03 August 2017

Three Things I Didn't Know About Waterproof Mascara

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I always opt for waterproof mascara because my skin is on the oily side (though skin type analysis says that I have combination skin), and I don't want smudges under my eyes. So, I've been using waterproof mascara ever since I can remember.   

Now this.

I read an article on Self about the effect of  waterproof mascara and how to properly remove it if we do decide to use it. 

Here goes...

1. Waterproof mascara can dry your lashes. It has silicone and wax, which make it resilient to water sweat, and tears. These ingredients can have the effect of drying your lashes.  

2.  Removing it is a multi-step process. Being waterproof, it is also difficult to remove. So, you have to make several swipes on your lashes that could do more harm than good. So, it is best to use oil-based make up remover first. For me, I use Pond's cold cream as my makeup remover. 

3. You MUST take it off before going to sleep. And you MUST remove it before you go to sleep even if it's a tedious process to do so.  Letting it stay on can dry your lashes and will cause them to fall out. Hmmm... this could be the cause of my thinning lashes. You see, I used to have blacker, thicker and longer eyelashes when I was single. 

Read the full article here.   


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17 comments

  1. I didn't know that water-proof mascara can cause lashes to fall-out. Better be careful not to forget these precious tips in using make-up.

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    1. I just learned also, Karen. :)

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  2. Thanks for letting us know the downside of this waterproof one.. I seldom to non use mascara though .. just lipstick and eyebrow and I'm good to good.. thanks for sharing.

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  3. mascara is not in my beauty pouch coz I don't like to use it actually, and reading what you shared here discourage me more not to use it

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    1. Oh no, I hope I didn't discourage you from using it ever. But I know there are better mascaras out there. :)

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  4. Mascara was one of the only things I put on my face back when I 0 make up skills haha

    So I know that waterproof mascara can dry out the lashes, which is why you're right, it must be removed from the lashes before going to bed or ending the day. I'm fortunate enough to have not had any fall out when it comes to my lashes and that mine are still pretty decent looking even if I don't wear fake lashes, it's because I do my best to make sure mascara is cleaned off and then I moisturize my lashes with baby oil, it's kind of like conditioner but for the lashes, just swipe a few times with a cotton bud and then I'm good.��

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    1. Thanks, Ane, for that tip on using baby oil to moisturize lashes. Will do that. Cool!

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  5. I am not really a mascara user. I only use them on special occasion. It is not really part of my everyday wear. But yes, I agree that you should remove all makeup before sleep. ;)

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  6. Recently, im using Fanny Serrano's mascara, and its funny because it makes my lashes in full bold, and very easy to remove with makeup remover cream. Am also using the Ponds cold cream. One swipe and its gone.

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    1. Hi, Blair, where can we get Fanny's mascara? I'd like to try it out! :)

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  7. Oh wow! Ang tyaga! Honestly sis, I don't do this. I just peel it off or pull it off, whatever is applicable. And I like waterproof mascara pa naman because I have oily face and the regular mascara kinda smears off. But I never thought of properly removing them. So thanks for the tips!

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    1. You're welcome Sigrid! I just learned about it, too! :)

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  8. I only use waterproof mascara as well because if I don't it tends to become smudged. It usually is really hard to remove. Usually, I have to use a make up remover to do it and not just regular facial wash and water.

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    1. Yeah, it really needs a make-up remover. :)

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  9. this is why I don't use a mascara lol.. I wanted to coz I have such short lashes but so tamad when it's time to remove them. I'd rather go for fake lashes hehehe

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