We Tested 30 Makeup Removers—These Are the Best
These six magic erasers make taking off your makeup feel less like a chore and more like a treat.
1 Best Micellar Water: Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water
Stash this no-water-needed cleanser by your bed for nights when you don’t want to walk to the sink. It contains micelles—Pac-Man-like molecules that attract dirt and oil—plus “dragon’s blood” (a soothing botanical), leaving skin clean, not stripped. Hold a cotton round over the pump and press, then sweep over skin.
2 Best Wipes: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads
These handy wipes are drenched in an aloe-laced formula that breaks down makeup without irritating skin.
To buy: $9 for 100; walmart.com.
3 Most Portable: E.L.F. Makeup Remover Balm Stick
Throw this nourishing green tea stick into your bag for easy, spillproof removal on the go. Run it over dry skin, massage in with damp fingertips, then rinse.
To buy: $8; elfcosmetics.com.
4 Best Cleanser: Bliss Makeup Melt Gentle Jelly Cleanser
This milky jelly feels so cool, you’ll want to wash twice a day. Rose flower extract calms while apple acids gently cleanse, freshening and softening skin.
To buy: $12; target.com.
5 Best Eye Makeup Remover: Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
Ophthalmologist-tested for sensitive eyes, this oil-free liquid cuts through heavy makeup yet isn’t the least bit greasy.
To buy: $15; marykay.com.
6 Best Tool: Face Halo
Add water to this microfiber disk and wipe off makeup. Tiny fibers grab everything from foundation to mascara. You can use one disk up to 200 times, and it’s machine washable.
To buy: $22; facehalo.com.