MY FAVORITE MAKEUP REMOVERS
One of the lovely gals who did this amazing write up for me in Racked Chicago, where she left in cusswords and all, posted a question on Facebook this morning about choosing a makeup remover. Because I fell in love with her instantly, I thought you may want to know too!
This is for you, Jenny my love! Cusswords and all!
Well Jenny I am so happy you asked because most gals don't see the need for a makeup remover. But a makeup remover is KEY to your makeup routine.
- Most skin care cleansers are not designed to remove makeup. They are designed to clean the skin, not remove makeup from eyes or lips.
- Oil free makeup removers that combine glycerin, trimethicone & other emollients are my favorite makeup removers (outside of cleansing oils).
- Oil free makeup removers that combine these ingredients help lift dirt and makeup easily without tugging.
- *Makeup removers are usually designed for eyes and lips only and not designed to be used directly on the skin. *Depending on formula.
- Due to the higher level of glycerin in some oil free formulas, these can sometimes can cause skin irritations if you use directly on the face.
- If you are lazy and want a one stop shop, pay attention to cleansing oils.
- Cleansing Oils can do a great job at removing makeup and cleanse the skin, gently and effectively.
MAKEUP REMOVERS WE LOVE GALLERY
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Ya’ll know I love my 5 minute beauty routine at night. But I won’t lie. There are days I fall into bed and can’t manage to get out. These are some of the makeup removers I keep in my nightstand for those very occasions I am too lazy to get my ass out of bed.
Omg, by far, hands down the Tarte ones. Uh! Heaven!
Removes everything so easily and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. (Review coming soon!)
*Sensitive Skin Alert
I would see some irritation in my sensitive skin if I used everyday.
If you have sensitive skin, your milage may vary.
Remember, these are great for those days you are in a pinch, tired and need a quick fix or keep in your gym bag. These are not designed to be used everyday, my sensitive skin gals!
I’ll probably get some heat for this one from my pro makeup artist friends, but hey, this shit is good. And you would be supporting someone trying to earn a living. Good stuff!
I keep these in my kit for the days when models, brides and talent sit in my chair with leftover makeup still on.
I don’t want to use my expensive Tarte ones on clients, so I opt for these more affordable ones for my kit. I keep the delicious Tarte ones for me.
Is that selfish?
MY OBSESSION WITH CLEANSING OILS
Mamma mia in merciful heaven. I am a HUGE whore for cleansing oils. I Love love love. I
(I am working on a very in depth review of cleansing oils but for now here are my quick favs.)
Cleansing oils are great for most skin tones, especially sensitive, dry, dehydrated and menopausal skin.
Acne skin? Super Oily skin? Well, your mileage may vary, depending on what formula you choose.
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One of my new favorite cleansing oils on planet earth.
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I ran out of my Tatcha and while I try new ones for my Glossible Cleansing Oil review, I do miss my Tatcha. Heaven in a bottle.
Tatcha cleanses the skin, removes makeup and doesn’t over strip it where your skin feels dry or dehydrated. If you want a true, luxury treat, this stuff is the business!
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Since Jenny did ask about the Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse, I do actually LOVE this product. As an esthetician, I love a lot of Dermalogica’s skin care products.
While the name is confusing, you can just use the Dermalogica pre-cleanse as your cleanser. I have had good success with it for my sensitive skin and I find it works well with most skin tones, even oily ones.
Adding a little water to it will give it a nice slip and melt that makeup right off.
It is designed to be used before cleansing, but depending on your skin type, this may be all you need.
If you are oily or have combo skin, pair it with a gentle cleanser.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
I couldn’t get out of here without the classic Shu Uemura cleansing oil. One of the first on the market. Sometimes hard to find, but you can get it at Amazon.
Since you did ask about the Pond’s makeup remover, I am personally sensitive to high fragrance products that smell synthetic. If you don’t have sensitive skin, then Pond’s will be just fine. However if you are like me and dislike highly fragrant products, then skip it.
Hope this helps!