How I Remove My Makeup
Enjoying and wearing makeup is one thing we all have in common (I’m assuming we have that in common because you’re reading a beauty blog), but after a long day it must come off! I’ve tried many different methods of removing my makeup, but this is the routine that I’ve been using consistently and find most effective.
Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil-£21
Before I go at it with a cleanser, I try to remove the bulk of my makeup with a cleansing oil. I don’t like using face wipes because 1. they dry my skin out & 2. Caroline Hirons says not to. I apply this cleansing oil directly onto my dry, fully made-up skin and massage it in for 1-2 minutes. Then I run some water over my fingertips & continue to massage-this creates a milky texture & then I rinse it off. This removes most of my makeup, but I still like to use a separate cleanser-I think this is known as the double cleanse! This product is not sold with a pump, but you can buy one for £2 & I would highly recommend it otherwise using this product becomes a bit messy.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm-£34
Sick of hearing about this cleanser yet? I have yet to come across someone who doesn’t like this cleansing balm. It is a bit more effort at the end of the day to use a cleansing balm, but after seeing the benefits I don’t mind spending an extra two minutes over the sink each night. It moisturises my face, removes any extra makeup & leaves my skin feeling soft and ready for bed! I only use this product at night time (I have other cleansers I prefer for the morning) and would highly recommend it to ANYONE! It smells gorgeous, has a luxurious texture and is just plain amazing. Unfortunately, the packaging isn’t the best and it tends to leak oil into the cap & into my medicine cabinet! Grrrr…!
L’Oréal Micellar Solution-£4.99
Possibly the best bargain micellar solution out there? I bought this on Gemma’s recommendation and I’ve really been loving it to remove any pesky mascara/liquid eyeliner. For some reason I find it dries out the rest of my face so I prefer to use Bioderma for that, but overall I think this is a great makeup remover & I will continue to use it for my eye makeup.
Face Cloths & Cotton Pads
Another recommendation from Caroline Hirons-face clothes of course! When I was a kid my mom used to wash my face with a warm face cloth so why did I ever stop using one? Rebellion? Either way, I’ve grown up and come back around to using warm face cloths to wash my face. After I massage the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm I remove it with a face cloth, which also doubles as a gentle exfoliator.
Cotton pads are a bit of an obvious one, but I wanted to mention that my favourite ones are these big oval ones with “exfoliating pads” on them. This is a very boring subject, but if you have access to a Boots give these Cotton Wool Double Faced Oval Pads a try! They remove my eye makeup better than any other cotton pads & are very soft!
What products do you use to remove your makeup?
Do you think you’ll give any of these a try?