How to Quickly Remove Eyeliner Mistakes
Eyeliner mistakes are easy to make and happen to the most experienced Make Up Artists.
Knowing how to quickly remove any mistakes is important to avoid any unsightly blobs, broken lines or smudges on the face or around the eye area.
Since you will already have applied eyeshadows, foundation and possibly blush the trick is how to remove mistakes without removing half your face at the same time!
Even with over twenty years experience of applying eyeliner as a Make Up Artist, I still make mistakes so fear not help is at hand with a few great tips to help keep the mistakes under control.
Kohl Pencil Eyeliners
Eyeliner Types ~
There are a great many varieties of eyeliner available today with just as much variety in price tags.
Depending on the look you want to create, they are all applied differently with different degrees of difficulty.
- Loose Powder Eyeliner
- Pencil Eyeliner
- Liquid Eyeliner
- Gel Eyeliner
- Pen Eyeliner
- Cake Eyeliner
The one that is the hardest to apply is by far the liquid eyeliner so if you are new to wearing eyeliner avoid this initially.
Liquid liner takes a steady hand and practice, practice and yes more practice.
The most popular and easily accessible is kohl or pencil eyeliner.
This is easy to apply and the only type I would recommend for using inside the rim of the eye if you want to apply eyeliner there.
Always make sure when choosing your brand that it is ophthalmologist tested to prevent any eye irritations.
Ideal For On The Move Eyeliner
Common Eyeliner Mistakes ~
- A shaky hand
- Eyelids twitching
- Overemphasizing liner line
- Too much product
- Watery eyes
Q-tip to The Rescue For Sleepy Eye
Natural Ingredient Suggestions
- Castor Oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- Coconut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Witch Hazel
- Aloe Vera
- Almond Oil
As you can see the theme here is predominantly oil and when used in a tiny drop on a Q-tip, they are great for removing stubborn eyeliner or waterproof eyeliner mistakes.
Remove Eyeliner Mistakes ~
The essential tool required for repair work is done with a Q-tip or cotton bud so make sure you keep a supply in stock. They have a multitude of uses for using in the home so will never go to waste.
- Depending on the mistake, I have often lifted the offending blob or straightened an uneven line by just using a slightly damp Q-tip.
Dip your Q-tip in some water and lightly press out excess water before applying to the eyeliner mistake.This works great if you are quick on liquid, gel or pen eyeliners in particular before they completely dry.
- This also works well for those “sleepy eye” eyeliner moments at the inner corner of the eyes. This is a common problem for pencil eyeliner fans when using the pencil on the inside rim of the eye.
A damp Q-tip easily and effectively picks up any obvious stray color. Do not reuse but use a fresh Q-tip to avoid any contamination.
- For more stubborn mistakes with eyeliner I look to some fantastic ingredients we often have in the kitchen.
Commercial eye makeup removers often have chemicals listed that I cannot pronounce never mind understand.
I am therefore on a quest to bring homemade cosmetics and beauty products into our lives by showing just how beneficial and useful they are to our skins and our pockets.
Makeup is no exception and there are a number of different ingredients and recipes out there on the internet which will remove makeup but may require tweaking.
With all the different skin types you need to be careful in your chosen ingredients and pay attention to any allergies or suspected food allergies you may have. Caution is always advised and extra care should be used when applying any products on the eyelids or around the eye area.
Eye Makeup Remover ~
When it comes to taking off all your eye makeup, hands up anyone that goes to bed without removing it?
Yes, eye makeup is fun applying but when it comes to late at night and time for giving the eyes a proper cleanse, many decide to forget that vital part (conveniently) and go to bed.
In the morning you wake up to stale makeup, stained bed linen and an OMG look of horror from your other half. Was it worth it?
If you think about what you want in an eye makeup remover these are the must have qualities that would feature for many of us –
- It will remove waterproof eyeliner and mascara easily
- It has the qualities of oil but does not leave my skin greasy
- Natural Ingredients preferred
- Does not sting the eyes and is ideal for sensitive eyes
Do you often make little eyeliner mistakes?
Chemical and Solvent Free
Some DIY Skin Treats ~
Easy Eye Makeup Remover Recipe ~
1 tbsp Witch Hazel
1 tbsp Oil of choice (I recommend trying Organic Coconut Oil, EVOO, Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil)
! tbsp Distilled Water (if you wish to reuse this eye makeup remover do not add the water. Water is where pathogenic bacteria grow fast which automatically shortens the lifespan of this product).
- Mix the ingredients together in a clean dry recycled container or buy a small cosmetic bottle.
- Screw on lid and give a good shake.
- Apply to the face with cotton wool pads, sweeping over the eyes gently. Press a pad into the eye for a minute to remove any stubborn eyeliner and mascara.
- Sweep through the eyebrows to remove any makeup pigments which easily lodge and are usually undetected, particularly foundation, face powder, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil and concealer.
When you have removed all your eye makeup, cleanse your skin as normal. If you fancy trying a homemade face cleanser then check Cucumber Face Wash which is a quick and refreshing face cleanser or a homemade Apple Facial Cleanser.
Finish with a splash of cold water before applying a moisturizer. A great product to try is Olive Oil if you fancy a change!
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