First off, you want to make sure to start with a clean slate. Make sure that your eyelid doesn’t have any foundation on it. Prep your lids with an eye primer, like NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($40, Sephora), which would serve to make your eye shadow last longer.
1 / 5 1. Prep the lidsRead more
2 / 5 2. Long staying formulasRead more
Formulas are the key tip here. For your shadows, make sure to choose ones that deliver a long-lasting formula. Try Maybelline New York Color Tattoo 24hr Gel-Cream Eyeshadow.
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Eyeliner wise, it is said that gel eyeliners are your best friend if you have oily eyelids. Make sure to get a waterproof eyeliner like Urban Decay 247 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($32, Sephora).
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Just like powdering your face to stay matte, make sure to end your eye-look with a powder that will soak up all the sebum. Grab a fluffy brush and swirl it in a little powder before dusting it over your lids. This would increase the longevity of the makeup on your eyes. Try Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($67, Sephora).
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Be prepared for emergency situations by keeping some blotting papers, like Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Sheets ($6.90) in your handbag. Simply blot your eyelids to stop the excess oil from seeping through and melting your makeup.
A version of this story first appeared in CLEO. Offering an insider perspective on everything a twenty-something woman in Singapore wants or needs to know, CLEO Magazine is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.CLEO.com.sg to subscribe.
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