The $10 Game-Changer for Mascara Addicts

By March 17, 2017

Removing eye makeup can be a struggle, especially if you love a good waterproof mascara. But there’s a way to cut the removal time by half while showing your lashes some love. Find out how you can cleanse and nourish your lashes in one simple step with the Etude House All Finish Mascara Cleaner.

My lashes are pin straight. No matter how much I prep and prime, my eyelids—which are hooded, I should add—are greasy by the afternoon. On top of that, I’m prone to post-lunch yawns.

Naturally, waterproof mascara has become a must over the years. Give me the Shiseido Eyelash Curler and a good mascara (like the Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara), and I’ve transformed my thin, puny lashes into sexy curls that stay all day. But in the evenings, the mascara that gave me daytime glam becomes a time-consuming nightmare. Mascara also takes the most amount of makeup remover to remove, and though I’m embarrassed to admit it, I’ve often been careless and woken up with dry, brittle lashes and black crusties. Yikes.

To me, the choice always seemed to be between sexy lashes and healthy lashes, and I honestly didn’t dream that anyone could come up with a solution—that is, until I came across the Etude House All Finish Mascara Cleaner during my trip to Korea last year.

In a nutshell, it’s a mascara wand coated in makeup remover. But the magic happens at the tip of the wand, which is shaped like a mini comb to catch each individual lash. As you run the wand through your lashes from root to tip, the wand coats each individual lash with clear makeup remover:

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Give it one minute to melt the makeup—the perfect amount of time to change into your PJs or scroll through Insta—and you’ll see most of your mascara transferred to underneath your eyes, like this:

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Then it’s time to gently wipe the mascara away with a cotton pad:

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Simple? Yes. While conventional makeup removers and cotton pads can still do the trick, there’s a reason why the Etude House All Finish Mascara Cleaner has assumed a permanent place in my bedtime cleansing routine. Because of the unique comb shape, the wand catches and removes mascara from even the tiniest lashes in the corners of my eyes. It leaves my eyes supremely clean:

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No more drying out my precious lashes, which is huge, because as we all know, every lash counts. On top of that, I no longer have to rub and tug at my lashes, meaning I am no longer irritating the sensitive skin around the eye area, causing wrinkles and lash fallout. With nourishing ingredients like rice bran, olive, and camellia oils, as well as black bean extract, I know I am getting a thorough cleanse while conditioning and strengthening my lashes.

The packaging is also modest, considering Etude House’s typical pink-heavy and princess-themed packaging that appeals to Korean teens. But if you love mascaras that claim to be invincible in any way—waterproof, water-resistant, smudge-proof, you name it—then the Etude House All Finish Mascara Cleaner is worth the $10. Each tube lasts two to three months with everyday usage, and it’s also perfect for popping into your purse or travel bag.

+ What are your favorite ways to remove mascara without damaging your lashes? Let us know in the comments!

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