Here is a great tip on how to remove eye makeup safely without the painful burning caused by soap getting into your eyes.

Use baby shampoo. Think it’s just for bathing your little one? Think again! The “tear free” baby shampoo is a great way to remove mascara (even waterproof!), eyeshadow and eyeliner. Eye makeup removers can get pretty pricey, especially if you wear eye makeup frequently, so this is an affordable and a pain-free way to remove makeup, without the burning.

Wet the area of your eyes with some tap water.

Apply a small amount of baby shampoo and massage it so some foam will appear.

Wash off with lukewarm water.


    • If you are not comfortable with using baby shampoo on your eyes, try using baby wipes! Although they are designed for the bottom, these gentle wipes will easily remove any makeup without clogging your pores. Simply close your eyes and massage the cloth on your lashes and below the eyes.
    • If you don’t like the risk of getting these liquids in your eyes, you can also use petroleum jelly—it will take your makeup off instantly (all makeup, not just eye makeup). Use a small amount on a cotton swab.
    • Alternatively, you could try using small amounts of olive oil. Dab a bit of oil on a piece of tissue or cotton ball and gently ease over your eyelid. The makeup will instantly disappear.
    • If worse comes to worse, just take a small drop of your unscented lotion and rub over your lids. Try not to get the lotion in your eye, so close your eyes while you do this.