Eye makeup is difficult to take off, but these easy eye makeup remover recipes will help you spend less and keep your skin soft.
While I will love, honor, and be amused by makeup until the day that I die, I can’t imagine ever not thinking it’s a pain to take off. Sure, wet wipes are fine in a pinch, but when it comes to the stubborn long-wear eye makeup we’re all using this season or highly pigmented lip colors in bright or deep shades, it’s just best to get it all off. But eye makeup remover can be so annoying and expensive, not to mention it often tugs and stings your delicate eye area, making it even less appealing to take as a step in each and every nightly routine.
If you’re looking for an easy way to create your own eye makeup remover (or one that removes any other makeup, really), the following recipes could be perfect for you. Plus, they’re homemade, and most involve pretty inexpensive ingredients, so you will always be able to make more! Pretty soon, all your friends and roommates will be begging to know where you got that perfect formula. (And the answer will not be Sephora, thank goodness.) Oh, and next week, we’ll be trying these out!
1. 2 Ingredient Makeup Remover
Easy, easy, easy. This one involves Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil, both of which I have always been extremely fond of ever since I used them on my ears back when I still stretched them. They’re so soothing on the skin, not to mention pretty inexpensive.
2. 2 Ingredient DIY Eye Makeup Remover
Another awesome 2-ingredient recipe! This one has extra virgin olive oil and witch hazel instead.
3. Eye Makeup Remover With Baby Shampoo
Got a kid? You probably have all the ingredients necessary for this recipe already, then! It’s just got tear-free baby shampoo, baby oil, and water.
4. Eye Makeup Remover DIY
I love step #3′s facial expression; it’s kind of the cutest. (Also, does she sort of remind you of Jessica Biel, or is that just me?) In any case, this simple coconut oil technique seems great!
5. Natural Eye Makeup Remover DIY
Nervous about certain chemicals getting near your eyes, lids, and lashes? This tutorial will help you mix up a batch of eye makeup remover with only Organic Light Olive Oil and Dickinson’s Witch Hazel. Pop them in an empty, clean bottle, and voila! You’ve got the perfect natural eye makeup remover.
6. Making Your Own Eye Makeup Remover
More baby-related eye makeup remover! Super simple, super quick.
7. Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
Waterproof eye makeup is some of the toughest to get off your eyes and away from your skin. This easy wipe-off DIY will get your lids, lashes, and undereye area clean.
8. Simple Homemade Eye Makeup Remover
Perhaps you already know how we feel about Dr. Bronner’s soap around here, but basically, we like it. This recipe calls for Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby-Mild Liquid Castille Soap, distilled water, and olive oil. Inexpensive and super easy!
9. Baby Oil Eye Makeup Remover
This one is comparable to Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, except that version is $18, and this one is far less–and you can make tons more! I love the re-use of the Clinique packaging in order to minimize waste and to recycle a makeup container wisely.
Apparently, straight-up avocados will help you take off your eye makeup! Who knew? Except I would probably just wind up eating all of my “eye makeup removers” and putting it on toast before I got the chance to try it on my face. Whoops.
11. Homemade Eye Makeup Remover
This recipe involves castille soap, water, and jojoba oil. You can even get super Pinterest-y with this DIY by popping it in a mason jar, as recommended.
12. Grape Seed Oil + Castor Oil
Super simple and gentle–perfect for sensitive skin!