8 Incredible Eye Makeup Remover Hacks




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Here are 8 easy to make home made hacks for removing your eye makeup! You can find all of these ingredients lying around your house and in your local health food store.

I have tried each of these on myself and they all work just as good as any eye makeup remover I have bought at the drug store. Try them out for yourself and let me know how they work for you!

Step 1: Avocados

I found a lot of recipes for eye makeup remover that called for avocado oil.  I had some avocados lying around the kitchen...thus avocado oil!

For this I just took a q-tip and swabbed the avocado.  You don't need to get a chunk of avocado on the q-tip, just coat it in the oil from the avocado.

Step 2: No-Tears Baby Shampoo

Just add a drop of baby shampoo (I like Johnson's Baby Shampoo!) to a cotton pad or swab to remove eye makeup.

I bought this bottle and it has lasted a couple years! What a great deal if you consider how much money you pay for eye makeup remover!

Step 3: Hair Conditioner

You already have it in your bathroom...

Just a little dab of hair conditioner does the job!

Step 4: Shortening


Its just vegetable oil and it keeps your skin soft. When your makeup remover runs out just run to your kitchen for some makeshift eye makeup remover. I used Crisco brand shortening.

Step 5: Petrolum Jelly

A little bit goes a long way!

Petrolum Jelly is a safe way to remove your water proof makeup. Use just a small amount to remove your eye makeup then go ahead and dab some on your lips!

Step 6: Grapeseed and Castor Oil

3 tbsp. Grape Seed Oil
1 tbsp. Castor Oil

Mix these oils together in a cup and stir. This is a great recipe for those with sensitive skin.

Step 7: Jojoba Oil

1 part Jojoba Oil
2 parts Water

Try this sustainably friendly makeup remover! It is non-allergenic so it is perfect for use on eyes. It can also be used to remove any other makeup.

Step 8: Vegetable Oil Medley

Equal parts olive oil, canola oil, and castor oil (I used a tbsp of each).

These vegetable oils blend together to create the perfect eye makeup remover!

Step 9: Final Test - Which Produces the Best Results?

I tested all of these on my eyes but I wanted to see how they compared.

I put 8 eyeliner marks on my arm (first picture).  And then I dipped a cotton swap in each mixture and lightly rubbed it on the eyeliner ten times.  You can still see the eyeliner for each remover in the second picture because I did not wipe away the the residue after I applied it (which you would normally do with any eye makeup remover).

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    14 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    extra virgin olive oil is my baby. I can't use ANY makeup remover without crying my eyes out because it sticks so good to my dry skin, so olive oil is definitely the best solution for me.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I have made an eye makeup remover from coconut oil, lavender oil and vitamin E. It works great, at removing makeup that is, but, my eyes feel annoying for the rest of the day as a result of some of it eventually getting into them. Any advice?

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Essential oils can can be irritating. Leave out the lavender oil as a test. If it works without the irritation, try substituting another E.O. for smell if you want.


    5 years ago

    Baby oil works like a champ


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I use Huggies Baby wipe to remove my make-up. They make a cucumber scented wipe that smells nice and isnt harsh on my skin. Removes all traces of makeup!


    7 years ago on Step 9

    Veg oil and Grape and Castor oil tied FTW (for the win)


    7 years ago on Step 9

    I just use olive oil. It's quick, easy, and works perfectly.

    What I like to do is buy a small, travel sized bottle from target or walmart (they're around $1)
    Fill the bottle with 1/2 witch hazel & 1/2 olive oil
    Be sure to shake the two parts together before using
    It makes your skin super soft and it literally removes the most stubborn makeup.



    8 years ago on Step 9

    Great tips!  I  use sweet almond oil to take off my stubborn eye makeup.  It seems to work just as well as some of the expensive makeup removers that I have used.   I also feel as though it is nourishing and moisturizing my eye area at the same time.   But I really want to try some of your mixtures as jojoba oil and olive oil are also very good for the skin.
    Thanks for the great tips.

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is really great thank you so much i hate spending all that money on makeup remover that i use so much when i put somthing on and dislike it


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome, I know plenty of people who need to know this.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I love using olive oil to remove make up. I think it should also be noted that extra virgin olive oil is the best to use. Extra virgin comes from the first cold pressing of the olives and will have the most benefits, plus taste, and with each press (virgin olive oil, olive oil) it loses these benefits


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome! And dang it, I just bought eye make-up remover. Can you believe it?? What was I thinking?!!