Whether it’s a full face or just the eyes, we brush on makeup every day and wipe it off at night. With the right tools, you can apply makeup easily. Taking it off, however, can be a challenge. I know from experience that not all makeup removers are created equal. I have tried countless varieties, from wipes to creams, and discovered the best options to get the job done. Here are my recommendations for the five best makeup removers you need to try:
Almost every cosmetic company makes its own version of cleansing towelettes, but I can attest that these are the best. I recently tried Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes and instantly knew that they were my favorite. The wipes themselves are soft yet durable and don’t irritate my skin. Plus, they remove all of my makeup and wipe away stubborn eyeliner and mascara with ease.
Best Cleansing Oil
Matte lipstick’s worst nightmare! Dermalogica PreCleanse breaks downs hard-to-remove makeup like nothing I’ve ever seen. While it’s sticky like other cleansing oils I’ve tried, it dissolves matte lipstick and heavy eye makeup and washes off easily, helping you to wash your face clean. If you wear matte lipstick or heavy eye makeup regularly, this one is a must!
Best Cleansing Water
If you are not familiar with micellar water, you should be. This cleansing water is the perfect way to clean your face because it draws out dirt and oil from your skin. Derma E goes one step further by adding the antioxidant Vitamin C, which is great for your skin’s overall appearance.
Best Eye Makeup Remover
Fans of eyeliner, waterproof mascara, and smokey eyes, these eye makeup remover pads are for you. I love them as a convenient way to remove your eye makeup without wasting a full wipe. The small size allows you to get under the eye easily and—bonus!—makes them perfect for travel.
Splurge alert! This cleanser is pricey, but if you afford it, in my opinion, it is well worth the money. Keep in mind that this is not your typical cleanser. Eve Lom is formulated with oils like chamomile and eucalyptus, which not only help to remove makeup but also soften skin, even skin tone, and include antibacterial properties.
Now you have no excuse to go to bed with the day’s makeup clogging your pores. Try one or a combination of these removers to help take off your makeup so you can put it back on tomorrow!