No matter how long the day has been or how tired I am, even if I have to do it with my eyes barely able to stay opened, I MUST remove my makeup.
I would keep thinking about the agony of nursing a pimple should I sleep with foundation on and scare myself with the possibility of my lashes falling off if I kept my mascara on overnight (actually, I’m not sure if that could even happen).
Currently, my makeup removers are from the Biore (the pink range). I’m a huge fan of their makeup remover wipes and after a few decent reviews of the Cleansing Oil and Eye Makeup Remover, I picked them up too.
Biore Cleansing Oil
I’ve been using cleansing oil for years as part of my double cleansing regime but coming across a cheap yet effective cleansing oil locally wasn’t easy back then. My all-time favourite cleansing oil would still be the Kose Softymo (which I’ve now stocked up) which unfortunately, isn’t available locally.
So, I’ve been using the Biore Cleansing Oil and for the price, it gets the job done pretty well. I’ve read mixed reviews about it (dried out skin, oily film, zits, etc.) but I figured it was cheap enough to try out and thankfully, I didn’t experience any of the cons mentioned. The formula did sting my eyes a little more so than other cleansing oils but I endured it initially because my main intention was to get a cleansing oil that could remove waterproof eye makeup.
I’m on my second bottle and I don’t have much complaints except that I’m not keen on the cloying apple scent.
It retails for less than RM30 but I got mine during a sale whereby 2 bottles came up to less than RM20 each.
Biore Eye Makeup Remover
Eye makeup removers have not been a necessity for me until I read this post. I was completely reliant on cleansing oils but it’s not easy getting waterproof mascara off without rubbing. With age catching up, I was starting to worry. I don’t want crow’s feet!
And so I bought the Biore Eye Makeup Remover. It took awhile to get into the habit of using a separate eye makeup remover. I sometimes skip mascara (or makeup) altogether just so it would be easier to remove my makeup at the end of the day. Yes, I’m that lazy.
This is one of the more effective eye makeup removers I’ve used. My first bottle lasted over half a year. I only need one cotton pad with a 20 to 50 sen [old] coin size to remove the makeup from both eyes. I’ve used some other popular pharmacy brands such as L’Oreal and Maybelline but they don’t work as well, I feel.
RM29.90 seemed a bit steep at first considering that most pharmacy brands are cheaper but I guess with its effectiveness, it’s worth the price.
Are makeup removers a must for you? Which brands do you use?