Wax on, wax off.
If you apply makeup, or even sunscreen only, you have to use a makeup remover to make sure you don’t clog your pores. I talked about cleansers before, so now, let me tell you the makeup remover for eyes and lips that I always go back to. It is Lancome’s Bi-Facil. It does not matter how waterproof or smudge proof your mascaras are. It does not matter how your eye liner never budged. It does not matter if your eye shadow lasts 24 or 48 hours. This thing takes it off. Takes it ALL off.
So, what makes a good eye makeup remover? For me, there are a few things. To remove smudge proof and waterproof makeup, the remover has to be oil based. Yet, I don’t like the oily feeling on my eyes. Worse yet, having the oil getting into my eyes. I want something that can take off the makeup easily without leaving any residue on my eyes or my lashes. In other words, I want something that will leave my eyes totally CLEAN! I want something that is strong enough so that I don’t have to rub my eyes too many times, for fear of developing more lines. I want, I want, I want. How much more demanding can I get? I’m beginning to sound like my 2-year-old daughter!
Bi-Facil answered all those demands with ease. See picture above. This makeup remover is oil based, hence the 2 layers of liquid you see. You have to shake it before use. Wet your cotton pad with Bi-Facil, cover your eyes for 10 – 20 seconds and wipe away your makeup. You will see all your eye shadow and some liner and some mascara gone in that first wipe. Repeat with more focus on your eye liner and mascara.
I have tried many other brands from Sasa to L’oreal to Shiseido to Estee Lauder. I still go back to Lancome Bi-Facil. I can’t remember which one exactly, but some give me the very oily feeling that I don’t like, some just don’t remove the mascaras completely, resulting in too much time taken to just remove my eye makeup. Oh yeah, the worst was from Empro (love their brow pencils though), which just don’t do much in removing anything. I should just learn the lesson and stick to Bi-Facil, but I’m just so easily swayed that I’d end up trying others. Hahah!
Do you have a favourite makeup remover for eyes and lips? I put on eye makeup nearly daily, so I use up makeup removers pretty quickly. I also make sure I wipe my lips with remover so the colours won’t stain. Do you have any recommendations, maybe something that you think I should try?