One Of The Best & Most Common Sense Ways To Ensure Your Eyeliner Comes Off Easily

We all envy those who can pull off thick, bold eyeliner flawlessly, but it's hard not to wonder how they remove it at the end of the day. While there are several ways to ensure that your eyeliner stays put, removing it is another process altogether — cleanser, makeup remover, and lots of cotton pads are never out of the question.

Sometimes, it's worth going bold with eyeliner to achieve a jaw-dropping look, but that doesn't eliminate the fact that it'll eventually need to be removed. If you dread the process, you might be the type who chooses to ride it out — sleeping with your makeup on may be the norm for you. However, you might want to break that habit sooner rather than later. "Sleeping in your eye makeup will not cause fine lines or acne on the skin, but it can still lead to problems," dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger told HuffPost. "Mascara and eyeliner can be rubbed by your pillow and end up in your eyes, which can lead to significant eye irritation.

If you think about how much effort you'll need to put into removing your eyeliner as you're applying it, it's time to change the way you view your favorite eye makeup — eyeliner removal can be simplified by using less product. Instead, consider how the color of the eyeliner you choose can make your eyes pop.

How to make eyeliner removal easier and less time-consuming

One of the most obvious but overlooked ways to make eyeliner removal easier (and the removal of most eye makeup) is to use less. "Work smarter not harder," M.A.C. Cosmetics global senior artist Michelle Clark told Bustle. "Your eyes will thank you."

If you're going for a bold look or want to make a memorable impression, you might immediately question this suggestion — but you can make up for what you lack in thickness during application with your choice of color. For instance, you may want to give jet black a try if you're usually a warm brown eyeliner person. Pay attention to how pigmented the makeup is as well — the pigmentation of eye makeup, in particular, can significantly reduce how much you need to apply in order for it to pop.

If you're still worried about whether your eyeliner will be enough to make people stop in their tracks, there are a few other tricks you can try. Layering your eye makeup is one option to help boost pigmentation. Another tip is to use a light concealer or white eyeshadow primer before applying your eye makeup of choice. This can enhance the eyeliner or eyeshadow you intend on using on top. Spritz a little makeup setting spray over it, and you'll be ready to rock your look all day long.

How to speed up the makeup removal process

It might be easier to just slip under the covers at the end of a long day without removing your makeup. However, doing so comes with a slew of risks, ranging from eye infections to unsightly blemishes. If you want to avoid these problems, it's best to remove your makeup — eyeliner and all — but it doesn't have to be a time-consuming, grueling process. There are ways you can make it easier on yourself, and one of them is to find an effective daily cleanser. Ideally, the cleanser you use to rinse your face should work well enough to also remove your makeup. This means it can be your go-to starter product come makeup removal time. "Massage the cleanser over your face and let it sit for 15 seconds, and don't forget your hairline, under your chin, and around your ears," celebrity makeup artist Maria Verel told Allure. "Then wipe with a wet, white cotton washcloth, so you can really see that all the makeup is gone."

Another way to speed up the process is to invest in the proper removal products. For example, there are makeup removers that are specifically formulated to break down waterproof cosmetics. By taking the time to invest in the right products, you can transform the process from something you dread to just another step in your wind-down routine.