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Ever wonder why your eyes look all smudgy and messy by the end of the day? That's likely because your eyelids are the greasiest part of your face, according to "Marie Claire" magazine. Makeup doesn't stand a chance when up against oil, and the result is a lot of wasted time spent applying your cosmetics and a gorgeous face gone bad. Prevent this cosmetic conundrum from occurring by applying the right makeup to your lids.
To get your lids looking nice and smooth, and to prevent unsightly oil from accumulating throughout the day, sweep some eyelid primer over your lids before you apply any other eye cosmetics, suggests "Cosmopolitan" magazine. Not only does the primer prep your lids and help your shadow and liner go on easier, but it also absorbs any oil that shows up during the day. The result is a pair of eyes that look flawless all day long.
A light layer of foundation on your lids is an easy way to prevent oil from greasing them up during the day, says "Marie Claire." Use a drop of the same foundation you use on your face on your lids before applying your shadow or liner. Your eye cosmetics should go on smoother and the foundation helpd nix any grease that wants to make an appearance.
Another simple way to combat the greasies is to use concealer on your lids. Skin-toned concealer keeps your lids looking lovely all day and can even-out any discoloration on your peepers. Wait for the concealer to dry, then go ahead and get your makeup up. You'll notice your look lasts longer and oil is nonexistent.
If oil is still threatening to mess up your makeup, dab your eyes with blotting paper throughout the day. This ingenious product absorbs the grease and leaves you looking fresh. And avoid touching your eyelids with your fingers as best as you can. Your fingertips are already oily themselves, so rubbing them on your eyelids makes things worse. Additionally, cleanse your face twice a day to keep oil production to a minimum.