DIY Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover – My Make-Up Brush Set - US

DIY Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Posted on March 10 2015

Hey everyone! Every wonder how to get that tough waterproof eye makeup off?? Well, I have the answer! There are tons of options on store shelves but there are also many easy options for you to use in your home. Here are a few recipes, tips and tricks to removing your makeup!

Simple Makeup Remover Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons of witch hazel (can be purchased at drugstores)

  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba or almond oil

  • 2 tablespoons of water

Mix all the ingredients together in a small container and use with cotton balls, q-tips or makeup pad.

Alternative Makeup Removers

  • Coconut oil

            Coconut oil is super hydrating and smells wonderful! All you have to do is take a small amount of oil between your fingers and let it melt slightly. Once melted gently rub on eyelids and wipe off with cloth or makeup pad. Your make-up will come right off!

  • Olive Oil, Baby Oil, Vaseline

            You can use any of these to remove eye makeup as well. I have used Vaseline to get off eye makeup that contained glitter and it worked like a charm! The glitter stuck to the Vaseline and wiped off clean.

How to Correctly Remove Waterproof Mascara

  1. Place makeup removing solution on your choice of a cotton ball, makeup pad or q-tip.

  2. Close your eye and place the cotton ball/makeup pad underneath lashes and hold it in place for at least 10 seconds. This allows the solution to absorb and break down the makeup.

  3. Gently apply pressure and swipe up.

  4. Repeat step 3 until makeup is completely removed.

Reusable Makeup Removing Clothes


I recently stumbled upon these wonderful makeup-removing clothes while shopping for groceries. On I whim I purchased a 3-pack for $3. I thought they were cute and if they didn’t work well then I could just use them as washcloths. I normally use the disposable makeup removing wipes. After trying these I will never pay for disposable wipes again! The cloths completely remove all my makeup, including waterproof, and I can use any face wash or makeup removing solution I want!

Buy them here.


Hope you enjoyed these tips!


Stay beautiful,




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