How to make your own eye makeup remover

My eyes done up for a night out on the town

A few years ago I worked as a beauty advisor for Lancome cosmetics. While I hated the sales aspect of the job, working for one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world had it’s advantages, mainly, the free products. I got SO much free loot working there it was ridiculous. I still have a few products left over from my time with the company. 
  While working at Lancome I discovered the best eye makeup remover I have ever used. It’s called Bi Facil and it will take off even the most stubborn waterproof eye makeup.

The problem is, like most Lancome products, it’s expensive. A four ounce bottle will set you back $23 and up. Since I don’t get free products and employee discounts, I sadly cannot afford  fancy pants lotions and potions anymore.
I  have three different home made eye makeup removers to share today that will only cost you pennies. If you already have these ingredients (which most of you probably do) then it will cost you nothing and free is always the best price.

Number 1: Vaseline
Yes, good old petroleum jelly. If you have a jar of this in your medicine cabinet take a look at the label. It actually lists eye makeup remover as a use. Since Vaseline is a petroleum product it’s not my first choice since it’s not great for the environment or your skin but since most people have a jar of this stuff somewhere in the bathroom I thought I would include it. Simply take a pea sized amount and gently rub it over your eye lid and lashes. Be careful not to get any in your eye. Wipe off with a cotton pad or wash cloth.

Number 2:  Oil
You can use most oils you have in your pantry, just go with which ever you like best. I like olive or grape seed oil. Pour a tiny amount on a cotton pad and wipe over your eye. I actually use oil to wash my entire face. It’s a method called Oil Cleansing Method. I plan to do a post on this soon. You can google it if you are curious. My skin has never looked better!

Number 3:  Adrienne’s Homemade Bi-Facil
My version of Bi-Facil may not come from France, have fancy french words on the label or make you feel like running barefoot through the lavender fields of Provence, but it works and that’s all that matters.

Step 1: Take your old empty bottle of eye make up remover and wash it out, or use any old container that would work for eye make up remover.

Step 2: Add a tiny amount of baby shampoo or any kind of no- tear shampoo. For a 6 ounce bottle I used a pea sized amount

Step 3: (optional) add a squirt of witch hazel. I use witch hazel as toner sometimes so I added a teaspoon to the bottle. It helps clean up the oil you will be adding to the mixture in step 5.

Step 4: Fill the bottle halfway up with water

Step 5: Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with oil. I used grape seed. Any light weight cooking oil will do.

The oil and water will be separated in the bottle. Shake it up till they are mixed and pour onto a cotton pad. Wipe carefully over your eyes. The oil part of the mixture will break down the waterproof parts of you eye makeup and the water/ shampoo mixture will clean up the rest of the eye makeup and remove any oil residue.
You can follow this up with the rest of your normal face cleansing routine.

Let me know if you give this a try and tell me how it works for you in the comments!

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8 Responses to How to make your own eye makeup remover

  1. I am going to try this. The great thing is that I have all of the ingredients already. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!


  2. Kelly says:

    This is very handy! Thank you!


  3. Let me know how it works out for you ladies!


  4. Adrienne says:

    You're so damn creative Adrienne! It's hard for me to stand it! I'm lovin these entries!


  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you sooooooo much! I am only in middle school but my friends and i go to souix games all the time and i put on makeup but i can never seem to get all of off! And when you come home at 9-10 at night the last thing i want to do is scrub my face for 15mins. Thank you sooooo much!
    P.S. It really actually works Thanks again!:)


  6. Glo says:

    Just FYI, Johnson's Baby Shampoo contains quaternium-15, a preservative that kills bacteria by releasing formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. I've heard that J&J might reformulate the shampoo, but till then, it's best not to use it.


  7. Anonymous says:

    How about using Organic Baby Shampoo? When I type it in the search engine here in the UK different websites come up.


  8. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely love this! It has oil for waterproof mascara but not so much it makes my face feel greasy! Thanks so much. I have been looking everywhere for a simple recipe and this is PERFECT!


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