Oily Eyelids? Here’s How To Make Your Eyeliner Stay & Slay

It happens. You draw the perfect winged liner, and in a few hours, it all falls apart because of your oily eyelids.

I mean, our makeup should last more than a few selfies’ worth of time, but girls with oily eyelids don’t exactly have that luxury.

Anyway, there are some ways to make your eyeliner last longer, and embrace your naturally moisturised eyelids.

1. Start off with clean eyelids

Cleanse your eyelids with micellar water, like Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water and a cotton pad or makeup remover wipes. You’ll need to make sure there’s no residual oil before you begin your cat-eye ritual.

2. Use a primer

Remember to prep your eyelids with a good, matte primer. Since you have oily eyelids, it’s only logical that you should stay away from the dewy stuff. It’ll probably look dewy in a few hours anyway, thanks to your oily eyelids. Try a bit of NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer on your eyelids.

3. Dab on concealer

Dab on a layer of concealer onto your eyelids to reduce the oil factor. Concealer will work with primer to give your eyelids an even coverage and prevent your natural oils from seeping through and ruining your perfect winged liner. For an anti-ageing option, try Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer.

4. Choose a waterproof eyeliner

When you have oily eyelids, you can’t just use any type of eyeliner. Of course, different products work differently for everyone, so you may need to try out a few before you find an eyeliner that works for you. If you’re looking for one in a pinch, maybe you’d like to try Silkygirl Perfect Matte Liquid Eyeliner.