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Melt The Makeup! Removers For Every Budget

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You’ve stumbled home in the early hours of the morning, overworked and exhausted. The bed is inviting, and you want to jump in without taking off your clothes. Or you take them off leaving them in a crumpled heap on the floor. But then there’s the makeup. And you couldn’t be bothered, too sleepy, too tired. Let’s stop right there. It’s a golden rule. You do not sleep with makeup on.

Ask anyone. Or at least ask anyone with good skin, and they’ll tell you the horror stories about sleeping with makeup on. You are risking breakouts, infections, clogged pores and waking up looking like you walked out of the sets of a zombie movie. All of this is scary, but you should be particularly worried about involuntarily looking like a zombie. 

We get it. An elaborate skincare routine may not always be possible. But getting your makeup off quick? That’s always possible. We put together 6 makeup removers for every budget and for every situation. Read up and thank us later. 


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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (Rs. 2950)

Stock up on this cleansing balm, which melts your makeup in seconds. The texture of the product is interesting. It’s hard. But once you get product on your hands (easy!), you work it into your skin and your makeup won’t stand a chance. Plus, it won’t dry you out!

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M.A.C Gently Off Wipes + Micellar Water (Rs. 3050) 

If you’d rather have something that you can use on the go or need something for travel, these wipes from MAC are absolutely perfect. Gentle on the skin while doing a fantastic job of taking off makeup, these wipes are infused with Micellar water, and is a favourite with makeup artists worldwide. 


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Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover (Rs. 399)


Hate the greasy feeling when you take off your makeup? Fret not. We’ve found a makeup remover that’s oil free. And don’t worry, it won’t dry out your skin either. This skin-friendly makeup remover comes highly recommended. 

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Maybelline New York Micellar Water (Rs. 399) 

Drench your cotton pad with this micellar water. and watch your makeup come undone. Plus, it does this without leaving your skin feeling stretchy or pulled! 


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Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water (Rs. 175)

A recent launch in the Indian market, this is a cleansing water where a little goes a long way. Because it is a micellar water, this one takes off makeup easily without having to go over several times which could irritate the skin. And the price point on this one makes it irresistible. 

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Kara Make-Up Removal Wipes With Seaweed And Lavender (Rs. 85) 

The kind of girl that can’t be bothered with a ritual? These makeup wipes should come handy. They take off makeup and leave your skin soft and fragrant. What’s not to love? 


Mansi Shah is the resident humour writer and random conversation starter. Tends to laugh manically at puns. Deeply enjoys the blunt force of sarcasm. Preys on chauvinists and people with incorrect grammar. Hoards makeup and beauty products. Attacks Nutella with vigour.

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