There’s nothing more frustrating than creating the perfect smokey eye look and then watch it melt away. The struggles of dealing with oily eyelids are far too real. Those with combination or oily skin type usually face this problem. Imagine not being able to keep a simple line of eyeliner or kohl from smudging. Annoying, right?

Well, not anymore! ‘Cause we have a few useful tips that will ensure your oily lids don’t ruin your eye makeup - the art you took ages to perfect.

 

Start with a clean face

Start with a clean face

A squeaky clean face allows skincare products to penetrate deeper, thus allowing them to work their magic to the fullest. Use a gentle foaming face wash formulated for your skin type to get rid of all the dirt and grime sitting on your face.

 

Avoid applying eye cream on the lids

Avoid applying eye cream on the lids

Yes, we know eye creams are supposed to be applied all around the eye area. But if you are going to wear eye makeup, avoid applying it directly on the lids. This is because the emollient property of your eye cream makes it difficult for eyeshadow and eyeliners to stay in place. You can apply it all around your eyes the night before to hydrate your eyes.

 

Use a primer

Use a primer

We’ve spoken about the benefits of a primer on numerous occasions: smooth surface, oil control and longer-lasting makeup. The magical properties of a primer create a barrier between your skin and makeup, thereby preventing the oils from the skin to mix with makeup and ruining it. Apply a very tiny amount of primer on your eyelid before putting on makeup to ensure it lasts longer.

 

Apply makeup using brush

Apply makeup using brush

Are you still applying eyeshadow using the tips of your finger? Stop right away! The heat and oils from your fingers are easily transferred onto your lids making them oilier. Instead, use a clean makeup brush to get your eye makeup on-point.

 

Don’t forget setting spray

Don’t forget setting spray

Last but not the least, the easiest way to get makeup that won’t budge or melt is by using a setting spray. A matte setting spray will control the shine and lock your makeup look all day.