Some makeup products are notoriously difficult to take off. And we’re ok with that — assuming we have the right remover. (Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink withstands the test of time and greasy pizza, but we know exactly what will break it down.) Glitter makeup is perhaps the most frustrating of them all because not only do flecks get absolutely everywhere, they seem to be immovable once they’ve landed on your skin. Ahead, find the best makeup removers that do an excellent job of removing those sparkles like a breeze.
The Kiehl’s Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is one of our favorites for removing glitter around your eyes. It’s super soothing, burn-free and works hard to rub off any remnant of sparkle in the most delicate way.
For an in-depth clean at an affordable price, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water is magic for removing stuck-on glitter. We love how refreshing it feels on the skin, and it even has the power to cast off any waterproof leave-behinds.
If a balm eraser is more your speed, the Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Stick is the magic wand of glitter messes. The oils in this product work to break down and cut through any sticky residue left behind (like glitter glue!) all while hydrating and replenishing your skin.
We love this Lancome lipid-rich cleanser for a couple of reasons, but especially because it’s super tough on all things glittery, whether that be glitter-formulated lippies or actual glitter eye pigment. The best part is that this stuff leaves no oily remover behind — instead, it offers a clean, cool finish.
A makeup artist favorite, the Bioderma Sensibio H2O is one of our glitter-combat secret weapons. With one or two swipes of this on a cotton pad, it will take off just about any kind of fleck or substance that touches your face, and we couldn’t be more pleased.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.