If you’re like me you’re 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 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 starts with a perfect base that can only be the result of skin that has been properly prepped by removing dirt, oils, and residue daily.
That is why a terrific makeup remover is crucial!
As someone who enjoys 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 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 makeup left over on my head also, seeping into my pores and leaving room for germs to grow.
Luckily there are tons of methods for makeup removal besides 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 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 strong! The oil dissolves any makeup on the skin, then the micellar water cleanses and removes excess residue before you even rinse with your cleanser, which means no more lingering makeup in your towels.
Don’t get me wrong, I still keep makeup remover wipes by my mind or in my purse for 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 can be soothing, meant to be mattifying and good for acne-prone skin.
In the long run, it doesn’t matter which method 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!