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The sugar skull makeup always seems like a good idea—until it comes time to take it off. And because we can’t bear to think of ruining our silk pillowcases, we’re keeping these seven heavy-duty makeup removers on hand to get the job done right.

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Jane Iredale Magic Mitt

This reusable micro-fiber cloth grips onto makeup and easily swipes it away without any harsh chemicals or greasy residue. Bonus: Just pop it in the washing machine to clean it.

Try It ($15)


Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

If there’s one job cleansing balm does well, it’s removing makeup. It’s essentially an oil cleanser in solid form so expect it to melt everything right off your face for a deep clean. Apply it to dry skin and then remove it with a damp washcloth.

Try It ($30)


It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Micellar Wipes

We’re partial to It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Makeup Balm, but these micellar wipes are just as good and even more convenient (you can remove your makeup while in bed).

Try It ($14)


Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter

Oh charcoal, we love your detoxifying benefits. This makeup remover draws out impurities and pore-clogging makeup to leave skin refreshed and insanely clean, just like the charcoal face masks you know and love.

Try It ($32)


Dermablend Makeup Dissolver

This powerful yet gentle remover was made to dissolve extreme full-coverage makeup. It gets rid of all traces of product (including waterproof mascara) without leaving a greasy film behind. Bring it on, face paint.

Try It ($24)


RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream

Coconut oil is a beauty do-it-all. In addition to being a great natural moisturizer, hair mask and cuticle cream, it’s also extremely good at removing whatever is on your face. This one is solid at room temperature and turns into a creamy liquid when it comes in contact with your skin. Psst…a little goes a long way.

Try It ($18)


Bioderma Sensibio H2O

The fatty acids in the micelles mimic skin cells to help rebuild a damaged complexion. So if you went a little hard on the face glitter, this non-rinse cleanser will erase it all without irritating your skin in the process.

Try It ($15)

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