19 Top-Rated Makeup Removers From Sephora That Take It All Off

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How satisfying is it to see makeup on a cotton swab after you've wiped it away? (Answer: Very.) Not only is it proof your face is getting clean, when it only takes one swipe, it makes a commitment to always cleansing your face before bed that much less stressful. But, while there are some traditional face washes that are powerful enough to remove makeup, if you're a fan of waterproof products, there's a good chance you need a little extra help.

We read through hundreds of reviews at Sephora and picked out 19 top-rated makeup removers that other shoppers love the most. Because not everyone likes a creamy texture, there are oils, sprays, balms, and gels here. Even if you don't wear much makeup, long-lasting sunscreen is often very difficult to remove as well, even though there's no tell-tale sign you haven't gotten it all off.

Ahead, see the best makeup removers at Sephora that get the job done.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

When you want to remove sunscreen and stubborn mascara, this Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ($10-$31) is a non-greasy option that transforms from a balm to an oil as it dissolves makeup from your skin. (It also has more than 3,800 reviews from other shoppers for that hard work.)

The Original MakeUp Eraser Lemon Print 7-Day Set
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The Original MakeUp Eraser Lemon Print 7-Day Set

There's a new version of top-rated The Original MakeUp Eraser Makeup Remover Cloth ($20) and The Original MakeUp Eraser Lemon Print 7-Day Set ($25) comes with seven soft cloths that also remove makeup with just water. These cloths are double-sided to take off products (with short fibers) and exfoliate skin (with longer fibers), and each one is machine washable up to 1,000 times.

Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
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Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

Beloved for decades, this no-rinse Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ($15-$40) eliminates even waterproof mascara while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin and contact-lens wearers. It's already earned an average 4.7-star rating from other Sephora shoppers, and is now offered in a Lancôme Bi-Facil Home and Away Duo ($52) with a jumbo 13.5-ounce and a portable 1.7-ounce one, too.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser
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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser

Not only does this Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser ($30) remove makeup, it's packed with hyaluronic acid, marine algae, and aloe to hydrate and soothe skin at the same time. Since complexions aren't left tight or dry, it's no surprise 95 percent of the Sephora purchasers would recommend it to you as well.

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil
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Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil

With more than 2,000 5-star reviews, this Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil ($32) is a popular skin-brightening cleanser that also minimizes the appearance of pores. Even though there's a combo of oils inside (along with purifying hydrangea leaf), skin won't be feel sticky whether you apply it dry or add water to make it a milky cleanser instead.

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Makeup Remover
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Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Makeup Remover

With its average 4.5-star rating from other shoppers, the gentle Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Makeup Remover ($66-$75) is infused with mineral-rich hot spring water and white birch sap to remove makeup and grime while also soothing skin in the process.



Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm
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Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm

Not only does this top-rated Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm ($32) feel and smell like a sorbet (with natural papaya and blueberry inside), its texture gently resurfaces skin as it dissolves makeup, sunscreen, and any impurities without PEGs either.

Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover
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Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover

If you've been wearing way more eyeshadow with a protective mask, this Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover ($30) uses oils and rosewater to remove even heavy, waterproof products without leaving skin greasy. There are also soya proteins inside to protect your lashes at the same time, and it's earned an average 4.5-star rating from other shoppers.

Eve Lom Cleanser
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Eve Lom Cleanser

This top-rated Eve Lom Cleanser ($135) decongests, exfoliates, tones, soothes, and deep cleanses skin, of course, while removing waterproof makeup at the same time. It's rich with four essentials oils (clove, eucalyptus, hops, and chamomile) — and there's even cocoa butter inside for extra moisture.

Shiseido Instant Eye And Lip Makeup Remover
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Shiseido Instant Eye And Lip Makeup Remover

While eye makeup may be one of the trickiest and most common products to take off at the end of the day, this top-rated Shiseido Instant Eye And Lip Makeup Remover ($30) handles that and long-lasting lipstick, too.

One/Size by Patrick Starrr Go Off Makeup Dissolving Mist
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One/Size by Patrick Starrr Go Off Makeup Dissolving Mist

Just spritz this One/Size by Patrick Starrr Go Off Makeup Dissolving Mist ($18-$24) all over your face and makeup is nearly dissolved upon contact (or at least once you massage it in). This top-rated spray also features jojoba and rosehip oils to hydrate skin so it's not left feeling stripped dry either.

Wishful Clean Genie Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
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Wishful Clean Genie Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm

It may be called a butter but this top-rated Wishful Clean Genie Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm ($35) won't leave your face slick. Infused with green tea and cherry blossom extracts, this makeup-melting product also helps pull out impurities from your skin as it works.

Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser
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Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser

If other makeup removers have left your eyes stinging or red, many other Sephora shoppers rely on this Make Up For Ever Sens'Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser ($11-$25) to take off the waterproof liners and mascaras other cleansers may leave behind. As a bonus to that gentle formula, it also moisturizes with honey extract so skin stays soft.

Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
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Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash

Yes, this pH-balanced Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash ($15-$69) has more than 8,000 reviews from other Sephora shoppers but, if that's not enough to convince you, know that this three-in-one cleanser melts away makeup, eliminates impurities, and tones skin thanks to amino-acid-rich soy proteins (and other natural ingredients) inside.

Nars Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
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Nars Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Well, what better way to take off your favorite Nars eyeshadow than with this top-rated Nars Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover ($25)? Its hyaluronic acid, aloe, and cucumber also make sure your delicate under-eye area is soothed so skin is left silky and clean.

Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray
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Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray

Spritz a cotton round with this top-rated Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray ($26), and marvel at the amount of makeup left on the swab. Of course, it removes long-lasting products like this brand's liquid lipstick and 24/7 pencil, plus other waterproof or stubborn ones, too.

Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
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Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Not only does this ophthalmologist-tested Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($11-$16) have more than 2,500 5-star reviews from other shoppers, it also adds a lash-strengthening complex to its eye-makeup-removing power.

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
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Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm

This creamy Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm ($22-$34) has more than 3,300 5-star reviews attesting to the hard work it does removing makeup. It starts as a balm before changing into an oil and then into milky lather so all makeup can be removed with no residue left behind. Of course, the classic version is rather popular, but there's also a limited-edition Farmacy Very Cherry Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm ($34) alternative now, too.

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