9 Best Makeup Removers In India

Posted on Jan 17 2015 - 9:17am by poonam

9 Best Makeup Removers In India

Hello Makeupholics,

Don’t we all love makeup and love to buy more and more of it, but there is one more important product that you must keep with yourself all the time if you are a true makeup lover i.e “Makeup Remover“. You must be looking beautiful with that perfect foundation application and your long lasting matte lipstick which is still intact after full meals but you must not sleep with all that makeup on. There are many Harmful effects of Sleeping with makeup and I am sure your would not like your skin to get irritated with makeup so its best keep a good makeup remover handy and remove every trace of makeup before hitting the bed and let your skin breathe.

Best Makeup Removers In India
The Makeup Remover has to be tough on makeup but soft on skin and there is a huge range of makeup removers available including Oil based Makeup removers, Alcohol Free makeup removers, Creamy Makeup Removers and Bi phase ( Dual – Phase Makeup removers) which are currently the most common and most effective makeup removers.

Dual Phase Makeup Removers have unique formulation of oil and water which combines the cleansing properties of oil with the refreshing properties of water to give you a clean skin and refreshing experience. The oil phase removes make-up while the light water phase ensures that you stay refreshed and hydrated.

Here are the Steps to Use Makeup remover:

  1. Shake the bottle well to Mix and activate the removal ingredients
  2. Pour the Makeup remover on Cotton swab and apply it on the face while gently swiping it all over face, lips and eyes, taking off all the traces of Makeup
  3. Follow with your regular face wash to remove any oil or makeup residue left on the skin.

Best Makeup Removers - How to Remove Makeup

So you can choose from this List of Makeup Removers:

  • Maybelline Bi Phase Eye and Lip Make-up Remover (Rs 275/ ): Maybelline Bi Phase Eye and Lip Make-up Remover is also a dual phase remover and recently got a revamped to a new formula and new packaging with Maybelline City Rescue Clean Express Makeup Remover. I have used the old one and loved it to the core which removed even the toughest makeup and the dual phase formula breaks the long wear makeup instantly. It comes in a see through plastic bottle. The new formula with Maybelline Total Clean express is Oil-free so it’s safe fro Oily acne prone skin. I hope the new one is as good as or even better than the previous version.
  • Lakme Absolute Bi-phased Makeup Remover (Rs. 225/60 ml): Lakme Absolute Bi-phased Makeup Remove is a dual phase makeup remover which comes in a see through plastic bottle packaging and a pump dispenser. I adore its fully functional packaging as I like to spray it directly on the face with that spray dispenser. I need to shake the bottle well before using it for makeup removal, sop that the ingredients mix well and work better for removing makeup. It effectively removed even the toughest of makeup like Waterproof Mascara, Smudge proof eye liner and tinted lip sticks and lip stain from lips. It didn’t sting my eyes, so its safe for eye makeup removal as wellBest Makeup Removers - Lakme Absolute bi-phased makeup remover
  • Colorbar Ultimate Makeup Remover (Rs. 699/ 90 ml): Colorbar Ultimate Makeup Remover is the only drugstore makeup remover that comes in 4 versions for all skin types like Oily Skin and Combination skin which contains tea tree oil, Sensitive skin, All skin types and for Normal and Dry skin which is composed of Jojoba oil to meet skin requirements. It is again a dual phased makeup remover which carefully removes makeup without irritating skin. It is just a little pricey compared to other makeup removers but it does a good job and effortlessly removes makeup. The formula is safe to be used for eye makeup removal as wellBest Makeup Removers - Colorbar Ultimate Make Up Remover  Oily Combination Skin
  • Loreal Paris Dermo Expertise Gentle Lip and Eye Makeup Remover (Rs 425/ 125 ml) – The formula is fragrance free and doesn’t cause any irritation so can be used for sensitive eyes. Loreal Paris Dermo Expertise Gentle Lip and Eye Makeup Remover takes off the makeup easily but you might not enjoy the oily film it leaves on skin. I usually follow with a face wash so that doesnt bother me but oily skinned ladies might not like it.
  • Chambor Eye & Lip Make-up Remover (Rs. 850) – Chambor Eye & Lip Make-up Remover is another bi phased remover that comes with Malachite Extracts which has anti-oxidant and detoxifying properties. It dissolves all the makeup within seconds and in 2 swipes you are left with a clean makeup free skin but like most of these dual phased makeup removers it leaves an oily film on skin, so do follow with a face to enjoy clean and fresh skinBest Makeup Removers - Chambor Makeup Remover
  • Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Lotion (Rs 249/ 160ml): Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover is also a dual phase makeup remover which whisk away makeup without tugging or pulling the skin. It is claimed to be an oil free makeup remover which sounds perfect for oily and combination skin but it does leave an oily residue. It doesn’t sting but if it gets into eyes you will feel the itch. It removes makeup but with a little effort for long lasting lipsticks and waterproof formulas
  • The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover (Rs. 695/ 150ml): The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip makeup remover has a Bi-phase formula that takes off waterproof eye makeup easily without irritating eyes. With its alcohol-free and fragrance free formula, it is suitable for sensitive skin as the wellBest Makeup Removers - The Body Shop Camomile waterproof Eye-makeup remover
  • INGLOT Makeup Remover (Rs. 750/100ml) – INGLOT Makeup Remover is a water based makeup remover that does it job effectively and cleans makeup without leaving any oily residue behind. It doesn’t sting eyes so safe for using for eye makeup removal. The remover will suit all skin types and has a Paraben free formula which is another plus.Best Makeup Removers - INGLOT Makeup Remover
  • Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover (Rs. 375 /125 ml): Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover is another makeup remover within budget. It has an oil free formula which feel extremely light on skin and gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting and waterproof make up leaving no traces of oil and makeup behind.Best Makeup Removers - Rimmel Eye Make Up Remover

