Wednesday, October 03, 2007
WFMW: Backwards Day
Happy Wednesday to you! It's time once again to post another WFMW tip. This time Shannon is doing a Backwards Day edition where you ask for advice, rather than give it. I love this concept!

No, this is not a picture of me.

I really could use some suggestions on a good eye makeup remover! What brand do you use? Where do you purchase it and for how much? What do you like most about it? Do you use wipes or cream?

Any and all suggestions are welcome!

To see what advice others need, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries are found here.

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At 9:02 PM, Blogger Char said...

I actually use Vaseline! My skin is ultra-sensitive. But if you're not into that, I used to use Clinique's "extremely gentle eyemakeup remover" and it was wonderful, except for my sensitivity issues! Good luck:)

At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about the eye makeup remove (I use the Walmart Cheap Brand of Oil of Olay cleansing cloths) but I love your egg idea. if that works, you are officially my new BFF!!!!!!


At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to use baby oil but couldnt handle scented products esp by my eyes. So I switched to sesame oil. From the grocery store or food co-op. (Don't use the TOASTED sesame oil.) I like the fact that is doesn't stink, is cheap, lasts forever and ever. I have oily skin but this doesnt bother my skin at all. It is a light oil. Sesame oil is used a lot for massages. You can even use it for cooking. I fill a very small bottle (~1-2 oz ? trial size bottle) for use in the bathroom and keep the rest of the big bottle in the fridge until I need to refill it again. Cant tell you the price as it was so long ago that i bought has lasted so long.

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Tamara said...

I'm not a seller, I promise - but I love Mary Kay's oil free eye makeup remover. It's a little pricey, but it doesn't sting my eyes nor does it break me out (I have very acne-prone skin). I've been a faithful user of that product for years.

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Hi OWJ I don't know so much about eye makeup remover as I don't wear eye makeup *due to dear McKenna scratching my eye in infancy* but Arbonne would be good to try a thought .ANd I'm e-mailing you later about friday...ttyl .

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Jacquie said...

I buy Rimmel (London) Gentle Eye Make Up Remover for my DD. It is oil free. The bottle I bought was $7 for 4.2 fl oz (or 125 ml)

She has had no trouble with it and it removes black eyeliner/mascara very well (:-0 teenagers)

At 10:36 PM, Blogger Kathy in WA said...

I second the Vaseline comment. I love it for gentle eye make-up remover. I have the Mary Kay remover but it irritated my skin. I use Vaseline and q-tips to wipe under my eyes.

Great question. :)

Duckabush Blog

At 12:45 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I admit that I sell Mary Kay, but I wouldn't sell it if I didn't love it! Mary Kay's Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover works on 99% of people. If you don't have a consultant, I can send you a sample size to try out before you make a commitment to a purchase.

At 1:30 AM, Blogger Jen said...

I use baby wipes :o)

At 5:30 AM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

I have the Mary Kay eye makeup remover and use cotton. It is very gentle on the eyes and doesn't seem like it would mess up your skin (you know, wrinkles, etc).

I think the price is negligible because it lasts so long.

At 6:06 AM, Blogger Cindee said...

I totally love Clinique's Take the Day Off. I buy it at Macy's and since it lasts soooo long I can't remember the price. I use it with cotton pads. It's very gentle and effective.

At 7:25 AM, Blogger Veggiemomof2 said...

I use baby oil & cotton ball on my eyes, then I use facial wipes over rest of face. They are from dollar general, cheap brand.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

I am a Philosphy girl! I love Purity, it cleans off all make up, yet it is very gentle!

At 8:20 AM, Blogger SAHMmy Says said...

I use a tube of PLAIN Vaseline (not baby-butt scented, not the cherry chapstick version!) It works for everything but waterproof mascara(which I wore exactly once--to my wedding!) and is super cheap. The tube keeps it sanitary (don't use a jar--you'll be sticking your finger in your eye, after all!) and it lasts forever. I rub some on after my shower, and wipe it right off with my damp towel. Works for Me!

At 8:23 AM, Blogger Meg said...

My absolute hands down favorite is from Lancome. It doesn't burn or sting, has no discernible fragrance, and really removes that hard to remove makeup. HTH!

At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Mary Kay vote from me. I used to use Vaseline and baby oil, but I didn't like the residue (maybe I used too much?). Mary Kay is as effective, with no residue.

(Yes, I sell it, and no, you don't need to buy it from me!)

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

I always check to see if the remover is oil-free, which sames to make all the difference in the world. Creams are a little thick for my taste. I rarely wear eye makeup, but when I do, Rimmel's remover works wonders!

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I do NOT sell Mary Kay, nor do I purchase any thing from them other than eye makeup remover! I LOVE IT! That is the only make-up item I really splurge on. That gets my vote!

At 10:33 AM, Blogger TexasTanya said...

I have used the Mary Kay eye makeup remover, and it works - but it's not my favorite.
My favorite is the Clean Sweep cleaning towelettes made by Ponds. In an attempt to be frugal, I do cut the towelettes in half because a whole one is not necessary for me. I think they work great.

At 10:43 AM, Blogger T with Honey said...

Almay eye makeup remover pads. I got a jar of 100 pads at Target for $4.99

They are convenient, oil-free, safe for contact lens wearers and in my budget. I open the jar, pull out a pad, wipe over my eyes a bit and everything comes off - even waterproof mascara. The product does not leave a greasy feeling and has never stung my eyes.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger GiBee said...

