The Makeup Removers to Use If You Love A Full-Face Beat

Cleansing for those who are not shy with a beauty blender. 

Full disclosure, I love spending up to an hour doing my makeup. My makeup beat is me and I am my makeup beat. I’m generally not one of those wake-up-and-run girls who dab on a skin tint, lip balm, and calls it a day. I could do it, but it’s just not my style

There is a ritual in having an elaborate makeup routine: the foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter, the baking, translucent powder, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara, lip liner, and gloss. It’s a whole thing, but my daytime drag queen tendencies do not keep me away from caring intensely about my skin. It does mean, however, that I need to go the extra mile to make sure that I remove all the makeup applied for my daytime look.

If you’re anything like me then you’ll want to take notes on this list of trusty makeup removers that you can depend on in the age of fake news.

Makeup Removers That Actually Do The Job



Pacifica Cactus Water Cleansing Toner

Vegan skincare lovers, don’t fret my highly selective and health conscious friends, this one is for you. First of all, not only does this cleansing tonic have a gentle formula, powerful for removing makeup, but it is also healing. The infusion of cactus water will also help restore skin, reduce oiliness, and heal acne.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

If you love a buttery cleanser, but aren’t quite sold with oil cleansing then this product should be the first that you try. All good things melt: chocolate, ice cream, and this cleansing balm once it is washed away with water. This cult favorite is non-drying and exclusively made to dissolve anything from sunscreen to your stubborn matte foundation.

$29 (

MISSHA Green Tea Makeup Remover

There are two main ingredients in this formula that make it a pretty big deal for eye-makeup removal and getting off that matte lipstick that refuses to budge. The green tea extract in this remover makes it a badass for treating areas with high sensitivity because it includes antioxidants which can reduce the signs of aging.

$8 (

Bioderma Sensible H2O

If your skin is super sensitive and constantly dry, I feel for you. This make-up remover is alcohol-free with water and fatty acid esters (modified fatty substances that are used to help smoothen the skin’s texture) as its primary ingredients. This one is rising in my must-haves for its restorative qualities.

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