What's the Best Way to Remove Eyeliner Quickly?

Need a simple bedtime routine? Don’t we all! Here’s how to remove eyeliner quickly with no muss or fuss.

While it’s pretty easy to smudge your eyeliner, it’s nearly impossible to remove eyeliner quickly! The catch-22 of eye makeup is that long-lasting, smear-resistant eyeliner and mascara are incredibly hard to take off. Of course, on the other hand, makeup that just wipes right off never lasts until bedtime.

Fortunately, with a few eye-makeup-remover tricks and tips, you can be fresh-faced and ready for bed in no time.

 

 

Get the Right Eye Makeup Remover


Not all makeup is the same. Your foundation is made from totally different ingredients than your eyeliner, and they need to be treated differently. Always have two makeup removers on hand to handle every product.

To wipe away your eyeliner in a flash, you need a makeup remover formulated to do the job. We love theBalm Balms Away Eye Makeup Remover. Formulated with vitamins A, C, and E, this rich balm will have your makeup off in a snap. The thick consistency makes it impossible to rub too hard, so you don’t have to worry about irritating sensitive skin.

Wearing waterproof eyeliner or mascara? You need a stronger pick. Pros are crazy for the powerful Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover.


Always Clean Your Face Afterwards


Even the simplest of beauty routines should consist of more than one step. Eye makeup remover isn’t meant to be used solo. You also need to remove makeup from the rest of your face. You may even wish to follow makeup removal with a facial cleanser for a super-clean complexion.

A product such as Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk is perfect for removing blush, foundation, and so on as well as those last traces of eye makeup. If you’ve ever removed your eyeliner and mascara only to wake up with racoon eyes, you’ll know exactly why this second step is so essential.

 

 

Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!


Whatever your skin type, you need a moisturiser. Even the gentlest eye makeup removers strip away your skin’s natural oils. Use a hydrating eye cream such as Skinstitut Eye Believe to protect your delicate skin. Then follow up with an all-over facial moisturiser.

Even if you have oily skin, moisturiser is still necessary. If you're fighting to keep oil at bay, opt for an oil-free, matte formula.


Keep a Backup On Hand


Of course, there will always be days when you're just too tired to mess with anything. Keep some wipes next to your bed and in your bag for those 'emergencies'.

For a super-simple and instant fix, go for Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths. These soft, oversized wipes clean away makeup and oil in a snap.