The Truth About Tubing Mascara

Mascara is one of those things that many women can't live without. This makeup essential is one that can make you feel put together even when you're not wearing any other makeup — one swipe and your eyes instantly look bigger, brighter and wider. But that doesn't mean it's a particularly easy beauty product to use. There's nothing worse than a mascara that constantly smudges, leaves residue under your eyes, or won't come off after a hard day of work no matter how hard you try. And that's exactly why you need to know about tubing mascara.

According to cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris, unlike traditional mascara which paints mascara onto your lashes, tubing mascara wraps itself around each individual lash, coating the lashes, rather than simply sitting on top. This means there's no smudging and no residue, making it the low maintenance and, to many, a more superior option.

How to remove tubing mascara

While tubing mascara is known to lengthen lashes rather than add volume, L'Oreal Paris believes the key is to curl lashes at the base and the middle of your lashes before applying if you want both. The best part? It's easy to remove.

When removing tubing mascara, you'll most likely be able to actually see the miniature tubes that were wrapped around your lashes as they slide off. Following the straightforward instructions from L'Oreal Paris, there are two methods to choose from when it's time to take it off. The first is to simply wash your face with luke-warm water then gently use your fingers to slowly help the tubes detach from the lash. The second option is to soak a cotton pad with warm water, dab on your lashes for half a minute, then wipe the tubes off. 

Both options work just well as the other, so test both removal methods to find out what works best for you.