What is your current makeup removal routine?


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I just started a new bottle of shu uemura’s Cleansing Oil, which is what I use for removing just about everything. I go back in with Lancome Bi-Facil on a cotton swab for eyeliner!

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Nancy T Avatar

Baby oil with aloe added to remove all my eye makeup. I wear the most waterproof mascara and eyeliner I can find due to the horribly hot climate I live in, oil does the trick. Afterwards, I either use an exfoliating face cleansing wipe or Ole Henriksen Red African Tea Foaming Face wash. Lately, I have been trying out a sample of Hada Labo Moisturizing cleanser and it’s really nice! Sometimes I follow up with an exfoliating cleanser, too.

Tova J Avatar

I use The Body Shop Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover for my whole face pretty much – eyemakeup, lips, and base if I wear a heavier foundation. And then my face wash for the rests of the foundation etc!

KK Avatar

Cleansing oil – Im using a Bobbi Brown one. Once it gets over, I’ll go back to Shu Uemura. Off late, Ive started re-washing my face with cleanser post washing up the cleansing oil. Just to be sure.

Lulle Avatar

It actually varies a lot: I have a bunch of makeup removers and I use one of them depending on the amount of makeup I wore that day, how much time I want to spend on my nighttime routine, etc… Basically, I use micellar water (these days Simple) when I have light makeup and want to be finished quickly, and a lotion (Neutrogena) or balm (Cinq Mondes) that I rinse if I can spend a little more time and/or I was wearing heavier base makeup.

Anne Avatar

Mine has been the same for a loooooong time. Just two Body Shop products, both from their Chamomile line. I start with the Chamomile Cleansing Oil, which is just AMAZING. You put it on dry, do a scrub/wash of your face to break up all the makeup, then add water and it becomes more of a milk, then you rinse it off and your skin is super soft. If I need to, I then take a cotton round with some of their Chamomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (which I shake up first as it’s a bi-phase formula) to any areas with product left on like mascara or a really stubborn liquid lipstick and they go off in a swipe. They have two other products in the line, one is a gentle makeup remover I think, and the other is a solid or mostly solid thing that comes in a tin. The two I use work fabulously and I would highly recommend them. You can also use the cleansing oil as just a cleanser if you like which makes it a great multi-use product.

Tammy B Avatar

Lancome Bi Facil for eyes and Clinique’s rinse Off Foaming Cleanser for everything else. The Clinique foaming cleanser is actually for make up removal, not cleansing. If Clinique would name it appropriately, more women would know about it and use it. You follow it with regular face cleanser.

Victoria Avatar

Okay so I’ll give you a step by step on what I do on my removing makeup routine.

1. Have motivation.
2. Use makeup remover wipe all over to the face.
3. Remove extra with makeup remover cream.
4. Rinse it off with warm water.
5. Take a shower/clean off face with Clarisonic.

If I fail to follow step one, I’m in deep s***. Hahahah

Kayle Avatar

I use Sephora’s cleansing water! It does a good job of taking everything off and it doesn’t leave you feeling oily afterwards. When I’m travelling I use Neutrogena’s makeup wipes because I can get everything off with one wipe.

Katie Avatar

I use Almay’s Long-Wearing Makeup Remover pads for my eyes whenever I wear waterproof mascara, which is every time I use mascara. Then, I go over my whole face with an Equate Makeup Remover Wipe. After that, I use a gentle facial cleanser to wash off any residue. And finally, I use a damp Q-tip to go over my lash line and remove any residual eye makeup.

MissJae1908 Avatar

I use makeup wipes to remove my face makeup and then either my Lancome or Almay Eye Makeup Remover. After that, I clean my face with my Eclos Daily Facial Cleansing Oil to remove whatever is left and then I go in with my Purity cleanser and continue with my normal routine.

