Gently close your eyelids, raise your eyebrows, hold your breath and do your daily magic with your favorite eye products. Nothing is more satisfying than to look at yourself when you are done with the trickiest makeup on your face – your eye makeup.
You spend hours on the internet carefully researching the best products in the market. You wear them all day long and love how they make your eyes come alive. But at the end of the day, you really want all that stuff off your skin, else you’re either going to wake up with Mr. Panda’s eyes or worse, itchy skin. No matter how safe the products are, they are never meant to stay on your skin overnight.
You might say “But I always wash my face before I go to bed”. This might work for those who wear very minimal make-up or for those who use organic water-based products. But it never hurts to be extra careful when dealing with a sensitive area of your face such as your eyes. So what is the one must-have for the ladies who love their eye make-up as much as their coffee? An eye makeup remover. But, where do you find one? More importantly, where do you start?
Like with all cosmetics, you are sure to be overwhelmed trying to choose the right one for you. So it helps to know what different types are out there in the market to zero in on the one that would suit your skin the best.
- Foaming cleansers
These are usually formulated to double as an all-makeup remover and hence can be used like your regular face wash. It will cut down on the multiple steps to clean your makeup which happens to be the number one reason for people sleeping in with their makeup on.
- Oil-based removers
Long wear eye makeup, especially the waterproof and the smudge-proof ones can be really difficult to clean. Oil based removers will reduce repeated rubbing of the skin and make the process easier for you. In the bargain, you get your skin well moisturized. Newer formulations are even designed to leave your skin non-oily.
- Delicate cleansers
If you have a very sensitive skin, then opt only for delicate cleansers or removers that are specially formulated and dermatologically tested. These are also ideal for those who wear contact lenses.
- Cream cleansers
Cream cleansers are used with a cotton ball and soften your skin as they clean. The fresh, dry feeling of your skin, usually felt after using soap does not really feel good around your eyes. Cream cleansers effectively take care of this problem.
And oh yes, not everyone wants to spend a lot of time removing their eye makeup especially at the end of the day when all they want to do is to hit the sack. So for people like me a wipe with the eye makeup remover drenched in it will make sure I don’t wake up with raccoon eyes in the morning.
Now that you know how many kinds of eye makeup removers there are, choose your product wisely and take care of those beautiful eyes!