anyone that wears eye makeup knows how hard it is to remove (especially mascara). i used to be the wash-and-go girl, but i’ve since started using drugstore makeup remover because all that vigorous rubbing isn’t good for the sensitive eye area.
but i went through bottles like a maniac and that added up! so i’ve been relying on some random multi-purpose household items to get the job done. and, believe it or not, they actually work and i’ve come to find through much research that they’re completely safe.
important note: i’ve tried all of the above solutions and each works effectively and gently. with that being said, you should always spot test on an area of skin before you use any of these on your eyes.
my take: out of these 3, i prefer to use the last one because it doesn’t leave behind a film. also, i figure if it’s safe and gentle enough to use on babies, then it’s safe and gentle enough for me! in a pinch, i’ll use the olive oil on its own – it removes makeup very easily.
for some more diy solutions check out:
–makeup artist kandee johnson’s tutorial combining olive oil and witch hazel.
–traclyn’s non-comodegenic formula using aloe vera gel and petroleum jelly.