From fixing little makeup flubs to taking off a full face, these five makeup removers get the job done fast so you can snooze sooner.
Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
Even the most long-wearing, waterproof formulas (think mascara and lipstain) don’t stand a chance against this liquid eye makeup remover. The two-phase system contains lipids to lift off stubborn makeup and an emollient-rich water to soothe eyes without leaving a greasy residue behind. Shake, pour a splash onto a cotton ball, then sweep over eyes.
To buy: $30, sephora.com.
Ciaté Makeup Melter
Melt down a full face of makeup in one swipe with this creamy remover. Made with rich murumuru seed butter and hydrating vitamin E, the balm turns into an oil when rubbed into skin to dissolve makeup for a deep clean that won’t strip. Massage it into dry skin so it can work its magic, then rinse with water.
To buy: $20, ciatelondon.com.
RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes
If you like the idea of using coconut oil but don’t want to deal with the mess of DIY versions, these wipes are your answer. Infused with organic coconut oil, they can be used to remove a full face of makeup or as a moisturizer for the face and body. Oil will solidify in colder temperatures, so warm up the sheet in between your palms before unfolding to help it melt and distribute evenly.
To buy: $16 for 20, sephora.com.
Jane Iredale Magic Mitt
This glove acts as a cleanser and washcloth in one. Warm water mixed with the microfibers turns your makeup into an emulsion that can be easily swept away by the mitt. Between uses, avoid build-up by using hand soap to clean the mitt.
To buy: $15, janeiredale.com.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Makeup Remover Pen
For those trying to master a precise cat eye, this will be your new best friend. The makeup remover soaked marker precisely erases any smudge or smear (or crooked wing) without disturbing the rest of your game face.
To buy: $3, amazon.com.