If you are like me you’re a regular in the cosmetics aisle. Perusing the shelves, sampling the most recent in lipstick formulas, eyeliners, and foundations searching for a flawless finish. A number people fell in love with makeup while creating a mess at our mother’s vanities and ladies, some of us 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 process of putting it on. An impeccable beat starts with a perfect base which can only be the result of skin that’s been properly prepped by removing dirt, oils, and residue daily.
That is why a terrific makeup remover is crucial!
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 every evening before cleansing and would ignore the smear of base that would be on my towel after drying off, not believing that if there was makeup there then there was makeup left over on my face also, seeping into my pores and leaving room 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 migraines, I decided to update my strategy and went 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.
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 leftover makeup in 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 entire routine. My favorites are the Sephora Collection Green Tea Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes for the skin, which are soothing, meant to be mattifying and good for acne-prone skin. I also love the Too Faced Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil for eye makeup, which works for regular or waterproof mascara!
In the end, it doesn’t matter which way you choose, find the best products that fit in with your lifestyle, just ensure that you have one that eliminates all lingering residue, trust me, it is game changing!