How To Remove Waterproof Mascara- 8 Easy Steps

August 22, 2017

Tako Phanoraj

How To Remove Waterproof Mascara – 8 Easy Steps

Inner beauty is great, but a little mascara never hurt anybody right? Mascara is such an amazing makeup item. It just breathes life into your eyes by making them look more doe eyed and your eyelashes fluttery and flirty. Mascara is essential to have in your makeup bag and is the most revolutionised makeup item on the market. Mascara dates as far back as to the Ancient Egyptian times, with it being worn by both sexes as a protective ointment due to the country’s hot and dry climate. Not only was it worn just as a protectant, it was also used as an insect repellent, too. Ancient Egyptian women would add crushed particles of malachite to their lashes as it was believed to be an alluring aphrodisiac. Since then, mascara has developed dramatically by ways of prototype and formula, and there is no foolproof concoction other than the groundbreaking waterproof mascara.

There is no other way to make your eyes stand out other than by applying coats of waterproof mascara on your lashes. It dramatically changes your look from having fair eyelashes that are not visible to black and sexy fan-like falsies, or dead straight plain eyelashes to thick and lush voluminous ones. Waterproof mascara is long lasting in wear as it does not smudge or smear. They come in many different formulas that not only are waterproof but also lengthen, curl and volumise as well.  You can do practically anything with waterproof mascara these days such as swim laps in the pool, working out an intense sweat at the gym, watch a tear-jerker of a movie and face Australia’s humid summers with it. By using waterproof mascaras, you can go about your daily activities as you please without looking like a weeping racoon at the end.

However, in saying that, when you find yourself the holy grail of waterproof formula, that formula simply does not budge. Even with just attacking it with water and face cleanser simply does not cut it being that good of a formulation. So, we need the correct steps to know how to remove waterproof mascara. Leaving mascara on your eyelashes will only be detrimental in the long run, as this can lead to short, weak lashes and irregular shedding. We do often forget is that our eyelashes are strands of hair as well, so they must be taken care of like the hair we have on our scalp. They should be cleaned and conditioned regularly. You’re probably thinking: “Yeah yeah, I already know this! I just rub my eyes with a makeup remover wipe and I just rub, rub, rub away”. Err no, that way will do you more harm than good. Not only do our eyelashes need maintenance and gentle care, but the skin around our eye area also requires care as well. The skin around that area is extremely delicate and thin, so rough man-handling and scrubbing could lead to premature ageing, fine lines and wrinkles. And who wants that anyway?

How To Remove Waterproof Mascara – Safe and Easy Method

So here is a safe, relaxing spa-like treatment method of removing your waterproof mascara and still have healthy natural lashes afterwards.

You will need:

What to do – 8 Steps

  1. Grab a cotton pad and rip it in half so there are two semi-circles.
  2. Wet your semi-circle cotton pad with the makeup remover solution. This should be wet but not soaking.
  3. Now underneath your eye, place this semi-circle pad on that area. The pad should be wet enough so that it sticks underneath that area.
  4. Grab another cotton pad, a whole circle one this time and soak this through.
  5. Close your eye and place your whole wet cotton pad over your whole eyelid. Allow the pad to soak there for a few minutes by holding it there and with the other hand just pat around in a pitter-patter motion around your eye and eyelash region. This will help the solution to break down the stubborn waterproof mascara and this step also feels like a mini facial massage, too.
  6. After the sufficient time has passed, slowly and gently slide the cotton pad downwards and also grabbing the under-eye semi-circle pad along the way as well wipe up and away from your eye in a swooping like motion. Do not pull down or tug at your eyelash or eyelid area. As you will see the majority of flaked off waterproof mascara can be seen on the pad.
  7. Fold your used whole cotton pad in half, then half again so it should look like a quarter. By using the corner of your quarter piece cotton pad, run the pointed tip along your lash line, wiggling it deep into the root or base of your eyelashes. Repeat this step to your bottom lash line as well.
  8. For extra measure with any excess smudging underneath your eye area. Take a cotton bud, dip that in the eye makeup remover solution and wipe underneath your lower lash line to remove any residue on the lower lash line.

Continue by cleansing your face followed with some moisturiser when you are done.

For anyone who is time poor, on a budget or wanting to use all-natural remedies and doesn’t mind the oily texture, you can opt for these household items.

  • Olive oil: Pour some olive oil on a cotton pad or foundation wedge and gently dab the product onto your eyelash and eyelid area, sweeping away your waterproof mascara off your eyelashes. After this process is done, you can wash away the oily residue with water or simply cleanse your face.
  • Coconut oil: You must firstly warm up a pea-sized amount of coconut oil into your hands and apply this on your eyelid and lashes. Avoid your eye. There is no danger here, just blurred vision if you do get this in your eye. Take a cotton pad and wipe away gently the mascara and poof! This should come off a treat. Not only does the coconut oil remove stubborn waterproof mascara but it nourishes and hydrates the delicate eye area, too.

If you find this article on how to remove waterproof mascara helpful or have any other tips please add a comment below.

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