Those of you who know me personally might think, “What? She knows about makeup remover?” Nope. I don’t. Because I wear makeup roughly six times a year. Maybe ten. Job interviews, a wedding here and there, and, well, that doesn’t even hit six times a year. While I was pregnant, I was hit with some pretty bad acne and wore makeup more frequently, so that upped my average.
However, I know a lot of people who wear makeup. One of them is my sister. The sister with one kid, not the sister with two kids. Well, the sister with two kids wears makeup sometimes, but she’s not really involved in this story.
Anyway, the sister with one kid recently sent the women in my family an email about homemade eye makeup remover. By recently, I mean three months ago, but somehow I was under the impression that I would test it out before I posted about it. Wrong. I think I used eye makeup remover once in the last three months, which means I haven’t finished the bottle I bought a few years ago. In fact, if the makeup people knew that I’m still wearing makeup I purchased last decade, they would empty my medicine cabinet and never let me wear the old stuff again. Especially since the makeup wasn’t purchased at the end of the last decade.
So, my sister with one kid does wear makeup regularly, I’m pretty sure applying it is part of her morning routine. Her suggestion was a homemade eye makeup remover for which she already had all the ingredients. Some of the ingredients are highly related to young children, so she offered to provide the ingredients for those in the family whose home is not full of baby oil and baby shampoo. Since those are the only two ingredients (besides water, which I assume everyone has), you might be able to whip this up in six minutes or less.
Here’s what my sister had to say about the formula:
I made some of this eye makeup remover. So far I am happy with it. It does look like there’s a little sediment in it, but it doesn’t ever bother me to this point.
While I am NOT an authority on makeup, my sisters generally know their way around makeup paraphernalia.
You’ll want a container to hold this stuff. If you currently have eye makeup remover, an obvious solution would be to save that bottle when it’s empty. An empty baby oil container is recommended by the author of the original post. A small shampoo bottle would probably work, too.