FC Review: theBalm Put A Lid On It

theBalm Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer – $15.37 (current Amazon Price)

We’re just going to shoot right out of the gates here… I love this stuff.  You might think eyelid primer is a superfluous thing. Just another gimmicky product created by cosmetics companies to sell you more stuff.  Well let me tell you, primer can make a world of difference in the long-term wear of a product, and this is especially true for pigmented makeup like eye shadow.


Have you ever ended up with color saturated creases on your eyelid after several hours of shadow wear? I have, especially with darker shadows. Here is where Put A Lid On It excels… those funky, darkly colored, very visible creases are gone. This primer truly keeps shadow from creeping down into those creases on your lids.

Something else I LOVE about Put A Lid On It? This stuff lasts forever! You need very little to prime your eyes. I’m still working on a sample tube I got months ago, and I still have plenty left. Granted, I use it about 4 times a week, but even everyday use will only slowly put a dent in the tube.

I highly recommend this lid primer.  It should be able to stand up to even your smokiest eyes.

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Products used on above eyes: theBalm Put A Lid On It, Yaby shadow in Seashell, Coastal Scents shadow in Dark Goldenrod, Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Liner in Chocolate Mousse, Tweezerman ProCurl Eyelash Curler, CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion, and SmartBrow Eyebrow Filler.

2 Responses to “FC Review: theBalm Put A Lid On It”
  1. Jennifer L. says:

    Hi there, I was wondering if your skin is typically oily or dry? I have very dry skin, and I’m having a hard time finding a primer that doesn’t make my lids even drier.

    • Sarah says:

      Jennifer, I have combo skin, and the same goes for my eyelids oddly enough. The lid itself is pretty normal and doesn’t get too dry, but my browbone area is definitely dry. Put A Lid On It has an oily feel going on, but doesn’t dry that way.

      I just looked up product description from theBalm, and it says this primer instantly absorbs oils to create a smooth canvas. If that’s how most primers work, you might have a hard time using them with your dry skin. You could try using a moisturizing cream, like Cetaphil, on your lids prior to application. Cetaphil works wonders for the dry skin on my face, and I use the thick stuff (cream as opposed to lotion).

      Good luck!