How to Remove Waterproof Eyeliner

Woman is removing waterproof eyeliner

Waterproof eyeliner has many benefits, specifically in that they’re water-resistant and are thus much more resistant to daily wear-and-tear than other eye makeups; however, that same water resistance can make them a real pain to remove when you’re cleaning your face! 

You’ve probably found yourself searching for how to remove waterproof eyeliner once or more before, and we want to show you how to remove eyeliner sustainably without hurting your face or your eyes.

Get a Good Makeup Remover

The first thing you need to do is ensure that your makeup remover is of good quality. This will ensure that you’re not using harmful chemicals or exfoliants that could be damaging your skin even more than leaving your makeup on, or actually not doing the work the remover should be doing and leaving some makeup in your pores.

Woman is removing makeup

Use a Healthy Makeup Palette

On a side note, you can also do a lot of damage to your skin with the wrong makeup palettes. Make sure you’re using makeup palettes that are high-quality, sustainably sourced, and not filled with damaging chemicals and substances.

Get a Waterproof Eyeliner Remover

The next step is that, alongside your makeup remover, you should have an eyeliner remover. With waterproof eyeliner, you want something that can help break up the water-resistant compounds of the eyeliners to help remove it easier. 

Woman is removing waterproof eyeliner

Gentle Makeup Removal: Protecting Your Delicate Eye Area

This goes for all makeup removal, but especially around your eyes, you want to be gentle with your wipes. It can be tempting to take a makeup remover pad and just go to town on your skin. After all, you want to ensure all the makeup and eyeliner are gone, right?

Well, wiping gently prevents your skin from getting inflamed. The last thing you want is to remove all that makeup just to reveal damaged, puffy, inflamed skin.

Woman is gently removing makeup

Wiping gently and consistently ensures you move steadily across your face and actually remove all of the makeup. If you go too fast or too rough, you run a decent chance of missing makeup or eyeliner and not noticing till later.

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