Just a peek into ye olde bathroom cabinet. Here are the makeup removers currently performing acts of great beauty bravery on my bathroom shelf!
Trish McEvoy Long-Wear Face and Eye Makeup Remover
Niiiiiiiiiice, although for the life of me I can’t figure out why an $18 bottle of this is so small (just 1.7 ounces).
It whisks away long-wearing face and eye makeup but isn’t oily, and sometimes it can be tough to find removers like this that don’t leave a greasy or oily film behind. This stuff feels just like water, and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive water lines.
A 1.7-ounce bottle goes for $18. Available now at Trish McEvoy counters and neimanmarcus.com.
Klorane Floral Gel Eye Make-Up Remover
This gel formula eye makeup remover is designed for sensitive eyes and feels nice and soothing on my lids. It doesn’t make the skin feel tight, but I find that it doesn’t handle real-deal waterproof stuff, which it’s touted as being able to remove, as well as Trish McEvoy’s remover, and, ironically, it stings my water lines (but my eyes are SUPER sensitive, for what it’s worth).
I don’t really use it very often, mostly when my lids feel dry or tight.
This one’s $16 for a 3.4-ounce tube, and it’s available now at Klorane counters and online.
Cle de Peau Beaute Makeup Remover Towelettes
Good grief! These are hella expensive, but oh, so good.
I mean, I am not a makeup wipe snob at all. I’m usually just as happy with drugstore wipes as I am with anything else. For a long while I’ve alternated between MAC Wipes and the Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes, but these Cle de Peau ones? — holy crap.
If an eccentric billionaire decided to fund my makeup-loving lifestyle, I’d probably just use these. They’re the softest, most comfortable wipes I’ve ever used.
To borrow an overused phrase, they feel like fluffy little clouds, and they remove everything in a flash. I don’t even have to tug or rub at the skin.
Kinda bomb, but they’re $38 for 50 sheets…
Available now at Cle de Peau Beaute counters and neimanmarcus.com.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
This smells like really fancy olive oil to me, which I guess makes sense because olive oil is the numero uno ingredient.
When I use it at night to remove my makeup, I have on more than one occasion imagined having it with tomatoes and basil.
Mmm… Tomatoes and basil.
It removes everything — long-wearing foundation, waterproof mascara, gel liner, the whole shebang, and one pump does the trick.
I think I might even like it more than MAC Cleanse-Off Oil… I’d say it feels richer, and I have combo dry/oily skin, so I appreciate that.
This one’s $28 for a 6.7-ounce bottle with a pump.
Available at DHC counters and online.