If you’re looking for a long-lasting mascara, waterproof mascara is definitely the best choice.
It offers several notable benefits including additional volume and length.
However at the end of the day, the struggle to remove waterproof mascara is so difficult and messy, it almost makes it not seem worth it!
So we found FIVE different (and effective) methods for removing waterproof mascara easily.
1. Remove Waterproof Mascara easily with Cotton Balls
You will need make up pads, cotton balls or q-tips (baby wipes also work) and make up remover.
- Wet the cotton ball with makeup remover
- Next, close your eyes and place the cotton ball below your eyelashes.
- Apply pressure gently on your eyelashes from above so that they are pressed down on the cotton ball.
- Take note that mascara must be removed gently to avoid getting it in your eyes, which may cause an eye infection.
- Leave in place for approximately 20 seconds and the mascara will start dissolving.
- For this step, gently slide the cotton ball while still holding down on your eyelashes in one direction and without any tugging.
- Check your progress in the mirror to ensure all the waterproof mascara has come off. If you still see some stubborn waterproof mascara, gently continue to wipe the undersides of your eyelashes until all the mascara comes off.
- Now dip a q-tip in the makeup remover solution to remove waterproof mascara from the bottom of your eyelashes.
- Now that you’ve removed the mascara, use a gentle face cleanser to remove any residue and last traces of water proof mascara, and rinse your face with lukewarm water.
- Finally, moisturize your face with a good moisturizer as make up remover tends to dry out skin.
2. Remove Waterproof Mascara with Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly is probably the most cost-effective and easy way to remove waterproof mascara. To do so, simply use your fingers to coat your eyelashes with petroleum jelly. After approximately five minutes, remove the petroleum jelly with a cotton ball or pad dipped in warm water gently without allowing it to get to your eyes.
3. Remove Waterproof Mascara with Baby Oil
Baby oil proves handy in a wide range of situations including removing waterproof mascara. Although this is an effective way to remove waterproof mascara, you must be careful as it contains petroleum, which may be harmful for your eyes. To get started, take a cotton ball with a little bit of baby oil on it and position it on the bottom of your eyelashes and wipe your eyelashes gently in a single direction without tugging. As an alternative, you can also use baby shampoo to remove waterproof mascara, but make sure you use the no tear formula so that you don’t hurt your eyes.
4. Remove Waterproof Mascara with Olive Oil
There are several different uses of olive oil, and it is an excellent way to remove waterproof mascara. First, you need to wet your eyelids by simply splashing them gently with water. Next, put a few drops of olive oil on a piece of cotton and gently press it on your eyelashes. Leave it in place for approximately a minute and slowly wipe it away. Now, wash your face with lukewarm water to complete the process. A noteworthy benefit of olive oil is that it can be used to remove other face makeup, and simultaneously keeps your skins looking great.
5. Remove Waterproof Mascara with Coconut Oil
You can use coconut oil in the same way as olive oil to remove waterproof mascara. Coconut oil has some strong properties so you only need to hold the cotton ball in place for 30 seconds rather than a minute.
Take note that regardless of the method you use to remove waterproof mascara, it is important to wash your face thoroughly preferably with lukewarm water. Also, don’t forget to apply a good moisturizer to combat dry skin, which may result from makeup removers.