Friday, June 28th, 2013

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How many products do you use to remove your makeup?

  • Two! (54%, 1,675 Votes)
  • Just one! (30%, 941 Votes)
  • Three! (14%, 441 Votes)
  • More! (2%, 60 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,117

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40 thoughts on “How many products do you use to remove your makeup?

  1. Elyse

    Neutrogena foaming cleanser takes everything off in one go. I don’t like putting oil or harsh alcohol type things near my eyes so much, so that works just fine for me. I never have smudges the next day. It takes off my foundation and everything else too.

    • Rachael

      I have to second the Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. It works great.

    • Lauren

      I third the Neutrogena Foaming Cleanser. The ONLY time I need a second product is when I have applied waterproof mascara. Then I use Urban Decay Meltdown to get the last remnants. However the Neutrogena Cleanser really is the best to get makeup off.

  2. I use a separate cleansing milk or water to remove my eye makeup, then Shu’s oil followed by cleansing foam

  3. xamyx

    I remove my eye makeup with coconut oil or Lancôme Bi-Facil just before I hop in the shower, then I use a gentle cleanser to “loosen” my makeup, then follow up with my actual facial cleanser. Any remaining trace of makeup (in the hairline if I don’t wash my hair that night) gets removed with Witch Hazel.

  4. Esmeralda L

    Just one. Either coconut cream/oil or Philosopy Purity made simple

  5. I said 2 in my vote but the truth of the matter is that it depends on how much makeup I’m wearing. Sometimes, just my basic foaming cleanser alone takes off everything but if I’m wearing a lot and it’s long-wearing products, I will sometimes first use a product like Clinique Take the Day Off balm or MAC’s cleansing oil to make sure I get everything off.

  6. stef

    1. micellar water swiped all over face
    2. cream or gel eye makeup remover
    3. facial cleanser

  7. 4! Eye make-up remover, face make-up remover, wash gel, and toner.

  8. It depend on the makeup for me. I use Marcelle genital makeup remover to remove my false lashes if I have them and eye makeup. Then wash my face then go back in with either the Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire or Marcelle genital makeup remover if there is something really suborn on my lash line.

    I skip the first step if i don’t have lashes. lol

  9. Dominique

    Usually 3 : cleansing milk, cleansing water, eye makeup remover if necessary
    ( and thermal water all over the face )

  10. Sabrina

    Totally depends on the amount of make up i’m wearing. I tend to use Bioderma miscellar water or L’oreal eye make up remover for eye make up, and neutrogena cleansing wipes for any face/lip make up. I also normally use a facial cleanser afterwards, which at the moment is St Ive’s apricot cleanser, which is fantastic for dry skin!

  11. Geneva

    I only use the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes. I know, lazy.

  12. Kate

    Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish does it all, and is made of natural ingredients that feed the skin, excellent all round!

    • Mopsy

      Yip, me too. I have been attempting to find a cheaper version and have given up. If I have been in London then also do a pre-cleanse with Bioderma crealine.

  13. I always use a generic eye makeup remover. I find the drugstore ones work just as well as the higher brands. For my face I flip flop between using cold cream or makeup wipes, since I like both. With the cold cream I just wipe off with a tissue, then cleanse per usual! More than that and my skin gets irritated. Keep it simple!

  14. Susan Nevling

    If I’m wearing makeup, I use Sephora cleansing oil with special attention to eyemakeup. After I rinse, I use Clijique cleanser for super xsensitive skin (rosacea) with a Clarisonic pore ckeansing brush.

  15. Lee

    I use Sonia Kashuk Eye Make-up remover (awesomely gentle Bi-Facil dupe) and then just wash off everything else with Cetaphil. I’ve never really seen a need for a separate make-up remover for my face, just washing in warm water seems to take care of everything.

  16. 3 for me.. micellar water for the grimiest work and oil based eye makeup remover, followed by facial scrub or cleanser with gentle head on Clairsonic.

  17. Xero

    1. Dove soap. =/

  18. Technically it’s three.

    1 & 2: In a little spray bottle I combine oil (usually coconut or jojoba oil) and toner (Thayer Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner) in equal parts. A little shake and spritz go onto some cotton pads for stubborn eye makeup and sometimes goes on…
    3: Simple Skincare Makeup wipes. Cheap and gets everything off without my face feeling irritated.

    If it’s really bad (I’m talking all night out in full makeup or face paint) I break out the Clarisonic afterwards.

  19. Two. I use a cleansing oil to take off the majority of my makeup, then a facial cleanser to finish up. Sometimes, I would use Tatcha’s enzyme powder for my third step; it’s technically a cleanser, but I use it for gentle exfoliation.

  20. Linda

    I usually use an eye maker remover (lancome bi-facial) then a micellaire water to remove my face make up (right now lancome aswell) and a toner to help take away any residue (right now elemis’s sensitive skin one).

  21. Sherry

    I don’t like oils they make my eyes water…I use Ponds cleansing towelettes..then wipe with witchhazel..very inexpensive and very gentle..

  22. I take my makeup off with just the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. It’s amazing! Strong enough to take off waterproof makeup, yet gentle enough to use on the eyes. Leaves the skin squeaky clean and soft.

  23. Neutragena’s eye makeup remover, followed by Lush’s Ultrabland cleanser.

  24. Alison

    Bioderma + Oil Cleanser!

  25. I use a face cleanser, then a makeup wipe for remaining eye makeup, then toner.

  26. To remove just Micellar water, then other cleansers and toners, but I don’t count them as make up removers xD

  27. Ilona

    MUFE Sens’eyes for waterproof mascara; some kind of cleansing wipes; and Bioderma.

  28. kellilee

    Lush Ultrabland is it. Rub it in, remove with a warm washcloth, hello beautiful skin!

  29. rose

    Even when I’m not wearing a lot of makeup I wear a sunscreen, so I use Shu cleansing oil to get it all off, then finish off with my Clarisonic and some Purity Made Simple.

  30. Sandra JT

    Jouviance non-foaming cleansing milk to take off everything but my eye makeup.

    My own mixture of oils, hydrosols & other ingredients made into a bi-phase eye makeup remover, very similar to Lancome’s.