Rub on, wash off: if only removing our makeup was that easy. With layers of serum, moisturizer and sunscreen to cut through; raccoon eyes to avoid and dark-hued lip stains to wipe, not scrub, away — you need to turn to the pros. Here are our top five makeup removers and why we adore them.
On the go: Klorane Soothing Make-up Remover Wipes, $11.
In constant motion with never enough time to sit still? We hear you. Toss these soothing wipes in your purse, gym bag or clutch and you’ll be ready for any make-up removing emergency.
No fuss: Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $8.
Perfect for the lazy gal, these eye makeup remover pads are no fuss, no muss. Just wipe the solution-soaked pad across your eyes and watch your eyeliner, mascara (yes, even waterproof) and eyeshadow disappear.
Top seller: Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes, $15.
Even the most sensitive I-wear-sunglasses-year-round woman can safely take off her mascara with this top-selling eye makeup remover. There’s no burning, redness, stinging or itching.
Gentle strength: Nivea Visage Eye Make-Up Remover, $9.
After a long day there’s nothing more frustrating than having to spend 10 minutes scrubbing your eyes in an attempt to get rid of all your makeup and not have it all come off. This powerful, yet super gentle remover does the trick minus the pain.
Everything goes: Bioderma Sensibio H2O: Solution Micellaire, $22.
Multi-taskers rejoice: this water-based makeup remover isn’t solely for your eyes. It banishes blush, foundation, powder, lipstick and everything in between, too. Swipe it on, wash it off, go to bed.