Here is bonus for All of you 😉

  • DIY Olive Oil Makeup Remover: After looking at all these chemical based makeup removers, you are still not convinced to invest in any of these here is a quick Do-It-Yourself option for you, if you plan to give those harmful chemical compositions a skip. I have made this easy homemade makeup remover using natural ingredients like Olive Oil, Rose Water and Glycerin and I must say it is doing a fabulous job. I am already on my second bottle and I am sure this will be staple in my skin care routine while the Chemical makeup remover come and go.. 😛Best Makeup Remover - Do-It-Yourself Makeup Remover

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These are some of the affordable and most easily available makeup removers in India. Even you are left with little energy, it is a must to take off makeup before going to bed! Don’t forget to share your experience too and also if you have recommendation on any other affordable Makeup removers… you have my ears 😉

Have tried any of these Makeup Removers? Which is your favourite Makeup Remover?

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

  1. MakeupmirrornmeJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Reply

    Nice DIY girl.
    The Rimmel one sounds nice… I am currently using Lakme one.
    Happy weekend :*

    • poonamJanuary 18, 2015 at 2:36 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. I am not planning to go back to chemical ladden Makeup Removers are this Homemade makeup remover is working great for me!! 😀 .. I loved Lakme one too.. 😀

      Yet to try Rimmel one.. May be I should get one for Travel purpose.. 🙂

  2. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    I have only tried the Loreal one, and it works great for me. I prefer homemade things more so I guess the DIY makeup remover with olive oil must fare better than L’Oreal makeup remover.

    • poonamJanuary 18, 2015 at 2:40 PM - Reply

      That sounds good.. I didn’t got a chance to try L’oreal one.. but its on my list as the L’Oreal skin care products are working great on me! 🙂

      DIY is a good option to give a skip to chemicals during removal process.. also it is a pocket friendly option too.. 😉 You should give it a shot.. 🙂

  3. krithiJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:42 PM - Reply

    good list Poo
    My fav from the list has to be TBS camomile make-up remover and Neutragena
    I have stopped buying highend make-up remover after discovering these two 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 18, 2015 at 3:58 PM - Reply

      Thanks Krithi.. TBS Camomile looks good.. I will surely get my hands on it 😉 ..

      Hahha.. thats great.. you were able to save some bucks i guess 😉

  4. Jinse@IndianVanityWallJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    Another awesome compilation Poonam :)… I have used Maybelline old as well as revamped versions, Colorbar , Rimmel & Lakme. However I have been sticking with Lakme since a few months.

