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Best Makeup Removers




Want to know a dirty little secret? I HATE removing my makeup, like loathe it. So much so that I will opt out of wearing it at any chance just so I don’t have to remove it. That’s a little hard considering my job requires the testing of countless products, I digress. I’ve come to love certain products for their time saving abilities. The Best Makeup Removers for me are ones that get rid of EVERYTHING in one quick swoop! I will do anything and everything to make the process of getting rid of all the makeup quicker! Let’s face it, I can’t be the only gal out there who feels this way. My skincare routine is super important to me, so when I finally crawl into bed at 2 a.m. with a full face of makeup and no interest in crawling out, I quickly guilt trip myself into because, ew. It’s a fact of life, you should not be going to bed with makeup on and/or without washing your face! I have a skincare for beginners post that will help you all out if you’re looking to get into a better routine! Not sure how you should be removing your makeup? What order to do it in etc? Check out Beauty 101’s Makeup Master Class: How To Remove Makeup Correctly because it’s not all about one and done, although I totally wish it was!

Best Makeup Removers! A whole list of awesome products! #makeup #beauty #beautytips #makeuptips



I’ve got seven of my favorites to share with y’all today! I think I am pretty much covering everything from oils to wipes so you should be able to find one that will fit perfectly into your skincare routine and be good to go! A few notes, you should just assume that none of these cause irritation for my sometimes sensitive skin and I have used the all while wearing contacts and been fine!

Mary Kay Oil Free Makeup Remover


MARY KAY OIL-FREE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER ||  $15 – This is probably one of the first eye makeup removers that I have ever tried, I usually just use the same thing for everything (ya know, time save i’m lazy and all) at once. I always go back to this though, especially if I am battling some extra crazy town stay on forever mascaras! It gently removes eye makeup, including waterproof mascara, without tugging or pulling the delicate skin in the eye area. Formula does not leave skin feeling greasy. I’ve never had any irritation from this and I use it with my contacts in!

OLAY FRESH EFFECTS MAKEUP REMOVAL CLOTHS  ||  $5.99 – These are brand new (to me) fabulous wipes that really come in handy, I can easily chuck them in my purse and start the makeup removal process while in the car or for use at the gym because nobody wants to see sweaty mascara tears running everywhere, at least I don’t. They’re not just for makeup removal I will use them on-the-go to just get a quick cleanse if I’m feeling gross from a run and haven’t gotten to clean my face yet! Fresh and swift, these pre-moistened wipes are covered in cottony-soft cleansing pockets that lift away dirt and makeup—even waterproof mascara!—in a flash.


MAC CLEANSE OFF OIL || $30 – This stuff is actually pretty cool to play with, it makes the god awful task a little more fun if that’s possible, weird things excite me! An industry-strength oil-based makeup remover that’s gentle on the skin. Botanically formulated with oils of olive fruit, evening primrose and jojoba seed and absolutely 100 percent mineral-oil free. Massages onto the skin to loosen all makeup, including waterproof mascara. Emulsifies into a lotion-type liquid with water: rinses off easily, no tissues required – and no residue!


WET N WILD EYE MAKEUP REMOVER || $2.19 – It’s not about the cost, but about the results <– I saw that quoted on Cosmetics Aficionado’s Instagram about the Rimmel Stay Matte products and could not agree with that sentiment more!! It really is about the results and this little gem is a super hero for tough to get rid of eye makeup! This one is also safe for contact wearers!


DHC DEEP CLEANSING OIL  ||  $11.20 –  So this is anothe brand new (to me) product that Sheila over at Painted Ladies is always talking about and I had kept meaning to pick it up. Fate would have it, I got a sample bottle in my Pop Sugar Must Have box and fell immediately in love with it! Nothing has ever taken my makeup off quite as quick as this little sucker! It’s probably my new favorite thing to talk about with whoever will listen! Dirt, excess oil, makeup—even waterproof mascara—and other pore-cloggers dissolve easily, leaving your face a grime-free zone that is soft to the touch. Its unique water-soluble formula rinses completely, so you’ll never see a greasy residue. Olive oil and vitamin E help ensure you won’t see dryness either.


NEUTROGENA NATURALS FRESH CLEANSING + MAKEUP REMOVER ||  $6.99 – My obsession with this one is a little crazy! I’ve been using it forever! On days that I’m not wearing makeup I will still use this sometimes for a gentle cleanser! It’s pretty awesome. Completely cleans skin and removes makeup in one step without stripping skin’s natural moisture. This Peruvian Tara seed bionutrient rich cleanser leaves skin soft and rinses clean. Developed for gentle eye area.


PHYSICIAN’S FORMULA EYE MAKEUP REMOVER LOTION || $4.69 – This is another little gem that I found awhile back that will get rid of any trace of eye makeup, seriously stuff you can’t even see on those lashes this stuff gets! This gentle formula removes even the most stubborn makeup leaving no greasy residue. Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free. Dermatologist approved. Non irritating.

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  • I like the Yes To Cucumbers wipes. It doesn’t do great on eye makeup, but for the rest of my face, it is pure awesome. I just the Mary Kay stuff just for my eyes.

  • Neutrogena eye makeup remover is my holy grail and I haven’t used anything else since I started using it. It’s in the purple bottle and its AMAZING. One swipe and everything comes off just like that. Let me know if you try it!

  • I love Neutrogena makeup remover wipes!! They are so gentle and perfect for taking off my makeup when I am in a rush! But lately I have been obsessed with Simple Micellar Cleansing Water! It is literally the best makeup remover I have ever used! I can’t get enough of it!

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