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This Celebrity Makeup Artist Has A Genius Trick For Removing Waterproof Mascara

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Nick Barose is responsible for the gorgeous beauty looks we see on stars like Priyanka Chopra, Lupita Nyong’o and more. Being a seasoned industry professional, he definitely knows his tricks of the trade, including how to remove long-lasting, non-budging formulas. While we all love a great waterproof mascara that lasts through humidity, watering eyes and even sweat sessions, we’re all familiar with how difficult they can be to remove. The last thing any of us want to do is yank out our natural lashes in an attempt to get rid of any pigment left behind.

In a recent interview, Nick shared a makeup-removing trick that’s simple for any of us to do. His suggestion is to start with one coat of regular mascara, followed by a waterproof formula—what we like to call a mascara cocktail. This allows you to better seal your lashes and makes it much easier to remove than, say, two layers of the waterproof stuff. Judging by the fact that his leading ladies always have impeccable lashes on and off the red carpet, it’s clear his trick not only works but keeps the natural lashes in a healthy state. Anyway, we’re trying this tonight.