ERASER FACE: MAKEUP REMOVERS REVIEWED
There are lots of different ways to remove makeup – some conventional, and some a little out of the ordinary! Here are a few of my recommended ways to remove that makeup, and take care of your skin beneath. Don't forget, to achieve maximum skin care results, always use a facial cleanser after using makeup remover.
1.) Nivea Express Eye Makeup Remover
This makeup remover can be purchased in most pharmacies. It's a fairly inexpensive go-to product. It works wonders on waterproof and non waterproof makeup, and is very gentle! To use it, you simply just need to shake the bottle, so the separated clear and blue liquids combine, making the remover truly effective. Then dab it onto a cotton pad, or washcloth, and let it sit on your eyes/face for about 15 seconds; then simply wipe it away! I wear waterproof makeup daily, and it works wonders at getting everything off. The product is made with cornflower water, which is known to soothe, soften and decongest the most sensitive eyes. Once your makeup is removed, use warm water to wash it away, and use your favorite facial cleanser. This can be purchased at most drug stores for about $9CAD.
2.) Coconut Oil
Now, this is definitely not one of your conventional makeup removers, but it works! It also leaves your skin nice and moisturized. Coconut oil does a lot of wonders for the body. To use it as a makeup remover, all you need to do is scoop a teaspoon of coconut oil, and put it in your hands. Place it in your hands for a couple seconds so that it all completely melts to the heat of your hand. Rub all over your face and eyelids (Be sure not to put too much on your lids, because if it gets in your eyes, they may have a oily glaze over them for a little bit), and let it sit on your face and dissolve your makeup. With a warm dishcloth, wipe the excess coconut oil off your face. You'll see that all your makeup is gently removed. If there is any remaining coconut oil on your face, leave it if you have tight, dry skin as it will help restore and lock moisture back in. Be sure to do a spot test with the oil first, especially if you are prone to clogged pores. This is a great method for people with very dry to normal skin. This can be purchased at most grocery and health food stores for about $25 for 54 oz.
3.) Unscented Baby Wipes for Sensitive Skin
Yup. You read right. Baby wipes work as a great makeup remover in a pinch. When you buy them, be sure to get unscented wipes for sensitive skin. While baby wipes aren't terribly effective at removing waterproof makeup, it is efficient at remover all other types. Gently rub over your face, and you will see your makeup come off onto the wipes. Baby wipes also work great paired with any other makeup remover for a nore effective removal. These can be purchased at most pharmacies and grocery stores. They can go anywhere from $5 for 25 wipes to an economical $19.9 for 900.
4.) MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover
I bought this remover hoping it would be my new go to remover, but it really let me down. I really like that it is unscented, gentle and leaves no oily residue, but it burned my eyes while I was trying to remove my eye makeup, and it didn't remove it all.For its higher price tag at $25 for 100ml at maccosmetic.com and any MAC location, I just can't recommend it.
5.) Embryolisse Lait Creme Fluide
I've reviewed this product before as a lotion, but it also doubles as a makeup remover. It’s very light in texture, so you don’t feel greasy at all. To use this product, simply put some on a cotton pad or a baby wipe and gently rub onto your face and eyelids. It will quickly remove your makeup, while leaving your skin soft and hydrated from its enriched fatty acids and vitamins. This can be purchased online, and in store at Curlique in Vancouver for about $40
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