Fran Avatar

If I’m at the sink, I use Clinique Take the Day Off cleansing balm, followed by First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser and a konjac sponge. If I’m sitting on the side of the bed, I use Mario Badescue Eye Makeup Remover Gel, followed by an Aveeno Ultra-Calming makeup remover wipe (I do really like these for getting sunscreen off my neck and upper chest, it’s less messy than the face cleanser on a konjac sponge) and then by some Simple micellar cleansing water on a cotton pad, as that is a cleansing product I can leave on my sensitive, rosaceaic skin without irritation.

chris Avatar

Nuetragena Wipes and Oil Free Make-up Remover. If I have worn a full face for night, I will begin with MAC Cleansing Oil. I normally follow with Mark Kay Deep Cleanser #3. I have been using MK Cleanser since I was 14/15

Brownie Avatar

I use the double cleanse method after removing my lip stain and eye makeup. Occasionally I use a microfiber cloth with plain water before the following:
1. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil
2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Deidre Avatar

1. Remove eye makeup (bi-phase-currently using Balea but usually Clean & Clear) with Shiseido Cotton (only thing I use)
2. Makeup Eraser to remove face makeup
3. CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser used with Foreo.
4. Toner on Shiseido Cotton (currently using Aveeno but it varies all the time) or Fab & Fix Glycolic Wipe.

Annie Avatar

I use a makeup wipe to take off the bulk of my eye makeup, then I go in with a cleansing oil (right now I’m using the new Burt’s Bees one) to take off the rest of my face and any leftover eye makeup.

fuji Avatar

Sephora makeup remover cloth. It becomes my new favorite coz I found out I haven’t had any new pimple/breakout since I started using it. I then follow with my normal cleanser for a thorough cleansing.

Maybe it’s the fact that the cloth doesn’t bring in any extra chemical to my face so there will be minimal residue of the melted makeup, which normally causes my breakout. (just my theory). No matter what’s the real reason behind that, I love the results!

xamyx Avatar

If I’m wearing a lightweight base (foundation, sunscreen, etc…), I’ll use coconut or grapeseed oil (or olive oil in a pinch), then follow up with my regular face washing, which is currently Everyday Coconut Facial Wash, but I use several castile soap based cleansers. If I’ve gone with a heavier base, then I’ll use Garnier Cleansing Oil, which I don’t like to use often, as it contains mineral oil, but it does an amazing job. I also follow with my regular cleansing routine.

On days I’m a bit tired and/or lazy, and only wore a TM/BB Cream, and/or MPF, I may cheat and saturate a large cotton pad with cleansing water (Simple), and if necessary, use Lancome Bi-Facil to remove eye makeup…

Ti Avatar

It varies, but when I’m not trying out something new, or just using up something I don’t love, my routine nearly always starts with Bioderma (pink) on a cotton round that I pull apart to create two thinner rounds. It’s just the best makeup remover I’ve ever used. I get off the bulk of my eye makeup with that, and then use a larger cotton oval with more Bioderma to start removing face makeup.

Then, I like to go in with Josie Maran’s cleansing oil, to get off any remaining bits of makeup, rinse and then cleanse my skin with a traditional soap & water cleanser (currently Paula’s Choice Resist cleanser), using my Foreo. It seems like a bit much, but I really like to make sure I’ve gotten all the makeup off, and cleansed my skin properly!

txabela Avatar

I continue with coconut oil or the body shop camomile one for all over the face.
I have a new thing for eyes that I got this month in a beauty box and I am liking it a lot; is Seaweed&Aloe gel from a ( new?) cie called AA Amphora aromatics….

Nerdmompp Avatar

Double washer here. First step usually consists of an oil based cleanser ( Shu Uemura, Eve Lom, Tatcha is up next) to soften and remove as much of the makeup as possible. I also use this step to give myself a face massage when there is time. I then wipe off the oil with a wet and hot wash cloth and then rinse off with warm water. Then I immediately follow up with a foaming cleanser which is Hada and Labo at the moment. I find that if I don’t rinse with a foaming cleanser I can barely see out of my eyes from the oil. Does anyone else have this issue?

Kat Avatar

I use Boscia’s Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil, and it works for both my face and my eyes, since I rarely ever wear any eyeliner. If I do need something for my eyes with a bit more heft, I go for the Lancome Bi-Facil, which I have a couple fairly large sample bottles of. Since my mom’s fiance used to work for Lancome and still gets a discount, he often buys her gifts from them, and whenever a set or something includes the Bi-Facil she’ll give it to me since she doesn’t wear eye makeup. A few months ago I got a bottle Sonia Kashuk eye makeup remover and I think it’s very similar, so I wouldn’t splurge for a full sized Lancome bottle when I’m through with the smaller ones

Kristin Avatar

A micellar water (for skin) & then a foaming cleanser (Murad) in the shower. For eyes (I don’t use waterproof mascara but do pile on the washable formula) Nivea cream in the tin- I have eczema around my eyes & the skin is VERY dry/sensitive, so any liquid remover is just too harsh.

