Karen Grant, Vice President and Senior Global Industry Analyst of The NPD Group, noticed a spike in makeup sets for lip color and eye shadow palettes last October as consumers prepared for Halloween. “The trick to taking off all that color is to treat skin with a top-selling prestige makeup remover,” Karen said. Here, the top five best-selling prestige makeup removers in U.S. department stores for the January-September 2012 time period.

1. Lancôme Bi-Facil Makeup Remover

2. Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover

3. Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent

4. MAC Makeup Remover Wipes

5. Estée Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover