Friday, April 12, 2013

Home made eye makeup remover

If you are a woman who wears eye makeup but you HATE paying the ridiculous prices charged for makeup remover....this post is for you.

When I was in my teens, my sisters and I used this green gel makeup remover by Revlon.  It came in a jar and we lovingly referred to it as the "green goop."  It was AWESOME ...the best eye makeup remover ever.
We (and all our friends) were all horrified when they discontinued it.  

Since then, I have had a love/hate affair with eye makeup removers.  I have sensitive eyes so some brands really sting, some dry the skin out around my eyes, some are greasy on my skin, some leave a film on my eyes, some simply don't work that well...the list goes on.  I worked in cosmetics for years so I've tried just about every name brand out there, even the really expensive, high end brands.  Sometimes I just use baby oil but that is just too greasy for me to use all the time.  Most of the time, I just bite the bullet and spend unreasonable amounts of money.

Until now!  I found a home made one on pinterest and am so glad I did. This stuff  takes less than 2 minutes to make, is cheap and it WORKS!  No stinging... no dry, pulled greasy film.....

Look how cute our little bottles are....the little pad in front is proof that it also works on waterproof mascara, which makes Kaela a very happy girl.

The best thing is that you probably have the things you need in your cabinet.    I don't want to steal this gal's thunder so click on this link for the "recipe" (water, a certain brand of baby shampoo and olive oil.)  She gives you the correct measurements....use them.
I tried to use less shampoo and it wasn't as effective so added the remaining amount.  You'll get about a cup of remover for pennies....much better than the $28.00 I usually pay.


Ana BC said...

Excellent tip! I think I will try it too..

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I only use L'oreal. Cleansing Milk, toner, day and night creams. That's it! My makeup comes off just fine but if the mascara sticks, then I just use some of the day cream to loosen it up.

The homemade eye makeup remover would make a nice gift along with some crocheted cotton facial pads.

Best wishes, Tammy

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