Clean Sweep: The Best Makeup Removers

If you're a makeup buff, you need a good product to take it all off at the end of the day. Here are the pros' favorite wipes, creams, cleansers, and oil infusions that remove even the most stubborn rouges, sans greasy residue or excessive dryness.

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    Eye Do

    Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover

    "This is the remover that I can't live without! It's extremely easy on the eyes; practically the only formula that doesn't make my sensitive eyes tear up. Also, it's creamy like a lotion, so it doesn't leave lids oily," says Emily Kate Warren, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist.

    Find it: Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover ($26;


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    Wipe and Go

    Neutrogena Makeup Cleansing Towelettes 

    "Since I always apply eye makeup first, these unscented towelettes are great at wiping up any extra eyeshadow or mascara that falls beneath the eye before I move on to the rest of the face," says makeup artist Erin Svalstad.

    Find it: Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($8.99;

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    Water Works

    Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water

    "Made with mineral-rich water from hot springs, this removes every stitch of makeup -- gently! It's easy to use on set because it requires no rinsing and it leaves no residue behind," says Karrie Welch, a makeup artist in Westfield, Massachusetts.

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    Clean Sweep

    Lancome Bi-Facil 

    "Saturate a cotton pad with this amazing remover, hold it to your eyes, and literally count to five. If you give the product a chance to soak into your makeup, you'll be able to remove it gently in one or two swipes," says celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor.

    Find it: Bi-Facil 4.2 oz ($28.00; Lord & Taylor)

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    Oil Slick

    Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil 

    "Made with rich botanical oils like jojoba seed and eucalyptus leaf, this paraben-and sulfate-free makeup remover breaks up all makeup so that it is easy to remove from skin. Plus, it just makes your skin feel amazing!" says New York City makeup artist Daniella Shachter. 

    Find it: Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil ($28;

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