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I love that paint, but... - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
October 12th, 2009
10:52 pm

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I love that paint, but...
It's very difficult to remove from around the eyes.


This is after three washes with facial soap and water, taking care to finger-scrub the eye area



I realized the black didn't seem as obvious in the picture as it did in real life, so here's a cleaner eye for comparison.

This is after a lot of work with a cotton ball, some eye make-up remover and a close-up mirror.

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From:solan_t
Date:October 13th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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It would have to be right up by the eye and I really don't want face cream or oil there. I still can't believe the eye make-up remover doesn't sting or irritate but I am quite sure the cream or oil will.
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From:clevermanka
Date:October 13th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
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For mega-stubborn eye makeup, I've used extra-virgin olive oil. Just pour a bit onto your fingers and rub gently.
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From:solan_t
Date:October 13th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
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I find that the Neutragena eye-make up remover works very well, once I got the vast majority off in the shower.


In fact, the vast majorty just rinsed off (no soap or rubbing), which is why I find the stubborness around the eye rather facinating.
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From:silverfae
Date:October 13th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
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^^ this! Oil is the secret to removing facepaint (and waterproof make-up for sure). I like sesame oil too.
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