    • poonamJanuary 18, 2015 at 4:17 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lot Jinse.. <3 <3

      You have used quite a lot of them … 😉 .. Lakme one is pretty Good plus I liked its pump dispenser packaging 😉

  5. SwatiJanuary 17, 2015 at 10:41 PM - Reply

    I absolutely love the Maybelline remover! Currently using lakme one, but I am more partial to Maybelline 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 18, 2015 at 4:27 PM - Reply

      Maybelline remover was my first makeup remover and I just loved it!! 😀

      For the price and quality.. Maybelline is a sure winner 😉

  6. Anubhuti@senseiteveJanuary 18, 2015 at 1:32 PM - Reply

    rimmel and TBS one sounds great..I stick to baby oil/coconut oil/olive oil to remove makeup 🙂 nice compilation poo. 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 18, 2015 at 5:13 PM - Reply

      I have been using my DIY olive oil makeup remover only for past many months 😉

      Though I guess we must have one of these makeup removers for emergencies and travel 😉

      • anubhutiJanuary 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM - Reply

        yeah agree..i will try making your DIY one too 🙂

  7. IshaanJanuary 18, 2015 at 6:44 PM - Reply

    Lovely compilation 🙂 love the DIY too!

    • poonamJanuary 21, 2015 at 8:06 PM - Reply

      Thanks Ishaan.. DIY is my go to remover these days!! 🙂

  8. Shivi@COSMOCHICSJanuary 18, 2015 at 7:02 PM - Reply

    I loved Body Shop Camomile Waterproof makeup remover! Cool list! 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 6:53 PM - Reply

      I am yet to try the Body Shop one.. will watch out for it on sale 😉

  9. RajiJanuary 19, 2015 at 8:14 AM - Reply

    Lovely and useful post dear.. I swear by Neutrogena’s makeup remover. Some how i started loving it more.. 😀 Am looking forward to try the clinique one.

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 6:54 PM - Reply

      Thanks Raji.. Neutrogena products dont always work for me.. so I have to be careful while picking them up but its great that its working perfectly for you..:)

      Yeah Clinique would a good luxury pick! 🙂

  10. MeghaJanuary 19, 2015 at 12:01 PM - Reply

    i love Lakme one. It removes all makeup easily without drying out the skin. Lovely post dear 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Reply

      Lakme is my fav too.. !! Completely agree with you.. 🙂

      Though it leaves an oily cast but as I wash my face post removal so thats not an issue for me! 🙂

  11. milyJanuary 19, 2015 at 12:06 PM - Reply

    i have been using TBS shiso cleansing oil and it is working wonders for my skin 😀

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:02 PM - Reply

      Thanks for sharing mily and adding one more cleanser to my already long list 😉

  12. HimanshiJanuary 19, 2015 at 2:18 PM - Reply

    My favourite is Maybelline but would live to try TBS 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:34 PM - Reply

      TBS is on my wishlist too.. 🙂

  13. Natasha (Nats)January 19, 2015 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    I always trust my lovely coconut oil to do the job fr me 😉 bt i want to try the maybelline one sometime… nice post dear!!

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:38 PM - Reply

      For me its Olive oil for now.. 😉 but would love to try coocnut oil too.. 😀 Nothing can beat these natural oils..

      For travel and all I am planning to grab one bottle among these makeup removers.. 🙂

  14. Rohita BhatiaJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:09 PM - Reply

    I have been searching for a good make-up remover for a while now. Using the FabIndia cleanser for now. This list is superr helpful. But first I am gonna try that DIY remover, nothing like home remedies. 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:53 PM - Reply

      Havent tried FabIndia Cleanser but yes creamy cleansers are great for dry skin!!

      So give it a dry the DIY with natural oils works equally well 🙂

  15. Preethy@PrettykoollJanuary 20, 2015 at 1:03 AM - Reply

    Nice compilation of makeup removers, will try one of these when I run out of my FE soya makeup remover

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:55 PM - Reply

      How is FE remover working for you? Didnt knew FE has makeup remover as well. :O .

  16. Nisha@PinkTrendsJanuary 20, 2015 at 7:31 PM - Reply

    I have maybelline one and it’s about to get over. This list will help me pick next one 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:08 PM - Reply

      Heheh.. Do share about your next pick.. 😉 I love finishing up bcz thats one more reason to buy more.. 🙂

  17. HeenaJanuary 20, 2015 at 8:04 PM - Reply

    I Have Been Using Maybelline Remover n MAC Cleansing Oil Since 3 Years.. Next on my list is the TBS one

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:06 PM - Reply

      Maybelline Remover is indeed one of the best affordable removers.. MAC cleansing oil sounds good but with the rate at which MAC hikes prices I guess I shall better stick to drugstore.. 😛 ..

      TBS one sounds good .. I am also hoping to get it soon! 🙂

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