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 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!
Easy, easy, easy. This one involve 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 skin, not to mention pretty inexpensive.
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.
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!
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 remover” and putting it on toast before I got the chance to try it on my face. Whoops.