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Sleeping in Your Eye Makeup is an Eye Problem: A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Remove Your Eye Makeup While Addressing Lash Loss

In my clinic, the number one reason why contacts lenses are uncomfortable is, you guessed right: not removing eye makeup. Whether it’s lash loss, sensitive skin, or just plain laziness – sleeping in your eye makeup is a dirty happen and can cause problems such as lash loss or worse yet, infection & styes. Let me walk you through what I discuss with my patients in the exam room.

It’s only a walk of shame because you forgot to remove your eye makeup, xo.

Item #1, THE REMOVER: Unless you are flat out allergic to tea tree oil, my Tea Tree Eye Makeup Remover Oil (30mL) is your answer. Oil based to remove even the most stubborn eye makeup, it also provides preservative free cleansing which is ideal for the tear film. The Australian tea tree oil is particularly cleansing for the meibomian glands which is significant if you like to wear eyeliner on your water line. 



This limited ingredient formula is ideal for healthy eye makeup removal and sensitive eyes:

  • Australian Tea Tree Oil - Naturally antiseptic and cleansing for the meibomian glands.
  • Organic Jojoba Oil - Balances sebum production; provides barrier protection for the thin eyelid skin.
  • Grape Seed Oil - Rich in linoleic fatty acid that easily absorbs into the eyelid skin providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection.

Friends don’t let friends lose lashes – this brush is magical, xo.

Item #2, THE BRUSH: Place a few drops of eye makeup remover oil on a dry Lashfull Thinking™ lash + brow cleaning brush (40mm x 118mm).  Make sure the brush is dry for best results. This cleansing brush has been made in the shape of your orbital socket and eyelids. The shape and plush density of the bristles work in harmony to limit as much premature lash loss as possible.

  • Contours with eye socket & brow bone perfectly
  • High density bristles smoothly glides over lash + brow

Use makeup remover oil and brush to smudge out and loosen all eye makeup. Keep your eyes closed during this process. You will feel the super luscious bristles gliding over your eyelid area. It will feel very soft and gentle. 


Now, a final rinse off with our fan favorite, pro-biotic foam cleanser, xo.

Item #3, THE FOAMING CLEANSER: Use Tea Tree Eyelid & Eyelash Foaming Cleanser to wash off all makeup debris from eyes and face area. What’s beautiful about my foaming cleanser? Again, the benefits of Australian tea tree oil – added with the pro-biotic preservative system to help balance the natural flora of the eyelid skin. Now, that’s healthy. 

Close your eyes and use 1-2 pumps of foaming cleanser to wash off eyes and face. Rinse with water and pat dry with a clean towel. It’s a soap, so don’t get this inside the eyes.

I developed this system to help my patients with their eye care. A nostalgic note – Tea Tree Eye Makeup Remover Oil was my very first product I formulated. I made it for my patient that had terrible contact lens discomfort because she refused to remove her eye makeup because it “hurt.” Fast forward 7 years later. She love her contacts and she loves her We Love Eyes, xo. 


Our philosophy is that clean eyes = a happy life. We Love Eyes products do not treat any eye disease. Although our founder is an Optometrist, We Love Eyes products do not replace your eye care professional. Always consult your eye care professional when using eye care products.


Love & Healthy Eyes,