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Which are the best eye makeup removers?

Which are the best eye makeup removers?

You may think your regular cleanser can cut it when it comes to removing stubborn eye makeup, but to reduce chances of irritation (and ensure all makeup is removed thoroughly), you should always use an eye makeup remover.

Gentle and ophthalmologist-tested, we have selected our edit of the best eye makeup removers to cleanse and leave your eyes refreshed and soothed.

5 of the best eye makeup removers

  1. Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover
  2. Chantecaille Rose Eye Makeup Remover
  3. Klorane Eye Makeup Remover Lotion with Cornflower
  4. NARS Cosmetics Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
  5. MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

Do I need an oil-free makeup remover?

If you have particularly sensitive or reactive eyes, we recommend choosing an oil-free makeup remover. This is because, although oil is brilliant at dissolving mascara and eyeshadow, it can also cause slight irritation.

One of our favourite eye makeup removers for sensitive skin is the Avène Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, which has a neutral pH similar to your own tears to reduce the chance of irritation and stinging. With a lightweight gel formulation, it melts away all mascara and eye makeup for a revitalised, fresh feeling.

Which are the best eye makeup removers for 2019?

  1. Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover
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    Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover

    Bobbi Brown’s Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover has been specially formulated to remove the most stubborn of makeup and waterproof mascara.

    It has a dual-phase formula that requires shaking before use so that it activates the solution. Once activated, it melts away all makeup to leave the eyes cleansed and revitalised.

    Both dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, it wrks on sensitive eyes too.

    Going on holiday? Treat yourself to the travel-sized version here.

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  2. Chantecaille Rose Eye Makeup Remover
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    Chantecaille Rose Eye Makeup Remover

    Fancy treating yourself to a more luxurious eye makeup remover? Try Chantecaille’s Rose version, which blends pure rose water with chamomile, aloe vera and liquorice extract to calm and soothe itchy, sore and irritated eyes. Plus, it helps to reduce redness and leave the eyes refreshed.

    Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, it also contains no chemical nasties and is free from common irritants such as palm oil, synthetic colours and fragrances, mineral oil and sulphate detergents.

    Apply onto a cotton pad and gently sweep over the eyelid for best results.

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  3. Klorane Eye Makeup Remover Lotion with Cornflower
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    Klorane Eye Makeup Remover Lotion with Cornflower

    With a pH similar to that of tears, the Klorane Eye Makeup Remover is one of the best eye makeup removers for sensitive skin types.

    Infused with cornflower, which has incredible decongestant and soothing properties, the eye makeup remover helps to calm redness and de-puff the eye area; perfect for use during hayfever season when pollen can cause swollen and irritated eyes.

    To use, simply apply onto a cotton pad and sweep over the eye until all eye makeup is removed. If you’re wearing heavier eye makeup, sweep from the inner to the outer corner for best removal.

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  4. NARS Cosmetics Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
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    NARS Cosmetics Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

    The bi-phase formula of the NARS Cosmetics Gentle Eye Makeup Remover helps to lift even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara and eyeshadow without irritating the eyes.

    It’s formulated using an oil-in-water method, which means that eye makeup is lifted away easily without the need to rub.

    Non-greasy, it doesn’t leave a residue on the skin, but instead leaves eyes cleansed and refreshed.

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  5. MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
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    MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

    The MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is perfect for anyone who wants to streamline their skincare routine as it removes both eye and lip makeup.

    Suitable for contact-lens wearers, the gentle tonic is ophthalmologist, dermatologist and allergy tested, and great for anyone with skin sensitivity.

    Rich in botanical extracts of damask rose and cucumber, the lightweight cleanser feels super refreshing when applied, leaving the eyes comfortable and soothed.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!