One October several years ago I worked in the haunted house at Six Flags (click here for photographic evidence). I covered my entire face in thick, greasy makeup every night, yet I noticed that my skin looked better than ever. The reason? I was cleaning my face with cold cream every night.
Though I no longer wear that much stuff on my face, cold cream is still my favorite makeup remover. It cleans and moisturizes in one step, plus it’s inexpensive. I think it’s often dismissed as something only old ladies use, but I can attest that it works just fine for younger ladies, too.
My other favorite bargain makeup remover is baby oil. I tried it after a friend recommended it as a cheaper alternative to the expensive Clinique eye makeup remover that I loved (I made my sample size last as long as I could).