The weather is cooling and drying out, causing all sorts of reactions like watering eyes. It's becoming more and more necessary to ensure your mascara is as long lasting as possible. There are plenty of options out there that last what seems like a lifetime, but there-in lies the issue; once you are done with your gorgeous lashes, how to you take the product off without damaging your delicate skin or pulling out your lashes?
With that question in mind I went on a little adventure and tried 3 recommended makeup removers that promise to remove even the most stubborn of mascaras on the most delicate of lashes.
1: Endure Lash Organic Eyelash Drying Cloths
Created specifically for drying and cleaning lash extensions, I opted to try it on my natural lashes with my favourite long stay mascara. Following the directions to soak my lashes with the dampened product for 5-10 seconds before gently wiping.
Although it did take off the mascara, the cloth itself felt quite rough on the delicate eye skin, perhaps due to the amount of rubbing I had to do to remove the mascara. The fragrance of the product is pleasant if a bit pungent, but the cloth is large and dark in colour for easy cleaning.
Given the selling point being for use on lash extensions, I would be wary as I found 2 eyelashes on the cloth after removing my mascara, therefore daren't imagine how it may fair against lash extensions. I am willing to accept that it may not be made to remove 2 coats of waterproof mascara and with all that in mind we will try again with lash extensions and let you guys know! 😎
2: Nivea 3 in 1 Cleansing Micellar Wipes
Stating that It removes even Water-proof makeup whilst protecting lashes, I was more than excited to try these wipes. Being a big fan of Micellar water products, I jumped straight in. The fragrance is so refreshing and the wipe removes the waterproof mascara like a dream, however I found the formulae a bit too harsh for the skin around the eyes.
There is no denying they work and smell lovely, but I would not advise using it on delicate or sensitive skin despite the claim that it works on all skin types. The stinging sensation subsided within a couple of minutes, and there was no issue with pulling on the lashes, be wary though and do test it before use on on delicate undereye skin. The vitamin E is very moisturising and I would have to say that this is a fair product overall.
3: Jane Iredale Magic Mitt
Having seen various reviews about this product, I was cautiously intrigued to try it. Turns out I had no reason to be, this Mitt really is Magic. Directions stated the mitt should be coated in warm water, ringed out to damp saturation, worn on the hand and used. I actually used the product with cold water and with a single circular swipe, removed any and all trace of mascara.
The scent is so lovely, the fibres soft and the fit of the glove perfect for even my small hands. A little bit of gentle soap and minimal rubbing cleaned the mitt to almost perfect. If there is any criticism from my end, it is that the colour of the mitt is not ideal for darker pigments of makeup, however, it does not take much in the way of effort to clean it.
I cannot sing the Magic Mitt's praises high enough. Not only did it do exactly what it stated, but it smells amazing and feels incredibly soft. Definitely my favourite of the three.
Not matter what you choose, do always remove your makeup, for it is important to allow your skin to breath. Try different things until you find what works best for you and never be afraid of change.
Until next time beauties, stay fabulous.
My Beauty Squad