My mother got me started on Estée Lauder make-up remover, but I quickly got tired of paying more to take make-up off than put it on. Also, it kind of stings. This quick, easy solution uses things you already have on hand and works like a dream.

All you’ll need is some gentle, non-irritating facial oil, like argan, camellia seed, sweet almond, or apricot kernel. Put a few drops on a cotton pad, and then add some water. And voila. Go ahead and de-makeup yourself. For about half a cent. Possibly less.