I don't wear a lot of make-up. As a result, it didn't make much sense for me to have eye make-up remover on hand that would likely go bad between uses. Not only that, but I want to use as few chemicals as possible. Plus, if I find a use for something else in my house then that's one less product I have to buy & keep on hand.
The answer? Olive oil. I like to use what I already have on hand which is cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil. This is what we buy to eat and on the rare occasions when I wear make-up, it's what I use to remove my make-up. I have heard people talk about using coconut oil and almond oil for this purpose as well, but I have only personally tried using olive oil.
It's incredibly easy to use. Just put a little oil on a cotton ball, wipe it over your closed eye. After the make-up is off, use a warm wash cloth to wipe off any remaining oil.
Contrary to what many say, olive oil will not clog your pores. Chemical-laden, store-bought make-up removers are more likely to do that. (And ironically, they won't do as good a job of removing the make-up either.)
A bonus to using olive oil is that it conditions your lashes when it takes the make-up off which helps repair any damage done by the make-up itself.