spotlight // makeup remover balms

We all know that not removing makeup at night is one of the cardinal sins that any makeup wearer can commit – just don’t do it! I strive to remove every bit of makeup on my face at the end of the day and I achieve that using a few tools and products. While using your facial cleanser is a good way to remove makeup, I like to use a makeup remover before cleansing my face just so that the cleanser can actually cleanse my skin. I have used many makeup removers in my life but I have, in the past year, moved on to using makeup remover balms instead of liquids and oils. In this post I want to highlight and compare the 2 that I have used.

I have come across 2 affordable makeup remover balms on the SA shelves: The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm.

The BodyShop Camomile Sumptous Cleansing Butte

This is the first makeup remover balm that I used, I bought it after I had used the cleansing oil from this range. I love the way it feels, it applies smoothly to the skin, it immediately emulsifies the makeup and it does not leave the skin feeling oily. I have nothing but good things to say about this product. You can find the demo and review video that I filmed here. It retails for R175 at The Body Shop.

clinique take the day off cleansing balm

This product is a recent purchase – I had been eyeing it for a while and waiting for it to get to SA shores after I had seen it being used by beauty bloggers overseas. It has also become a fave of mine – I love the way it removes makeup. I honestly cannot tell the difference between this product and the one from The Body Shop, they both perform equally well, thus choosing which one to buy comes down to personal preference. You can buy this one from any Clinique counter for R295.

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  • Reply Sheerdee

    I’m currently using and The body shop bulm and really enjoying too. I love that it’s not as messy as the oil one. lovely post, thanks.

    June 22, 2017 at 09:56
    • Reply Lungi

      You’re welcome Dineo

      June 26, 2017 at 16:23
  • Reply ByLungi - skincare product empties - ByLungi

    […] Clinique take the day off balm I prefer to use balms as makeup removers after using wet wipes to remove bulk of the makeup. I have used oils before and I didn’t like them much, another plus for balms is that they are more travel friendly than oils. I liked this balm and really enjoyed using it, I love how it dissolves quickly on the palm of my hands and how it doesn’t make my face oily afterwards. I didn’t repurchase this particular balm, I went for the one from The BodyShop instead this time around. […]

    April 10, 2018 at 08:00
  • Reply ByLungi - beauty product empties - ByLungi

    […] The Body Shop Camomile Sumptous Cleansing Butter I am a lover of using balms to remove my makeup after using a makeup remover wipe and before cleansing. I usually alternate between this one and the one fom Clinique. I will be repurchasing for sure. […]

    July 19, 2018 at 08:02
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