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I use a cleansing oil I bought at CVS from a brand called Lumene. It is one the cheapest and most readily available cleansing oils. I like that it removes all makeup, rinses away clean, and doesn’t have mineral oil as an ingredient.

I remove eye makeup with Makeup Forever’s Senseyes makeup remover and then I use a makeup removing wipe for the rest of my face (usually Pond’s but I’ve been experimenting with other brands).

Mac Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover! (pink one)
Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips

I am so broke that I just use my baby oil [that I keep for moisturizing my legs] on a cotton pad if needed! Then I follow with a normal makeup removing cloth to get rid of excess oil. Hey, it works 🙂

I use Ponds cold cream to remove any waterproof liquid or gel liner. I don’t really use longwearing makeup on my face, but if I use something that was super difficult to remove I’d use Ponds too, and just make sure to wash really well after! I’ve never had any bad reactions to mineral oil, but I just like to make sure.

I use jojoba oil – it removes absolutely everything with no tugging or pulling, plus it moisturizers. i love it so much!

I like L’Oreal Absolute MakeUp Remover. I thought it was pricey the last time I checked the price, but a quick round of comparative shopping revealed it to be one of the cheapest. A lot less oily than the Mac bi-phase equivalent. Mind you, I use a clean face cloth to finish cleansing my face, so that takes care of any oil.
I tried the gel that becomes a cream, as well as various creams, and they leave a very unpleasant film on my eyes.

I’m a Believer in MAC Wipes. I MUST have them around at all times! Taking my make up off before washing up is so much better for my skin, the difference has been amazing. And one for eyes and lips, one for face is normal for me. For Color Stay maybe more- but it completely comes off.

Cleanse Off Oil is pushed hard, but I use a remover from Wal Mart that’s the Equate Brand (Wal Mart house brand) version of Neutrogena Make up remover for water proof mascara and such like. $3.50 and works great. I’m big on Hi-Low budgeting; Wipes are $30 for a hundred and worth it. The cheap waterproof remover ingredients read like the Lancome that’s so good so I save some bucks! And cotton pads from the Dollar Store (“Everythings A Dollar”) save a fortune over time. And- it all comes off before water hits my face.

I’ve got several cleaning oils – Clarins Pure Melt, Clinique Take the Day Off balm and MAC’s Cleansng Oil – and while all of them are really good, I think I like MAC’s oil the best. It’s really good stuff.

Bioderma Sebium H2O cleanser, after washing of what I can with a baby wipe. It is the best thing I’ve ever tried, and it is definitely worth the $18 price tag.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Soulution Micellaire! By far the best makeup remover I have ever used! I used to use the Lancome BiFacial and it leaves a really oily resedue on my skin. Bioderma gets off all my makeup and I do not feel like I need to wash my face after! I have heard it is hard to find in the US but in Canada you can find it in Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharma Plus. The large bottle is $22 CDN for 250 ml and $7 CDN for 100 ml. It actually works out cheaper if you buy the small bottles, but they are harder to find!

Well I recently bought the waterproof version of Maybelline Volum Express Turbo Boost mascara (Major disappointed, thought that maybe it wouldn’t smudgge but it does… It’s just extremely hard to remove from around your eyes) and I don’t have one so I use olive oil lol.

I use Sephora brand waterproof makeup remover ( blue and clean 2 layers that you have to shake to mix)

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