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June 11, 2018

The Best Way to Remove Waterproof Makeup

How to Remove Waterproof Mascara

Forget foams. Only oil is powerful enough to break down the stubborn ingredients in waterproof mascara formulas. "A dual-phase liquid remover is key," says Tia Hebron, a Bobbi Brown PRO Makeup Artist. "Oil helps break down the formula, but also leaves the lashes conditioned and not brittle or dry. Before you suds up, apply your liquid remover with cotton swabs or pads and let it sit for 30 seconds, says Hebron, which allows it to work its magic. Then, gently sweep it away without rubbing. Its the most tender part of your face, so it's important to handle with care, she explains.

What Were Wearing: Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
To Remove It, Try: Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover

How to Remove Long-Lasting Lipstick

Your lips dont have the same number of oil glands as the rest of your face, so they tend to dry out more quickly. The micellar technology in these wipes gently removes pigment without stripping your lips of moisture. "A plush wipe soaked in a gentle yet powerful cleanser is the perfect tool to remove longwear lip color easily, says Ashley Rudder, Global Senior Artist at MAC Cosmetics. She suggests wrapping the wipe around your finger tip and gliding it across your lips. (Its also a great technique for fixing smudges during application, too.)

What Were Wearing: Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
To Remove It, Try: MAC Cosmetics Gently Off Wipes + Micellar Water

How to Remove Longwear Makeup

Ever patted your face dry with a towel after cleansingonly to find beige or brown blotches from your foundation all over it? Join the club. Certain complexion products, like foundations and bronzers, are designed to last all day (and then some). Wash it all off the first time with a multitasking micellar solution, which incorporates micellar technology to lift away makeup and grime without removing skins natural oils. This one cleanses, removes makeup, and soothes skin with aloe and cucumber. (And, also important, its free of any parabens, alcohol, oil, or harsh soaps.)

What Were Wearing: Este Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
To Remove It, Try: Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution

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Alexis Bridenbaugh