Clinique Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

BY CLINIQUE #4 in Makeup Remover

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.42 / 5 based on 9,406 Reviews


Our best-selling makeup remover. Totally tugless formula whisks away makeup. Dissolves and "lifts away" long-wearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. Non-irritating, non-stinging.

No parabens. No phthalates. No fragrance. Just happy skin.

How To Use:

  • Shake well.
  • Saturate cotton ball.
  • Sweep on. Wipe off.
  • Rinse with water before reapplying makeup.


Water\Aqua\Eau , Isohexadecane , Dimethicone , Cyclopentasiloxane , Trisiloxane , Peg-4 Dilaurate , Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride , Hexylene Glycol , Sodium Chloride , Potassium Phosphate , Dipotassium Phosphate , Dipotassium Edta , Phenoxyethanol​

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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Clinique Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips
Clinique Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips
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Krissy L.
Fairburn, GA
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This makeup remover by Clinique is my go to! I've been using it for a few years now and I find that it easily removes your makeup. It removes eyeshadow, lipstick, foundation, and more. Its ingredients make it easy to remove the makeup (less than 6 minutes), it doesn't burn your eyes, and it feels good on your face. Also, I have a bit of sensitive skin so the fact that it doesn't cause any breakouts is a plus!

The reason why I gave this product four stars instead of five is because you have to apply more to your eye in order to remove the mascara and eyeliner. However, it's expected for those to take more than the eyeshadow. However, I would definitely recommend and buy this again!
Himali B.
New York
589 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I have acne prone sensitive combination skin and slightest of dirt and makeup left overnight clogs my pores and gives me breakouts and irritation. I use double cleansing method whenver I use makeup. This makeup remover is quiet gentle and cleans waterproof and stubborn makeup easily be it mascara, eyeliner, kohl, lipcolor it removes evrything easily without irritating my skin or causing any redness. It does have a oily feel to it but it actually helps clean the makeup better without requiring me to rub my eyes or lips. I follow it up with a oil clenaser and a cleanser gel. I would definitely recommend this product.
Elizabeth A.
Albertson, NY
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Classic makeup staple. Like most people, I stole this from my mom. I have tried other makeup removers over the years and yet nothing can replace this. Ive tried miceller water, oil cleansers, makeup wipes, cleaning balms and but Clinique's Take The Day Off is all those things combined. This takes off make up without smudging and tugging. 1 clean sweep. It is light and great on sensitive skin but dries oily so it doesn't dehydrate the skin. Highly recommend and would buy the full bottle. Find at Sephora or Macys! 
amela o.
Waterloo, IA
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I received this sample in my Sephora play and I absolutely love it for taking off even the most stubborn eye makeup. I soak a cotton round with a bit of this product and hold it onto my lid for a few seconds before gently wiping away any eye makeup. It even gets off my stubborn waterproof lash paradise mascara! I don’t like using it all over my face because it leaves a slightly greasy residue.
autumn g.
Mineral Wells, WV
205 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this stuff. It makes the process of taking my makeup off at night a breeze. It’s very gentle, but I don’t like the alcohol scent. For being a higher end product, the small bottles are only 7-9 dollars and last me for 2-3 months. You only need to lightly dab two cotton balls with it, and it has the capability of taking off all heavy eye makeup. Lancôme Effacil Gentle Eye Makeup Remover will always be my all time favorite, but I can’t beat the price of this.
Alexandria C.
Santa Cruz
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I just got my new Clinique skin care kit the other day. Last night I used this stuff for the first time before I went to wash my face. This stuff is so powerful that I took my ENTIRE FACE OFF with ONE tissue! And I wear heavy makeup so I was really surprised that I didn't have keep pouring more product onto many tissues to get it all off. Definitely did everything it was supposed to and left my skin feeling soft to the touch. Well deserved five stars !
lilly m.
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Purchased at: Sephora
I want to clear up what this is. It is to take off stubborn eye makeup, mascara, and lipsticks. It is NOT a cleanser. It is something you would use before you use a cleanser for harder to get off makeup. Even the best cleansers can have a hard time getting off some types of makeup and that is what this is for.

This product has been out for years and it is highly effective. It effortlessly takes off the most stubborn of makeup. Doesn’t irritate the eyes and the bottle lasts a long time. I buy the small ones because it takes me so long to use it all.

You might feel a tiny bit oily or have some residue left behind from the product. That’s normal. You need to follow up with a facial cleanser. This is NOT a facial cleanser. That will take care of any issues with any product left. Be sure to shake well before using and keep in a cool place because I’m pretty sure mine evaporated some.

This product is good but works as well as any drug store brand.
Raquel H.
State College, PA
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
In all of my years of using makeup I have never found a makeup remover that works this well! I've tried so many others but it seems to me that this is honestly the only one that takes everything off! I use round cotton pads with this and a little goes a long way! It does leave a little oil behind but I just take another cotton pad and wipe it off and then it's perfectly fine! Seriously this stuff is amazing.
Lara Lee V.
15 reviews
I only use this product to remove long wear lipstick and it is the only product that I found to remove my lipstick without damaging my lips. I am able to remove the lipstick with just a few quick swipes and a very small amount of product, which is nice considering the price of the product and the very small area on which I am using it.
I did try using this product to remove eye makeup and for me, it was not a good fit because of my ridiculously over sensitive eyes. As I wasn't expecting to use this as an eye makeup remover I am very satisfied and do love the way that it removes long wear lipstick without the need for intense rubbing and massive application quantities.
Shelby G.
Philadelphia, PA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The. Literal. Best. I went to Sephora and asked the employee "What's the best makeup remover?" She suggested this product, so I trusted her and picked up a bottle. The first week I was using it, I hated it. I couldn't understand why it was such a weird oily liquid and why it didn't work... Then I realized... YOU HAVE TO SHAKE IT BEFORE YOU USE IT!!!! The ingredients separate so in order to get the full product you have to SHAKE IT UP! And when you do, it works AMAZING. It feels great on my skin and does an amazing job of removing even water-proof makeup. I literally cannot recommend this enough. 
Jada B.
Sun City, CA
3 reviews
I've been doing a research on some good makeup remover, does this one do the job without using too much?
Angelica B.
28 reviews
Is this good for sensitive skin and does it leave your eye lids sore and a burning feeling after use?
Louise M.
Stoopshill Crescent , Dalry , North Ayrshire
258 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've never used any Clinique products before as I find them quite pricey but my friend has recommended this to me several times is it any good?
Kourtney A.
Minford, OH
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this sting or leave your eyelids feeling oily?
Jenna P.
31 reviews
I have super sensitive eyes. Will this burn your eyes? Does it work well?

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