On Rotation: Makeup Removers and Cleansers

I like to have 2 different cleansers and removers. Other than having something different for day and night use, the main purpose for this is mainly variety. I get bored easily. I have many different cleansers in my cupboard, and I want to use them up before purchasing / opening new ones. I don’t want to limit myself either, so I thought 2 is a good number. I’ve reviewed some of them before, so I won’t go into details. First up, cleansers.






The reason there are 3 here is because I’m about to use up the Murad Daily Cleansing Foam. I received a sample of this for review, and I liked it, so I bought the full size. I like that once I pump it, I get foam. I think I have about 3 uses left. I’ve been using it day and night for the past few months. Once this runs out, I’ll be replacing it with this Biotherm Exfoliating Gelee. I like this very much because of its gentle exfoliation. My skin feels so soft after! I have a feeling I’ll be using this at night after removing my makeup. For mornings, I’ll be using this Antipodes Hallelujah cleanser. It’s quite a rich cream cleanser that nourishes the skin. I bought this in August, because it was my birthday month and there was 25% off all purchases. It was a great deal and I even bought 2 bottles of Antipodes Worship serum.






See that big Bobbi Brown tub with that little yellow patch? It’s the Extra Balm Rinse that I love love love! It’s taken me a long time because it’s HUGE and I don’t use it every day. Now that I’m going to finish it, I’m missing it already. However, I cannot buy a new tub because I still have removers to use up. On evenings I don’t use this to remove my makeup, I use the Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil. I bought this a while ago, but only started using it regularly recently. Now, this is interesting, because it doesn’t feel like oil AT ALL. It’s just like liquid soap. No emulsification is needed, and it even smells a little like soap. I’m intrigued why this is called cleansing oil. Maybe I should ask Dior directly eh? Once this is done, I’ll be replacing it with something else though. I find this to be drying on my skin, and it takes quite a lot for my skin to feel that pull. If you have dry skin, I don’t recommend this Dior (not) Cleansing Oil.

For eyes, I’m still using the Biore bi phase makeup remover. It gets the job done, and it is affordable. When I wear some hard to remove eye makeup, like those tough ass mascara, I use the Dior Instant Eye Makeup Remover. I love this stuff! It’s strong, but gentle on the eyes. Because it removes makeup so effectively, I don’t have to rub my eyes at all. A gentle swish and all traces of makeup – gone. It is also oil based, but it does not feel too oily on my lids. It doesn’t sting and doesn’t make my vision all blurry if it gets into my eyes.


What cleansers / removers are you using currently? Do you stick to your favourite and repurchase without thinking, or are you a wanderer… like me?



xoxo Lily