Recently I ran out of my favorite eye make-up remover (Mayelline Expert Eyes). When I went to purchase more, I couldn’t find it. So, I went to the Almay section and picked out one of theirs. Unbeknownst to me, not all make-up removers are created equal. So unconstitutional!
Now, I don’t wear much make-up to warrant ‘removing’ it before washing my face, but after my shower I always end up with raccoon eyes. You know, where my mascara bled all over to make me look like a bandit.
You know that look.
What I loved about My Expert Eyes is it took away my hooligan look without leaving a greasy feeling behind. I hate greasy. Ew.
Well, apparently Almay is into well lubricated looking eyes. I looked like I was always crying without the red nose. Hmmm. Not the image I’m going for. Although lately, most days homeschooling I feel like I could burst into tears. But who wants to LOOK like it?
And I’ll tell you what, I could not scrub that stuff off. Scrubbing? Yeah, not so much. Not suppose to scrub your eyes. That just makes wrinkles.
Oh, yeah. I already have those….
Look! Something shiny!
My friend, Mindy, posted in her blog today the merits of coconut oil. A huge fan of coconut oil myself, I took a gander at her material (not to mention that she has a giveaway for coconut oil right now). I love a good giveaway.
I’ve used coconut oil in candy, cooking, baking and even on my chapped hands. It’s awesome stuff.
Well, Mindy mentions in her blog that she uses it to remove make-up. What?? No way!
So, I just had to try it. And it works!
Here’s the before. Try not to notice the bushy eyebrows too much. I’m being vulnerable here.
Now, take a glob of coconut oil.
Okay, you probably don’t want this big of a glob, but hey, it looks pretty.
Now, shmeer (yes, that is a word) onto your lids and lashes.
Coconut oil liquifies at about 72 degrees, so once this stuff hits your face, prepare yourself for the melt-down.
It seems to literally melt the make-up off your face.
Then, with your tissue in hand, gently wipe away the crud.
No scrubbing required.
Can you see the difference? Okay, can I just say, taking a picture of your eyes close up like this is extremely difficult. You wouldn’t think so, but just you try it and see if you don’t come out looking cross-eyed. It’s hard! The boys got a huge giggle out of watching me take this. It’s all in the name of love for my adoring readers. Hee. Hee. What I will do for you. It must be love.
The best thing is about my new beloved remover, it doesn’t make me look greasy-eyed. Coconut oil soaks into the skin pretty fast. Yay. I win!
Go ahead and give it a try and tell me what you think. And if you don’t have any coconut oil hanging out in your pantry already, head over to Mindy’s blog Sweetness in the Small Stuff and sign up for her giveaway. I know I did.
If you don’t win, buy yourself a big old bucket of oil like me.
Yep, I really did buy 5 gallons of coconut oil. And that’s just the refined stuff. There’s another 1 gallon of unrefined in the garage. Yeah. I like coconut oil.