a 3 step makeup removal routine that'll have you shook
After leaving a shoot at Diptych Studio with 12 pounds of makeup, it took zero effort and no time to wash it down the sink with these 3 simple steps. If you're curious about the shoot, these photos were taken by the talented @teetrx and the babe beside me is @ellenbryantmusic.
1. Start with the Makeup Eraser
If you can only choose one of these steps hands down, do this one.
It's a mystical, magical cloth that removes everything. EVERYTHING.
When this product first came out there was tons of speculation about what chemicals were in the fabric that made this tool so unbelievably good. People were hating on a cloth. That's how good it is.
The fabric works by breaking the bond of the oils that adhere the makeup to the skin. If you're a makeup science nerd, check the full explanation out here on Buzzfeed. Out of curiosity I went to my local fabric store and bought the fabric just as a strip. I've done the research for you, so trust me when I say, save yourself the hassle and just buy the actual thing.
if you're wearing heavy makeup, of course, don't skip out on using actual cleanser. Which leads us to our next step.
2. Cleanse with Bioderma Sensibio / Korres Greek Yoghurt
I'm leaving you with two options here.
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution is for my guys and girls that aren't into the squeaky clean feeling.
Tons of people feel that the average cleanser can be striping to the skin, and this micellar water is anything but harsh.
This is another one of those magic potions that make you wonder, "what's in here, and how does it remove makeup so well?"
And bonus, you can use it in four different ways. It's a toner, a makeup remover and a daily cleanser. Although I've never used it this way, it's said to be useful for skin prep before makeup. Pick it up at Shoppers Drugmart, or here online.
If you're someone that needs a more intense clean, Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming cleanser is next in line. Korres is a brand known for its choice of natural ingredients, and more importantly, this product is not tested on animals. Grab it at Shoppers, and you can buy it online at Shopper's Drugmart Beauty Boutique as well.
I prefer a more gentle wash but I definitely wanted to include this for people who want to feel an intense clean.
3. Moisturize with Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
This made a big impact in the beauty community when it came out. My way of telling whether a product is good, is checking up to see if people are still talking about it months after it launches. No, this is not a cleansing step per say, but you'll see a huge difference in the radiance and feel a huge difference in the texture of your skin if you make a habit of moisturizing regularly.
I use this before I put my makeup on, after I remove it and any time in between; so don't be shy about it. It's more than just a mask.
Comparatively speaking in regards to what's on the shelves at Sephora, this moisturizer is mad cheap. No it doesn't have AHAs, BHAs and all the bells and whistles. But it does the job and does it well. You can find the Water Sleeping Mask at Sephora here. They also have other products in the water collection that might be worth checking out. Hit me up if you find anything in that line worth sharing!
That's it! 3 steps for a squeaky clean mug. If any of these steps worked for you make sure to share this article. For more on simple and natural routines, check out my natural makeup routine here.