Beauty Answer: It is true that there are makeup removers that contain pollutants that can be quite harmful to your skin. Therefore, a natural method would be wise to keep skin safe and healthy. Olive oil is an Eco-friendly product that can be used to remove cosmetics. Scared that olive oil will fail to remove “tougher” makeup products? Have no fear because olive oil can remove lipstick, eye liner and even mascara which we all know can be a toughie at times.