Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fix Your Face: Makeup Remover

Here’s something I mentioned in my skincare routine post, but it bears repeating.

I don’t actually own any makeup remover. I think it’s kind of a pointless product, unless maybe you’re dealing with some heavy duty face paint. Here’s what I use to remove all my eye makeup, including waterproof mascara:

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. You can get a big-ass bottle of this for less than $10, and it will last forever. Just smear a tiny bit of this around your eyes and wipe it away with a tissue or cotton ball or whatever. It works really well. As well or better than any remover I’ve ever tried. And then you’ve moisturized the skin around your eyes at the same time, if you think that helps with wrinkles or something (I don’t). Really, any lotion/moisturizer/hand cream etc. will work if you are in a bind, but this stuff is gentle and not perfumey, so it’s good to use near the eyes.

Not only is this a million times cheaper (I’m pretty sure that’s the correct math) than a little bottle of makeup remover, it’s also, you know, moisturizer for whatever needs moisturizing on your body. You know I like multipurpose shit.

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