10 Makeup Removers That Actually Take Off Waterproof Makeup

We keep our makeup collections stocked with waterproof formulas year-round — nobody wants to deal with melting mascara or smudged eyeliner while hitting the Halloween-themed pub crawl or watching a tear-jerking movie marathon after Christmas dinner. But as reliable as waterproof formulas can be, there is the harsh reality of getting them off.
Tugging at your mascara with makeup wipe after makeup wipe is a wasteful shortcut to irritated skin, and washing your face at night only to wake up with raccoon eyes is just frustrating. You need a cleanser that will really get the job done — and luckily, there are products that work to wash away every bit of long-wear and even waterproof makeup.
From oil-based cleansers to eco-friendly towels, we rounded up the best waterproof makeup removers, ahead — so that you can live your best life in budge-proof makeup without ever having to rub your face off like you're scratching a lottery ticket.
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