Baby wipes work like a D-R-E-A-M!

Just make sure they are unscented or your eyes will burn.

Also, you'll notice that one side is usually "softer" or rather, "smoother" and one side is "bumpier" -- make sure you use the smooth side... trust me on this one!

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the Mary Kay Eye Make-Up Remover suggestion. It works fabulously and really gets everything off. I love it.

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Megs said...

Some one else said plain old vaseline and that is what I use, but it DOES work on my waterproof mascara. Just wipe a thin layer of it over your eyes and then wipe it and all your eye makeup off.

Also avoid CoverGirl makeup remover. Leaves a big time greasy residue.

At 1:34 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

LUSH Ultrabland

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I use baby oil with a cottonball on my eyes and over my whole face. Then I use a warm, wet washcloth to wipe off the excess oil. I think it has made my face look smoother, too.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Memarie Lane said...

I like Cetaphil, or the generic version thereof (at any drugstore). You can also use it as a make-up remover, and you can just rub it on and off, no water required, which is great when its cold and you don't want to splash water on your face.

At 3:36 PM, Blogger lightshines said...

Might sound cray, but wet wipes work the best for me. I have used vaseline too with no problems.

At 3:59 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I use yves Rocher special eye makeup remover.

I don't like vasiline or oils because it makes things messy for me.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Renee said...

Sorry, this is off topic...Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. It's much appreciated!

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm spreading the love over at my blog today (better late than never) for your upcoming holiday recipe event! Blessings...

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

a bit of olive oil on a cotton ball works amazingly! Give it a try, and it nourishes your skin as well. What could be better?

Cya tomorrow for the holiday recipe exchange!!

Jenn ;-)

At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wash your face and your mascara lashes with Cetaphil and warm water. It's always worked for me, leaves your skin wonderfully soft, doesn't leave any residue like vaseline or oil on your eyelashes, and is way less expensive than many other options (and watch for sales). An older woman once told me this as we were standing at a rack full of face products and her skin was lovely.

At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have 32 comments, and I am not about to read through all of them to see if anyone else has given this suggestion. So, if it's repetitive, sorry. :0) I use Almay eye make up remover, and it works great. It's kinda expensive,but I started using Almay b/c they are one of the few drugstore brands you can find that don't do animal testing.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Katy said...

I use Rimmell Brand make up remover for my eyes. it is like, $5 a bottle and lasts a while if you use it sparingly and it works really well too! :)

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Ginger said...

I use the Kirkland brand makeup remover wipes. Then when I'm done I turn it over and wipe up my husbands hair from the floor next to the shower...gross, yes, but two uses out of one product! I'm also wondering if you could e-mail me your list - if you still have it - of age-appropriate chores for kids. I googled 'WFMW chores kids', and an old post of yours popped up. Thanks! Ginger

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

I personally use MaryKay as it seems to also moisturize my tired eyes. I dab some on a cottonball and wipe. It works very well. I have been using it for several years and the bottle seems to last forever. I think it was around $10.00 or so...?


At 3:21 AM, Blogger Musings of a Housewife said...

I always buy the Almay white jar with blue writing, it's eye makeup remover pads. They work GREAT! All drug stores carry them.

At 11:23 AM, Blogger Kris said...

I used to use Almay pads, oil-free formula. Now I use vaseline. I just pat some gently over my eyes, wait a bit, then take it off with some toilet paper. Much cheaper!

At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had some serious issues with my eyes a few years ago. My ophthalmologist didn't think it was an allergy, but rather clogged tear ducts. She recommended I make a mixture of half water and half baby shampoo and use that at least twice a week. It is a wonderful and gentle eye make-up remover, too, so that's what I use every night.

My dad had some eye problems, and his doctor told him to mix baby shampoo and water, too, so apparently this might help keep your eyes clean and healthy.

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just use good 'ole baby wipes!

At 1:04 AM, Blogger Grana said...

I use Bare Essentials make-up and their eye make-up remover is great! They have a travel size filled cotton swab that works great and is really cheap! You can find it at Sephora, or some health stores carry it!

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good golly, apparently I need to find myself some Mary Kay. I personally use Neutrogena eye makeup remover. It isn't too expensive and I like the way it feels. I am however going to have to try the Mary Kay stuff since everyone is raving about it.

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

clinique is a dream come true.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger She Rose Up said...

Hi there! I have to concur with Cookie's mom. I don't sell it, but, Mary Kay's oil free is worth the, I dunno $12 or so. It last for like 8 months or so. Maybe more. If you use it on real cotton (not any synthetic fiber cotton balls) it is so gentle and thorough on your eyes. I have easily irritated eyes and skin, it rocks! The very best I have found.

P.S. I LOVE your site, it looks professional! I am going to try those lasagna rolls this week. My fam will love them!

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Jen said...

The Mary Kay eye remover is awesome...and yes I sell it.....

At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, so I know I'm WAY late on this, but I just had to share! :) Just use your daily moisturizer...I wash my face with whatever soap or face wash I'm using at the time then when I get out I take the rest of my eye make-up off while moisturizing my face. Use a q-tip or cottonball or whatever you have handy. You don't have to buy another cream...promise it works like a charm. I've been doing this since high school and swear by it!!! :)


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