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Max Factor Workshop #5...How-To: Remove Waterproof Mascara

Often manufactured with some traces of soft surfactants, animal-derived, vegetal-based or mineral-origin waxes and thickening polymers, or a certain type of dimethicone to lock pigments into place, just about every kind of makeup from brow enhancers to mascara to foundation has its waterproof counterpart.

While they’re for colder weather, hitting the beach or watching a chick flick, many often find waterproof mascara a little tricky to remove. Instead of turning to your usual cleanser which easily removes non-waterproof mascara, you’ll need to use an actual eye makeup remover to dissolve the formula, according to Katherine Conyers , National Max Factor Makeup Artist. Apply some to two cotton pads and gently press one over each eye. You’ll want to place it actually on the lashes, instead of over the eye socket, and then press gently to allow the eye makeup remover to work its magic. Be careful not to rub, however, you could lose precious lashes that way and irritate the sensitive eye area.

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