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January 28, 2014

Lash Week: DIY Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

I’m on a quest for simplified routines, this time of year especially. Which is probably why I’m head-over-heels obsessed with this (too easy to call it a DYI) coconut-oil makeup remover. It’s gentle yet effective and so ridiculously easy to do. Here’s how!

coconut makeup remover

Step 1: Acquire some organic coconut oil. Since I use my jar most often for cooking and baking, I decanted some melted oil into a pretty vintage Avon jar I bought at a thrift store. It looks a lot nicer in my bathroom than a big ol’ jar, yes?


Step 2: Grab a cotton pad and give it quick run-through under warm running water. You don’t want it soaked, just a bit dampened.

Step 3: Swipe the cotton pad over the coconut oil, digging in a little if you need, so it picks up ½-1 teaspoon’s worth of oil. I usually work it into the pad a bit with my fingers so it’s distributed evenly.


Step 4: Remove your eye makeup just as you would with a store-bought remover and cotton pad. Repeat steps 1 through 4 on the other eye.


Step 5: Once you’ve finished, splash your face with warm water and pat dry.


It works like a charm, and leaves both lashes and lids feeling delightful.  –Meghan // Photos: Julia McMahon @ LB Jeffries Photography

Tomorrow on Lash Week: A lash serum that really works.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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