removing eyeliner

How to remove eyeliner? The easy 5 ways

The eyeliner or delineating our eyes is generally one of the most ‘tricky’ or even ‘messy’ steps of our makeup routine, since if we do not have the best pulse or the necessary practice we can run the risk of making a crooked line.

It’s okay, it’s just makeup, however, sometimes we don’t have the time to start over and remove makeup and put on makeup one more time (it’s not necessary either) that’s why it’s always a great help to know the different ways to remove eyeliner.

If you want to know more about it, I advise you to keep reading.

The 5 easy way to remove eyeline 

I am sure that it has happened to all of us that we want to do a cat-eye style delineation and in the rush we live in the fight to obtain the result in both eyes, when this does not happen we need to remove all the eyeliner or be very careful and erase only the unwanted part.

Dermatologists recommend that before anything else, you always wash your hands first before touching your face.

Avoid using methods that involve rubbing your eyes and remove makeup in circular motions.

Here we share several tips and processes to remove eyeliner.

1-. Q-tip and micellar water

This is one of the most recommended by our co-founder and international makeup artist Mayela Vázquez and is one of the best tips not to make a mess with your makeup or when you only want to make certain corrections.

What you have to do is take a fine-tipped Q-tip, micellar water and moisten the Q-tip with the micellar water, and then apply on the desired area.

2-. Eye make-up remover

The difference between an eye make-up remover and a general one is that the former is approved by ophthalmologists and is specific for use on the eyes.

Estee Lauder has one that is also gentle on the skin, is oil-free, and you can wear it daily even if you wear contact lenses.

3-. Water-based makeup remover

For those who wear contact lenses and are looking for a product that ensures that it will not damage their lenses, experts recommend using a water-based makeup remover such as Koh Gen Do’s Spa Cleansing Water, apply the product in a ‘pad’ and then place it on your eyelid, let it act for a minute and avoid rubbing your eyes to avoid damaging your eyelid and eyelashes.

4-. Choose the makeup remover according to the type of eyeliner

If the eyeliner you used is waterproof, you should ideally take on the task of looking for an oil-based makeup remover.

5-. Natural oils

Natural oils are also an excellent option for removing eyeliner since as the name says they are natural and are less likely to irritate your skin.

Coconut oil

It has the advantage of working as a moisturizer, to remove the eyeliner just apply a little of the coconut oil on your fingertips and gently massage it on your eyelids.

Jojoba oil

It is one of the best allies for those who have oily skin since it is considered a non-comedogenic oil and contains vitamins A, E, and D.

Almonds oil

An excellent option for those with sensitive skin, in addition to having the advantage of deeply cleansing the skin, it contains vitamin A and D and is hypoallergenic.

Argan oil

It is an oil that, in addition to softening the skin and completely removing makeup and in this case, the eyeliner, has healing properties, and thanks to the fact that it is a moisturizer it works as an ally for the skin to regain its natural balance.

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Types of eyeliner and what they contain

As we well know there are different presentations of eyeliners, the most classic is the pencil, gel, liquid, cream, and even the magnetic one.

Each of the different ways of using it and is recommended for different situations, below, we share a small guide with the characteristics of each of the eyeliners so that you can decide which is the one that works best for you.

Cream eyeliner

cream eyeliner

If you are looking to create a look where you can blend the eyeliner, then a cream eyeliner maybe your best option, as its texture allows it to blend easily with the help of a brush, in addition to the most recommended presentation to apply in the waterline.

Gel eyeliner

gel eyeliner

It is one of the best options when you are looking for a waterproof eyeliner thanks to its high wax content. They generally come with a brush that is the best option for applying these types of eyeliners.

Liquid eyeliner

liquid eyeliners

It is one of the most popular and at the same time, one of the most complicated eyeliners to apply since mastering this technique requires a lot of practice.

They are ideal for creating a ‘cat eye’, they are deep black and you can create very defined shapes with the help of liquid eyeliner.

Unlike other presentations, liquid eyeliner is not recommended when you need to blend.

There are two different tips, the brush tips and the ones made of a sponge-like material.

Pencil eyeliner

pencil eyeliner

Its application is very simple since it is made based on a mixed formula so it is the perfect combination between creamy and dry, for these same reasons it is one of the easiest presentations to apply.

One of its disadvantages is that it is less durable than liquid eyeliner and other eyeliner presentations.

Magnetic eyeliner

magnetic eyeliner

This type of eyeliner is gaining great importance in the market since it has a double function, in addition to outlining your eyes and enhancing your look, it works as a glue or magnet for magnetic false eyelashes.

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