Simple Eye Makeup Remover

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This works wonders and is so much less expensive than the kind you buy at the store. Very convenient to use, too! Just follow it up with your normal face washing routine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons lotion (any kind you like, if you have oily skin I would use one that is non-comedogenic so that there's no )
  • 2 cotton balls


  1. Put about 1 t. of lotion onto the lotion on the cotton ball and lightly rub it into the cotton. Gently, with eye closed, rub the cotton onto the eyelid and surrounding areas. Repeat this process with a Q-tip to help remove the makeup residue in hard to reach places.
  2. Repeat with the other eye.
  3. Follow up with your normal skin-cleansing and moisturizing routine.


Most Helpful

This worked great. I didn't measure the lotion and I used a q-tip but it worked. I didn't have any eye makeup remover and came here looking for a recipe. I will start using this instead of my regular remover.

bmcnichol December 21, 2010

I just shared this with my teen who tried it and was very pleased. I have used this method for many, many years but, as parents of teens know, they have to hear it from someone else before they will try/believe it. Thanks for helping me raise my teen ;) Munchkin Mama!

Acerast May 24, 2009

Yes, really!.... it's Lotion 'over' the eye, not 'in' the eye as one reviewer posted. Back when I wore make-up, me and all my girlfriends used lotion or vaseline to remove our eye make-up, and it works like a charm! Not to worry, just as with ANY make-up, soap or facial cleanser, just be careful not to get it 'in' the eye. Thanks for posting this very economical and simple way to remove eye make-up. ~Bird

2Bleu July 16, 2008

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