What’s worse than not being able to create even wings? Not being able to hold your makeup together. Acing base makeup may not be as difficult as eye makeup. Your eye makeup is what makes a statement for you especially if you’re going in with vibrant colours or shimmery hues.

But, do you know what comes in the way of flaunting a pretty smokey or glitter eye? Oily lids. When your lids are oily, your makeup will tend to slip faster than usual. How to combat this situation, you ask?

Here are 5 makeup essentials you need to get your hands on NOW.

 

Makeup essential #01: Eyeshadow primer

Makeup essential #01: Eyeshadow primer

Let’s admit it! Acing a heavy-duty eye makeup look takes more effort than you can imagine. Therefore, only pros tend to get it right in the first go. With eye makeup, you need to keep in mind creases, smudges and most importantly, oily lids.

The best way to keep the oiliness at bay is to prep your lids with an eyeshadow primer before applying any pigment. An eyeshadow primer will create a canvas for your eye makeup and prevent it from slipping easily.

 

Makeup essential #02: Makeup setting spray

Makeup essential #02: Makeup setting spray

You don’t want your eye makeup to spread or smudge a few hours into the application, do you? That’s when a makeup setting spray can come to your rescue.

Once you’ve completed your eye makeup, just reach for an oil-control makeup setting spray and spritz from a distance over your lids. Doing so will control excess shine and hold your makeup into place for longer hours.

 

Makeup essential #03: Compact

Makeup essential #03: Compact

Did you know that dabbing on some compact powder can help mattify your makeup and add a subtle glow to your skin? We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Compact which is enriched with vitamins and multi-minerals. This compact helps lighten skin tone and blends into your skin effortlessly. If you want to keep excess greasiness at bay, then a compact powder is a must-have essential.

 

Makeup essential #04: Oil-free foundation

Makeup essential #04: Oil-free foundation

What adds to oily lid woes, you ask? Makeup products that contain oil formulas. By using such products, you’re simply adding to the oiliness on your eyelids. Therefore, it’s best to look for foundations that are oil-free. The Lakmé Perfecting Liquid Foundation can be your best bet. Apart from providing high coverage, this foundation is packed with Vitamin E that soothes and moisturises your skin.

 

Makeup essential #05: Baby wipes or blotting sheets

Makeup essential #05: Baby wipes or blotting sheets

Another essential product that girls with oily lids need to lug around is baby wipes or blotting sheets. Baby wipes are always free of baddies which makes it ideal to clean your lids before going in with makeup application. Wiping your lids with baby wipes can help pull up oils from your skin. Another way to keep oily lids at bay is to dab blotting sheets on your lids to reduce excess shine.