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Old 06-18-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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The best makeup remover I've found is Elizabeth Arden's Cleansing Oil. It melts all makeup - even waterproof mascara - easily. Too many other makeup removers were either too harsh, or left behind eye makeup. Not this one, and it leaves your skin clean and soft.

Thanks for this. I bought some about a week after you posted this and I really like it. And it does gently cut thru the strong waterproof mascara I use. Not super fond of the smell of it but I do really like it.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:04 PM
 
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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.
I love love love this product! I just wish it weren't so expensive. Every time I finish a jar, I resolve to switch to something more affordable (like the Garnier micellar), but I always end up going back to the Take the Day Off Balm.
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Dark Side of the Moon
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...What's the best makeup remover?
I love hemp seed oil for my entire face, including waterproof mascara. It's also non-clogging, rated at 0.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I've tried several high end makeup remover balms and the best one is Pond's makeup remover balm. It's new and does a better job than the expensive ones. Even removed eye makeup better than anything I've tried.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:35 PM
 
Location: NY metro area
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Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water
Or
Bioderma Sensibio H2O
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:07 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I've been using Manic Panic Dream Remover for years. It does the job and then some. At $10.50.



For those of us who care, it is cruelty free, and vegan. It's a good product sold by an ethical, women owned business.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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I’m loving the Clinique Take the Day Off line. I used the lid, Lash and lip wash and let me tell you, that stuff works in one swipe. No tugging, pulling, burning or leftover makeup on the eye. I’m very impressed with this product. I’ve used plenty of eye makeup removers and wipes and hated all of them. Burning eyes, lost lashes and still black makeup on my rag after following up with cleanser. Ugh.

I also use the TTDO cleansing oil which is pretty good.

I have to also second the DHC cleansing oil. It’s thicker than the Clinique oil and does the job nicely.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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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 like micellar water combined with a reusable makeup removing pad. I leave it resting on my eye for 20 seconds or so. I also double cleanse with an oil and normal cleanser.

Micellar water and regular cleanser usually do the trick. But oil cleansing can dissolve anything stubborn, so I may use all 3.

I love these pads, they work really well to cut down time and effort to remove stuff. https://www.amazon.com/Sinland-Micro.../dp/B07CPM944X
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Just thought I might add for anyone that is interested....
Upon recommendations in this thread and having tried most of the other stuff, I went ahead and got the Elizabeth Arden Cleansing oil with Ceramides AND the Clinique Take the day off Cleansing Balm.
I had been using some various Neutrogena and/or Olay products.


I LOVE both the Arden and Clinique. I actually consider them about a tie. They both cut thru the makeup and dissolved it absolutely thoroughly and gently, including my waterproof eye makeup. They both leave my face feeling clean, smooth, soft and moisturized, not dry. Even going over my skin afterward with a toner finds no more makeup on my face.

Honestly, they seem to work identically on my face and I don't know if I could pick one over the other. I think the Elizabeth Arden was about $4.00 cheaper is all.
The only difference in them (beside one being an oil in a pump bottle and one being a balm in a jar) is that the Clinique is entirely odorless and the Elizabeth Arden has a faint smell like plain oil. No added fragrances.
Both Excellent and I don't have to stretch the skin around my eyes to clean them.


With the Neutrogena and Olay (and I did like both), I did have to rub harder around my eyes and stretch my older skin more than I was comfortable with and neither of them cut thru the waterproof mascara as easily as these other 2 newer ones that I've now tried and am committed to.
Thanks for the recommendations on both and they are both keepers!
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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Honestly, they seem to work identically on my face and I don't know if I could pick one over the other. I think the Elizabeth Arden was about $4.00 cheaper is all.
I'm actually seeing the EA at $36 and the Clinique at $30. But it's tough to compare prices since they're different formulations. I'm not sure if one would last longer than the other.
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