Wearing elaborate eye looks is all fun and games until you get to that part of the day where you have to remove every bit of it. Makeup removal is not an easy task (nor is it fun either), especially after a long night when all you want to do is go to sleep. But that’s a risk we don’t want you to take — going to bed without taking your makeup off because it can cause extensive damage to your skin.
While foundation and lipsticks are easy to take off, eye makeup is particularly stubborn to get rid of. Girls who wear kohl or eyeliner on their waterline would know that the struggle is far too real. Buuut, instead of firmly scrubbing or rubbing your eyes to get rid of the eyeliner, go ahead and take a look at some effective methods we’ve listed down that will help you get rid of every last trace of eyeliner effectively — yes, promise!
- Tip #01: Use a Q-tip
- Tip #02: Don’t use too much remover
- Tip #03: Give makeup wipes a break
- Tip #04: Always start by removing your eyeliner
Tip #01: Use a Q-tip
Simply dip a Q-tip in micellar water like the Pond's Vitamin Micellar Water D-Toxx Charcoal or oil-based makeup remover like the Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover to get rid of the eyeliner with ease. Both products have the ability to break makeup particles so that they can be easily picked by the Q-tip; thereby preventing harsh rubbing that can damage the delicate skin around eyes.
Tip #02: Don’t use too much remover
Even if you drew a thick line on the waterline, don’t use too much makeup remover. You require very little product to reach tiny areas such as your tear ducts. Steer clear of any harsh cleansers that might cause irritation. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser like the Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water.
Tip #03: Give makeup wipes a break
While makeup wipes can be great for on-the-go cleansing or when you’re on vacation and can’t be bothered to do the whole shebang, we suggest not using it to get rid of eyeliner from the waterline. No matter how soft the wipe claims to be, you won’t be able to reach nooks and corners. And, even if you do use wipes, don’t forget to follow it up with a gentle cleanser to thoroughly get rid makeup and oil from the skin.
Tip #04: Always start by removing your eyeliner
As a general rule of thumb, it is best to first get rid of eye makeup and then the rest of your face. This prevents the risk of transferring makeup from the face into your eyes and also picks off any makeup that may have spread outside the eyes. Start with the stubborn eyeliner on your waterline and then move on to your eyelids.
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Written by Sanya Hamdani on Sep 09, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.