NewBeauty Editors’ Picks: Best Makeup Remover

Beauty editors are constantly surrounded by the latest and greatest when it comes to makeup. If you’ve seen it, we’ve tried it, but the real challenge comes when it’s time to take it all off. Click through to see which makeup removers our editors rely on to get the job done.


Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Director

Right now I’m really liking Dolce & Gabbana Essential Eye Make Up Remover. It’s a biphase water and oil formula, so it looks really cool before you shake it up to activate it. One cotton ball doused in the remover takes off eye shadow, mascara and liquid eyeliner without the need to rub to get it off. $35,


Brittany Burhop, Senior Editor

Bliss Lid + Lash Wash Makeup Remover is a gel formula that gets off every last bit of my eye makeup with just a few gentle swipes (no need to scrub or cause irritation!), which I love. Plus, it feels cool and comfortable on my skin, and sometimes I keep it in the fridge for an extra refreshing effect. $18,


Alison Abbey, Special Projects Editor

I love Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off. It’s a one-stop makeup remover that even takes off my stubborn black eyeliner. At the end of the day, taking off my makeup is the last thing I want to think about, but these wipes make it a quick and easy process. $5,


Anna Jimenez Lyle, Senior Multimedia Editor

Lumene Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is amazing and such a steal. Just dab a bit on a cotton ball and swipe away the day. It’s not greasy and works like a charm. $5,


Liz Ritter, Executive Managing Editor

“I don’t take out my contacts until two seconds before I go to bed (and I always wash my face with them still in), so I have to be really careful with what I use to take my eye makeup off or else problems ensue. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming gently take off everything and have this spa-like lavender fragrance that is really refreshing and not at all irritating, even on sensitive skin." $7,


Carolyn Hsu, Digital Managing Editor

Lancôme Bi-Facil is a cult classic for a reason. This seemingly miracle product removes all types of makeup with just one wipe and never leaves behind any kind of residue or excess product. It gets rid of everything in one step and leaves my eyes feeling cool and refreshed. Although I’ve tried many removers through the years, this is the one I always return to time and time again. $29,


Margaret McGriff, Senior Web Editor

I love using Maybelline’s Clean Express Classic Eye Makeup Remover. The oil-free and water-based gel glides on smooth, making removing the most stubborn makeup incredibly easy and gentle. It also feels cool and refreshing, which is a treat at the end of a long day! $6,


Leah Goldblatt, Editorial Assistant

After a long day, the last thing I want to do is take my makeup off, so my go-to is Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. They easily take off all my makeup, including mascara, in just a few swipes. They don't irritate my skin and leave it feeling clean and refreshed. $5,