If you’re like me you’re a regular in the makeup aisle. Perusing the shelves, sampling the latest in lipstick formulas, eyeliners, and foundations in search of a flawless finish. Some of us fell in love with makeup while making a mess in our mother’s dressing table and ladies, a number people never grew out of it.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
However, being the makeup junkies we are the process of taking it off is just as important if not more than the process of putting it on. An impeccable beat starts with a perfect base that can only be caused by skin that’s been properly prepped by removing dirt, oils, and residue every day.
That is why a great makeup remover is KEY!
As someone who loves a complete face of glam, I learned the hard way that all makeup removers aren’t created equal. I used makeup remover wipes each night before cleansing and would dismiss the smear of base that would be on my towel after drying off, not believing that if there was cosmetics there then there was still makeup left over on my head as well, seeping into my pores and leaving area for bacteria to grow.
Luckily there are a lot of methods for makeup removal aside from remover wipes such as cleansing balms, oils, gels, dissolving sprays makeup removal sticks.
So after a stint of migraines, I decided to upgrade my strategy and proceeded with a recommendation from a trusty Ulta employee. Sister to the cult-classic Lancôme’s Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, the Lancôme Bi-Facil Face Bi-Phased Micellar Water Face Makeup Remover & Cleanser has totally changed my makeup and skincare game.
The oil melts any makeup on the skin, then the micellar water cleanses and removes excess residue before you even rinse with your cleanser, so no more lingering makeup in your towels.
Don’t get me wrong, I still keep makeup remover wipes by my bedside or in my purse for those nights I’m too tired to do my whole routine. My favorites are the Sephora Collection Green Tea Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes for skin, which are soothing, supposed to be mattifying and great for acne-prone skin. I also love the Too Faced Mascara Melt Away Cleansing Oil for eye makeup, which functions for regular or waterproof mascara!
In the end, it doesn’t matter which method you choose, find the best products that fit in with your lifestyle, just ensure you have one that removes all leftover residue, trust me, it’s game changing!