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As great as our makeup may be, at some point, we’re going to have to take all that stuff off our face!
Here are the makeup removal products celebrity experts swear by – and they can all be found at your local drugstore.
1. BIODERMA Cleansing Water: $12, Beautylish
“This French drugstore favorite is a secret weapon for makeup artists to use on clients or models with super sensitive skin. It's very gentle and incredibly effective. I soak a few organic cotton rounds with this water cleanser and swipe away to remove makeup efficiently and beautifully," GLAMSQUAD Director of Makeup Artistry Kelli Bartlett told TODAY.
2. Simple Exfoliating Wipes: $4, JET
“These gentle miracle wipes are a perfect on-the-go solution for when you're traveling, or to pack in your gym bag before a work out!" said Bartlett, whose clients include Brooke Shields, Gwenyth Paltrow, Emma Roberts and Ivanka Trump.
3. Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: $5, Drugstore.com
“It's just as effective as the beauty counter prestige brands, and tough enough to get rid of stubborn waterproof mascara," Bartlett said.
4. Garnier SKINACTIVE Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser: $7, Target
“The perfect eye makeup remover that can be bought at any drugstore, love this formula, helps take eye makeup off so easily and gentle for the eyes, I like to use this on my clients," said makeup artist Vanessa Ungaro of Lauren + Vanessa, whose clients include Molly Sims, Lisa Edelstein and Susan Lucci.
5. Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover: $6, Drugstore.com
“This is nice one. I like that it cleans the lids and lashes quickly with out leaving a film or oily residue and I can start a new look on the model right away," said celebrity makeup artist Matin Maulawizada, whose clients include Claire Danes, Lena Dunham and Rachel Bilson.
6. Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths: $8, Target
“They deep clean and remove all makeup and dirt, plus they exfoliate. I like these even to just clean my face, even if my face is product-free. It’s one stop shopping for cleansing your face!” said celebrity makeup artist and brow expert Ramy Gaffni, whose clients include Taylor Swift, Tina Fey and Naomi Campbell.
7. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes: $8, CVS
“They actually work. It easily removes eyeliner and mascara and I love that they leave your face moisturized after use," said makeup artist and brow threader Marco Ochoa, whose clients include Camila Alves McConaughey and Christina Milian.
8. Almay Eye Makeup Remover Liquid: $6, Walgreens
“This gets off even the best long-wearing mascara without irritating the eyes!” said celebrity makeup artist Tracy Murphy, whose clients include Ashley Graham, Nina Agdal, Kate Upton and Brooklyn Decker.
9. Neutrogena Liquid Facial Cleanser: $10, Walgreens
“So great at cleansing the skin and gently removing makeup too!” said Murphy.