Makeup Tips And Tricks For Oily Eyelids

Oily eyelids can be a makeup lover’s worst nightmare. If you have oily eyelids, then you know the struggle of sticking the makeup onto your eyelids, is real.

In general, we all have numerous tiny oil glands at the eyelash line that adds oil to our eyelids. Some of us can get more oil on our eyelids than others.



Bare Eyelids (Up)

Personally, I have a combination skin type. Fewer areas of my face gets more oily over the time, including my eyelids. If I’m wearing eye makeup, either it usually fades away or starts creasing!

To avoid this situation, I use few tips and tricks that work great for me. If you are facing the same problem then please keep reading. I assure you, this one simple trick can make all the difference!

Products you’ll need for this are:

  • Blotting papers
  • Eyelid Primer
  • Translucent Powder

For the demonstration, I’ve used face primer as well, which is totally an optional step. If you want you can skip this step and apply only the eyelid primer instead.


Note: Products that I’ve mentioned here are just the products that I’m using currently. Its not a sponsored post. You can use whatever products you want as far as they work for you!

Steps To Prep and Prime Your Eyelids Before Makeup:

  1. Before you put anything on your face, make sure you skin is thoroughly clean.
  2. Once you know your face is clean, moisturize your face. While applying moisturizer or  cream on to your face, avoid applying any creams on your eyelids. If you must, then stick to the gels and oil-free formulas and save your oilier creams for the nighttime. Reason, the emollient properties in moisturizers and eye creams will cause your makeup to break down over the time.
  3. Next, use the blotting papers to remove any excess residue on the lids.
  4. When you’re ready to apply makeup on your eyes, start with creating a nice base. Prep your lids with a primer that’s made specifically for eyes.To avoid later creasing, avoid priming your lids with ‘concealer’, something that many of us with dark lids or redness do. If you have dark lids than rest of your face, try using a full coverage eyeshadow primer that prevents fading, creasing, and smudging.
  5. Last, set everything with a thin layer of translucent powder over the lid with a shadow brush. This will help keeping the oil at bay and prevent your eye makeup from slipping and sliding. But keep in mind to NOT overdo this step, as it could backfire later!


After Prep And Prime (Up)


This is pretty much I’ve learnt so far. Hope this post will be helpful for those who are still freshers in this (makeup application) department. 😉


I wish you all a lovely weekend! 🙂

See you soon in the next post.

Until then…

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