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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Pre Cleanse

I thought today I would share with you my makeup removal process and the products I find work the best for taking off all that crap at the end of that day!
Recently I've started taking my eye and face makeup off separately, not sure why, but I do find different products work well for different areas. For my eyes I simply squirt some of the L'Oreal Micellar Water on to a large cotton pad. This micellar water can make your skin feel a bit tacky after, but as I only focus it on my eye area I don't find that a problem. I love micellar waters for removing eye makeup, they're super gentle yet effective. However, if I'm sporting the waterproof mascara that day I may gravitate to something specifically tailored for removing eye makeup, such as The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover.
Sticking with The Body Shop Camomile range, the cleansing butter works a treat at melting off face makeup. So many brands have been bringing out cleansing butters and this one is a great, cheaper alternative to the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. Although you get less product in The Body Shop one, the price makes it totally justifiable. The formula of this is very hydrating and leaves my skin so soft after. I scoop some out of the tin then rub it into my skin and it turns into an oil and literally melts your makeup off. I'll just rinse this off with a muslin cloth or flannel and bam, your face is ready for a good old cleanse.
What do you love to use to take your makeup off?


  1. Nice post! I’m in the process of putting my cleansing routine together and I agree that this micellar water is a little tacky, I really like the garnier version! I’m on my 3rd bottle! Love the stuff!

  2. I first remove my eye makeup, then I use the same balm as you, then the Garnier miscellar water and then sometimes Angels on Bare skin by Lush and then just my moisturisers and serums. Thats ok right? I've seen soooo many skincare routines, I'm completely lost right now!

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

    1. I always switch up my routine, there's no right or wrong just whatever works best for you :) x

  3. Great post. If The Body Shop's cleansing butter turns into an oil will it be no good for oily skin types?


    1. It doesn't leave an oily residue on the skin, so once you rinse it off your skin just feels very soft and hydrated! I would say it works for all skin types :) x

    2. Ok great. Thanks, I might give it a go :) x

  4. I've really been loving Micellar water too recently, so effective!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD