EVOO is AMAZING for makeup removing..I only use it for eye makeup. No breakouts, and I have been using it for 2 days. :) yay! It gets the world's toughest makeup off, and will last forever in the huge bottles it's sold in!
well, I've just known how to remove the makeup by using olive extra virgin oil for 3 week but... Gosh! I'm addicted to it! my skin becomes way much smoother and clean, and brighter. However, when having applied heavy makeup, I have to use Centaphil gentle cleaner to make sure it's all removed!
I love using olive oil to remove my waterproof eyeliner and mascara! I only have to use a little bit to remove everything from both eyes every night, and it's a great evening moisturizing eye treatment as well. It obviously leaves oil on my lids afterwards, but it doesn't matter because I have to wash my face anyway to remove my foundation/dirt/etc. Overall, very effective and affordable.
I know many people are very excited about this, but I do not agree. Olive oil CAN be used to remove makeup and I would use it in a pinch. But in my experience its very similar to cheap makeup removers you can buy in the drugstore. It's extremely greezy, every single time I have used it I have gotten it in my eyes and though it didn't sting, it blurred my vision and was very uncomftable. It was hard to get my makeup off with it, it seemed to spread the makeup, rather then really removing it and I had to use a very long time getting i off. Unlike most makeup removers it didn't disapear from the skin, you had no choice but too wash your face afterwards. Which makes it impossible to use for fixing little mistakes with a Q-tip
EVOO is all I've ever used to remove makeup, even waterproof mascara/eyeliner. It removes makeup completely, doesn't clog pores or break me out, it moisturizes my skin, and is all natural. People seem to be scared of using oil on their faces, but this is really worth a try, and it's a lot better for your skin then all the chemicals in makeup remover.
I love this stuff for eye makeup removal. It works as well as any special-purpose product I have every used, it's inexpensive, it doesn't sting my eyes, and it doesn't contain any toxic ingredients or preservatives, as almost all of the special-purpose makeup removers do. (Lookup your favorite product on the Environmental Working Group's cosmeticdatabase.com site, if you want a real eye-opening experience.)
I cleanse my skin with a gentle cleanser, use olive oil on a cotton ball to remove remaining eye makeup, follow that with a toner and moisturizer. I have dry skin, so I don't worry about any traces of olive oil that may remain. It's actually a bonus.
I make my own eye makeup remover using witch hazel and extra virgin olive oil. This is a great alternative for the oil-phobic like myself. It's extremely simple as well (Followers of the KISS method, rejoice!):
Buy a travel-size shampoo/liquid bottle with a flip top (or screw top) from any supermarket. I originally got this "recipe" from Kandee Johnson, YouTube extraordinaire, who suggests using equal parts olive oil and witch hazel. Pour the witch hazel first. Don't worry about measuring because the oil will rise above the witch hazel in the container; just pour slowly.
NOW, for my fellow oil-phobes, add EXTRA witch hazel and less olive oil. You'll get the same effect with a not-at-all oily liquid and a *bonus* cooling sensation. If you need to remove something stubborn, like waterproof mascara, use full-strength olive oil and wipe the excess with a tissue. Go over it with witch hazel if you'd like.
I use this every night to take off my eye makeup. Affordable and effective! Especially when bought it bulk, it beats the price of most eye makeup removers.
I have oily skin, but I haven't noticed anything like milia or the such since using it for over 3 years now. I also use this to remove my face makeup. Of course, you will have to rinse and cleanse to get rid of the oily residue but I normally use another cleanser anyways.
Be careful not to get it in your eyes, since it can make your vision blurry.
I've been using this as an eye makeup remover for about 3 years. It has never broken me out or clogged my pores. It can take off any mascara that I've ever worn, and washes off easily with my face wash. Love the price too. I'll never spend big money on a makeup remover again. I just pour some in a travel bottle and squeeze out as much as I need rather than keep the whole big bottle in the bathroom. My HG makeup remover!
I was in need of eye make up remover for first time in my life after buying and using MAC gel eyeliner yesterday...it was NOT budging at all with my normal cleanser. Eek! Panic! I was wondering how I was going to get out to the shops without anyone seeing my grungy loooking eyes - the dark Jacki-O sunglasses were at the ready. Luckily I came across this review whilst searching for which product I was going to buy.
A couple of drops of olive oil on a cotton ball and 2 gentle wipes - all eyeliner gone. Hurrah! Afterwards I wiped along the water line and base of lashes with a cotton bud (cue tip) soaked with water to remove any residue and to avoid any possibility of irritation.
You could also use any other pure base oil such as pure sunflower oil or almond oil, or as another reviewer suggested coconut oil (but NOT the undiluted 'essential oils' - they are meant to be used mixed with other products to dilute them such as a few drops mixed with water as a moisturiser or in a base oil for massage etc).
a FABULOUS natural remedy, and the less bottles on my bathroom shelf (and more money kept in my pocket) the better. If you're into old natural remedies / kitchen remedies, search for home Aveyuredic medicine beauty routines and you'll find loads of great recipes for cleansers, moisturisers etc.... but I would avoid the tumeric scrub for that extra 'glow' unless you have dark / asian skin...