How to Remove Mascara with Olive Oil and Cotton?

by Rati on November 26, 2009 · 19 comments

Olive Oil

How to take off Mascara

Hey Ladies,

Ironically, mascaras either come out too easily when we want them to stay or they stick to hard to our eyes when we want them to come off. Mascara, especially the waterproof one, can be extremely hard to get off without making your eyes sore. I have been using this mascara remover trick for over an year. Let me spill the beans to you guys now.

Take a drop or two of olive oil on a cotton ball and paper towel. Rub this cotton ball on your lashes in a downward direction. You would see every last speck of your mascara come out on the cotton ball. It works as magic.

I have tried all kinds of makeup removers . Some of them stung my eyes and some of them couldn’t take off the entire mascara.

You can remove your entire eye makeup with olive oil and it wouldn’t sting your eyes a bit.

Olive oil not only cleans my eye lashes/ eye lids but also nourishes them. My eyelashes have grown thicker and longer since I have started using this trick.

Sometimes I mix olive oil with rose water and clean  my lashes. The rose water takes away all the heaviness and tackiness of the olive oil. Swipe the olive oil solution on your eyes with a cotton ball and welcome clean eyelashes and eye lids. 🙂

Try it out ladies. It works and do give me your review on this. 🙂

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Palak November 27, 2009 at 2:57 am

hey ! thanx for the advice .I wil surely try it !!

n yeah .. waiting for yer reviews on colorbar blushes .. so eager to read em ~~!!


Rati November 27, 2009 at 4:42 am

I will surely do it in a day or two. Just for you. 🙂



divija November 27, 2009 at 8:49 am

wat a trick 🙂 finally found something that doesnt pinch my wallet 🙂 xoxo


Rati November 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

You must really try it. I have not found more effective product than this yet for my eye makeup, atleast. 🙂


YASMINA February 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm

hey there is a very good product from BIOTIQUE called almond oil cleanser it wipe off all the make up so good just thought i can share this 🙂


ritu March 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm

does biotique make up remover efficiently removes make up without greasy feeling arnd eyes?


Rati February 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Oh!! i am not very fond of Biotique products but since I love products related to almonds, I’ll give it a try and let you know. 🙂 Thank you.


ritu March 31, 2010 at 6:06 pm

i mix olive oil with rose water and use it as make up doesn’t feels wierd if gets into the eyes as it feels using olive oil alonr.also it takes of mascara very efficiently.thx


Rati March 31, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I do that sometimes but generally I am lazy to mix both the things. 😛 But yes, rose water added with olive oil definitely feels better than olive oil used alone. 🙂


anu May 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm

hello.. can you do a review on make up stuffs under 3oors or so??? like i cant afford products more than that so.. i wanna know products under 300rs especially for my eyes.. please do it..


Rati May 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Hi Anu there are loads of products on this blog that are under300. You may check the archives :

For eyes here are the products you may look at

1. maybelline colossal volume mascara-260
2. maybellien eye shadow quads-rs 220
3. Colorbar i define pencils / i glide pencils
4. Lotus herbal kajal


Anitha August 10, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Hello Ladies,

I am a newbie to the blog and its amazing to read the amount of information being shared here.

I had been investing a lot on a good eye makeup remover but never could succeed in finding something that would remove my mascara. Thanks for this great tip, and am gonna try it already this evening.

One question: What is the ratio to mix the olive oil & rose water?



Rati August 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm


Welcome to IMBB. 🙂


Vidya May 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm


Vidya here again, this blog is really addictive 😀

I will def try this out, and hey wat about Baby oil? have u tired that ?? i ve heard its good to remove mascara, but i havent tried it myself,


Rati May 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Hi Vidya. :))

yeah baby oil works pretty well. i sometimes use johnson’s baby oil.


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