6 Not-So-Standard Makeup Removers You've Probably Never Tried

Whether you need a product that easily gets rid of bold lip colors or eliminates eye liner on the go without the use of water, upgrade your makeup-removing routine with one of these six innovative formulas.

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Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Makeup Remover Pads, $20

The perfect size—no wasted material like you often get with wipes—these round, microfiber pads come saturated with a coconut milk–infused liquid that easily removes makeup and cleanses skin (even around the eyes).


NYX Professional Makeup Be Gone! Lip Color Remover, $5

Thanks to this thick, sweetly scented balm, you’ll no longer make a mess trying to remove long-wearing lip color. Just apply it to your lips, rub them together, let it sit for a minute, then wipe it off with a tissue. It’s truly that easy!


Givenchy Clean to Sublime Serum Remover, $39

Getting glowy skin as a result of removing your makeup is now possible. Rather than using a gel formula, try this oil-based serum, which removes dead skin cells in addition to makeup for a fresh, dewy, healthy look.

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Clinique Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick, $18.50

Trade in your traditional liquid eye makeup remover, which can be oily and messy, for this fragrance-free balm in a travel-friendly stick. It won’t irritate your skin, and you can also use it to clean up any makeup fallout under your eyes.

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Lune + Aster One-Step Micellar Gel Makeup Remover, $22

This vegan makeup remover takes a modern approach to trendy micellar waters. The gel formula—full of aloe and cucumber—feels more powerful than its counterparts in both its makeup-removing and skin-soothing abilities.


Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Triple-Action Makeup Remover, $28

We always welcome multitasking products into our beauty routines to save time, and this three-in-one foam does just that. Easily cleanse, tone and melt away pore-clogging makeup (waterproof types, too) without any residue.