Removing Waterproof Makeup.
Waterproof mascara and other waterproof products are a sure-shot way to keep your makeup stay put and your glam quotient intact throughout the day. We have all been in situations where a sudden downpour or a burst of teary laughter has got our makeup faded, or worse, bleeding! So resorting to waterproof mascara and smudge-proof makeup feels good until the removal starts feeling like another nightmare.
Here are some tips and tricks to make it effortless for you to get rid of stubborn makeup without subjecting your skin to any brutality and abrasion:
Use a Commercial Eye Makeup Remover
It is as simple as it gets! When it comes to removing waterproof products from the lash line, waterline or lids, the best way forward is to invest in a good eye makeup remover. They are specifically formulated to cater to sensitive eye areas.
Pour the liquid into a cotton ball or patch, gently press it over the eye socket, and a simple glide can get your pesky mascara and makeup off.
Use Oil-Infused Micellar Water
Basic micellar water is never quite effective on waterproof makeup, especially mascara. It will leave you rubbing the skin for a while only to find a few loose lashes or brow strands on the cotton pad. An oil-infused product will help unclamp the product easily from the lashes. However, a quick splash of water is needed if the oil residue feels uncomfortable afterwards.
DIY Essential Oil Mixture
Make a concoction of Olive, Coconut, Almond, Jojoba and Witch Hazel oils with half part plain or distilled water. And voilà! You have your very own DIY waterproof makeup remover. It will not only easily remove dirt, grime, and long-stay makeup but also deeply moisturize your skin. Longtime regular application is even proven to foster lash and brow growth.
Baby Oil and Cleanser
If a DIY oil mixture feels too intimidating and cumbersome, give baby oil a try to remove stubborn makeup off your skin. Baby oils are gentle on your facial skin and are a great pick if your skin is sensitive and prone to breakouts. Follow it up with a warm rinse with baby shampoo or gentle cleanser to lock in a fresh yet dewy feel.
Cotton Buds and Q-Tips for the Lash Line
If nothing helps with clamped-up mascara residues on the lash lines, dip a Q-Tip into the remover, oil or mixture. Then, gently put it between the lashes to make the cotton absorb every last bit of the product.
All in all, there is no reason to dread the removal of your long-stay beauty essentials as long as you’re playing it smart!
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Sandra is a wedding makeup artist who helped more than 439 brides enhance their beauty on their wedding day. Sandra takes pride in sharing all her makeup tricks and "how-to" to help all the makeup addicts out there be conformable with applying and wearing makeup.