(Closed) I can NEVER get all of my makeup off.

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - The Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, TX

I third the rec for Micellar Water. Takes the makeup right off, no oily feel at all. For the more stubborn stuff I sometimes resort to a really awesome eye makeup remover simply called “Remove” by Sonia Kashuk. Also not oily at all, it really just feels like water — but works super well.

But that Garnier stuff is amazing!

 

 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I get my eye makeup off with a three step process:

1. Oily eye makeup remover – I squirt some on my finger tip & rub it into my eye lashes/eye lid very throughly.   

2. Non-oily eye make up remover – I wet a cotton ball or tip of a wash cloth with it and swipe it across my (closed) eyes to remove the bulk of the oil remover residue.  

3.  I wash my face with Purpose cleanser, I really get in there with iit – into my lash line & deep corners of eyelid, I pretty much wash my eyeballs.   

That process is the only thing that gets my eyes truly clean.  If I skip a step them some amount of makeup will be left behind, resulting in what I call “dead eyes”.  

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I recommend double cleansing. Get an oil cleanser like Banila Co Clean It Zero and a gentle, low-pH foaming cleanser to use afterwards. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It sounds like your eyeliner is water-based, and you are using oil on it. Micellar water will probably work, and so will hair conditioner, as they are both oil-in-water emulsions. I would use micellar water over conditioner because of all the excess chemicals in conditioner, but conditioner is considerably cheaper. Another thing to try would be to just use witch hazel over your eye makeup with a cottown swab before applying any oil. This would probably remove the makeup pretty well on its own, bcause I suspect your real issue is water-based make-up. Oncoe the makeup has been loosened from your eyelid, even if you haven’t wiped it all away, you can use oil on your face as you normally would. If you regularly use coconut oil on your face, though, I would reconsider. Coconut oil is highly comedogenic. Ligher oils like apricot kernel or almond oil are better. Almond oil is pretty cheap and easy to come by, that’s what I use.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

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kgirl91:  honestly, I don’t think it’s all that bad if there is just a trace of eyeliner left behind. sounds like you did good enough of a job unless you’re waking up with puffy eyes or something. 

most of the eyeliners I’ve used come off with gentle cleanser (such as cera ve or cetaphil). it works even with waterproof liners. when I cleanse, I rub my eyelids with my fingertips, do the rest of my face, and rinse with water.  I’ve always thought that separate eye makeup remover is overkill for people who only wear a little bit. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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sporkette:  My mom gets all her makeup off with cetaphil too & I’ve never understood how.  She & I use the same eye makeup products but I sure get different results than her with cetaphil for removing it.  

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Slingshot:  Yes!  There have been so many studies on this that show for every night you don’t wash off your makeup, you age your skin by two days.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2015

If you want to continue to use your coconut oil, use the oil and then an actual foaming cleanser to remove the rest. ive used clean and clear morning burst when i used this method.

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I used Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads on my eyes. It’s oily, but is great at getting waterproof make-up. I use liquid eyeliner that claims is hard to take off, but this stuff makes it come off with ease. Aft er that, I wash my face with Philosophy Purity Made Simple. Sometimes, even after that, I’ll use a facial cleansing towlette (Simple brand, Yes to Cucumbers) to get the make-up that I didn’t get off with my face wash.

I know you seem to use more natural products, but these do work.

Post # 25
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Busy bee

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lim3:  the only time it doesn’t work is if I do a fully dramatic job – tons of shadow, thick liner, etc. but even then I just wash twice with cleanser. 

maybe it has something to do with oils or moisturizer? I apply moistuirzer to every square inch of my face including my eyelids, and then powder everything, so maybe that base makes the liner easier to wash off. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee

I use one of those scrubby make-up remover towlettes to take most of it off then wash with clinique liquid facial soap. If I’m really trying to get it ALL off I wind up with soap in my eyes so I settle for getting 95% of eye makeup off and then just drying really well with a towel afterwards. No one step will get everything off, there’s gotta be some physical removal and then a soap/water wash to get the rest.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

I use 3 things to take off makeup, it depends on my mood. 

1. Ponds cold cream (for dry skin) 

2. Baby oil 

3. Neutrogena eye make up remover cloths.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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kgirl91:  Try Ponds make up remover towelettes, then wash your face with a gentle cleanser and use toner on a cotton swab to remove any lingering eye make up.

works like a charm every time for me.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I hate oily makeup remover around my eyes. To remove my makeup I use wipes like these first: http://www.neutrogena.com/product/makeup+remover+cleansing+towelettes+-+25+count.do

They get off my foundation and face makeup and some around the eyes. But to really get off my eye makeup I swear by Sephora instant eye makeup remover: http://www.sephora.com/instant-eye-makeup-remover-P276318?skuId=1258268

It doesn’t have oil in it so it doesn’t make you feel greasy. I just put it on a cotton round and wipe around my eye. If I have more eye makeup on (like if I’ve gone out for the night) I’ll also put some on a cotton swab and wipe around the upper and lower lash lines to get everything else off.

The last thing I do is wash with my clarisonic to get any remaining face makeup off. I hate having any trace of makeup when I go to bed and I’ve found that just washing doesn’t get it off. Even using the wipes and washing doesn’t work. When you use the clarasonic you really see that there is still makeup on there.

But if you’re just wearing eyeliner you should be fine with some eye makeup remover and just washing your face.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I second the Sephora Instant Eye Makeup Remover mentioned above.

To get the rest of my eye makeup I just skim my eyelids with my facewash while I’m washing my face. The only facewash I’ve ever used that’s taken ALL of my makeup off is Philsophy Purity Made Simple, with my Clarisonic.. I will never use anything else again!

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