How To Remove Eyeliner

How to Remove Eyeliner

How often do you struggle to get rid of stubborn eyeliner?

If you’ve tried everything from makeup removers to harsh chemicals, you might want to try out these natural remedies instead.

Eyeliner is a great way to define your eyes and create a beautiful look. Unfortunately, it can also be quite tricky to get off.

The last thing you want at the end of a long day is to be tugging and rubbing your eyes in hopes of being able to remove your eyeliner.

What is even worse, is when you wake up in the morning and there is still a faint line of eyeliner on your eyes.

We love to use it but we hate to take it off! Well, if you are sick of struggling with taking off your eyeliner, you’ve come to the right place.

We are going to walk you through some tips and tricks we use to get our eyeliner off quickly and easily.

What Is Eyeliner?

Eyeliner is a cosmetic product that can be applied to eyelids. Eyeliner is often used to define the eyes.

It comes in various forms, including pencils, liquid liners, and gel liners.

The most common type is the liquid liner, which comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

It can be applied with an applicator or they come in pen form. Liquid liners have a tendency to run if you apply too much pressure while using them.

They are considered to be more difficult to use because there is the possibility to smudge them since they take a few seconds to dry.

Gel eyeliners are also a popular choice by many.

Gel eyeliners usually come in a pot and you have to use a brush or the applicator that came with them to apply it to the eyes.

They tend to be slightly easier to use since they don’t run like liquid ones. Gel eyeliners can oftentimes be waterproof.

Pencil eyeliners have been around longer than you can imagine.

They aren’t as popular as they once were, but they are still great for using on your waterline.

Pencil eyeliners are a lot easier to use as they don’t run, although they do smudge.

How To Remove Eyeliner With Makeup Remover

Since we now know about the types of eyeliner we are removing, let’s look at the best way to remove them from our eyes gently.

For this method, you will need some makeup remover and cotton pads.

Top Tip: If you are wearing waterproof eyeliner like gel eyeliner, use an oil-based makeup remover.

Step One

The first step is to wash your hands. This is so that no bacteria is transferred to your face and eyes.

Step Two

Use the makeup remover to wash your face. Most makeup removers will have their own instructions.

You want to get rid of as much makeup by washing your face first.

Step Three

When you have washed your face it is time to use the cotton pads to remove any tricky makeup.

You need to pour the makeup remover on the cotton pad until it is fully saturated.

If you are trying to remove a mistake you made, just use a cotton swab instead.

Step Four

Now, press the saturated cotton pad to your eye. You’ll want to hold it there for around 20 seconds.

Feel free to gently wiggle or press on the cotton pad. Do not rub your eye with it.

How to Remove Eyeliner - Press the saturated cotton pad to your eye and hold it for 20 seconds
Press the saturated cotton pad to your eye and hold it for 20 seconds

Step Five

Gently start to wipe the eyeliner away. It is best to do this in a downward motion. Make sure you are not tugging at your skin.

Step Six

If there is any remaining residue, use a cleanser to wash your face again. Once this is done all the eyeliner should be removed.

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How To Remove Eyeliner With Makeup Wipes

Makeup wipes have saved so many people from a long makeup removing routine.

Sometimes there are moments when you just need to quickly remove your makeup and makeup wipes are here to help with that.

Follow these steps to help you remove your eyeliner with makeup wipes.

Step One

The first thing you need to do is select some makeup wipes that work for your skin.

If you have sensitive skin, avoid makeup wipes that have a fragrance.

Step Two

Take your wipe and gently wipe from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner. Don’t rub your eyes as this might irritate them.

Step Three

Use the corner of the wipe to wipe away any eyeliner residue that is in the eyelash line. Repeat on the other eye with a new wipe

Step Four

Once you have removed the majority of your eyeliner with the makeup wipe, wash your face with a cleanser.

You should now be eyeliner-free.

Other Ways To Remove Eyeliner

There are other ways to remove eyeliner in case you don’t have makeup remover or eyeliner wipes with you.

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is a great way of removing stubborn eyeliner.

All you have to do is put the petroleum jelly on a cotton pad and wipe your eyes gently.

Once you have removed the eyeliner, you can wash your face with a cleanser to get rid of any petroleum jelly on your face.

Baby Oil

Baby oil is another fantastic way to remove waterproof eyeliner.

You can use other oils like coconut oil, you just need to make sure they are safe.

To remove eyeliner with baby oil you need to soak a cotton pad with the oil. Then hold the cotton pad to your eye for around 15 seconds.

Once you have done this, start to wipe away the eyeliner with the cotton pad. Repeat on the other eye with a new pad.

Then to finish, wash your face with a cleanser.

Final Thoughts

So that is how you remove eyeliner without it being a struggle.

Using a makeup remover or a makeup wipe makes it easy to remove the eyeliner as these products were designed to break down the eyeliner.

There are so many ways to remove eyeliner, even if you don’t have these products at home.

The rule is to make sure you are being gentle and are not scrubbing your eyes.

We hope that you have found this guide on how to remove eyeliner useful. Now you can remove your eyeliner without any stress!

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