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    What is the best way to remove (eye) makeup? Having tried everything I've heard of the best for me are facial wipes, and even they are barely adequate. I certainly don't understand why they're meant to be bad anyway.

    I've tried using olive and almond oil. They certainly remove the makeup, but I'm left with a greasy face that nothing will shift. Plus after using around the eyes, the oil eventually creeps into my eyes and irritates them for a long time.

    I have a gentle lotion for the purpose - yes it's gentle but very ineffective. I have to apply it three times, rinsing after each application, to get rid of all the makeup. AND it still gives me some of the grease issue above.

    I've tried pads for eye-makeup. They do their job, but being soaked with oil ... see above.

    What do people mean by saying oil is the best method? You can't leave it on, and can't get rid of it either, short of using hot water and fairy liquid! Obviously hot water and anything harsh is out of the question on the face.

    I'm getting really tired of this problem.

    Presumably there are people out there who have it figured out?

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    The secret is to hold the cotton pad soaked in the eye makeup remover on each eye for 20 seconds plus before gently wiping.

    I like Simple eye makeup remover.

    Wipes, yeah no problem but give it a few years and then wonder why you have so many eye wrinkles.

    The oil is best is actually the two phase ones you buy, you shake the bottle and apply with cotton pads again. Pure castor oil is good for conditioning the lashes, but very very little is needed.
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    As a man, I don't have the problem. I've seen videos by Sali Hughes, the Guardian's beauty journalist, who describes a "hot cloth" method using cream cleansers. Lisa Eldridge has some videos as well. I think you can get these by doing a search on youtoube for them and cleanser or make up removal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XarZc96Jpw

    http://www.lisaeldridge.com/video/12.../#.VKVhzHvq72Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    The secret is to hold the cotton pad soaked in the eye makeup remover on each eye for 20 seconds plus before gently wiping.

    I like Simple eye makeup remover.

    Wipes, yeah no problem but give it a few years and then wonder why you have so many eye wrinkles.

    The oil is best is actually the two phase ones you buy, you shake the bottle and apply with cotton pads again. Pure castor oil is good for conditioning the lashes, but very very little is needed.
    Thanks for that. Actually I didn't hear about the 2-phase type oil products, just literally loading on pure olive or almond oil. But that didn't work for me, even though I sometimes moisturize with a droplet of almond oil on a damp face. But my skin won't absorb any more than that.

    And course wiping shouldn't be done the same way other areas might ... Needless to say it's more a case of dabbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    As a man, I don't have the problem. I've seen videos by Sali Hughes, the Guardian's beauty journalist, who describes a "hot cloth" method using cream cleansers. Lisa Eldridge has some videos as well. I think you can get these by doing a search on youtoube for them and cleanser or make up removal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XarZc96Jpw

    http://www.lisaeldridge.com/video/12.../#.VKVhzHvq72Q

    cacio
    I've heard about the hot cloth stuff. Isn't heat supposed to be bad for facial skin?

    Sorry of that sounds stupid. I try to walk the line between being boyish, i.e. not fussing too much and looking youthful too.

    Anyway, I'm dense for not thinking of Lisa Eldridge. Her makeup videos are really good. Never thought of consulting her for getting rid of the stuff.

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    I think by hot she doesn't mean scalding hot, but simply a cloth dipped in warm water. I don't think warm is bad per se. Steamrooms can be good, if one has dry skin.

    cacio

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    Ok, I'll shut up till I know more after the videos. Thanks again.

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    Lancome makes a good eye makeup remover. Cold cream works well too but it tends to leave an oily reside. Be gentle and don't stretch your skin - you don't want to get baggy eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Lancome makes a good eye makeup remover. Cold cream works well too but it tends to leave an oily reside. Be gentle and don't stretch your skin - you don't want to get baggy eyes.
    Thank you. Sometimes when I got frustrated it could be easy to rub harder than necessary.

