I truly feel you on those Neutrogena wipes. Back in the day those wipes used to be the best! But I’m pretty positive that they changed the formula, because they’re not as moist anymore and don’t work the way that they used to.
My ultimate all-time favorite makeup wipes are from Ole Henricksen, which you can get at Sephora. They’re a bit of a splurge compared to Neutrogena but oh em gee, they’re fantastic. They smell divine, are very moist and get everything off in a pinch!
Ole Henricksen Truth To Go Wipes - $8 for 10, $15 for 30
At the drugstore level, I honestly tend to be pretty cheap and go with the generic store brand wipes. I’ve found that the generic ones (like Walmart brand, CVS brand) tend to be very effective, and much less expensive than even something like Neutrogena or the Yes To wipes that I’ve been using a lot of lately.
Most of the time, though, I don’t use wipes at all. Liquid makeup removers or oils work a lot better and faster for me! Olive oil on a cotton pad will always be my go-to makeup remover… it’s natural and literally melts away even waterproof mascara. Try it!
That’s an awesome idea, I’ll have to try it! Thanks!
Hello! My biggest recommendation for makeup remover is actually olive oil! It works really fast to get rid of even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. I just pour a little bit on a cotton ball and then press it against my eyes gently for a few seconds. The oil eats away at the mascara, liner, etc and makes it really easy to just wipe off the excess. From there I just use my favorite face wash to cleanse my face, and use a makeup wipe to get rid of the residue along my lashlines.
Olive oil is great because it’s natural, inexpensive, and is actually good for your skin and lashes! It will condition and moisturize, and no this type of oil will not break you out. It takes a lot of time and pain out of removing your makeup, and I use it on my entire face because it is so effective and makes my face feel soft and healthy.
As for a bottled remover, my current favorite is Sephora’s Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. It is an oil-in-water type of remover, and works quickly to melt away that stubborn mascara! ($10 at Sephora)
I always use olive oil to remove my makeup… you only need a tiny amount and even the most stubborn makeup melts away. Olive oil is good for your skin, doesn’t contain any irritating chemicals or added fragrances/dyes, and compared to most makeup removers, is less expensive.
It’s been years since I’ve used much of anything else. I’ve always had pretty negative reactions to bottled makeup removers, and this is much more gentle and actually improves my skin instead of irritating it! :)
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Results from my “Makeup Removal” poll:
There are lots of methods we all use to get our makeup off our face at the end of the day - not all of them are ideal, but we do what we can. Here are the different methods, by popularity (out of 76 votes! most popular first)
Makeup Remover Towelettes/Wipes - 16/76 - Neutrogena was the most popular brand!
Washing face with a regular cleanser/scrub - 13/76 - Lots of you just rinse your face with warm water, or give your daily cleanser double duty.
Makeup Remover on a Cotton Ball - 12/76 - Neutrogena was the most popular brand again!
Towelettes followed by a good wash - 8/76 - Good for you guys! You were smart enough to rinse away the oily, lotion-y residue left behind by remover wipes.
Olive or Baby Oil on a cotton ball, then rinse - 8/76 - This is the way DSP removes makeup! It’s all natural (well, olive oil) and actually nourishes your lashes to encourage growth. Melts away even waterproof mascara!
Cold Cream or Lotion - 7/76 - Pond’s Cold Cream is one of the most classic ways to remove makeup, and it hydrates your skin as well. But using a regular moisturizer to remove eye makeup isn’t good! There are lots of chemicals in most that will irritate your eyes.
Makeup Remover then wash your face - 4/76 - Also a good idea, you don’t want to leave oily remover on your face overnight! That’s recipe for pimples.
Vaseline, then wash your face - 4/76 - This is the first way I learned to remove makeup. It makes your makeup melt right off, and conditions your lashes and moisturizes your skin.
Baby Wipes - 4/76 - I’ll admit I’ve used them, because they’re very inexpensive and work very well to get rid of makeup. But make sure you wash your face afterwards! Baby wipes contain oil and even more lotions that will break you out.
But most importantly, PLEASE REMEMBER TO WASH OFF YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP. If you go the whole night in your makeup you’re suffocating your skin and allowing nasty dirty and chemicals to seep into your pores. Not good - don’t be lazy! It only takes a minute to wash your face, and the benefits outweigh your tiredness.
Makeup Remover that is quick, easy, and doesn’t make your skin feel abused!
The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes Hydrating are an asset to anyone who wears even a little bit of makeup. I have often been disappointed by other makeup removing towelettes, which leave skin red and burning. But, when Neutrogena introduced the Hydrating towelettes - all of my prayers were answered.
These are a must-have item for any woman (or gentleman who enjoys his guyliner). They leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean, and (dare I say it) moisturized!!!! And for the price they are a steal!!!
You can purchase them at your local drug store - a quantity of 25 is $7.99