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How To Remove Waterproof Mascara Perfectly

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How To Remove Waterproof Mascara Perfectly April 25, 2018

Are you someone who loves fluttery, voluminous lashes and swears by waterproof mascara? If yes, you know it’s all fun and games till you actually have to remove it at the end of the day because waterproof mascara is notoriously stubborn. It’s a challenge as removing it the wrong way will have a negative impact not just on your lashes but also on the skin around your eyes. Also, what do you do when you run out of makeup remover in the middle of the night? Sleep with traces of it? That’s an enormous NO!

We’ve got a few clever hacks for you to remove waterproof mascara with ease and without causing strain to your precious lashes. Read on to find out how you can incorporate some of these methods to remove your mascara perfectly.

How To Remove Waterproof Mascara Without Damaging Your Lashes And Blinding Yourself

  1. Eye Makeup Remover
  2. Micellar Water
  3. Coconut Oil, Olive Oil Or Almond Oil
  4. Baby Shampoo
  5. Regular Lotion Or Cold Cream

1. Removal Of Waterproof Mascara With Eye Makeup Remover – The Go-To Technique!

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This one’s a no-brainer. If you’re methodical and have your life together – you may never run out of your eye makeup remover because you’ll always remember to buy some beforehand. This tip is for the mascara-newbies. So listen up, using an eye makeup remover to get rid of that product at the end of the day is perhaps the most ideal thing to do.

What We Need

  • An eye makeup remover (We recommend trying the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover or the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover)
  • Cotton pads

Step By Step Process

  1. Take a cotton pad and pour some of your eye makeup remover onto it.
  2. Close your eyelids and rest the cotton pad on the top of your lashes for a few seconds.
  3. Gently wipe the cotton pad downwards, towards your lash tips.
  4. Repeat this process until all traces of the mascara has been removed.

Expert Tip

Use an ophthalmologically tested, hypoallergenic eye makeup remover of high quality. This is very essential as your eyes are the most sensitive organ you have.

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Removal Of Waterproof Mascara Without Eye Makeup Remover!

2. Micellar Water – The Wonder Product That’s Pure Magic

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If you have dry and sensitive skin, micellar water is your answer. It’s an incredible product to use on the delicate eye area and on your lashes if you want to be as gentle as possible. So, the trick is to get the formula of your waterproof mascara to break down, and for this, oil-infused micellar water works wonders!

What We Need

  • Oil-infused micellar water (We suggest the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water)
  • Cotton pads

How To Remove

  1. Use a cotton pad to apply the micellar water.
  2. Close your eyelids and rest the cotton pad on top of your lashes for about ten seconds.
  3. Gently wipe down, towards the lash tips.
  4. Repeat this process using fresh pads until all the product has been thoroughly removed.

Expert Tip

It’s always recommended to use hypoallergenic products that are of high quality. Make sure you go in for well-known brands while choosing your micellar water.

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3. Coconut Oil, Olive Oil Or Almond Oil – The All-Natural Techniques You Must Absolutely Try

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Using coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil to get rid of your notoriously stubborn mascara is one of the safest and most effective ways of mascara removal. There’s no need of rubbing or tugging at your delicate eye area. The best part is – these oils are rich in nutrients and will encourage the growth of dark and healthy eyelashes.

What We Need

  • Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil or olive oil
  • Cotton pads

How To Remove

  1. Dab some oil on a cotton pad.
  2. Place this pad on your eyelid and let it rest for a few seconds.
  3. Gently wipe down, towards your lash tips, without rubbing or tugging.
  4. Repeat this process until the mascara formula breaks, and there are no traces of it left on your lashes.
  5. You can use a wet wipe to get rid of the residue of the oil that’s left on your eye.

Expert Tip

It’s best to use just a little bit of oil as this method is a little messy – and this way, you can prevent any of it getting into your eye. However, if it happens to get into your eye, wash it off with water.

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4. Baby Shampoo – The ‘No-Tear’ Formula

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If you run out of options and happen to have baby shampoo in your bathroom cabinet, it can be an effective way of removing waterproof mascara. The ‘no-tear’ formulas are relatively safe to use, and they are also fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.

What We Need

  • Baby shampoo
  • Cotton balls
  • Wet wipes or cotton pads

How To Remove

  1. Use a very small amount of baby shampoo. Using a damp cotton ball, apply it onto your lashes.
  2. Hold the cotton pad and wipe it downwards, towards the tips of your lashes.
  3. Use a wet wipe or a cotton pad to wipe away the mascara and baby shampoo and ensure there’s no residue of shampoo left behind.

Expert Tip

Never use regular shampoo to do this as it will irritate your eyes and cause major stinging.

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5. Regular Lotion Or Cold Cream

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You can also use cold cream or a face moisturizer in case you’re out of other options to remove your waterproof mascara – although this will take some extra effort. Cold cream also works for removing an entire face of makeup.

What We Need

  • Cold cream or moisturizing lotion
  • Warm washcloth

How To Remove

  1. After you wash your face with your regular cleanser, pat it dry and apply your cold cream.
  2. Carefully rub the cream onto your lashes before wiping them clean with a warm washcloth.

Expert Tip

Do not use strong, chemical-based lotions near your eye area as this may cause an infection. It’s also advisable to not use petroleum jelly to remove your eye makeup as petrochemicals are not good for your skin (especially the delicate eye area). It can cause milia and zits.

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How To Remove Waterproof Mascara Stains On Clothing?

If you happen to accidentally get a swipe of your waterproof mascara on your clothes, dab a bit of Pine Sol or Lestoil on the spot using a cotton ball or a clean cloth. You can also use dish soap to remove the stain.

We agree that waterproof mascara can be incredibly annoying to take off as it’s designed to be resistant to water. However, a little effort and these tricks can be incorporated into your beauty routine to quickly and efficiently remove your waterproof mascara without your lashes becoming brittle and falling off. Do you have a go-to technique to remove your waterproof mascara? If yes, share your method to get every last bit off of that mascara in the comments section below.

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