I’ve decided to create a series here when I go through absolutely everything that I own in a particular category. We’ll talk the good, the bad and the ugly about all of the products and maybe this will give me a little accountability and show me that I truly own more than enough and it will help me a little with my consumerist ways. My goal in 2019 is to cull my shopping and really get a lot of use out of the things that I already own. I think taking stock of everything I have may kind of shock me into realizing that I don’t need more stuff.
These are all of the makeup removers/first cleansers that I own. Honestly, its quite a bit less than I was expecting. Just wait until we get to the second cleansers, that’s when things really get ridiculous.
As you can see, I have two main ways that I like to remove makeup: Micellar Waters/Cleansing Milks & Cleansing Balm/Oils.
If I don’t have a lit of makeup on, Micellar Water is the way to go for me. It’s quick, easy and is great for when I’m feeling super lazy. My favorite of the ones I own is by far the one by @girlundiscovered They just know how to do it right. It is incredibly gentle and yet can get rid of all of my makeup.
I’m not a huge fan of the @kohgendo Micellar Water. I just find it to be very overpriced for what it actually is. I will be finishing the one that I have, but doubt that I will repurchase. I just find that the @girlundiscovered one gets my makeup off better and is quite a bit less expensive.
I have this cleansing milk from @collosol that I’ve had for a little while. While I think that it’s good, I’m not a huge fan of the fact that it is fairly heavily fragranced. Over the last year, I have started removing skincare products that have perfumed fragrances as I find that it can sometimes irritate my skin. I’ll definitely finish this bottle app, but I’m unlikely to purchase.
My preferred method for makeup removal when I have a full face of makeup on is definitely an oil cleanser. My current go-to is the @dhc Deep Cleansing Oil. It breaks up even very heavy makeup, but emulsifies with water so it is incredibly easy to remove. I’m not left with a film on my skin and I never fear that it will clog my pores.
Similar to the oil cleanser from @dhc , I also have an oil cleanser from @sundayriley Honestly, I have maybe used this twice, so I haven’t given it a fair shot. The few times that I have used it I thought it worked totally fine, but I’ve had it tucked away in a drawer so I will be pulling this out to try to get some real use out of it.
The last makeup remover that I have is a cleansing balm from @amarate I have tried a few things from them and overall have been fairly happy with everything, but I just don’t get along well with this cleanser. My only real problem with it is that it does not emulsify at all. You have to use a cleansing cloth with it (which it totally fine) but I can always feel a waxy film on my skin when I’ve used this and it just makes me too nervous that it will clog my pores. I do plan on gifting this to a family member that will get better use out of it.
What makeup removers do you own? Which one is your absolute favorite?