I am always, always on the hunt for ways to incorporate budget-friendly hacks into my beauty routine, and lately a new one has been catching my eye. I've been seeing lots of gals claiming baby shampoo as eye makeup remover works, so I finally decided to test it out. After an unexpectedly impressive amount of success using coconut oil as DIY waterproof eye makeup remover, I figured why not try baby shampoo? After all, it promises "no more tears."
Since I work as a freelance writer, I admit I felt a little silly putting on eye makeup solely to take it off, but alas, anything to uncover the truth! To pull this off, all I need to round up was a bottle of baby shampoo and makeup remover cotton pads. According to LiterallyDarling, I just needed to squirt about a dime-sized amount of baby shampoo into my hands, lather with a touch of water, wipe across my (closed) eyes with a pad, and wash off my eye makeup. Simple enough, right?
I'll admit, willingly putting shampoo in my eyes was nerve-wracking, but the whole process was a breeze once I got over the mental barrier. As for how well it worked? Find out below!
1. Round Up Products
2. Squirt Dime-Sized Amount In Hand
3. Add A Little Water
4. Lather Over Eyes
5. Wipe Away
OK, I admit it stung a little, but it did totally work. I think I personally prefer coconut since I'd rather have mildly blurry eyes over mildly stinging eyes, but either way, baby shampoo is a definite makeup remover win and a great alternative in a pinch.
Want to try it for yourself? All you need are the two products below:
Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
Johnson's Baby Shampoo (2-Pack), $13.99, Johnson's
I went for classic Johnson's.
Makeup Removal Pads
Maxim Hygiene Organic Extra Large Rounds, $3.75, thrivemarket.com
You can use any makeup removal pads, but the organic ones featured above are my favorite since I know I'm not putting any fertilizers or pesticides on my face.
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