Let's admit it: There's only so much that a mascara can do on your quest for longer, fuller lashes. And yes, there are falsies too. But you’ll have to take them off at the end of the day. So, if you want long, fluttery lashes for weeks without the hassle of taking them off, falsies are your best bet. Your eyelashes will look long and wispy, and you will be able to slay the ‘I-woke-up-like-this’ selfies with aplomb.
But, like all good things, eyelash extensions come with their own set of struggles — the difficulty of removing eye makeup. There is always the fear of rubbing your lashes too hard to get rid of that waterproof mascara, isn’t it? But you can put this worry behind you, because we have listed down a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of eye makeup while wearing lash extensions.
Step 01: First things first, steer clear of oil-based makeup removers as they will weaken the eyelashes and cause them to shed. Start by using an oil-free makeup remover like the Pond’s Vitamin Micellar Water, Brightening Rose. Pour some on a washcloth instead of your usual cotton pad. The reason you need to make this switch is because washcloths do not leave behind lint that could be trapped in your eyelashes and removing that can sometimes cause you to tug on the extensions, leading to breakage.
Step 02: Next, place this cleanser-soaked washcloth on your eyelid and allow it to sit there for about a minute. Do not rub or swipe, just place it there and let it do its thing.
Step 03: After about a minute, gently wipe your eyelid with the washcloth, but avoid touching too close to your lash line. This should help you get rid of the majority of eye makeup (yes, waterproof mascara included).
Step 04: As for getting rid of makeup close to your lash line, dip a cotton swab in micellar water and swipe it onto the makeup to get rid of it. In about two to three swipes, your eye makeup should be completely off, because you have already broken down the eyeliner by placing the washcloth in the previous step.
Easy-peasy, isn’t it?