Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Rant & Rave

Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… OIL-BASED MAKEUP REMOVERS!

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23 thoughts on “Rant & Rave: Oil-Based Makeup Removers

  1. Ziya

    I love it! I like wearing waterproof mascara coz it holds the curl better and doesn’t smudge..so oil emulsion make up remover is the best! plus residue is not a big deal coz I use my cleanser right after make up remover..

  2. Alice

    I love eye makeup remover from Sephora, to take off mascara and my strong red lipsticks. Very unexpensive and works for me! After that I use my face cleanser to take the oil away.

  3. Macaddict

    Hate it! That’s why I don’t use waterproof products. It goes in the eyes and make them blurry and burns and you still have to rub like crazy, thus, damaging the delicate skinaround the eyes.

    • Julia

      I completely agree with this post! Plus, you have to wash your face afterwards because it leaves oily residue, at least for me.

  4. Anitacska

    I get mine from Avon and it’s great, especially for long lasting lipstick like Lipfinity and eye makeup too.

  5. Rio

    I have only used one, which is the waterproof eye make-up remover from Sephora. I love it, because I use Liquidlast from MAC which is very hard to remove. The remover doesn’t burn or anything, but I can imagine a cheaper brand might.

  6. inani

    Love it! Have been using Babor’s Hy Oil and phytoactive duo phase cleansing system for years now and I feel once you have tried it – you cannot go back to traditional cleansers. It’s a waterproof makeup remover, face cleanser and a tonic in one cleansing…it’s so easy since oil is water solyble so there is no residye…I don’t have enough words to praise it :)))))

  7. Fie

    I love specifically Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil. It doesn’t sting my eyes at all and it really takes off all the makeup with one swipe. It took out the most stubborn of mascaras for me. I love it!

  8. Aimee

    Love it. I actually have a very thorough cleaning routine because I have really oily skin and nasty pores and I follow the regime (products flexible) recommended by most Japanese magazines.. I figure since I’m Asian, Asian make up magazines will help me the most so I read those fashion magazines like crazy!

    – Oil emollient face make up remover, takes off everything except for some of the most stubborn of mascara and fluidline. I use MAC’s oil remover.
    – Just a tiny tiny bit of eye make up remover (the pink one by MAC) on a cotton pad and wipe the eyes clean gently, and get to the hard-to-reach corners and between the lashes with a Q-tip.
    – Purity high-foam cleanser thingy by Philosophy.

    3-part cleansing is recommended by a LOT of magazines I’ve read. I also follow up with toner, moisturizer, and every other day I use a soothing mask to help my skin bounce back from all the abuse I give it!

    – Philosophy microdelivery exfoliating wash. Which is great in the morning because it scrubs off all the dead skin and preps my skin for make up wonderfully, and yet it’s gentle enough for every day.
    – Toner/Moisturizer/SPF (by Shiseido)

  9. sej

    I love both the Lancome Bi-Facil and MAC duo phase removers. The oil is necessary to remove every last trace of makeup. The MAC cleansing oil works really well too!

  10. ISA

    I have been using BiFacil for years..it is the only one which removes the most waterproof mascara without irritating my eyes.

  11. vinna

    I use DHC Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup. It does a pretty decent job but i’m wanting to try shu uemura Cleansing Oils… i heard they remove absolutely everything in one go.

    • Rachel

      Vinna, you might wanna skip the Shu cleansing oils. They’re the most overpriced, overhyped, underperforming beauty product on planet Earth. Plainly said, they suck.

      It leaves behind a heavy residue even when I follow instructions i.e. use only on dry skin with dry hands and emulsify with warm water. I thought that was normal, until I used Fancl’s cleansing oil. The former’s main ingredient is mineral oil while the latter uses botanical goodness.

      Lately I’ve “discovered” that MAC’s cleansing oil does the job very well too. I use the mild version, which has a pleasant scent. It contains lavender essential oil, which I’d like to think calms and heals my skin.

    • Claudia m

      I use DHC too and I really like it, removes my waterproof mascara so easily. Even when I pile it on =)

  12. Archelle

    Love oil based removers. They work in half the time of oil free ones. Just keep your eye closed, and wash your face after, you’ll be fine!

  13. neena

    I love it! I find that it easily wipes away eye makeup without drying out the delicate skin around our eyes. My favorites are the Lancome Bi-Facil and the MAC Gentle off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover.

  14. Vivian

    I use it mainly right now.

    Why I love it: removes stubborn makeup lesser time than the normal ones.

    Why I hate it: too oily feelings on skin or fingers.

    Verdict: I don’t mind this because usually whne I’m using makeup remover is around one hour before I sleep. I use my normal cleanser after, fresh!

  15. Nicole

    Honestly, I tought I would never use an oilbased make-up remover again, cause I tried one several years ago, whyle using waterproof mascara and my eyes were covered with a thin oilfilm (don’t know if this is the right word). It was terrible.

    Then some weeks ago, I bought MACs Cleansing Oil and I love it. No oily residues, no oily feeling, I love it and now I use it every night to remove my make-up, and one pump in the morning. I discoverd that I have less skin irritation. I hope this effece lasts for a long time.

  16. Alma

    I love them because they are soooo good at removing make-up.
    Though, I have had one oil-based remover which was really like you were putting olive oil on your face. Terrible.
    But now I have a different one, which is so much better..

  17. Stacie

    I use plain 100% Jojoba oil. It’s light and very good for skin and hair. It removes my makeup very well and is very gentle. I don’t use waterproof products so I’m not sure how well it will work on that. I rinse it off with hot water on a washcloth then I follow with my regular cleansing routine. It can be used as a moisturizer as well…but a little goes a looong way!

  18. Karen

    i switch between the cliniques take the day off, and macs remover for eye n lips ( both oil based) and i believe they are both 21.50 and 125ml.
    i think that the mac one stings and takes longer to take off my eye makeup
    while the clinique one works amazingly for me, but maybe leaves more of an oily residue , which i dont mind much.
    im using dior waterproof mascara, and also use macs liquidlast liners