Urban Decay Melt Down Makeup Remover (Review)

Hmmmm so how do I remove makeup? let me count the ways. Baby wipes, micellar water, liquid makeup remover, gel, oil-based. Cream maybe?

Like everything else, removing makeup is a personal choice which for the most part is influenced by experience. Some eye makeups, especially waterproof eyeliners and mascaras are pain in the arse. 

Enter Urban Decay Melt Down Makeup Remover ($24, Sephora).

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Isododecane, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sucrose Stearate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Laureth-7, Glyceryl Caprylate, Isononanoic Acid, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Organic QCS, Tocopherol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Spilanthes, Acmella Flower Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Pseudopterogorgia Elisabethae (Sea Whip) Extract, Physalis Alkekengi Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide.

So I bought this stuff hoping it will solve my beauty dilemma. After a long day at work, I just want my long-wearing makeup gone pronto. With a cotton pad, I squeeze a pea- sized amount and rub it onto my eyelids and brows; then a teeny weeny size on a q-tip for the remnants along my lash line. While it did remove stubborn eye makeup, I had to use 2 to 3 cotton pads and a q-tip to take off everything. It didn’t sting or irritate my eyes but it has slight floral scent which you may or may not like  (I’m okay with it).

Can I live without this? Of course! It’s nice but I don’t think I’ll buy this again. At $24, I’m better off finding a drugstore alternative which may deliver the same performance if not better.

What’s your fave makeup remover of all time?




  1. January 15, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    I have been using Almay Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads for years! They take off every trace of eye makeup with no issues or stinging, plus they don't leave any oily residue. Love 'em!

  2. January 15, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    My current favorite is a drugstore find – Boots expert gentle cleansing lotion. For just about $5, it gets the job done without any irritation or oily residue!

    • January 16, 2013 / 5:19 am

      Thanks for the suggestion Harshleen! 'can't beat that $5! I wanna try it…

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