When you were a teenager dealing with oily skin, your mom probably told you that one you would be thankful because oily skin doesn’t age as quickly. And you most likely rolled your eyes and blotted your face with blotting paper -- again.
While mom was right, there are a few pitfalls of oily skin. For one, oil and makeup do not mix. And this includes eye shadow. But just because your eyelids are in oil-production overdrive, doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favorite shadows. You just have to take a little time prepping and picking the right products.
1. Makeup Remover
Starting off with a clean slate is going to make all the difference in the world. Wipe your lids with an alcohol-free makeup remover to fully get rid of any extra oil, dirt or residue you may not be able to see.
If you want your eye shadow to last all day, a primer is a great way to “set” your color. Priming combats even the oiliest of eyelids and keeps makeup crease proof.
3. Long Wear Formulas
Choose eye makeups that are designed to last all day. They will have a better chance of being able to stand up to that mid-day oil slick you dread so much. Look for keywords like, long-wear and crease-proof for staying power.
4. Be Proactive
If you do experience mid-day oiliness, don’t wait it out. Use your finger to smudge the color then add powder around the eye and touch up your liner. You’ll be good to go for the rest of the day.