow application. After your shadow and eyeliner is in place you can very gently follow up with another dusting of powder.
The powder makes for a perfect prep for eyeshadows and will keep oil at bay for a few extra hours. I find the combination of Lemon Aid, Eyeshadow Primer, and Powder to set really keeps shadows sealed on so they aren’t slipping and sliding all over oily lids.
How do you prep your eyes and prevent oily lids from ruining your makeup?