The 5 Best Ways to Remove Your Makeup

makeup removersWhether 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:

Best Wipes

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes

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

Dermalogica PreCleanse

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

Derma E Vitamin C Micellar 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

Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Removing Pads

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.

Best Cleanser

Eve Lom Cleanser

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!

Stay fabulous,



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  1. 4.16.19
    Ruth J Rankins said:

    Thanks again for all the amazing advice for skin care. It’s always hard to know which skin care products are best, when they’re so many choices out there. With your very helpful and much needed picks… Makes it so much easier. Always right on target!!

    • 4.23.19

      No problem! It is so important to remove your makeup before you go to sleep to keep your skin looking its best in the morning.

  2. 12.15.21

    Wow That’s a lot of tips. Thanks for wrangling them all!

  3. 3.4.22

    These are some amazing tips to remove makeup. Thanks!

  4. 3.16.22

    It is a perfect article on how to remove your makeup.