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Old 04-12-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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Now that I'm in my 40s and occasionally appearing in videos for my company, I am playing around with makeup. I do not have a very steady hand and the skin on my eyelids has gotten a bit "crepe-y" (shudder), so doing things like eyeliner is HARD. I don't have the muscle memory of how to do it because I never wore makeup when younger. I have some liquid eyeliner, but I'm having a heck of a time when I mess up because it just WON'T COME OFF.

I end up looking like an aging goth for the next few days.

A friend told me to use micellar wipes, but those aren't doing the trick. What's the best makeup remover?
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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For eye make-up mistakes I keep a bottle of Clinique eye make-up remover handy. I'm specifically talking about the eye makeup remover, not the general remover. I dip a q-tip into it to gently remove eye make-up mistakes. It works very well. Since I often get a free sample bottle it lasts a long time.

BTW--for someone new to using eyeliner, I might suggest a pencil or a gel eyeliner stick. It's much more forgiving than liquid and easier to apply.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:10 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Now that I'm in my 40s and occasionally appearing in videos for my company, I am playing around with makeup. I do not have a very steady hand and the skin on my eyelids has gotten a bit "crepe-y" (shudder), so doing things like eyeliner is HARD. I don't have the muscle memory of how to do it because I never wore makeup when younger. I have some liquid eyeliner, but I'm having a heck of a time when I mess up because it just WON'T COME OFF.

I end up looking like an aging goth for the next few days.

A friend told me to use micellar wipes, but those aren't doing the trick. What's the best makeup remover?
I don't know if this is going to help your situation if you're only looking for a good makeup remover for when you "mess up". Otherwise this would be my recommendation, I have been using it, literally, for decades and have never sought any other makeup remover. Of course, the usual...YMMV.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:12 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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For eye make-up mistakes I keep a bottle of Clinique eye make-up remover handy. I'm specifically talking about the eye makeup remover, not the general remover. I dip a q-tip into it to gently remove eye make-up mistakes. It works very well. Since I often get a free sample bottle it lasts a long time.

BTW--for someone new to using eyeliner, I might suggest a pencil or a gel eyeliner stick. It's much more forgiving than liquid and easier to apply.
Yes, great advice.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:44 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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For eye make-up mistakes I keep a bottle of Clinique eye make-up remover handy. I'm specifically talking about the eye makeup remover, not the general remover. I dip a q-tip into it to gently remove eye make-up mistakes. It works very well. Since I often get a free sample bottle it lasts a long time.

BTW--for someone new to using eyeliner, I might suggest a pencil or a gel eyeliner stick. It's much more forgiving than liquid and easier to apply.
I'll third that.

I have a brow kit and I'm not sure how they do it, but the colors are kind of creamy powders that really last. It comes with a very thin, angled brush. Sometimes I'll even use it as a liner at the outer corners of my eyes to create a subtle cat eye. It gives you a lot of precision and control. I've never really liked liquid liner for the same reason Jrz has stated, it's a pain to correct any mistakes, and the liquid is more loosey-goosey to use than other types of products.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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https://www.ulta.com/hydrating-face-...Impprod4190255

CeraVe also makes an oily skin formulation.

I apply it all over my face, and wash off with a warm, wet, washcloth.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Maine
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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is the original product from Japan that started the cleansing oil method for removing face makeup. It is wonderful. You have to apply it with clean, dry hands and massage it around for a bit so it can do the work. Then you rinse with water and wash with a different face cleanser.

Garnier's micellar water with the pink cap works very well for me. The one with the blue cap is for removing waterproof/extra tough makeup. You could get a bit of that on the end of a q-tip and remove the eyeliner boo-boos without disturbing the rest of your makeup. Simple brand micellar water is also a great product.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:39 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Now that I'm in my 40s and occasionally appearing in videos for my company, I am playing around with makeup. I do not have a very steady hand and the skin on my eyelids has gotten a bit "crepe-y" (shudder), so doing things like eyeliner is HARD. I don't have the muscle memory of how to do it because I never wore makeup when younger. I have some liquid eyeliner, but I'm having a heck of a time when I mess up because it just WON'T COME OFF.

I end up looking like an aging goth for the next few days.

A friend told me to use micellar wipes, but those aren't doing the trick. What's the best makeup remover?
Clinique's Take The Day Off balm. I have never seen anything work like it to remove eyeliner, mascara, etc. It comes in a jar and lasts me quite a while since I don't do a full make-up except 2 or 3 days a week. I also don't care for the micellar water, it doesn't remove mascara very well and I don't wear waterproof mascara either.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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Any good natural oil. I use argan oil - melts eyemakeup like a charm.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Any good natural oil. I use argan oil - melts eyemakeup like a charm.
I have begun using argan oil under my moisturizer and night cream. It is wonderful for my dry, temperamental skin.
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