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 people fell in love with makeup whilst creating a mess at our mother’s dressing table and ladies, some people never grew out of it.
Don’t worry, you are not alone!
But being the makeup junkies we are the process of taking off it is just as important if not more than the practice of putting it on. An impeccable beat begins with a perfect base that can only be the result of skin that’s been properly prepped by removing dirt, oils, and residue daily.
That is why a great makeup remover is crucial!
As someone who loves a complete face of glam, I learned the hard way that all makeup removers are not created equal. I used makeup remover wipes each night before cleansing and would ignore the smear of foundation that would be on my towel after drying off, not thinking that if there was makeup there then there was makeup left over on my head also, seeping into my pores and leaving room for bacteria to grow.
Luckily there are tons of methods for makeup removal aside from remover wipes including cleansing balms, oils, gels, dissolving sprays makeup removal sticks.
So after a stint of migraines, I decided to update my approach 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 completely changed my skincare and makeup game.
The oil dissolves any makeup on the skin, then the micellar water cleanses and removes excess residue before you rinse with your cleanser, so no more lingering makeup on your towels.
Don’t get me wrong, I still keep makeup remover wipes by my mind or in my purse for all 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, meant to be mattifying and great for acne-prone skin. I also love the Too Faced Mascara Melt Away Cleansing Oil for eye makeup, which works for regular or waterproof mascara!
In the long run, it doesn’t matter which method you choose, find the best products that fit in with your lifestyle, just make sure you have one that eliminates all lingering residue, trust me, it is game changing!