Does Baby Shampoo As Eye Makeup Remover Really Work? — PHOTOS

I am always on the hunt for budget-friendly hacks to incorporate into my beauty routine, and a new one recently caught my eye. I've noticed more than a few fellow beauty writers claiming baby shampoo as eye makeup remover works wonders, so I decided to test it out! After an impressive amount of success using coconut oil as a DIY waterproof eye makeup remover, I figured why not trust my internet friends again and try baby shampoo? I just hoped the "no more tears" would hold up...

I felt a little silly putting on eye makeup solely to take it off, but alas, anything for a beauty experiment! Once my mascara was set, all I had to do was grab a bottle of baby shampoo and makeup remover cotton pads from under my sink. According to LiterallyDarling, I was supposed 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?

Willingly putting shampoo in my eyes was admittedly nerve-wracking, but the whole process was a breeze once I got over the mental barrier. As for a step-by-step of how well it worked? Find out below!

1. Round Up Products

Johnson's Baby Shampoo, $5, Amazon

There's a good chance you have both of these already. Hurray!

2. Squirt Dime-sized amount in hand

P.S. a little goes a long way...

3. Add A Splash of Water

Gotta get it foamy!

4. Lather Over Eyes

Don't be afraid! Remember, it's just baby shampoo, after all.

5. Wipe Away

Reach for a cotton pad and wipe your eye makeup off. Voila.

My Verdict

OK, it stung a little, but did totally work! I personally prefer using coconut oil if I'm going the DIY route since I'd rather have blurry eyes over burning eyes but, either way, baby shampoo is 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, $5, Amazon

I went for classic Johnson's.

Makeup Removal Pads

Maxim Hygiene Organic Extra Large Rounds, $14, Amazon

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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