Makeup Remover Reviews

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It’s the end of the day, you’re tired, you want to go to bed…the last thing you want to do is take off your makeup, but you know it must be done. Since getting someone to take off your makeup, and wash your face for you isn’t an option, you need a makeup remover that is going to work fast and efficiently. No one needs the annoyance of using a product that doesn’t get the job done. A good makeup remover is going to dissolve your makeup and wipe off easily without leaving residue behind. So which ones are the best and which one should you stay away from?

I’ve used many makeup removers since I started wearing makeup. How many of us removed our teenage makeup with Pond’s Cold Cream, Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream, or (Heaven forbid) Vaseline? Most of the makeup remover I use on a regular basis looks like oil and water…you have to shake it up to mix it together and use it before it separates. But, there are a few options out there to try.

A makeup remover that is a good multitasker, because it’s also a cleanser is Purity Made Simple by Philosophy. This is a great one-step product. No need to use any other kind of makeup remover, because this gentle cleanser is not only going to melt away your makeup, it’s also going to get your skin very clean. It’s great for all skin types and really does a good job removing face makeup, and eye makeup.

Makeup remover wipes are all the rage right now. I think they are great for travel and they are great for middle of the day touch-ups, but they’re not my favorite to remove makeup. That’s not to say they aren’t a great product, I’m just saying that I prefer not to use them. They’re convenient, in a pinch, but I’ve always found that when I remove eye makeup with wipes, the product on the wipe tends to irritate my eyes and make them water. Some I’ve tried are, Olay Cleansing Cloths, Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes, and whatever generic brand I can find at the store, to save a little money. One I haven’t tried, but I really want to is Purity Made Simple cleansing cloths. Yes, the first product I mentioned in this article is now in the form of a wipe. I haven’t tried it yet, but I want to and I will report back!

Probably the most popular, and my favorite by far, makeup remover is the stuff that comes in the bottle and looks like oil and water so you have to shake it to mix it together. I have used eye makeup remover in this form for years. I rely on my cleanser (and my Clarisonic!) to get my face makeup off. Some makeup removers in this form have been too greasy, some have been not greasy enough, and some have been just right for me! Two of my all-time favorite eye makeup removers are the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover by Mary Kay and the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover by Neutrogena. Both of these are great at getting my eye makeup completely off and not leaving any sticky, or oily, residue left behind. Honestly, a lot of times I’ll grab the generic brand that’s always placed right next to the Neutrogena remover, because it’s pretty much the same thing, but about $3 cheaper!

What do you use to remove your makeup when your day is done? What are your favorite brands?

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