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To the non-makeup enthusiasts, washing your face with soap is probably enough. Valid point because what is there to remove anyway. But to us who breathe makeups? hmmm… let me count the ways.

Imagine this typical scenario. I come home from work, relax a bit, devour dinner, relax a bit, go up to my makeup/office room, remove jewelries, open dresser level 1. Tiny voices compete for my attention “pick me, pick me”. Ini mini miny moe.

Insane in the membrane. Of course there are no tiny voices but you get what I mean, a beauty junkie has more than a dozen ways to remove all that lovely gunk. I narrowed it down to my favorite four so in no particular order, here they are:

(1) Makeup wipes. I don’t deny the fact that I hoard wipes. Why not, they’re convenient and fool-proof. Right now, I alternate The Face Shop, The Body Shop Vitamin E, Ponds, Burt’s Bee’s, and Neutrogena. 

(2) Cleansing water or micellar. It’s made for nights you are way too lazy or pretty tired to wash your face. Micellar is a no-rinse, soap free cleanser made from micelles (fatty acid esters that are tolerated even by the most sensitive skin). My current go-to is Caudalie, it smells fresh and clean. It takes two cotton pads to completely remove my makeup. 

(3) Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Yes it’s a cleanser but I also use it to remove makeup. It’s a great multi-tasker, try it!

(4) Cleansing Oil. The mere mention of oil gives me goose bumps in an icky kind of way. Oil for oily skin, sounds like a recipe for disaster ha? Nope! Long before the hype on micellar first came about, I have been using cleansing oil on and off. My all-time fave happens to be Shu Uemura, it dissolves the heaviest of makeup like magic. Effortless is an understatement! 

Now my face is oh so ready for the ultimate cleansing, toning and moisturizing!

What are your favorite ways to remove makeup?


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