Pearl Avatar

I used the Shu Uemura cleansing oil last night! I had a deluxe sample and gave it a try. Not really sure how to use it – I’m new to the cleansing oil thing, but I liked how gentle it was. I massaged it in for a few minutes then wiped it off with a warm wet towel. Usually I just take a cotton square with Bi-Facil and take off all of my eye makeup and then just wash my face with foaming gel cleanser, usually with some kind of polishing bead powder thing for exfoliation. I might have to look into the cleansing oil to add to my regimen.

Anna Avatar

First I like to remove the majority of my makeup with some kind of micellar water (right now I am using a l’oreal one) with cottons pads. If I am wearing heavy eye makeup I will use the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover. Then I go in with my cleanser (Pevonia Botanica Photo Cleansing gel) and my Forero Luna mini.

Image Blue Avatar

I use coconut oil to take my makeup off. A mixture of natural oils to wash my face at night. And honey to wash my face in the morning. My skin as never been better.

Natalia Avatar

it’s actually changed a bit recently. Before the current routine, which I’ll describe below, I was happily using The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. Can’t say enough good things about this stuff. Any makeup gets removed, does not leave any serious residues on your skin. This was all I needed.

Then, the prices shot up soo much, I was hesitant to repurchase it. Got a cleanser (which has been discontinued and I don’t regret it a single bit) from The Body Shop’s Pomegranate range. It did the job, but was nowhere near as efficient as the chamomile one.

Long story short, I got a big pack of MAC makeup removal wipes as a present (sooo cool!), so now I use them to remove as much makeup as possible, then rinse my face, towel dry it and then use the Pomegranate cleanser. This is my current makeup removal routine. Does the job well, but I would not repurchase either the wipes (nice, but waay to expensive for me) or the cleanser.

The happy ending of the story is that I managed to get a new bottle of my beloved Camomile cleansing oil 20% off, so as soon as I’m done with the current products, I will go back to simply using it.

Ellen Avatar

I use Dermalogica pre-cleanse all over my face and eyes, hop in the shower and cleanse with the Philosophy Purity Made Simple, then if there’s anything left on my eyes – usually it’s one of my Benefit mascaras ? – I finish it off with some Garnier eye makeup remover on a cotton pad.

Ciara Avatar

As of late I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Micellar Cleansing Towelettes and their 100% Pure Jojoba Oil to take off my makeup, or I also use Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O with cotton pads. Normally follow up with Josie Maran’s Argan Cleansing Oil to finish the job if I’m not too lazy. I really want to try the RMS Coconut Cream next time I order at Beautylish for makeup removal.

Candice Avatar

I start with any eye makeup remover I have and then I’m using my Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Cleanser with what looks exactly like the Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad (tiny silicone bristles, used manually to scrub the face).

Jessica Avatar

Lately I have been using the reusable microfiber makeup cloths and I love them. They get all my makeup off with just using water. After I get all makeup off, I apply a moisturizer and about every few days I exfoliate.

Marta Avatar

I usually remove my makeup with Bioderma micellar water and then double cleanse with Kiehl’s Amazonian White Clay cleanser. If the products I used are really stubborn or heavy, I grab Mac’s Cleanse Off Oil and it does the trick 🙂

Glenda Avatar

I remove eye make-up first with Maybelline Waterproof Eye make-up remover. If I don’t have that, I use baby oil. Then I finish cleaning the eye area with Bioderma. I may or may not use a face wipe to start removing make-up, depends (Ponds or Neutrogena) Next step for removal is Clinique’s Take the Day Off Balm to ensure removal of everything I use.
Finally the cleansing is done with Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, which I adore. I use this to deep cleanse, massage and provide a bit of moisture therapy.
It doesn’t take too long (no more than 12 minutes tops) but it’s made a difference in my skin, at least I think so.
If you’re going to use a ton of products (serums, SPF, primers, moisturizer, foundation, powders, blushes, etc) you need to go the extra step to ensure it all comes off at night!

Jenna Avatar

1) Massage Lush Ultrabland into face, put a little on my eyelids and lashes, and let it sit for a while
2) Remove with warm, wet washcloth
3) Remove remaining eye makeup with Almay liquid remover or makeup wipes
4) Proceed with the rest of my skincare routine (toner, serum, moisturizer and/or BHA cream)

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