How to deal with oily eyelids


For some of us, mornings are the best time when it comes to make-up. It’s fresh and everything stays in place. Give it a couple of hours, and everything starts to go South, especially the eye make-up.

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Cleanse properly

Start this routine the night before. Use micellar water to remove make-up. Ensure that you wash and moisturise your entire face. Moisturising will help regulate oil production and your skin will start to produce just enough oil and nothing in excess. Then, before applying make-up in the morning, ensure that you cleanse and moisturise your skin again.

Pick the right skin care

Follow with a skincare routine that offers the right combination of ingredients for oily skin. Use a cleanser that can remove dirt, but not over-dry your skin. Don’t just moisturise, but use a moisturiser that is easily absorbable, light and gives your skin a matte finish. Avoid products that are heavy, oily and sticky to the touch, because they are not going to be any different when applied to your skin.


Using a facial tissue, lightly blot your eyelids before applying make-up.

Don’t skip the primer

Use eye make-up primer of the lids before applying your eye shadow. It will make sure that your eye make up doesn’t move an inch. Go for the powder type, which you can usually find within brow kits or eye shadow palettes. You can also so try a gel type of primer made specifically for the eye area – it’ll also do the job well.

Try waterproof products

Too oily eyelids can make mascara look like it’s melting and eyeliner often finds it hard to stay sharp and it becomes smudged. However, waterproof products are tough and won’t disintegrate even when submerged in water.

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