Are You Really Removing All of Your Makeup?
If you're waking up with raccoon eyes or lipstick smear, discover the best ways to keep your makeup from crawling into bed with you
To break down your smoky eye, King recommends looking for dual-phase eye makeup removers that are made of both oil and water. (You'll know them when you see them. They're the ones you have to vigorously shake to blend.) The first phase, oil, cuts through eyeshadow and primer, while the second phase, water, usually of the cucumber or chamomile variety, soothes skin. Try Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, $28, or MAKE Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover, $22. Apply to a damp cotton round and hold over your closed lid for 10 seconds. "The secret is to let it sit and dissolve on its own before making any movements," says King. Next, gently swipe from you're the inner corner outward.
If your eyes sting or you still find raccoon eye remnants the morning after, branch out from your usual beauty brands and give eye experts at the drugstore a go. Pick up pre-moistened Systane Lid Wipes, $11.99, or Visine Soothing Wipes, $6.29, both of which are specially formulated for sensitive eyelids and can be used to remove remover (ha!) that may be irritating your eyes or leaving dull smudges.
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