When it comes to removing your eye makeup, breaking down the cat-eye you worked so hard to achieve is already a bummer enough. What’s worse? Painful, burning eyes when you do try to remove your eye makeup. Ahead, find the removers we’ve been reaching for lately that have been completely stingless and actually tear-free.

Kiehl’s Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

This cool as a cucumber eye makeup remover takes off makeup in seconds — and it’s even ophthalmologist tested. It’s also super lightweight with a milky texture and leaves no product behind.

La Roche-Posay Respectissime Cleanser

This Respectissime cleanser by LRP is the perfect water-textured remover that’s fragrance and paraben-free. It leaves your eyes feeling refreshed after a long day of makeup wear.

Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Stick

If you’re looking for an on-the-go remover that won’t sting your eyes, the Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Removing Oil Stick is for you. This balm turns into a nice oil that hydrates and replenishes the skin without irritating eyes in the slightest.


Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover

This ophthalmologist approved and award-winning eye makeup remover by Lancôme will forever change the way you feel about removing your eye makeup. After shaking, swipe away at your eye makeup and prepare to feel refreshed and totally residue-free.

TALIKA Gentle Eye Cleanser

This eye cleanser was specifically made for sensitive eyes — that’s why it’s coveted by those with sensitive eyes as well as contact lense wearers. It has a gel-like texture that feels refreshing and cool when you apply it, and it removes makeup fast.  



About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at 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.

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