Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick Tip: Mascara Resi-don't!

If you're constantly plagued by clumpy, flaking mascara, no matter what brand you use, it may surprise you to know that what's on your wand might not be at fault- it could be what's already on your lashes. If you count on your facial cleanser to remove your mascara at the end of the day, you may be leaving residue behind on your lashes. Even if the leftovers are invisible, residue from today's mascara can keep tomorrow's coat from performing the way it's meant to. If you notice that a new tube works great for a few days, then beings to fail you, build up could be the culprit. Use a gentle, non-oily remover like MAC's Pro Eye Makeup Remover before you wash your face every night. For more stubborn long wearing and waterproof formulas, try a dual-phase formula like Lancome's classic favorite, Bi-Facil.

4 comments:

SilhouetteScreams said...

Great tip, I never really thought about the cleanliness of my lashes tbh. :)

rowenadevandal said...

I've always used baby oil as an eye makeup and lipstick remover, followed by a nice exfoliating face wash. Though now I use an anti-aging formula that "gently exfoliates"...whatever...

Jessica said...

Rowena,

You know I'm a theatre vet- nothing works like baby oil to take off eyemakeup! Honestly, mineral oil (the main ingredient in Baby oil) has an unfair bad rap- I think it's a conspiracy perpetrated by high-end cosmetic companies so they can justify charging us more for their ingredients.

Baby oil is gentle, non irritating, and cheap! Like you mentioned, it's best to use it as a remover first, then use a daily facial cleanser to wash away any leftover oil.

I should mention that contact lense wearers may want to steer clear of oil based products around the eye area, since it can deposit on the lenses and damage them!

Thanks for commenting, BTW!

Janeathan said...

Do you have any suggestions for cheep, drugstore/Walmart brands of good makeup remover?

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