I realize this is a strange question, but with holiday events here, I'm tired of this stuff (yes, my eyes need it if I'm going to look extra nice though). And yes, i realize this is something else I must have missed by being a horsey kid instead of a girlie one, but I guess I never thought i'd need to know.
"Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"
I prefer make-up removing moist towels or face wash that's safe for make-up removal (like L'Oreal 180) to the eye pads or solutions you can get. The latter two are very oily and make my skin around that area icky.
I apply the makeup remover (I use Avon's, which is inexpensive and nonirritating). Then I let it sit while I brush my teeth. When I remove it I use the tissue so that I'm wiping in an upward motion, cleaning the underside of the lashes. I try to pull the skin area around as little as possible. I think letting things "soak" for a minute makes removal easier.
Any time someone talks about their horse in a bar, there's love in the room.
nothing works as fast as MAC makeup removing towelettes. Totally worth the money.
I will say if you are only wearing mascara every once in a great while, get yourself a set of fakey lashes that are short (not the drag queen glamourous ones), glue and go!
I wear fakeys to formal events when I want that extra glam look, and no one ever notices they aren't mine.
Better than going blind from latisse!
I've used everything out there for years and the best thing I've found is......olive oil! You can also clean your whole face, makeup and all, doing the Oil Cleansing Method. Olive oil and castor oil, massage in, steam with warm/hot damp cloth, then rinse. My sensitive rosacea skin is thriving with this (I use warm instead of hot water).
Stay away from baby oil and Vaseline, which will clog your pores.