How to Mask Oily Eyelids: Makeup Tips and Tricks


We all hate the occasional sight of the smudged liner, creased up eyebrows, messed up eyeliner on the creases when you look into a mirror at the end of the day. It is a complete horror show to witness, right? Well, we’ve got a solution for you. Try these simple and amazing tips and tricks to make sure your eyelids don’t turn oily, making your liner and makeup products last much longer.


Translucent Powder

Try the best translucent powder out there, make sure you choose the one with the most matte look, which has a shimmering look. This will help along with a simple eyeliner, so before you apply it, dust the powder lightly on your eyelids to keep the area matte looking.

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There are a ton of great primers that you can choose from. NARS, Urban Decay, and MAC Paint Pots, with Maybelline Color Tattoos, can do wonders for your look. Just blend them slightly and set it up with powder shadow. Make sure you choose a color that suits your natural color, seal it up with a lighter shade and then apply the liner as you would.


Change your liner:

There are many liquid liners which give up on the slightest hint of oil and pencil liners even transfer to the crease. So, to avoid this mess, make use of a gel liner as they are mostly smudge-resistant and last much longer and to avoid cakey look, you can use a clean and thin line.


Less is always more:

If you’re using paint pots or a primer, make sure that you use a very thin line. Because a cakey primer will have many side effects, defeating its entire purpose.


Pencil liners:

Ensure that you set your pencil liner with a color powder shadow of the same color. And apply a primer lightly or just dust the powder slightly before you apply the pencil liner.

Don’t use concealer/foundation as a primer:

If you have oily eyelids, as they will melt away the eyeshadow and makeup, so using a foundation or a concealer is futile. And in case you do use a concealer, make sure to set it up with some loose or translucent powder before you start applying the eyeshadow.

Oil breaks down oil:

Oil is destructive to its own. So, in order to create a wall between the oil and an eyeshadow, use any oil-based product that locks it up with some powder. Oil cleaning method works for oily skin as well.



Cream liner + powder shadow:

You can apply a cream liner over a powder shadow or powdered eyelids. And you can also use any powder shadow in a similar color over your creamy liner.


Use Powder Eyeshadow in Your Crease

In order to prevent a mess by the cream or pencil liner, you can use powder shadow of a natural color to suit your skin on your creases.
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Use your powder shadows over cream products:

You can use NYX Jumbo Pencils in similar looking colors under your powdered shadow, this will ensure that it seals the products applied which makes them last even longer.

For all the Kohl lovers:

Pretty sure that we all hate that messy sight of smudged kajal under our lids, to prevent that, make sure that you apply kajal in just one layer. And use some light powder of the same natural color, as close to the lashes as possible to make sure it catches any grease coming from the kohl. You can go for a translucent and natural color looking powder to suit your skin.



And you can seal the top lid liner with some powder, which doesn’t work for kajal.

Milk of Magnesia

This simple product can be bought from any chemist shop. Get a cotton ball and apply it over your eyelids as your base, this will ensure that your makeup stays for a longer duration.

To Sum Up:

  • Make sure to seal all your liners with the same powder shadow.
  • And dust loose powder under all your eye makeup.
  • Apply cream products like Maybelline color tatoo or Mac paint pots under your powder shadows.
  • Keep a natural crease base and powder shadow for an everyday base to use before daily usual liner.
  • Make sure that you use a primer for a primer, don’t substitute it with a concealer.