How to Remove Waterproof Mascara Without Losing Your Eyelashes

Woman wearing mascara
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Waterproof mascara doesn’t smudge and it’s perfect for weddings when you know you’re going to cry or for beach days when you’ll be soaking up the sun. While we prefer it to regular mascara, taking it off can be a real nuisance. It’s almost impossible! It never comes off easily and when you do manage to finally remove it, you’ve lost half of your eyelashes. So, what’s the best way to remove waterproof mascara?

When it comes to makeup remover, look for one that’s gentle and effective, so your lashes don’t come off with your makeup. If you have sensitive skin, get a makeup remover specifically for your skin type as normal ones can irritate your skin.

The best way to remove waterproof mascara is with a makeup remover-soaked cotton pad. Gently press it on the area while your eyes are closed and let it sit there for a few seconds, to allow the remover to break down the product. Then wipe away the mascara in a downward motion. Keep doing this until all of the mascara is gone.

No matter what, don’t rub it off. This will make the makeup smudge all over your face and it will stain the delicate eye area.