The Skincare Series | Makeup Remover

31 Aug 2012

A picture of makeup removers
Isn't it funny how makeup removers are usually always blue?

Back in July I posted the first in The Skincare Series posts, all about the current skincare I was using at the time, how each worked for me and what I wanted to move on to to battle my personal skin concerns. You can read that post here. As you will have noticed if you've followed my blog for a while, skincare is incredibly important to me and my morning and evening skincare routine is something I look forward to everyday. I love looking after my skin and think it is the most important aspect of beauty. 

There are many aspects to my skincare routine and I want to do a post on each aspect individually. This will include this post on makeup removers, and future posts on face washes, cleansers, exfoliators, toners, eye creams, day and night moisturisers, face masks and serums. 

A picture of makeup removers
The first step in my skincare routine is always makeup remover. Generally, I will use a makeup remover for my eye makeup and eye area, and a cleanser for the rest. This not only means my makeup removers last longer, but it ensures I use products on my eyes which are gentle and won't leave my eyes irritated, red or sore. Finding the right makeup remover can take time, and patience. I use several.

L'oreal Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover
I've blogged about this before and ironically, it was a post declaring how much I adored it and that I loved it so much there was no need for me to try the raved about Biodermia. Which I ended up trying. I have repurchased this makeup remover for years and it's a brilliant affordable, easy to get hold of makeup remover. It's gentle on the eyes and is also good for removing makeup all over if necessary and at £2.99 a bottle, you really can't go wrong. You can read my review of the L'oreal makeup remover here.

No7 Cleanse & Care Eye Make-Up Remover
This is actually amazing for removing eye makeup. It conditions, cleanses and even removes water-proof makeup. It's slightly oil based, so really works to get off every last bit of makeup and whenever I have stubborn eyeliner or mascara which refuses to budge, this always comes to the rescue and never lets me down! If you use waterproof mascara a lot I would definitely recommend this eye makeup remover! 

Bioderma Sebium H20 Michelle Solution Combination/Oily Skin
OK, everyone has heard of Bioderma by now. It's raved about (and sometimes criticised) every where you look in the blogging World. I've reviewed this before, which you can read here. But since reviewing it I have grown to like it, and love it, even more. I will definitely be repurchasing. 

Etat Pur Michellar Cleansing Water
I haven't actually used this yet, but will be moving on to it after I have finished my Bioderma. I got it in my July Latest in Beauty box and I have done some research into Etat Pur, and can't wait to get using it. 

A picture of makeup removers
How I use makeup removers
I realise this may be useless information to most but I thought I would tell you all how I use my makeup removers because it's actually something I used to struggle with. I've already said that I use makeup removers to remove eye makeup and then cleansers for the rest of my face. This is just what works best for me. To use, I moderately soak a cotton pad with the makeup remover, place on over my eyes and hold for 30 seconds, then wipe off. I find holding them there for 30 seconds makes it a lot easier to remove makeup than a quick swipe, and is also far better for both your skin and eyes than rubbing to get the makeup off! I use one cotton pad per eye, and each cotton pad is used to remove my eye makeup, and eyebrow makeup. 

Do you have a favourite makeup remover? Or do you use any of these? I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations! Next in the Skincare Series I will be discussing cleansers.