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Romann
04-05-2004, 10:13 PM
I have a problem of getting eye shadow/liner and mascara off with just soap and water ( not to mention it burns and dries out your skin.) I've tried the L'oreal eye make-up remover, but my eyes always burn and get red ( as well as the skin around it) when I use it, and yes, I do close my eyes. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for a make-up remover that isn't very harsh. I was told Mary-Kay works wonders. Thanks!

Oselle
04-05-2004, 10:35 PM
M.A.C. cosmetics makes a fabulous fabulous eye makeup remover. I have sensitive eyes too (my skin is very prone to drying out), and this stuff is wonderful. It's a bit expensive ($15-ish for a bottle), but it lasts forever, is hypoallergenic, doesn't irritate your eyes, and removes eye makeup without painful scrubbing.

Hope this helps!

Space Invader
04-05-2004, 11:11 PM
There's a great makeup remover I use, and it's cheap! You can find it at Wal-Mart or similar places - Pond's cold cream. It's basically an oily cream that you smear on and then wipe off - takes the black (or whatever color of the day) right off! And since it's an oil, it moisturizes so you don't get dry skin.

P.S. - Your avatar ROCKS. Gotta love the Chapelle Show. XD

bipolarbunny
04-05-2004, 11:46 PM
i read in a magazine that olive oil works to remove eye makeup...i've never tried it as dove's bodywash gets it off for me, so you could try that. and olive oil is good for the skin, but i', not sure how that would feel if you got it in your eye....>.o

Dia
04-05-2004, 11:49 PM
I use Maybelline's eye makeup remover. It's the kind that comes in a small frosted-looking plastic bottle, with a blue cap for normal and a pink cap for waterproof stuff. Works quite well, and it's pretty cheap.

archangeli
04-06-2004, 12:26 AM
The L'Oreal blue stuff is horrible. Irritates my eyes even when I don't have my contacts in -_-'

The Maybelline stuff that Dia mentioned is no better. blech!

I use Lancome's Bi-Facil. It takes off even the most heavy duty theatrical stuff, and leaves my skin soft. I've never purchased it since it always comes in those gift-with-purchase things but I believe it's about $30 for a HUGE bottle. Expensive, but worth every penny.

mikazuki
04-06-2004, 03:27 AM
Dang, and here I was going to recommend Pond's Cold Cream. ;) Its inexpensive and its wonderful. I love it! You can usually get their largest container for under $6 and boy does it last!

ssmitty
04-06-2004, 12:02 PM
The Body Shop's Chamomile Eye makeup remover: i love this stuff. it's not greasy or smelly and goes a long way. Very gentle and not fogging the eyes, either. use it to get rid of regular makeup, too.

bunnybeth
04-06-2004, 12:16 PM
It seems I'm not alone in having a poor experience with the L'Oreal remover...

I've used the Mary Kay stuff before, and it worked really well. It's more of a creamy product and takes off the make-up really well with no irritation to your eyes.

Romann
04-06-2004, 02:51 PM
Yay! Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I think I'll go with the Pond's cream and see how it works. Thanks again!

Anya- Where can you buy grapeseed oil extract?

Space Invader- Thanks :3

Goggle
04-06-2004, 03:09 PM
Last month when our school performed our annual school musical, we had to wear lots of makeup, including dark eyeshadow, black liquid eyeliner, and black mascara.
It was difficult for many of my friends to get their eye makeup off - but not for me. I used Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towlettes. They're very soft and I found quickly removed all the makeup without irritation. I think they're pretty cheap - less than $10.

mikazuki
04-06-2004, 03:19 PM
Where can you buy grapeseed oil extract?

Grocery store, same area as olive oil but be warned the good quality stuff is pricey.

HuongStar
04-08-2004, 11:54 AM
I use Lancome's Bi-Facil. It takes off even the most heavy duty theatrical stuff, and leaves my skin soft. I've never purchased it since it always comes in those gift-with-purchase things but I believe it's about $30 for a HUGE bottle. Expensive, but worth every penny.
It's oily as hell though and if your skin is sensitive, I'd forgo using any eye makeup remover by Lancome.

Hanyaan
04-08-2004, 12:20 PM
I have sensitive skin around my eyes, and I've had really really good luck with Clinique's makeup remover. I've also used baby oil to get rid of super-extreme makeup (like if I'm wearing full Death from The Sandman makeup).

ssmitty
04-08-2004, 03:09 PM
no oil-based remover for me, they seem to cloud my eyes and make my very acne prone skin break out.
does anyone else have issues with their remover fogging their eyes?

Kokuu
04-08-2004, 06:09 PM
Pond's cold cream and baby wipes. Both do wonders!

Marychan
09-12-2004, 04:42 AM
um my sister acually discover this. I know it sound silly but any kind of lotion and vasaline works. Just get a drop or two dab it over your eye lid and use q-tips to wipe them off. Or dab the Q-tips in the lotion/vasiline, whatever works. Then rinse afterward for perfect clean.

