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?
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!