Do It Yourself – Eye Makeup Remover

Posted on Apr 28 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

Do It Yourself – Eye Makeup Remover

I have tried quite a lot of Makeup Removers/Cleansers in the last year and sadly most of then sting my eyes badly. Though few of them were pretty good like Maybelline Eye Makeup Remover and Lakme Absolute Makeup Remover but I was looking for more of a creamy and moisturizing remover for my dry skin that should work equally good on my eyes without any buring sensation. After three unsuccessful attempts back to back, I gave up finally and decided to take the situation in my hands and started thinking for a Do it yourself makeup  recipe for the remover and this is what I came up with.

DIY- Eye Makeup Remover

Products Required:

  1. Glycerin
  2. Almond Oil
  3. Rose water
  4. Empty Bottle ( I used Maybelline Makeup Remover bottle)

I believe these are the most easily available ingredients everywhere and you can change the quantity depending on your skin’s requirements.

Do It Yourself - Makeup Cleanser

Benefits and Variations:

  • Almond Oil: It can replaced with Olive oil but I want able to find original Extra Virgin Olive Oil anywhere near me so used Almond oil instead that I got extracted from Almonds in a grinder near my place at nominal price (Rs.100 per kg). Almond oil is light on skin and doesn’t feel slick or heavy even in summers. Also, it never stings my eyes and now I can say bye bye to the toughest of the eye make and even the waterproof masacara within one swipe!
  • Glycerin: It is the main ingredient in 99% of the moisturizers as it has soothing effect on dry skin and provides natural nourishment. It is not only good to the skin but also makes the formula of the remover quite smooth.
  • Rosewater: Almond Oil and glycerin would have made the consistency really thick so as to thin it up I added a good amount of (Rose Water)Gulab jal. You can use distilled water as well but for additional benefits I chose Rose water

Preparation Steps:

  1. Spot an empty bottle from your stash to prepare the remover, I found this Maybelline Makeup Remover one.
  2. Fill it half with Almond oil or any of the natural oil that you have with you
  3. Fill the 30-35% with Gulab Jal or Distilled water
  4. Add 15-20 % of Glycerin in the oil
  5. Shake it up and you are done!

Do It Yourself - Makeup Cleanser Step 2

Do It Yourself - Makeup Cleanser Step 1

Directions for use:

  1. Shake the bottle well.
  2. Pour a generous amount on a cotton ball
  3. Swipe across your eyes and face

TIP: For the tough waterproof mascara just leave the cotton dipped in remover for few seconds over the surface and let the oil dissolve it and then just swipe it acroos and woof its gone!

As I have dry skin having some sort of moisturizer or oil is a must have for me in my makeup remover. All of the mentioned ingredients here are beneficial for the skin’s health and provides natural nourishment to it 

Conclusion: I wanted a makeup remover that is creamy enough to remove even the water proof makeup with ease but the consistency should be too thick or goopy plus it should not be stingy to eyes at all and the slick oil layer is a big no no as it can be the cause for breakout.

Most of the affordable makeup removers either contain Mineral oil, parabens or some hidden chemicals that are disliked by our skin but we never know so is the solution to all that. This chemical free formula cleans up all the mess take makeup off the eyes and face without stinging and too much greasiness. It is an effective makeup remover which is also gentle on skin and won’t cost you a bomb. This is one of the best Eye makeup removers I have ever tried.

Now, my favorite remover is a mix away, whenever I will run out of it, will refill the botlle and  I am good to go!

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PS: I am on a hunt for luxurious oils like Jojoba ones , do let me know if you know where to find them out!

30 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. mily April 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    soulflower has jojoba oils i guess…..and many other exotic oils…

    • poonam May 4, 2014 at 8:03 AM - Reply

      Thanks for the recco Mily.. will look for soulflower oils now.. 😀

  2. Manisha April 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM - Reply

    Loved your DIY. These DIYs are so afforable as compared to the ones available in the market.I have been using my olive oil as make up remover and works well.

