Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DIY Eye Makeup Remover

I'll try anything, especially if it is supposed to be better for you and more natural. So after my last post, regarding Cover Girl's Bombshell Mascara, I received a post on my Facebook account that notified me about someone who complained to the news about this mascara. Claiming that it made her eyelashes fall out. Well, I've been using it for over a month and have had no problems. My thought was that this girl didn't know how to properly remove mascara. She stated in the news article that as she "pulled" down on her eyelashes, that they fell out. Well...obviously! If you remove mascara, you need to do it gently. Remember, you're putting an artificial compound on your lashes, which harden and therefore, when removing this product, you need to be careful. I mean...we ARE dealing with delicate lashes! Anyway, not to go on a rampage, but I decided to do some research. I found a few DIY eye makeup removers that claim to work better than anything you buy in stores...and...are o'natural. So here we go. I did it. The, not so great, especially if you are using a mascara that REALLY enhances your lashes, such as Cover Girl's Bombshell Mascara! Remember, these "enhancing" mascaras are thicker than most. So, an o'natural eye makeup remover probably isn't going to make the cut. But I tried it anyway.

 Here are the ingredients:

1 cup purified water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon baby shampoo
1) Boil water, then let cool until warm to the touch.
2) Add coconut oil, mix until it turns into liquid form.
3) Add baby shampoo, mix until smooth.
4) Pour into plastic or glass air-tight container, shake to make sure it's mixed well.

I applied the DIY eye makeup remover to my eye lashes with a cotton ball and rubbed softly. Not much happened. It smelled awesome, but not much came off on the cotton ball. I tried again, still not much. So I resorted to what I NORMALLY do, which my Mother taught me, and that is use baby oil. Once again, baby oil rules! Worked like a charm, like it always does. See...and I STILL have all my natural eyelashes! I look awesome without makeup...don't I? Hope I don't blind you, lol!

So all in all, I would not recommend making your own eye makeup remover, at least with these ingredients. Yes, it smells great, but doesn't do the job effectively, unless you want to spend 30 minutes in the bathroom trying to get your mascara off...or worse, pulling your eye lashes out! I highly recommend just using plain old fashion baby oil. Works like a charm and the oil is great for your under eyes, helping to prevent eye "crinkles". However, one last word, I will say that after removing my eye makeup with the baby oil, I decided to wash my face with the baby shampoo I purchased. That was AWESOME! Made my skin so soft, not feeling oily and not over dry...perfect! So this whole experiment actually led me to believe that I maybe should switch my expensive face wash to baby shampoo ;)