The Best Makeup Removers Ever
The editors at LHJ.com we love experimenting with makeup that makes us look and feel our best… and we also love taking it all off at the end of a long day! We’ve asked some of our editors and Gloss Daily bloggers to dish on their favorite makeup removers.
"Lancome Bi-Facil is a staple in my bathroom cabinet. It removes every trace of liner, shadow, and mascara—including waterproof—without tugging or irritating my sensitive eyes. And unlike other formulas I've tried, it doesn't leave an oily film on my contact lenses."
-Erica Metzger, Ladies Home Journal Beauty Director
Simple Eye Make-Up Remover Pads
Use these non-greasy wipes to lift any mascara that your cleanse misses, mop up eye-shadow mistakes, and quickly get rid of the gunk on your makeup brushes.
Kari Gran Cleansing Oil
"My favorite makeup remover is actually a cleansing oil! Kari Gran makes an ultra-luxe feeling oil that removes every stitch of makeup (even heavy eyeliner). Plus, it smells incredible!"
-Bethany Cantor, Ladies Home Journal Online Editor
Almay Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads
"I love that it's oil-free, fragrance-free and won't irritate my sensitive skin—yet still manages to remove all my eyeliner and mascara at the end of the day."
-Maggie Niemiec, Ladies Home Journal Assistant Editor
"At Cult of Pretty we recently discovered this oddity, which deep cleanses with just water (seriously) and rinses clean without soap. Watch in awe as your makeup slides off you and this new-fangled material—we don't understand it either, we just know it works!"
-Ann Colville Somma, Gloss Daily Blogger
Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towlettes
"Beauty confession: I'm a little bit lazy, so I adore anything in wipe form. These Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towlettes remove makeup and cleanse (another lazy-girl plus), they don't irritate my sensitive skin, and they're affordable. I also love that they come in travel-sized packs."
-Amanda Wolfe, Ladies Home Journal Senior Digital Director
Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
This gentle remover boasts an ability to take it all off without leaving a greasy residue.
Equate Everyday 2 in 1 Daily Facial Cloths
"These are the kind of face wash cloths that are dry in the package, and then you moisten them with water to build up a bit of a lather to wash your face. One side of the cloth is very smooth and the other side is textured and has a nice exfoliating effect. These cloths from Equate are definitely my holy grail facecleanser/makeup remover!"
-Emily Eddington, Gloss Daily blogger
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
"I don't really use eye makeup remover, but I often use DHC deep cleansing oil as my face wash, and that doubles as a makeup remover since it's oil—it leaves my skin really smooth and takes everything of my face nicely."
-Rachel Shippy, Ladies Home Journal Assistant to the Editor-In-Chief
Pond’s Wet Cleansing Toweletts Evening Soothe
Great for nights when you're feeling lazy.