How To Remove Waterproof Eye Makeup | Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

How To Remove Waterproof Eye Makeup | Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

Oct 24, 2017Dr. Travis Zigler

What To Use As An Eye Makeup Remover

Everyone loves to talk about makeup, and we can never seem to get enough. However, the fun often ends when we start talking about how to remove it. It can be such a pain! Some products just don't work (especially on waterproof makeup), others are filled with chemicals we don't want touching our skin (let alone our eyes!) and there are so many makeup remover products on the market right now. It can be tough to find one that you truly love. 

So today, I'm going to give you a few pointers on removing your makeup, as well as products that get the job done. Truthfully, I love removing makeup because it means that my skin gets to breathe! 

Heyedrate Eye Makeup Remover


Lets begin with a few different types of makeup removers:
  1. Oil-Based - These are fantastic for cutting through both conventional and waterproof makeup because oil breaks down oil. Most of these are also safe for use around the eyes. Yipee!
  2. Micellar Water - Micelles are molecules of surfactants floating in water, and they gently remove dirt, oil, and makeup. This is a great option for sensitive skin because it leaves your natural oil intact, although it's not great for heavy-duty makeup.
  3. Foams - Ideal for those who like lather, but may contain chemicals that make them unsafe for use around the eyes (check the label!)
  4. Creams - This type of remover brings up memories of my mother and the classic Pond's Cold Cream. This is especially great for getting rid of heavy, theater makeup, but you absolutely must avoid your eyes.

How To Remove Waterproof Eye Makeup | Best Way To Remove Eye Makeup

In my opinion, the absolute best way to remove waterproof eye makeup is by utilizing an oil-based eye makeup remover. I will note that, if some of the remover makes it into your eye (which it may because your eyelids are not a tight seal), you'll have blurred vision for a few minutes because the oil will disrupt your tear film. However, oil-based removers are simply the safest and best option for those with sensitive eyes.

If wearing waterproof makeup, I prefer to wet my eyelids a bit before using any remover because it simply makes things easier to remove. After that, I place a few drops of an oil-based remover, such as our Heyedrate Eye Makeup Remover Oil, onto a cotton ball. Wipe gently over your closed eyelid and into the base of your eyelashes, ensuring that your makeup is removed, and then repeat on the other eyelid. I then follow up with our Heyedrate Tea Tree Oil Soap to wash my face. Simple as that!

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover | Does an Olive Oil Make Up Remover Work?

You can absolutely make your own makeup remover at home if you're unsure of all of the ingredients in commercially available brands. Olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and grapeseed oil are all wonderful choices for eye makeup removal, and you can simply use those oils alone.

Make sure to try our Heyedrate Makeup Remover Oil. We've blended organic Grapeseed Oil, organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, and organic Tea Tree Essential Oil. 

Makeup Remover


Where to Buy Makeup Remover Online

Buying an eye makeup remover online can be daunting because you don't get to try it out. Is it going to work? Is it going to irritate my eyes? Those are very valid questions! Our Heyedrate Eye Makeup Remover Oil is a safe blend of oils which will help you get the job done.

That's really what we're all searching for in a makeup remover; ease of use, effectiveness, and maybe a few extra benefits. 


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