Friday, November 11, 2011

My make-up removal routine

First and for most Eid Mubarak to all my fellow Muslims out there. Hope you had a blessed one.
I'd like to apologies for the lack of posts, I got caught up with several things specially with Eid getting closer.

Moving on to the main subject. As a make-up artist I obviously love my make-up, but I can't stress enough on how important it is to remove your make-up before going to bed! Let's face it if you don't have great skin it's going to show through even when attempting to cover it with make-up!
I'm quite anal when it comes to removing make-up. I'd never go to bed with make-up on regardless of how tired I am I'd still wash my face before going to bed.

I've been following this routine for quite some time now and these products work best for me.
I basically love all these products, but you can skip several steps if you don't wish to go through them all.

First things first, I wipe my make-up off using Mac's wet wipes. This works the best for me, I used so many and I love Mac's the most. They can also be used gently on the eyes.
These don't irritate my skin but, results differ from one skin to the other. So test them out first.
They come in two sizes, regular and Bulk. I usually go for the Bulk since the regulars don't last long.
I DON'T rely much on wipes since they only remove the make-up on the surface of your skin!

I love L'oreal's gentle eyes and lips make-up remover. This thing is amazing. I've been using it for years now and it works as good, if not better, than any high end eye make-up remover. I apply a small amount on a flat cotton pad and gently press it on my lashes, place it for a couple of seconds for the cleanser to dissolve the mascara then start wiping it off. If I have any lipstick left this product removes it all.
I also use the excess product left on the cotton pad to wipe my face and it removes all the foundation and anything left off my skin. 

I recently bought this and  I'm loving Shiffa's product I'll be doing some more reviews on this brand.
I actually didn't really want to buy this but the sales person seemed quite passionate about it so I decided to give it a try.
Personally I hate lotions, since I have an oily complexion I hate the greasy texture they leave.
But, I found this product totally different just like the SA mentioned it doesn't leave the skin greasy and it actually wipes off any excess oil! This is a great product and it does remove all the excess make-up.
It is also said to cleanse balance and uplift your skin.
What I do is I take two squirts from this and massage it on my face along with the eyes. I wet a flat cotton pad and wipe the product off my face. It removes whatever is left on.
You can skip this step since the next step will suffice on it's own. It simply does the same work.

 I love dry oil. I actually always use Bobbi Brown's cleansing oil, when I ran out I decided to give Make-up forever Extreme Cleanser dry oil a try. Both work fine, but I like Bobbi Brown's more, no reason to be honest.
Once again anything with the word oil/lotion,.. I stay away from  since I have extremely oily skin.
What dry oil really does is remove any make-up left on the skin while also keeping the skin nourished.
I massage two or three squirts on my face for about a minute or two, then wash it off with water. When dry oil is washed with water it turns white and the texture changes into something watery rather than oily!

After I wash my face from the dry oil, I use Johnson's face and eye make-up wash. I massage it all over my face then wash it off.
What I hate about this product is the container when opening the lid the product pours out since it's kind of liquidy and the hole where the product comes out is quite big!
You can also skip this step if you want

Last but not least. I use Pond's perfect Matte cleansing foam to wash off any product left on my skin to make it ready for my skin care regime.
This product I LOVE. Whenever I want to wash my face this is the product I use. It's amazing for oily skin since it washes off any excess oil.
I've been using this for months and it's the best I've used.

As you can see, I don't really use high end products since these drug store products work as good if not better. Hope you found this post useful xx


La Mode En Rose said...

i love MAC products!

kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

BeSugarandSpice said...

I use many of these products. Kisses!

♥●• İzdiher •●♥ said...

I use ..ponds & mac a lot .I love your posts .

♥●• İzdiher •●♥ said...

Mimi ,I am going to put your blog link in my blog's side bar under lovely ladies. Check it out ;).

And do you know where Chick flick journal gone?Her blog is no longer her :(.

♥●• İzdiher •●♥ said...

Hope u like your banner (link) in my blog side bar .

JassFashion said...

I usually use Yves Rochers products, sometimes MAC and L'OREAL...but I would love to try some new one :D

Carolina Ballesteros said...

thanks for ur sweet comment!
yeah, we can follow each other, why not? ;P
Now I'm your follower, I really hopeu follow back!!



Thanks 4 your sweet commnt!!;)

Your blogs is so interesting!!
"Clodet-Illustrations by Clau"


☾☪moondoll said...

I didn't realize Mac made a wipe. I mostly have used Biore but this post will be helpful to mix up my routine!

Also, thank you for your comment, I'd love to ^^ I'll follow you back now.

Pralinka said...

amazing products!

and answering to your comment - sure, lets follow each other! it's amazing idea.
with love,
your opinion is VERY important for me!

Cailin´s Place said...

hi!!!thanks a lot for your comment!im following u too!!!;D

Emma said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm happy to start following you :)
Emma xx

ps. if youe still love the Panama style Louboutins I know that there is a Panama Hyper Prive becoming available! I hate when you can't get a style you want because your size is gone :(

ss fashion world said...

i love this products !

Dolly said...

thanks for sharing. most of these i can't get in my country, except for johnson's one so im gonna get that one.
Dolly, xo
Unicorns, Heels and American Dreams

Marcela Gmd said...

good products!
Have a nice weekend, lovely!

Besos, desde España, Marcela

AdamAlexMommy said...

Great blog - I am learning some new stuff. I am kind of clueless. I just added you and am following. :)


Emma said...

I know Jean Jacque Rousseau in Paris has them for sure! I'm sure only boutiques will be getting them too though :)

sammycx said...

i really want to try ponds, heard so many great things :)

..: Curvy & Petite :.. said...

Following you already girl :) Thanks for the comment!!

Great blog and thanks for sharng those tips :)

Peace & Love.
Jimley Rosas.

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

These are all great tips and thx for sharng.

PS. Yes doll I am following you. Hope you can see me on your followers!

<3 Marina

CutestPrincess said...

hmm... i only use water and J&J baby milk bath to wash my face to remove make-up

It’s a GIRL Thing

Kinga said...

Love it! :)

Daria said...

Nice blog ;) xoxo

Hayley said...

what an awesome post! it is always great to know what makeup artists use! tahnks =)

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