Blowing on the face works. I use that to keep the kitties away from my food.
I used to use a spray bottle for one kitten that was a foot-biter, and that also seems to work. It's likely that she thinks, 'Hey, I'm awake! You should be awake too!' It might still be the mascara thing; cats have an extremely good sense of smell... so even if there were a bit of residue left over from the mascara, she might still be able to smell it. ^_^