How to Remove Mascara Mess

Accidentally get mascara under your eye? It’s okay! It happens to a lot of us. Sometimes we blink too hard before the mascara is completely dry and get a little under our eye; sometimes we leave a big blob of mascara on our skin. Whether it’s a lot or a little, it’s easy to clean up. The trick is to take a dry Q-tip and lightly sweep up the mascara boo boo. Here, I swiped the Q-tip from right to left — one motion is all it took to clean up the mess.

Wasn’t that easy? :)

You could also take the same Q-tip and lightly swipe it on the outer corner of your eye to clean up any excess eye shadow, as I’ve done here:

The trick for cleaning up mascara on your eye lid is different — it requires taking a brush and some of the eye shadow color in the area where the mess is. I’ll save this one for another post!


AlexJuly 14th, 2010 at 10:30 am

I personally find that it is easier to let the mascara dry first and then remove it with a q-tip if it’s on your lid. Once it’s dry, it’s easier to remove without smearing your eyeshadow :D

Clinique Bottom Lash MascaraMarch 21st, 2011 at 12:02 am

[…] fast over my bottom lashes, I usually have to go back and swipe a Q-tip along my lower lash area to pick up any mascara mess. The bigger the mascara wand, the easier it is to make mistakes when going over shorter eyelashes. […]

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