Earlier today, I stumbled across a new post on former Bachelorette Emily Maynard's blog talking about what a pain in the rear end it is to try and remove waterproof eyeliner at the end of the day.
And my first reaction was to nod my head in agreement -- and then I read through the rest of her post to hear her tips for removing makeup to see if the tried and true method I've used for years happened to be mentioned.
Much to my amazement, it wasn't -- which blew me away because Em is obviously way better at makeup and beauty stuff than I ever have been or could ever hope to be. (Seriously. I need a lesson from her one of these days.)
I may not have too many beauty secrets to share, but getting rid of stubborn eye makeup is one area where I feel pretty knowledgeable.
Ready to hear my tip? (Hint -- it's not makeup remover.)
It's something pretty much every mom I know has stashed away in her bathroom somewhere -- Johnson's baby shampoo.
I'm telling you, as someone who has tried just about everything to successfully take off mascara, eye shadow, and heavy liner at the end of the day -- nothing beats the baby shampoo. Nothin'.
It was actually an eye doctor who tipped me off to this little trick. For a while, I would get styes in my eyes over and over again. He explained that bacteria gets stuck on your lashes and lids, and if you don't wash your eyes, it just sits there and never goes away. (Makes sense, right?)
Since the baby shampoo is tear-free, it doesn't sting at all, and it's gentle enough for the delicate skin around your eye area. And while I originally started using it to keep the styes away, I quickly realized just how effective it was as an eye makeup remover -- and now I never go anywhere without it. I even bought one of those little travel bottles to take with me when I'm out of town -- that's how much I rely on the stuff.
Try it, you guys. I promise you won't be disappointed. (You too, Emily. If you're reading this, of course.)
What do you use to remove eye makeup?
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