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How to Remove Waterproof Mascara Gently & Effectively

Makeup removal is an important first step in any skincare routine. But when it comes to removing waterproof mascara, things can get a bit tricky. So, if you’re wondering how to remove waterproof mascara without tugging on your delicate eye area or waking up to leftover marks on your pillow, we’re here to help.

Use The Right Makeup Removal Method For Waterproof Mascara

Our best makeup remover for waterproof mascara is a 3-in-1, sulfate-free cleansing balm that gently melts away all traces of makeup—even waterproof eye makeup—without irritating or drying skin. Apply a bit of the balm to a clean cotton pad and hold it over your lashes for a few seconds. Then, gently swipe off the mascara. Be careful not to rub, scrub, or use too much pressure.

Choose a Lash-Loving Waterproof Mascara

Because waterproof mascara can sometimes be more drying on your lashes than non-waterproof, it’s important to give your lashes some extra TLC. We recommend our IT Girl fave, Tightline™ Waterproof 3-in-1 Mascara, which is a conditioning primer, eyeliner and mascara all in one! Infused with peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, proteins and antioxidants, the innovative formula helps to keep your lashes beautiful, healthy and lush.

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