putting on makeup, it’s an instant pick-me-upper for days when you feel like you’re uglier than the ugly duckling. I remember back in college whenever we had an Accounting exam, we always had that feeling that no matter how hard we studied, we’re still bound to fail.
What got my friends and I through every grueling exam is putting on makeup before taking it and telling ourselves, “If we’re gonna fail this test, might as well fail it feeling beautiful. At least we still have that!
Pathetic, if you think about it, but it made a hell of a lot difference in our confidence level.
Anyway, as much as I do love putting makeup on, nothing feels as good as taking it all off
at the end of the day/night. I tell you, no matter how tired, drunk (good ol’ days) or sleepy I am, I never
fail to wash my face and remove all the gunk before plopping in bed. In this post, I’ll be sharing my two
no-fuss makeup removing products namely Biore Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip
and Boots Cucumber Cleansing Wipes
. Read on for more!
Biore Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip
—This makeup remover has two layers namely an oily layer on top and a runny layer underneath containing hyaluronic acid, a moisturizing ingredient to keep skin around eyes moist. These two layers are separated (not as pictured above, that one has already been shaken) and you have to shake the bottle so that the two layers mix and become ready for use. It is fragrance-free
and leaves very little
oily residue as compared to other makeup removers.
To use, just shake the bottle, pour product on a cotton pad and leave the pad on the eyelid for 5-10 seconds. No need to continuously wipe and stress the skin around the eyes. Repeat process for the other eye. For stubborn waterproof mascara, I usually have to do another round and target my lashes for complete removal. However, for gel liners, glitters and waterproof eyeliners, no repetitions needed after leaving it on for 10 seconds as instructed.
One little thing, it does sting a tiny bit if too much product gets in the eye. Most of the time, I don’t feel any stinging but when I’m too tired and don’t watch how much amount I put in a pad, I end up with stuff in my eye and it does sting a little.
Price is around Php 350-400
but I’m not sure where to purchase it locally. I bought this in Bangkok.
I really recommend this makeup remover as it really delivers and removes every bit of product quickly and easily! I’ve been thinking about the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil but I’m not sure I’m ready to shell out almost P5,000 for a bottle. Youch!
I’m happy with this little wonder as of now.
Boots Cucumber Cleansing Wipes — I’m a wet wipes user, I love that stuff. I always bring a pack with me in my bag wherever I go. I’ve just never used it for my face. However, upon finding this in Boots Bangkok, I’ve been a believer. It’s a gentle cleansing wipe for all skin types which I usually use after taking most of the gunk off with my Biore makeup remover. It’s a pre-finishing touch before I go on to my usual cleansing, toning, moisturizing process. I also use it to wipe my face when I feel oily and just downright dirty after walking around in Manila pollution and whatnot (when I’m not wearing makeup, that is).
I’m looking for a replacement already as I’ve gone through mine quickly and am left with only a few more wipes to go. I’m leaning towards The Face Shop’s version of this one, I think I saw a cucumber kind too. But if you guys have any suggestions, please share them below!
So this is what I usually use up for when I use both products. Note that I didn’t really have heavy makeup on, just a normal everyday face makeup but I had eyeshadow with primer, waterproof liquid liner and waterproof mascara on. Check photo below for the result.
I didn’t have lipstick on to begin with but I’m absolutely positive it removes every trace of lipstick, too. As you can see, my eyes are completely clean and gunk-free! The cotton pads above were for both my eyes even if I’m showing you just one eye here (for quality purposes!). No sting when I used it this time and very minimal oily residue that disappeared when I used the cleansing wipe after (patting motion on eyes, don’t forget! Be gentle on your eyelids and general eye area for future no-wrinkles you!
And that’s it for my makeup removing process — simple, fuss-free and doesn’t break the bank! I haven’t had a problem with extreme breakouts or acne so I believe this process works for me as of date. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to try Shu Uemura or Clinique’s touted cleansing oils soon, but I’m happy to share that we don’t need expensive and lavishing oils for a thorough makeup removing process. I’d love to hear your makeup removing regimen though so please, do share it below!