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Beauty Mark It! The Best Eye Makeup Remover

I've got a really important challenge for everyone this week. I recently ran out of my eye makeup remover, and I am desperate for a new one. I've been using my longtime favorite, Lancome Bi-Facil, but I am ready for a change. My requirements are that it must remove every last smudge of mascara and liquid liner, but that it is gentle on my sensitive eyes and not require too much tugging or rubbing to be effective. I'm not partial to oil, water, gel or cream-based removers, as long as it works! So, I'm turning the decision-making process over to you, and I can't wait to share your favorites next Tuesday.

Let me know your suggestions by bookmarking items from around the web and tagging them with the phrase eye makeup remover.

To learn about Beauty Mark It challenges and how to add your picks, check out this how-to. To see some of my favorite online beauty stores,

Saks Beauty Place
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Tinybubbles_21 Tinybubbles_21 9 years
I used to use Mary Kay Oil-Free make up remover also but i never lasted me as long as i wanted it to and it wouln't leave my eyes make up free.... So i decided to use baby oil! Trust me it works like magic; its super cheap, smells good and it takes off EVERYTHING!! AND it's lasted wayyy longer :)
AlliePing AlliePing 9 years
Mary Kay Oil-Free makeup remover is great. It takes off waterproof mascara very easily.
details2 details2 9 years
MakeUp ForEver Dry Oil is pricey but takes everything off! MAC has an oil cleanser too. I've tried it at the counter but not purchased it yet - I'm waiting until I've finished the MUFE oil. But will any other cleansers - I always have to use Qtips under my eyes to get the last bit of mascara residue. These dry oils I don't.
vanilla19 vanilla19 9 years
I definitely am in the same situation as you Bella, so this will be helpful. I've got a few suggestions though.
TFS TFS 9 years
this hurt my eyes. :(
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
I also love the Lancome Bi-Facil, but sometimes I'll use Neutrogena oil free works okay.
Bee333 Bee333 9 years
Actually, I've also used the all calm creamy cleanser from Good Skin's line (Kohl's, $15) with good overall eye/skin cleansing. --But that's not on your list either, and I've yet to master Mark It's! Great for sensitive skin and redness, keeps skin balanced.
loveisinbloom loveisinbloom 9 years
The Almay oil-free pads are the best!!
Bee333 Bee333 9 years
I highly recommend reading ingredient labels as, between your skin and tear ducts, you do absorb chemicals into your body. If you can't interpret the label and the attractive key (and readable) ingredients aren't within the first 3 ingredients, you probably don't want it on your face. We take for granted that what's being sold is safe.
Bee333 Bee333 9 years
Same boat!! May last love has been Red Water's chamomile Eye Make-Up Remover. It's a Greek line based on "Red Thermal Spring Water.." They also have a Hydra Demake-up Emulsion with night flower. A bit pricey ($20-30ish), but you can get them on bogo 1/2 off, only carried at Walgreen's. I chose this line because it's closest to organic/natural ingred's than many others. I'm considering Weleda's Almond Facial Oil. Am curious of other organic lines too. --All I can say, is, RedWater is gentle so you won't lose eyelashes or have fried eyeballs!
redscorpio redscorpio 9 years
I am with gigill. I have been using Nivea eye makeup remover for many years -- I like it a lot and it's dirty cheap. I also use sometimes the La Roche-Posay Toleriane demaquillant yeux ampoules - it's effective, very gentle and perfect for travel. I also believe that the best way is to use Q-tips - especially for the eyelashes and the surrounding area. It's the only way to get off all the mascara and, what's more, I use much less product.
eeeyore138 eeeyore138 9 years
I use Maybelline oil-free make-up remover, its really gentle. Or I use Almay oil-free pads.
Thiv04 Thiv04 9 years
My fav is Neutrogena oil free eye make-up remover.
psyche2 psyche2 9 years
I've been sticking with Neutrogena's oil free lately...
missmegs825 missmegs825 9 years
Body Shop Chamomille waterproof eye makeup remover is great!! Does a fantastic job, in just one little swipe! Also doesnt sting, not oily, etc. Perfect!
davisdavis davisdavis 9 years
Burt's Bee's Apricot Oil on a cotton wool pad. Followed by Cetaphil and water. Simple, effective, non-irritating. I did like Lancome's Bi-Facil, but I like to keep multi-purpose products only (as much as possible, anyway) and I can use the Apricot Oil on my legs as well.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Lancome's Bi-Facil is my all time favorite.
gigill gigill 9 years
My sis and I have been using the Nivea makeup remover for ages because it's so gentle on the eyes and it works really well!
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
I just got some of the Bi-facil stuff as a deluxe sephora sample. I can't wait to try it!
Nannabell Nannabell 9 years
I loved Clinque's take off the day!... It gets lids, lashes, and lips. It will remove the toughest makeup. Waterproof smaterprood! This stuff is great!
MzShanon MzShanon 9 years
Shu Uemura cleansing oil! The tea tree one is great!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 9 years
Urban Decay, Clean & Sober Oil-Free Makeup Remover It's a cooling gel, light purple, pretty bottle, removes makeup, gentle, and has a relaxing lavender scent! The only one I've seen as a gel, and it comes with a LOT of product.
celebskin22 celebskin22 9 years
I just know that you SHOULDN"T try sephora's oil free face makeup remover. It dries my skin and makes it flaky and irritated.
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 9 years
Caudalie Cleansing Water ..... purely amazing. i will never use anything else.
missk29 missk29 9 years
I will stick with the Lancome Bi-facil. I have tried alot of eye make up removers and I think that this is one of the best on the market. Removes everything with one swipe and leaves the skin around my eyes sooo soft
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