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Make-up Advice Required

Post by Winged Isis »

Okay ladies, I need your advice, please. Since I didn't want panda-eyes at my dad's funeral, I started wearing waterproof mascara. But my usual make-up remover doesn't get it off as well, even if I was to rub hard, which I won't, as I don't want to add to the bagginess. Anyone out there use a good product that doesn't cost a small fortune?


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I use baby lotion. It doesnt sting your eyes either.

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Benzine is good when you can get it. :up Lights up your eyes, especially if you smoke.

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Cut off your eyelashes and wait for them to grow again... That is the cheapest option.. :cool:
I don't think you need them anyway. :tk
I did that when I was 5 or 6 years old, I also shaved off my eyebrows, but being blonde back then, no one noticed.. :cg
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Re: Make-up Advice Required

Post by Chocolate Eclair »

I am sure there are plenty of men around Luxor that will be able to give you good advice on this matter, my wife like Barbara says uses Johnson's Baby Oil to remove mascara. I used to work for the NCB, and before descending into the bowels of the earth, which I had to do at least once a week, I would smear vasaline or E45 cream around my eyes, so when I surfaced again the ground in coal dust would just rub straight off, would the same preparation work on mascara I wonder?

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@WI - do you mean what is a good remover? OR do you mean what is a good mascara that doesn't run and comes off easily?

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It's money making racket WI!
Don't ever buy anything waterproof unless you plan to scuba dive!
I once bought Revlon waterproof mascara and saleslady omitted to tell me that product to remove it would cost double what the mascara cost!
My eyes stung for a week...baby lotion,moisturisers,cotton pads doused in toner,et all!!Nothing took it off!
If you're gonna buy it then you gotta be prepared to fork out for proper remover..anything less will just be torture!

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In Luxor I always buy a small bottle of Johnson's Baby Oil for this purpose and it removes MAC water proof. You can try with different other oils from your kitchen like grape seed or extra virgin olive oil. L'oreal cleansing wipes are also very efficient, but sometimes only a makeup remover from the very same brand as the mascara works.

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Post by Maakari »

Agree with with one of the boys! Vaseline is a good bet. Non sting, no need to drag, just let it stay on for few minutes, and added bonus it does make your lashes more supple.
Seems to work on all varieties, have tried it on lots of different ones, and I have a lot of makes of mascara because my son works for company that makes L'Oreal, Max Factor, boots no 7 etc, and seems to work a treat on waterproof and non waterproof types.
Any way Happy Removals WI!

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Thanks all; I have both baby oil and vaseline in the cupboard, so will see which suits best. :up
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If you take my advise you would be advised to bring the Vaseline over with you or have it brought out. I've only attempted to buy it once here, never again as I left the pharmacy in a very uncomfortable state of mind. BM it truly is a hive of wonderful memories what you attempt to do in the early years of childhood when in the experimental stage of life. Those where the days.

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Dusak wrote: you would be advised to bring the Vaseline over with you or have it brought out. I've only attempted to buy it once here, never again as I left the pharmacy in a very uncomfortable state of mind.
:vs Next time, Dusak, to avoid any misunderstandings, wear more mascara.

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Post by Lisak »

Baby lotion all the way for me.
My friend gave me some Estee Lauder eye make up remover...I would never buy anything like this. I tried it, and really didn't like it.....baby lotion worked sooo much better than the expensive stuff.
I only wear waterproof mascara, so I don't end up with panda eyes all the time through smudging etc.
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What exactly do you mean by baby lotion? Is it different from baby oil?
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Winged Isis wrote:What exactly do you mean by baby lotion? Is it different from baby oil?
Yes WI, its the creamy one. Its less greasy than the oil but both work well.

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Yep...baby oil is BAD for the skin, and especially shouldn't be used near the eyes! (it is a by-product of petrol!) Actually I wouldn't put it anywhere on my skin...let alone a babys!
Lotion is lotion. If you look in the baby aisle in supermarkets you will see it there.
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Wonder what Dusty Springfield used??? or even Julie Driscoll

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Thought so B and L, thanks. I was a bit dubious about having oil near/in my eyes and imagining it would then need cleaning off itself.
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