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I am all about conserving money where I can. In college, one of the first places I slashed my beauty budget was on cleanser and eye makeup remover. They wash right down the drain or onto a cotton ball, so why bother spending a pretty penny on them? There are some decent makeup removers out there at a small price tag, but as I get older I have come to find that some of my favorite removers are a little on the pricier side and SO worth the splurge.

Below, I have photographed my hand with a waterproof eyeliner swatched heavily upon it. On the left side, I’ve used a drugstore remover, and on the right side, I used my “old faithful”- Clinique’s Take the Day Off Makeup Remover. Such a difference, right?

eye makeup remover.jpgHere are some reasons I’ve found to splurge on a great makeup remover:

1) Starting your makeup with a clean canvas every day makes all the difference. Your makeup won’t look as nice if you have some of yesterday’s mascara still on your lashes when you do your makeup.

2) No tugging. When I have gone with a less than awesome eye makeup remover, I often find myself tugging at my eyelids trying to remove everything. It irritates my eyelids and the tugging will contribute to future wrinkles.

3) No more itchy eyes. I’ve found when I’ve skimped on eye makeup remover it’s made a big difference in how aggravating my allergies are to my eyes. I’m sure leftover makeup contributes to the itch!

I’m sure a lot of you have discovered eye makeup removers that are inexpensive and still fabulous, and I’d love to hear about them! So far, here are my favorites that I have discovered. Click below for more info on each!

 


25 Comments on Makeup Splurge: Eye Makeup Remover

  1. NORAH
    May 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I definitely use makeup remover a lot, if you are using eye makeup, it is a live saver and more gentle, totally agree with you here. Fuss free!

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  2. Katerina
    May 29, 2014 at 4:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Completely agree! Lancome is my all time favorite. Definitely worth the splurge. The only makeup item I will splurge on beside makeup remover is mascara (I have sensitive eyes and there’s only a few I can wear).

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  3. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove
    May 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Eye makeup remover for sure is worth the splurge. Take the Day off is one of the best. The cleansing balm rocks too!!!

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  4. Miranda
    May 29, 2014 at 5:22 pm (3 years ago)

    A good remover is the base to every skin care regimen.

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  5. Erika
    May 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I use a drugstore brand because it is budget friendly. I just don’t have the luxury of blowing that kind of money on eye makeup remover. I would if I could. My “cheap stuff” works very well, doesn’t irritate my eyes and is not, as far as I can tell, causing further wrinkling around my eyes. Tho at this point, who can really tell. 😛

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    • justina
      May 30, 2014 at 5:22 am (3 years ago)

      I would love to know what budget stuff you are loving! I’ve tried Almay, Neutrogena, and L’Oreal and hated all of them! Maybe I’m not using the right thing though 🙂

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  6. Leelo R
    May 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm (3 years ago)

    A good makeup remover is a must-have product in my makeup bag!

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  7. Jess Scull
    May 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely a must have! I will have to try this one out!

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  8. Phyrra
    May 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Since my eyes are so sensitive, I definitely consider it a splurge worthy product. I use Paula’s Choice Gentle touch (which isn’t really that expensive).

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    • justina
      May 30, 2014 at 5:22 am (3 years ago)

      I haven’t tried that one!

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  9. Aleya Bamdad
    May 29, 2014 at 9:16 pm (3 years ago)

    My eyes are terrible. I’ll have to check this out.

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  10. Kimberly
    May 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I used to use this years and years ago.

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  11. Eugenia
    May 30, 2014 at 1:10 am (3 years ago)

    Wow that works really good!

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  12. Lisa Heath
    May 30, 2014 at 4:36 am (3 years ago)

    I can’t skimp on makeup remover cost. My eyes are way too sensitive!

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  13. Nidia - Lit From Within
    May 30, 2014 at 5:20 am (3 years ago)

    For years, I gave away all my makeup remover that I would get in those GWP bags. I hated that oily stuff. Now, the formulas are so much better, I’m learning to use it again. I recently discovered Napoleon Perdis remover, and it’s LOVE.

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    • justina
      May 30, 2014 at 5:23 am (3 years ago)

      I haven’t tried that one yet!

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  14. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
    May 30, 2014 at 6:56 am (3 years ago)

    I have found some amazing budget-friendly removers but they are few and far between. Having said that, I’ve also tried some super expensive ones and they were shocking for me.

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  15. Sheila (Painted Ladies)
    May 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm (3 years ago)

    I agree – it’s always worth splurging on items that actually work.

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  16. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    May 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I definitely splurge on eye makeup remover. I like the MAC Gently Off Eye & Lip Remover

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  17. Anastasia
    May 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Good points! I used to skimp on makeup removers, but since I started buying the brand name ones, I could clearly see the difference.

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  18. Stepanie Louise
    May 30, 2014 at 6:44 pm (3 years ago)

    This is so true- especially since I wear a lot of waterproof items.

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  19. Kendra
    May 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Totally agree! sometimes cheap removers make my eyes hurt bad too.

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  20. Ashley
    May 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m using my Lancome Cleansing Water as a remover and I agree for the most part about drugstore removers. That being said Sonia Kashuk and Maybelline but have great offerings in their lines. Especially their duo phase removers.

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  21. Betzy Carmona
    May 31, 2014 at 3:19 am (3 years ago)

    You seriously get what you pay for. I love how amazing the clinique is

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