After Make up: remove your eye make-up with care

In Beauty, make up on February 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

After Make up: remove your eye make-up with care

A few days ago, we had a look at the cat-eye make-up. Have you seen the back-stage pics from New York Fashion Week? It was there again, the cat-eye; good for us!

Cateye NYFW Anna Sui
Anyway; we all love to cover our faces with eye-shadow, powder and blush; but hands on hearts; how good are we at removing our make-up?
Key to true beauty is a good foundation (I am not talking about the product here) and – boring as it sounds, part of a good foundation is a great cleansing routine.

The skin around the eyes is sensitive and therefore we need to take extra care of it in our day-to-day skincare. Therefore, let’s have a look at how to remove our eye make-up gently and efficiently.

Firstly, never ever leave your make-up on over night. Let it be late and may you be drunk; the make-up needs to come off before you go to sleep. I tend to cleanse my whole face – with a foamy cleanser – before I move on to the eyes, that will already remove some of the eye make-up and will save you on cotton pads an eye make-up remover. This way, you can also be gentler on your eyes when removing mascara, liner and eye-shadow. Just make sure you do not use your facial cleanser too close to your eyes.

Use a gentle eye make-up remover on a cotton pad; firstly, soak what is left of the eye make-up for a few seconds. Then carefully remove the make-up by using the pad from the eyelids and upwards/downwards towards the lashes. Do not rub; that is harmful for the lashes and stresses the fine skin.

Make sure all of the make-up is gone, let the skin dry and then complete your routine with serum and eye-cream as needed. A tip: to soothe and refresh tired and puffy eyes: soak two bags of camomile tea and place on your eyelids for 5-10 minutes after cleansing but before applying serum and cream.

My personal favourite eye-make remover is L’Oreal Paris Clean Artiste Eye Makeup Remover, Waterproof/Long Wearing, 4-Fluid Ounce
. This product removes your make-up very efficiently without irritating. It is definitely suitable even for sensitive eyes and skin but otherwise there is the sister version: L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (125ml)
which is very mild. Great price point too at £ 4.99/£2.99


Another excellent product for removing eye make-up is Lumene’s ‘Waterproof eye make-up remover’; also available in a milder version for non-waterproof make-up. Lumene is difficult to get a hold of in the UK; but it is worth searching on Amazon. If you travel to the Scandinavian countries, definitely look out for this natural and highly efficient skincare brand. Have a look at for more information.


Many eye make-up removers, like those from L’Oréal, and Lumene, should be shaken before use for best result. This is because the different components form separate and visible layers in the bottle

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