Waterproof Mascara Remover

chisue

I accidentally bought waterproof mascara. It seems to go on better than the non-waterproof, but I don't know how to remove it. Google brought up things with 'micro-something' water, and with oil, and with cream. I don't want 'wipes', just something I can use on a washable cloth or cotton pad. A little help for an old lady, please?

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georgysmom2

Baby oil. I use baby oil and baby wipes to remove all make-up. Works for me. You can use baby oil and tissues, too or a cotton pad.

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bpath Oh Sophie

Micellar water is my new makeup remover. it does a great job. I put it on a cosmetic pad and wipe. Great stuff and not expensive, I got it at Target.

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Andie

I use baby oil too.

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Annie Deighnaugh

I find vaseline works best for me.

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gardengal48 (PNW Z8/9)

I use Cinique's Take the Day Off makeup remover. It takes off anything, waterproof or not.

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Raye Smith

I've always used waterproof mascara (Almay) and recently bought a new tube that I though was the same. It was gloppy going on and wouldn't come off with my make-up wipes I'd removed mascara with for years. I ended up buying a bottle of makeup remover and then switching to a different brand (Neutrogena). Problem solved.

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OutsidePlaying

I love Take the Day Off. A little dab will do ya! Both for your mascara and on your face if you have on some makeup.

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glenda_al

ditto vaseline

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Fun2BHere

This is what I use and it's available at most drug stores.

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chisue

Why, thank you! That was *quick*! I have vaseline and mineral oil on hand -- can try those first.

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chisue

Oops! I wasn't sure if mineral oil and baby oil were the same thing, so I looked it up. (They are the same, but baby oil has fragrance added.) Then I saw a "Clean Cosmetics" blog where someone says not to use either one because mineral oil it is petroleum product and a carcinogen. An option listed was olive oil. OK, another thing I have on hand!

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arkansas girl

Any oil that's non-irritating will take it off. I tend to like Neutrogena type remover because I find that oil makes me see blurry for a while, others don't seem to have this problem. My sister has always used baby oil for hers, without issue.

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Raye Smith

Fun2B that's what I bought when I couldn't get the new mascara off. I made sure it was the fragrance free version.

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Anglophilia

Another fan of Vasoline!

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Jasdip

Speaking of Vaseline, a g/f won't touch anything with petroleum/petrolatum, etc in her makeup or lip gloss. She was horrified that I had a tub of vaseline that I use on my lips. We then looked for some chapsticks type things and they all had petrolatum in them.

I've also noticed some 'flavours' of moisturizing lotions having Vaseline in them as an extra moisturizer. I didn't buy any. Oil of Olay, I think.

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georgysmom2

I'm 82....been using Johnson & Johnson baby oil since I was a teenager. Doesn't get much cheaper.

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sheilajoyce_gw

I love Lancome's mascara remover that comes in the LIGHT blue bottle. I dip a Qtip in it and remove the makeup around my eyes.

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lovemrmewey

I'm with you, sheilajoyce_gw!

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cat_mom

Best eye makeup remover IMO is Makeup Forever’s Sens’Eyes. It’s gentle on the eyes but very effective at removing even stubborn eye makeup.


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rob333 (zone 7a)

Coconut oil. It's not the edible kind. It's a cosmetic version that stays fluid.

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Annie Deighnaugh

I've tried oils to remove mascara but found it always got in my eye and created an unpleasant film temporarily...I don't have that with vaseline.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Re mascara...I got mascara primer and *love* it. It makes my lashes so much thicker and longer. Great stuff. Thought I'd mention it.

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chisue

OK, Annie, let's hear about the primer! My lashes have become LONG, but not LUSH.

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Annie Deighnaugh

I got one from Clinique, but I'm sure there are others. You apply before the mascara. I figure, if I can prime a wall before I paint it because the prep work is what matters, then why can't I do the same with my lashes?

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Chi

Micellar water is the best thing ever for removing makeup. I love it. I don't like having oil around my eyes.

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terilyn

Another vote for Lancôme here! Been using it for years and I love it.

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rob333 (zone 7a)

And I love not having my face stripped with soaps, etc. Good thing there are loads of choices out there ;) heh

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Annie Deighnaugh

Only for you guys...same eye without anything, mascara only and then primer first with the same mascara...


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rob333 (zone 7a)

Looks great. Do you also do a sealer?


I keep thinking about getting a sealer. I really want to use cake mascara and it's better with a sealer.

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Annie Deighnaugh

No sealer...just the primer.

I have used tubing mascara and find it useful for when I'm in a situation where I worry more about smudging such as in high humidity. But it weirds me out with the 'spiders' when you remove it...literally the tubes coming off the lashes.

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rob333 (zone 7a)

whoa. I haven't tried that. Think I'll go find a video...well that was interesting. I might have to try that (our dewpoint has every window in teh house and car covered in moisture because it's SO humid right now)

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OutsidePlaying

The tubing mascara was weird to me too. It does require remover to get it off and I didn’t even like the application. Glad I just had a sample and had not invested anything in it.

I have been trying out some other mascaras. So far I have found a couple I sort of like but no real front-runner yet. I keep going back to my old one that is fine, but thought I could find a cheaper one.

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gigirambles

Cold cream should remove the waterproof stuff, I would think. Also, Annie is right about the primer. I think the one I use is Revlon (I'm not sure, but I know it's a drug store brand).

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chisue

rob -- Your link to cake mascara had me reaching for my CC. Not to be...it's out of stock!

My DM used cake mascara and so did I as an older teen. As I remember, cake was superior. You control how much to dilute it. It doesn't dry instantly; you can separate the lashes with the brush. It's no wonder they don't make this; one cake could last for years!

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rob333 (zone 7a)

There's a waiting list for the brown (just email them, as I have). You can still get the black cake mascara, same site. The brown is a, and I totally don't get this, a seasonal color! There is another site that has several colors (edited): Kryolan

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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

Now the black is out of stock.

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always1stepbehind

I find my eyes gets a weird film too when using a make up remover for mascara. I recently tried Too Faced Better Than S#x mascara (non waterproof)...I didn't really care for it. DD used it and it make her lashes look amazing. Besides not really impressed on how it made my lashes look, later I had rubbed my eyes and it smudged which I've never had happen before. DD said she likes the mascara, but will go back to drugstore mascara, she gets good results with the cheaper brands.

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rob333 (zone 7a)

The black cake mascara can still be had a Besame.


The brown (or blue and grey, I think) can be had at Kryolan

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chisue

Ack! I like the Kryolan case better than the tin at Besame -- no black there now, either. I'm not familiar with either of these "make-up makers"; anyone ordered from them before?

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rob333 (zone 7a)

Besame brown is back in stock (just got mine!)


https://besamecosmetics.com/products/1920-brown-cake-mascara

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chisue

Thanks for the update, rob.

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