The staying power you love in a long-wearing mascara is also what can make it seem harder to take off at the end of the day—unless you have the right tools and techniques. “It’s not that long-wearing mascara is difficult to remove,” says John Miller, a makeup artist and Director of Clinique Global Education Development. “It just requires a specific removal process. When you do it right, it’s not hard at all.” His secret weapon: Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips makes it easy thanks to the tugless dual-phase formula that’s tough on makeup, yet gentle on the delicate eye area.
Here’s how to remove long-wearing mascara swiftly and safely: