If you are like me you are a regular in the cosmetics 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 while creating a mess at our mother’s dressing table and women, a number of us never grew out of it.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
But being the makeup junkies we are the practice of taking off it is just as important if not more than the practice of placing it on. An impeccable beat starts with a perfect base which can only be caused by skin that has been properly prepped by removing dirt, oils, and residue daily.
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 are not created equal. I used makeup remover wipes each night before cleanup and would ignore the smear of foundation 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 germs to grow.
Luckily there are tons of methods for makeup removal aside from remover wipes including cleansing balms, oils, gels, dissolving sprays even makeup removal sticks.
So after a stint of breakouts, 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 completely changed my skincare and makeup game.
I know, it’s a mouthful, but this baby is seriously powerful! The oil dissolves 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 on your towels.
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 Off Cleansing Oil for eye makeup, which functions 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 ensure you have one that eliminates all lingering residue, trust me, it is game changing!