Works like magic, I bet lotion dosn't irritates sensitive skins. Careful not to get it in your eye though.

I never use a make-up remover before, because that takes care of the eye and I use my regular cleanser to take off my face. HEHE.

mikazuki
09-13-2004, 02:44 PM
There is a problem with vasiline. Its thick and isn't easily removed from the skin. Baby oil would be better to use with the q-tip method but I'll stick with Ponds Cold Cream. I LOVE that stuff.

liddo-chan
09-13-2004, 02:57 PM
The Body Shop makes a fantastic gel version of their eye makeup remover. The texture is in between Ponds and Vaseline, I'd say, but it's not oily at all. The salesgirl recommended for people with sensitive eyes. good stuff!

Niku-Sama
09-13-2004, 04:02 PM
Sephora makes really nice stuff. I can use it on my eyes and I have severe skin problems. It is not expensive either (8$ i think)

dani
09-13-2004, 04:10 PM
Add me to the column of "MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover" happy users.

Dani

lysariala
09-13-2004, 09:19 PM
avon has some really good eye makeup remover lotion that i personally love, its super gentle, $3 and i even got it in my eye once or twice adn it doesnt hurt at all. seriously, less that no more tears shampoo. very ph balanced, moisturizes aroud your eyes and effective :)

Nina Star 9
09-13-2004, 10:30 PM
about olive oil, my eyes are not sensitive at all, but once i got some in my eye and it stung all day. so, i would not reccommend that method. also, never use yves rocher eye makeup remover, it removes nothing, not even non-waterproof mascara that comes off when it is foggy out, (well, it runs a bit. but this never even does that... the cotton pad i used once was perfectly white still when i was done trying to remove my makeup...) and, it stings my eyes, which i said above are not sensitive. so, just a forewarning.

Protodoll
09-13-2004, 11:23 PM
no oil-based remover for me, they seem to cloud my eyes and make my very acne prone skin break out.
does anyone else have issues with their remover fogging their eyes?

Cold cream sometimes fogs up my eyes. u_u;; I find that the best thing to do when that happens is wipe the cold cream off with warm water on a towel. blink for a few seconds and then CAREFULLY splash warm water into your eyes.

Seriously, though. Cold cream is the best method. I played a wolf in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Fenris Ulf, for those who now the play / books XDD), and had to put brown & black makeup ALL OVER my face. And I have blond eyelashes, which meant that it was a very intensive eyeliner job. And the only makeup remover that EVER did the trick was Pond's Cold Cream. Period.

...plus, it smells really good! :D

archangeli
09-15-2004, 08:47 AM
Add me to the column of "MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover" happy users.

Dani


I hear you there! It's as gentle as water and takes off the worst waterproof stuff. It will even take off that horrible Cover Girl Outlast lipstick.

Crimson Deity
09-18-2004, 04:08 PM
I've had very good luck getting off medium-heavy eye make-up with Clinque's eye make-up remover. It's not cheap, but a bottle lasts a long time and it doesn't irritate my skin (which prone to drying out, peeling, etc). It also doesn't irriate my eyes as much as the other removers if I get it in my eyes trying to get off every last bit of my eyeliner. I've tried various types of cold cream (never Pond's, so I can't speak for that one) to get off extreme stage make-up when I was a competition dancer and I found most of them to work very well at getting the make-up off, but left my eyelids feeling kind of gross and heavy no matter how I tried to wash it off, so I guess I wouldn't recommend them to get off eye make-up, but they do wonders with cutting through thick foundation!

Kuro Yue
09-18-2004, 05:05 PM
I use my pre-moistened face cloths to get rid of it, since they are (duh) specially made for the skin on the face. It's a bit stupid, though, for me to try and get my eyeliner off with them, as I've gotten them in my eyes more than once.

Kaliza
09-18-2004, 08:09 PM
If the Pond's makeup remover cloths don't work (really 'tough' makeup), I always use vaseline. Always works great for me! Plus it's cheap! :D
You just have to rub a little to get the vaseline off afterwards.

IceAngel30
09-04-2006, 02:59 PM
Baby oil helps too xD Thats what i use anyways x_x

Sh!bby
09-06-2006, 11:22 PM
Mary Kay does make a good cold-cream type makeup remover, but they also make an oil-free liquid one specifically for eyes. It works really well and isn't too greasy or anything like that. It does look kinda oily in the bottle because it seperates, but it won't be when used if you remember to shake it first.

ChibiToon
09-08-2006, 12:27 AM
It was difficult for many of my friends to get their eye makeup off - but not for me. I used Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towlettes. They're very soft and I found quickly removed all the makeup without irritation. I think they're pretty cheap - less than $10.

I use this too and I can agree that it takes off all makeup without aggravating the eyes or skin. I love it! ^_^


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