Best Bet: Clean Slate

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The only way to prevent smears and smudges (also known as raccoon eyes) is to use waterproof mascara. But the downside of mascara that sticks to lashes all day is that it's tricky to remove at night. Philosophy understands that dilemma; their new "Just Release Me" makeup remover makes our evening routine so much simpler. Formulated with all-natural ingredients like aloe, chamomile, and cucumber extracts, this mild remover breaks down even the toughest makeup without any irritation. Plus, there are no synthetic dyes, fragrances, or parabens, making it safe for contact-lens wearers and those with very sensitive skin. The product is oil-free so it won't cause breakouts, and the gentle blend actually leaves the face and eye area feeling cool, refreshed, and mascara-free.

Philosophy Just Release Me Dual-Phase Oil-Free Makeup Remover, $18 at Philosophy.com and Sephora.com.