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We're living in what can easily be considered the Golden Age of Lashes. With a multitude of faux lash and lash extension options, scientifically advanced mascara formulas and innovative brushes on the market and lash-growth serums that really, truly work, the beauty industry seems to have lash-based products all figured out. And yet, many of us still struggle to remove waterproof formulas — they're just so darn long-lasting — without tugging, rubbing, pulling and generally abusing both our lashes and the delicate skin around the eyes.
That's where this YouTube video from beauty vlogger Farah Dhukai comes in. In the clip, the heavy-makeup-wearer (who knows a thing or two about waterproof formulas) demonstrates her step-by-step method for gently whisking away waterproof mascara without ruining her insanely long, healthy-looking lashes. Yes, the products are key; but so is technique.
To learn Dhukai's lash-saving method, watch the full video below: