Spotlighting the hydrating elixir that completely dissolves makeup.
Written By Jayme Cyk
The Violet Files’ editorial director Christina Han first met Erno Laszlo’s Multi-phase Makeup Remover after accidentally jetting off to New York without her go-to cleanser. The timing was unfortunate: Han was wearing her favorite Serge Lutens Comb Mascara, whose staying power makes it especially tricky to remove—not just any solution will do. But as luck would have it, she happened to be headed for an appointment at the Erno Laszlo Institute, where her facialist effortlessly erased the stubborn mascara using the brand’s gentle makeup remover. “It wasn’t stripping and didn’t leave any oily residue,” she says of the formula. “And my extra sensitive eyes don't get irritated.” She’s been singing its praises ever since. 
ON SET: Keeps skin hydrated after removing and reapplying makeup for multiple shots.

ON THE RED CARPET: Proven to fix unwanted smudges in a flash. 

ON THE VANITY: Gently erases eyeshadow and eyeliner (even on the most sensitive skin) and leaves the eye area with some extra moisture. 
“This picks up makeup really nicely. If you use it with a Q-tip to fix a mess-up, it’s not going to move the rest of your makeup around. Also, it’s gentle and never greasy.”—Lauren Andersen, celebrity makeup artist
February 19, 2016


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