    • poonam May 4, 2014 at 8:23 AM - Reply

      Thanks Manisha.. I wouldnt have issues if after paying so much the remover were gentle on the skin but most of them sting my eyes that disappointed me and made me comeback to DIY one.. 🙂

  3. Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup April 28, 2014 at 11:12 AM - Reply

    The first time I saw the pic on FB I thought Maybelline had come with a new makeup remover or something LOL!
    Most of the removers badly sting my eyes too so I’m surely gonna give this a try! Great DIY hun!

    • Harine April 28, 2014 at 3:34 PM - Reply

      Me too Lisha. I really thought this is a new one from Maybelline. 🙂 Poo u r great 🙂 Awesome post !

  4. laks April 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM - Reply

    Awesome DIY Poo, I’m gonna make it right away 😀

    • poonam May 2, 2014 at 2:53 PM - Reply

      thnaks Laks.. will be waiting for ur feedback then.. 😉

  5. Amisha Ahuja April 28, 2014 at 3:59 PM - Reply

    Jojoba oil from Aloe Veda is available at, but m not sure if its cold pressed on or not.
    Soulflower will most probably have cold pressed jojoba oil. I’m currently using cold pressed grape seed oil from soulflower, quality is good, m loving it so far..
    Try for their jojoba oil..

    • poonam May 4, 2014 at 8:27 AM - Reply

      Thanks for the refernce Amisha.. will check that out..
      where did u get that grapeseed oil??

  6. krupa April 28, 2014 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    Well your last DIY worked when I tried it (fixing a broken eyeshadow). I am going to try this out.

    • poonam May 4, 2014 at 8:26 AM - Reply

      woo.. tahst great.. so happy to hear that.. 🙂
      sure will be waiting for ur feedback on this.. 🙂

  7. Simera April 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM - Reply

    Such a great useful DIY.

    • poonam May 4, 2014 at 8:24 AM - Reply

      Thanks Simera.. 🙂

  8. Srinjla April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM - Reply

    wow…this is awesome DIY

    • poonam May 4, 2014 at 8:25 AM - Reply

      Thanks Sri.. 🙂

  9. Richa Saxena April 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM - Reply

    I love your DIY Poo! I am gonna try to make this one..You can find luxurious oils like that in Soulflower.. 🙂

    • poonam May 4, 2014 at 8:26 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Richa.. do try it out..!!
      will look dor soulflower oils now.. 🙂

  10. Swati April 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM - Reply

    Such a handy DIY! Although rose water stings my eyes, when it gets inside.. any other replacement for that?

    • poonam May 2, 2014 at 10:03 PM - Reply

      tahnsk Swatii.. u can try normal distilles water than or any water medium that works for you.. 🙂

  11. Pinks April 29, 2014 at 12:53 AM - Reply

    Loved the DIY idea. Good job 🙂

    • poonam May 2, 2014 at 5:34 PM - Reply

      Thnkk u sweets.. 🙂

  12. Lana Ray April 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM - Reply

    Great DIY. Compleltely new one. I’ve tried lot of makeup removers and they are all tad harsh

    • poonam May 2, 2014 at 10:02 PM - Reply

      Thanks Lana.. this one is very mild and gentle on under eye area .. no stinging at all!! 😀

  13. Saniya@beautynbuzz April 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM - Reply

    Awesome DIY babes 🙂 Would love to give it a try <3

    • poonam May 2, 2014 at 9:58 PM - Reply

      Thanks Saniya.. 🙂

  14. Lancy May 2, 2014 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    This is one amazing recipe Poonam! I make eye makeup remover with olive oil! 🙂

    • poonam May 2, 2014 at 10:01 PM - Reply

      Tahnks Lancyy.. I didnt had olive oil with me .. but this almond oil worked well for me .. 😀

  15. Niesha May 2, 2014 at 4:01 PM - Reply

    wow! lovely!! I am going to try it as my maybelline makeup remover is about to finish. Nice one dear. 🙂

    • poonam May 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM - Reply

      heheh.. thasnk Niesha.. I am sure you will love this DIY version!! 😀

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