Makeup Addicts, Are You Missing This Essential Step in Your Beauty Routine?
If you’re like me you’re a regular in the makeup aisle. Perusing the shelves, sampling the latest in lipstick formulas, eyeliners, and foundations in search of a flawless finish. Some of us fell in love with makeup while making a mess at our mother’s vanities and ladies, some of us never grew out of it.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
But being the makeup junkies we are the process of taking it off 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 has been properly prepped by removing dirt, oils, and residue every day.
That is why a great makeup remover is KEY!
As someone who loves a full face of glam, I learned the hard way that all makeup removers are not created equal. I used makeup remover wipes every night before cleansing and would ignore the smear of foundation that would be on my towel after drying off, not thinking that if there was makeup there then there was still makeup left over on my face as well, seeping into my pores and leaving room for bacteria 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 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 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, which means no more leftover makeup on your towels.
Don’t get me wrong, I still keep makeup remover wipes by my bedside 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 the skin, which are soothing, meant to be mattifying and great 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 method you choose, find the best products that fit in with your lifestyle, just make sure you have one that removes all leftover residue, trust me, it’s game changing!