The Best Drugstore Makeup Removers

Based on 311,697 Influenster Reviews

Cleansing your skin from heavy makeup and skin impurities is a major factor in healthy-looking skin. But don't have to spend a fortune to get a makeup remover that gets the job done. Scroll through to see which drugstore makeup removers Influensters swear get the job done at a fraction of the cost!

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ByPatty F.said...
This Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is AMAZING! I received a sample to try awhile back when the product first came out and I have been buying and using it ever since. I wear waterproof mascara that is typically hard to remove. One swipe of a cotton pad with this micellar water and it is gone. Almost magical!! It works on all other makeup too, even that hard to remove bright red lipstick. It is very gentle on my skin and I love how it leaves my face feeling super soft and super clean. I do use it to remove my eye makeup every night, but I do not use it as a face wash every night. However, it is great for those nights that I am to tired to wash my face and do my nightly skincare routine. It does a great job of removing my makeup as well as the days dirt and grime. Overall this is a great product that I have been using for a long time and I will continue using!
This Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is AMAZING! I received a sample to try awhile back when the product first came out and I have been buying and using it ever since. I wear waterproof mascara that is typically hard to remove. One swipe of a cotton pad with this micellar water and it is gone. Almost magical!! It works on all other makeup too, even that hard to remove bright red lipstick. It is very gentle on my skin and I love how it leaves my face feeling super soft and super clean. I do use it to remove my eye makeup every night, but I do not use it as a face wash every night. However, it is great for those nights that I am to tired to wash my face and do my nightly skincare routine. It does a great job of removing my makeup as well as the days dirt and grime. Overall this is a great product that I have been using for a long time and I will continue using!
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ByVeronica R.said...
I'm all for convenience when it comes to the removal of my makeup. I usually want it off fast because I am ready for bed or off to the gym, so these wipes definitely passed the test when it comes to speedy and easy removal! They have a great scent which smells clean and isn't overbearing. They left my skin feeling refreshed, smooth, and cleansed, which are all musts when it comes to skincare. My skin tends to be more on the dry side and these left my skin feeling perfectly moisturized and clean. When I use these at night, they are perfect before the rest of my nightly skincare routine such as washing my face with a cleanser followed by moisturizing. In the picture I posted I show an example of an Estée Lauder Artist's Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Soft Smudge Black and a Mac Matte red Lipstick in Ruby Woo swatched on my arm; with just one swipe of the wipe, most of both of the products easily wiped off! Anyone who wears makeup often knows that these products are very long-lasting so that was pretty incredible to see. After just a few more swipes all the product was completely wiped off my arm. I will totally be purchasing these once I run out!
I'm all for convenience when it comes to the removal of my makeup. I usually want it off fast because I am ready for bed or off to the gym, so these wipes definitely passed the test when it comes to speedy and easy removal! They have a great scent which smells clean and isn't overbearing. They left my skin feeling refreshed, smooth, and cleansed, which are all musts when it comes to skincare. My skin tends to be more on the dry side and these left my skin feeling perfectly moisturized and clean. When I use these at night, they are perfect before the rest of my nightly skincare routine such as washing my face with a cleanser followed by moisturizing. In the picture I posted I show an example of an Estée Lauder Artist's Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Soft Smudge Black and a Mac Matte red Lipstick in Ruby Woo swatched on my arm; with just one swipe of the wipe, most of both of the products easily wiped off! Anyone who wears makeup often knows that these products are very long-lasting so that was pretty incredible to see. After just a few more swipes all the product was completely wiped off my arm. I will totally be purchasing these once I run out!
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Bystassi D.said...
These are amazing. Being a mom of 3 boys with a husband who works long hours is tough. There are evenings when I simply do not have time for that long shower I yearn for. I love Olays wipes. They make my skin feel soft, supple, and oh so fresh. I sometimes use them while outside swimming just to make my face feel amazing. They easily wipe away makeup and other yucky things that skin can collect throughly the day. They are also perfectly travel sized so I carry one pack in my purse at all times! Definitely live them!
These are amazing. Being a mom of 3 boys with a husband who works long hours is tough. There are evenings when I simply do not have time for that long shower I yearn for. I love Olays wipes. They make my skin feel soft, supple, and oh so fresh. I sometimes use them while outside swimming just to make my face feel amazing. They easily wipe away makeup and other yucky things that skin can collect throughly the day. They are also perfectly travel sized so I carry one pack in my purse at all times! Definitely live them!
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ByTiffany H.said...
I know this is a cult classic cleanser but I have put off trying it for years.  I had extremely oily skin as a teenager with a lot of breakouts and thought this would ruin my skin so I stayed far away.  Now that I'm older (and I hope wiser), I decided to give it a shot.  

I picked up the smaller sized jar that I saw while getting groceries.  It was cheap and fit what I needed at the time (something different to remove my waterproof mascara). I have a cosmetic spoon that I purchased inexpensively from Walmart that I use to get product out of the jar since it isn't very hygienic to stick your fingers straight into it. I apply it in an thin, even layer over my dry face and neck and let it sit for a few minutes.  Then I take a muslin face cloth, dampened with warm water, and gently wipe it away. I give the cloth one last rinse and pat my face with it.  I usually don't rinse my face after or apply toner since my skin is on the dry side now.  

Makeup just melts off of the face with this.  I don't need to do any extra steps or cleaning of my skin.  I used a cotton round to test and all cosmetic products were completely gone from my face.  I've noticed, after using this for several weeks that my skin is softer and clearer than it's ever been.  The inflammation that I've struggled with since my mid-20's is going away and my skin is plumper too.  Now I see why this product has such a cult following.  It has pretty much replaced all my other, more expensive, cleansers and moisturizers.  
I know this is a cult classic cleanser but I have put off trying it for years.  I had extremely oily skin as a teenager with a lot of breakouts and thought this would ruin my skin so I stayed far away.  Now that I'm older (and I hope wiser), I decided to give it a shot.  

I picked up the smaller sized jar that I saw while getting groceries.  It was cheap and fit what I needed at the time (something different to remove my waterproof mascara). I have a cosmetic spoon that I purchased inexpensively from Walmart that I use to get product out of the jar since it isn't very hygienic to stick your fingers straight into it. I apply it in an thin, even layer over my dry face and neck and let it sit for a few minutes.  Then I take a muslin face cloth, dampened with warm water, and gently wipe it away. I give the cloth one last rinse and pat my face with it.  I usually don't rinse my face after or apply toner since my skin is on the dry side now.  

Makeup just melts off of the face with this.  I don't need to do any extra steps or cleaning of my skin.  I used a cotton round to test and all cosmetic products were completely gone from my face.  I've noticed, after using this for several weeks that my skin is softer and clearer than it's ever been.  The inflammation that I've struggled with since my mid-20's is going away and my skin is plumper too.  Now I see why this product has such a cult following.  It has pretty much replaced all my other, more expensive, cleansers and moisturizers.