Face-Off | Makeup Removers | Highlights Makeup Articles


When it comes to skincare, makeup remover is an important part of your routine. Now, I know that after you spent all that time slaying your face to the high heavens the last thing you want to do is talk about taking it off but unfortunately, you can not sleep in your makeup (I mean, you could but it isn't recommended but we can chat about that later). So with that being said, let's talk about makeup removers.

Things to Look for in your Makeup Remover

Some of the most important aspects of makeup removers is how well the product takes off your makeup (duh, right?) but also how it leaves your skin feeling when you are done. No one wants to feel greasy after wiping all that fabulous of your face. 

You want a eye/makeup remover that leaves your skin feeling clean, we can do without the icky residue. If you wear glitter heavy eye shadows or waterproof mascara or eye liner, look for makeup remover that is oil-based. It will help breakdown the product, making it easier for you to remove it. 

How to Use Makeup Remover

Face Makeup Remover

There are a few different types of makeup removers. I love the remover lotions as well as makeup remover cloths, like Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes. They are great for travel an fit easily in your purse if you need them. Best part? The new cloth helps to gently remove product and lightly exfoliate your skin and leaves your face feeling clean. While there is no requirement to rinse after, it doesn't hurt.


Liquid Eye Makeup Remover

  1. Wash your hands!!
  2. Apply to cotton ball
  3. Hold cotton ball over your eye to dissolve
  4. Wipe away, GENTLY, in a downward motion
  5. ...and repeat until all product removed
  6. Wash your face with a warm towel 

Including washing your hands prior to makeup remover, helps avoid putting dirty hands in your eye area. We don't want eye infections, now do we? You want to be careful with how you remove your eye makeup because tugging and pulling can help to promote wrinkling of your skin. Your eye area is sensitive and is made up of skin way thinner then the rest of your face so proceed with caution. I end with a warm towel to wipe my face before moving on because it starts the process of opening my pores, which is useful for the next steps in my skincare routine. 

Below are some of our favorite makeup removers, in no particular order: