Monday, 27 June 2011

DIY Eye Makeup Remover

What can a girl do if she has spent very last paisa on various eyeshadows,liners, blushes .. and doesn’t have enough money to buy a quality makeup remover? She invents one!! :D Well I would love to believe that I can invent something (besides funny sounding words)  but what I did in reality  is try a simple oil cleansing method with almond oil.

DIY Makeup Remover

I love almond oil in skincare. A homemade scrub made of crushed almonds in milk is simply amazing. Almond oil also helps in lightening dark circles. What I do to remove the multiple layers of primer,eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara is take a few drops of  almond oil on the tips of my fingers and gently massage it over my closed eyes. After a few seconds all the makeup melts off and I resemble a very scary raccoon at this point.( My eyes sometimes get a little cloudy at this moment especially if I have been generous with the oil.) I take a ball of soft cotton and merrily spirtz it with the rose water. Plain water will work as well – important thing is to dampen the cotton. And last step just wipe away all the oily mess around my eyes with the damp cotton.  Voila – Clean makeup free eyes in under a minute.

I have tried a lot of makeup removers. None of the high end ones though. Currently I have the Lakme Nine to Five and the Himalaya makeup removers. But I always always come back to using simple almond oil for taking my eye makeup off. Every single bit of makeup comes off and I don’t lose a single eye lash!

It works very very well and not to mention its very affordable. A bottle of almond oil like the one in the pic costs somewhere around 200 and lasts for months. And this is when I wear eye makeup every single day. I have used both the Dabur and the Hamdard Rogan Badam Shirin and both work equally well. Only thing is since this is being used around the eye area its better to buy reputed brands of almond oil.

Do try this at home at least once. I have a feeling you won’t be disappointed.
What is your favorite method of taking eye makeup off?


  1. I've heard of jojoba oil being used to remove eye makeup. Have you ever tried it?

  2. Hey Chris...I haven't tried jojoba oil..I dont know where its available in India..