How to Remove Glitter & Glue From Your Eyelids

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Whether for Halloween or a Friday night out with your friends, glitter shadow makes your eyes pop, and look totally hot. Another option is applying a specialty glue to your eyes and using it to adhere a loose body glitter, which provides an even bolder look. However, once the party is over, it's time to get rid of the glue and glitter without damaging your eyes. Erase any traces of the amazing night by removing the glitter and glue with the correct products.

  • Clear tape
  • Cotton ball
  • Eye makeup remover
  • Cotton swab
  • Olive oil
  • Fake eyelash glue remover

1 Wrap a piece

Wrap a piece of clear tape around your fingers. Close your eyes and gently tap at your eyelids, below your brow or anywhere else you applied the glue and glitter. Use caution to avoid injuring your eyes, and pulling out your lashes.

2 Continue to gently tap

Continue to gently tap at your eyelids with the clear tape until the bulk of the glitter is removed. Rewrap your fingers with the clear tape as needed, if you spread a ton of glitter on your face, this might be necessary.

3 To eliminate any lingering glitter

To eliminate any lingering glitter, wipe down your eyelids, or anywhere else you spread the glitter, with a cotton ball dipped in eye-makeup remover.

4 Dampen a cotton swab with olive oil

Dampen a cotton swab with olive oil. Gently rub your eyelids with the oil to remove the glue. This is also effective to remove the glue used to stick-on fake eyelashes. If the glue won't budget, move to the next step.

5 Dampen a separate cotton swab

Dampen a separate cotton swab with fake eyelash glue remover, which is available at drug or beauty supply stores. Carefully rub the cotton swab over any areas that are still covered with the glue. Once all the glue is gone, wipe down the spots you just cleaned with a cotton ball dampened with water.

  • Use extreme caution when removing the glitter with the tape, or using any product around your eyes, including eye makeup remover, olive oil and the fake eyelash glue remover.

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.