Product Rave: MAC Cleanse Off Oil Removes It ALL

This makeup remover takes it all off without a trace, down to waterproof makeup. Even removes my stubborn and hard to remove Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner. I can’t believe I didn’t rave about it sooner, I’m only on like my 5th bottle of the stuff. I’m in love.

MAC Cleanse Off Oil

MAC Cleanse Off Oil is an oil based makeup remover that’s gentle on the skin. It comes in an easy to dispense bottle with a locking pump camp. For light makeup one pump is enough, I use two for heavy makeup.

How it works is very simple, no rocket science here. You massage the cleanse off oil all over your face to dissolve the makeup. I pay extra attention to the eye area where my makeup is usually heaviest.  Then you splash some water on your face and massage some more, the water will make the oil emulsify into a lotion-type liquid…

After that you rinse thoroughly and follow with your usual cleanser if necessary. I find that the Cleanse Off Oil washes clean without any traces of residue, but I still follow it with my regular cleanser which is usually a foaming one using my Clarisonic Mia to ensure that my face is squeaky clean. That’s it. Easy right? Fair warning, don’t get it into your eyes though as it will sting a little and blur your vision briefly. Not fun.

I’ve been using this cleanser to remove my makeup for almost two years and I have not experienced any break outs from it. It is mineral oil free which is awesome since mineral oil clogs pores, and it contains olive fruit, evening primrose and jojoba seed. Also contains vitamin E to protect the skin. Not bad of a concoction if you ask me. Oh and a big bonus, it also works great to clean hard to remove makeup out of your brushes (liquid foundation I’m talking about you!)

MAC Cleanse Off Oil retails at $26 for 5 fl oz and also comes in a 1 fl oz travel size for $10. It may sound expensive but the 5 oz bottle usually lasts about 4 or 5 months and it removes everything so it’s worth it!!!

You can find MAC Cleanse Off Oil at MAC Cosmetics

Have you tried MAC Cleanse Off Oil?


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. 12.10.2011 / 11:58 am

    Great review hun,may check it out! Do u know if its great for sensitive skin coz most of Mac face products irritate my skin!

    • Mz More
      12.10.2011 / 12:26 pm

      My skin is funny acting and some of MAC’s face products irritate me but not this. They also make a version of cleanse off oil for sensitive skin, the tranquil formula

  2. 12.11.2011 / 10:00 am

    oh great review! I love oil cleansers, and I figured one by MAC would be heavy duty! Thanks for the review!

    • Mz More
      12.11.2011 / 12:37 pm

      No problem. It’s very heavy duty yet feels so light on the skin

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  4. 03.24.2012 / 4:38 pm

    I can’t find the followers button
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    • Mz More
      03.26.2012 / 2:20 pm

      Hi hon. Look in the right sidebar and you will see links to follow me by rss, email, twitter, facebook, bloglovin, etc. Thx for your interest to follow me!

  5. 06.09.2012 / 11:52 pm

    Great tip on using the Cleanse Off Oil to clean makeup brushes! Never thought of that!

    xx Louise

    • Erica
      06.10.2012 / 1:17 pm

      No problem. It makes it tons easier, especially when cleaning liquid foundation brushes which are always a piece of work.

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