In one of my previous posts I got a lot of comments asking me how I remove my makeup, especially if I'm wearing waterproof eyeliner or mascara, so I thought I'd share the products I used with you all. Makeup removal is a very important part of a skincare routine that should never ever ever be skipped! Before we begin, I'd like to point out that I have normal to oily skin with occasional breakouts. The foundations I often wear are Maybelline's Affinitone, Estee Lauder's Double Wear Camouflage Foundation (that is very very high coverage), Bourjois Healthy Mix, and Garnier's BB Cream. On my eyes there's always some form of an eyeshadow and, very recently, a waterproof eyeliner (Urban Decay 24 hours, Makeup Forever Aqua Liner, and Samoa's Catwalk Inkliner). With that said, let's move on to the part where I take it all off... of my face, guys, my face!
Byphasse Miscellar Water (15,000 LL), available at most pharmacies and beauty shops.
I grab my cotton pads and miscellar water by Byphasse, it works just like Bioderma but at the quarter of the price. I use this to remove my eye makeup, I let the cotton pad sit on my eyelids for a couple of seconds and then swipe off all the mascara, eye liner and shadows on my eye balls. I then go in with what's left on the pad and wipe the rest of my face to remove some face makeup. This product is very light weight, scentless and alcohol free, it really makes the whole makeup removal process super easy!
Camomile Oil Cleanser (32,000 LL), available at The Body Shop
The miscellar water manages to remove most of the product from around my eyes, but I like to go in after it with an oil cleanser to make sure that absolutely everything is off . I also use the oil to remove my face makeup, it really cleans my face and leaves it feeling super soft. I'm currently using the Camomile Oil Cleanser from The Body Shop which I mentioned in my Best Beauty Products of 2014 post. It is seriously amazing and definitely worth a try! You can use it on its own (rubbing your with fingers) or with a damp wash cloth, works both ways really well.
Makeup Removal Wipes, available at all supermarkets and pharmacies.
On lazy days or when I'm travelling around, I like to just use makeup wipes, they're easy and effective. My favorite ones are by Simple, but these are sadly not available in Lebanon so I just get a random one from Nivea or Johnson & Johnson. Some say that wipes aren't good for your skin because the product on the wipes linger around on your skin, but I don't think they're too bad if you go in with a face wash after or if you use them once in a while.
What do you use to remove your makeup?