Having trouble removing mascara? When your mascara just won't budge, turn to this guide to get that black goop safely off in a flash—and, yes, you can say goodbye to those raccoon eyes forever. 

By Colleen Sullivan
October 23, 2017

Most women find the process of taking off mascara incredibly annoying. You rub, you wipe, and the stuff just keeps coming off—it’s no surprise some women decide not to remove mascara and go to sleep with their lashes loaded instead. “Mascaras are an emulsion of water, pigments, oils, and waxes, so can be tough to take off,” says cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson of BeautyStat.com. But choosing the right cleansers and using the right technique can help with mascara removal. Here, beauty pros weigh in on their top dos and don’ts when it comes to taking off mascara. 

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