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Battle of the makeup removers

Battle of the
Last week I posted about my everyday make up look. Wearing make up daily comes with the burden of having to remove it every evening. Never, I repeat never go to bed with your make up on, just don’t. I have tried a number of makeup removers to find the one that works best for me. I use them to remove my make up before I cleanse my face using my normal cleanser and carry on with the rest of my nightly skin routine. This blog post lists the ones I have tried and my verdict.

Cleansing Wipes

Make up wipesCleansing wipes were my entry to make up removal products back when I was still a newbie. I hardly ever, actually I never use them anymore. I’ve tried a number of brands and I found that they don’t remove the make up sufficiently -you have to do a fair bit of hard handedness and some rubbing. I’ve had these forever and a day now.
Verdict: I’m not going to buy them again, I might just use them as hand wipes just to finish them up.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing WaterOh Em Gee! Every blogger in SA was talking about this product and of course being the liker of things I also had to try it out. I bought the Pure Active version because my skin is oily. It generally removes the make up well, I have to use up to 3 cotton pads. I also found that it didn’t totally remove my mascara and eyeliner. After using it, the skin does not feel sticky at all, it leaves a nice fresh feel to the skin.
Verdict: I’m nearly half way through the bottle and I haven’t been wowed, it works OK on the face and not so much on the eyes. I also don’t like the fact that I have to use cotton pads with it.

Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil

Lipidol Face Cleansing OilThis is not the first cleansing oil I have used, I used the Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. This one works pretty much the same way, I apply the oil to my face and rub gently, I then add some water to the face and massage. The oil turns into a milky consistenct. I then rinse off with water.
Verdict: This is definitely my favourite make up removal method, it gets everything off and is so gentle. The one thing I would change is the bottle type, a pump head would be so ideal.

Which type of make up removers do you use?

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