Hey guys! Today I wanted to share a highly requested un-makeup tutorial. I'm talking about makeup removal.
When we first adventured into the world of makeup, many of us got stuck knee-deep with this daunting task with nobody explaining how the heck to get it off again! Waterproof makeup is, in fact, waterproof thus causing fits of eye-rubbing and exasperated sighs as tan foundation decides to lovingly transfer to your favorite white towel. Eyes became sullen, not just from the sadness of it all but also because that eyeliner decided to migrate from your lash line to your eye bags regardless of how much face wash you used.
Worry not, dear readers! I have a fail-proof makeup removal routine that will literally get your face squeaky clean that works on everything from everyday makeup to the heaviest of stage and costume makeup (aka club night).
Eye Makeup Removers:
First of all, let's talk about eye makeup removers. If you are a user of waterproof eye makeup on the reg' like I am, you are going to want an oil-based remover to break down the hydrophobic part of your mascara and eyeliner as well as lipstick.
Look for a 2-part oil-and-water remover like Lancome Bi-Facil, Clinique Take The Day Off, or NYX Eye and Lip Makeup Remover. I haven't personally tried it but I know Maybelline has a new dual-phase remover that is similar and affordable as well. You shake the two parts together and make magic happen on your sexiest body part. That's right, your eyes. That's what you were thinking, right? Seriously though, a bit of this on a cotton pad and even your strongest waterproof mascara doesn't stand a chance.
For foundation, I love a good oil cleanser like DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. I've used this for years and on lazy days I use this on eye makeup as well as face even though it tends to leave an uncomfortable residue in my eyes. Just use a pump or two and massage into dry skin, then emulsify with water and rinse clean. If you aren't particularly acne-prone like me, you can even use this as a 1-step cleanser alone.
I personally follow up the oil-cleansing step with my regular face wash to make sure every bit of makeup and oil is completely gone. Conversely, if I am just using mineral makeup or powder foundation I go for the eye makeup remover + regular face wash since they aren't as waterproof as liquid foundations. You can easily mix and match to fit however much makeup you are wearing that day!
In case you are interested in my full skincare routine check out this post. Thanks so much for reading and I hope this was helpful for you guys wanting to get a completely clean face before bed!
Readers, do you have any makeup removal tips? What are your favorite products to take off your makeup face? Let me know in the comments!