The importance of removing your eye makeup (+ eye makeup removers review
Despite blogging about beauty for four years and having countless products and expert knowledge at my disposal, I confess to the following beauty sins:
- I rub my eyes to remove my eyeliner (only when it’s kohl though).
- I go to sleep still wearing my eyeliner (again, only when it’s kohl).
- I constantly rub my eyes when they itch. And I enjoy it.
- I rarely clean my eye makeup brushes (I know, filthy cow).
Trusty eye makeup removers
Arbonne Easy on the Eyes Eye Makeup Remover, 59ml
This clear eye makeup remover came with my Neutral Eyes kit, which contained two duo eyeshadows. The remover is easy to apply – you simply pour some onto a cotton pad and dab sweep across the eyes. It pretty much takes away all of your eye makeup, even the most stubborn liners.
Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm, 80ml
Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil, 200ml
But the key to make all these removers work best and avoid any eye irritation is hygiene. Washing your hands before and after with hand wash will help reduce any chance of problems. While out and about, I also keep my Cuticura hand sanitiser gel handy, so if I do happen to rub my eyes, at least my hands are free from outdoor dust and germs.
And while my eye infection can’t necessarily be attributed to poor makeup habits, or poor hygiene, I won’t be taking my chances.
If you’re equally lazy with your makeup, please do take heed. I’ve never suffered infections or allergies in the past, and had a complacent routine as a result. But my infection shows that it can happen to anyone. So give yourself an extra couple of minutes in the bathroom to take off your makeup, it’s the least your skin – and your eyes – deserve.
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I’m not a makeup artist, chef, lifestyle guru or stylist. I’m just me. And like you, I’m trying to make the best of most things, only I’m sharing my warts-and-all thoughts along the way.