« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Tracy Frank, Published July 09 2013

Tuesday Tip: Use lotion as eye makeup remover

FARGO – I don’t typically wear heavy eye makeup, so removing it isn’t usually too difficult.

But I recently participated in the Rural Cass Community Theatre’s production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” and I came home covered in heavy mascara and eye liner every night.

It wasn’t a great time to run out of my eye makeup remover cloths. But that’s of course when I realized I had none left and no time to run to the store for replacements.

Then I remembered a trick I learned in college.

To remove stubborn eye makeup, smooth some lotion over the eyelid and eyelashes and gently wipe it away with a tissue.

Be sure to keep your eye closed tightly so the lotion doesn’t get into your eye. And use a gentle, non-scented lotion in case it does make its way past the lid. You can use a wet washcloth to gently wipe away any lotion remaining on your lashes.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Tracy Frank at (701) 241-5526