Again, while scrolling through my blog feed, I chanced across Temptalia's Over/Underrated section and this time the topic was about makeup removers.
While I am not here to share what I think is over and underrated (because there is only 'I like' and 'I don't quite like' in my books), I wanted to share my makeup removal routine.
I don't think I have properly shared that on here before and maybe I threw it in a skincare routine way back but either ways, here is what I use to remove all that makeup at the end of the day.
I always use 2 different items to remove my makeup with -
1) an eye makeup remover
2) a general face makeup remover.
Eye makeup remover
Right now I am using one of my favorites ever, Lancôme's Bi-facil. I am quite surprised to learn that many regard this as over-rated on Temptalia's post. It may very well be overpriced for what it does, but it still stands as one of my favorite eye makeup removers.
While it is my favorite, I agree it is pricey to continuously stock up on so at times, I turn to my second love - the Neutrogena Eye & Lip Makeup Remover. This feels a little oilier than the Lancome's Bi-facil and doesn't have that soft rosey scent, but at 14.90 (I think?) as opposed to 50 bucks or 33 at DFS, it sure is good enough!
Face / General Makeup Remover
After removing my eye makeup, I like to give my face a once-over with something like a cleansing oil. In the past I would use cleansing liquids like the Mandom Cleansing Express. I liked that one for a good while but after having turned to Cleansing Oils, I have not gone back.
Right now I am using and love Shu Uemura's Fresh Cleansing Oil. Prior to this, I was using their White Recovery EX one (which is currently replaced by the Whitefficient range). I haven't tried a whole bunch of Cleansing Oils in the market but I certainly like and recommend the Shu Uemura ones.
When I am feeling lazy and wearing rather light everyday makeup (read: no waterproof mascara), I may even skip the dedicated eye makeup remover and use this to wash off my makeup. Eyeliner included.
As far as tried-and-tested drugstore Cleansing Oils go, I love the DHC Mild Touch Cleansing Oil (pink bottle). I love it mainly for its scent and it does remove foundation / face makeup well but I do not recommend that near the eyes!
Those 2 steps would sum up the initial of my makeup cleansing routine.
Just to be sure I have removed every bit of makeup from my face, I would follow this with a facial cleanser while in the shower. I realized that after adopting the double-cleansing method, my skin feels less prone to the occasional breakout and it seems more ready for skincare post-shower.
Right now I am using the Skin79 O2 BB Cleanser (review/thoughts), though a part of me still likes the Etude House Baking Soda BB Cleanser (review) for that true post-makeup-removal cleansing sensation.
And that, is my rundown!
So, do share, what do you use to remove your makeup?
Thanks for reading!