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    That video by Lisa Eldridge was really enlightening. I also ordered one of her recommended products. Hopefully things should be less aggravating from here onwards.
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    I have a two-step process where I use one of Shu Uemera's Cleansing Oils followed by a creme cleanser by La Prairie. The key is to apply the oil to dry skin, over the face then wet your hands to emulsify the oil. Rinse with warm water. As noted by others, please be gentle with the rubbing. Btw, it does wonders for removing mascara and other eye makeup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangifera View Post
    I have a two-step process where I use one of Shu Uemera's Cleansing Oils followed by a creme cleanser by La Prairie. The key is to apply the oil to dry skin, over the face then wet your hands to emulsify the oil. Rinse with warm water. As noted by others, please be gentle with the rubbing. Btw, it does wonders for removing mascara and other eye makeup.
    Do you manage to keep the stuff out of your eyes? I always struggle with that? I can't even imagine getting rid of the oil completely. But maybe it's worth another try. Though for now I'm quite happy with the Bioderma solution.

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    Cleansing balms are my favorite. Try The Body Shop's camomile balm. Works for me, doesn't sting eyes, and it's just one step - I have no patience for complicated face cleansing!

    The Shu Uemura oil is good too - works pretty much the same as the balm. But it's like 300 times more expensive.
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    Luthien, the oil doesn't get in my eyes because I'm not putting lots on. Even when massaging my lashes to get the mascara off, I'm good. It's just trial and error. You don't need too much to get the job done.

    Kagey, I may have to try the balm. It's going to be hard to leave Shu Uemera but I can sample. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangifera View Post
    Kagey, I may have to try the balm. It's going to be hard to leave Shu Uemera but I can sample. LOL.
    I think they make the camomile in an oil also, but I've never tried it. I love the Shu but I can't justify that price, especially as I don't find it noticeably better than the balm.
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    The Body Shop balm sounds good, reasonably priced is good. I can barely justify spending a lot on make-up, never mind removal. I've got a perfume habit to finance after all.

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    l use Olay Essentials eye make up remover along with plain cotton pads. lt's inexpensive, completely effective with waterproof mascara & doesn't irritate at all. And because it's quite a thick creamy lotion, it doesn't tend to run into my eyes like the more liquid or oily lotions do.

    l use wipes when l'm away on holiday for convenience, but don't find them as effective; there's often residual mascara around my eyes the next morning. Plus l find they do drag the delicate skin around the eyes quite a bit.
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    I use cotton pads which I get wet, then add a few drops of almond oil. Works as well as anything I've bought from the shops and dirt cheap. The trick as others have said is to hold the pad to your eye for 20 seconds to let the oil soak in and start to break up the makeup before gently wiping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I use cotton pads which I get wet, then add a few drops of almond oil. Works as well as anything I've bought from the shops and dirt cheap. The trick as others have said is to hold the pad to your eye for 20 seconds to let the oil soak in and start to break up the makeup before gently wiping.
    Yes, I keep hearing that oil is good. In fact, I've found the makeup removal part to be true. But I don't see how you can stop it 100% from leaking into your eyes. There is always some residue. And you can't use detergent to dissolve the oil. But my eyes dislike even the smallest solitary molecules of oil at least as much as any detergent. So that whole concept is no good to me. Though I do use almond oil in skin care quite a bit otherwise

    But since posting this I've had fairly decent results from that "micellar" water type stuff. Someone mentioned a video by Lisa Eldridge. I tried it after watching her video. It does work fairly well.

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    I use Ageless Derma Gentle Eye Makeup and Lipstick Remover. It works great for me.

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    Cold cream works well too but it tends to leave an oily reside. Be gentle and don't stretch your skin - you don't want to get baggy eyes.

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    Hello! I use just cheap Garnier or Loreal remover for sensitive eyes. I like them as I dont think that this must be expensive.

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    Cotton soaked in make-up remover is effective in reducing eye make-up or you can also use coconut oil for the same.

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    I soak a cotton round in micelluar water and hold it on the closed eye for about 20 seconds each and then start swiping away. Do the same for the other eye. I then use a cleansing oil (L'Oreal makes a cheap and effective one) and use it all over my face to include the eye lid. Note, you use the oil straight from the bottle on the face, and lightly rub on the skin. Then add a dab of water to emulsify and rinse off. I usually do another swipe with micelluar water afterwards.

    I would check out the makeup blog called 'Shameless Fripperies' as Karina has a great video on how she removes her eye makeup - false lashes and all.

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    I use Mixa Anti-imperfection cleansing micellar water - for combination-oily skin. It`s hypoallergenic and paraben and alcohol free, with pH 5.5 and panthenol. It leaves my skin soft and not irritated or red at all.

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    L'oreal, definitely. It will grab all the makeup off your face, and you'll use less cotton balls, too!

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