Skin is probably the organ that we invest the most. Think of all the money we spend on cleansers, toners, moisturizers… I’m running out of fingers! There’s a crucial spend that we shouldn’t avoid, makeup removers(if you wear makeup of course).
I’m using Rimmel London Gentle Eye Makeup Remover(it’s not very good btw, it’s not gentle enough to me) and the legendary DHC Cleansing Oil. I also use baby wipes or remover wipes once in a while.
Even though a bottle of cleansing oil can do all the jobs, remove waterproof mascara, eye shadow, foundation… everything, to me, a bootle of water-based eye makeup remover is very important. It’s definitely a must-have for me. I use it to do tones of things. I fix some minor mistakes while applying makeup, eg. mascara on eye lids… Given that it’s water-based, it’ll dry fast and you can continue your makeup application. I also prefer to use it to remove the eye makeup at the end of the day. One wipe then most gone. Also, again, given it’s water-based property, if it leaks into my eyes, I don’t feel a thing, no big deal.
The DHC Cleansing Oil deserves its fame. It’s fantastic. It dissolves all the makeup and it emulsifies once it meets water. After you finish, it leaves you feeling hydrated. I heard that it’s a great dupe for the even more legendary Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil(well, I haven’t tried the Shu Uemura one), people say that it’s slightly heavier than the Shu Uemura one, but it’s half the price. It’s great for removing anything, from waterproof mascara to foundation. But you can hardly use it to fix minor mistakes while applying makeup, it usually spreads everywhere, I only use it for whole face removal. Also, I don’t like to use it to remove my eye liners and mascara. It’s oil, and it easily leaks into my eyes unless I really close my eyes(you know, that kind that can creates wrinkles ), and the worst part is that it leaves me seeing things blur for a couple of minutes and I really hate that. But other than these, I love it and I’ll definitely purchase it again.
Baby wipes and remover wipes are my way-too-tired-to-do-anything choice. I don’t think they clean very well though. Baby wipes are very gentle, it feels good on skin. The remover wipes I use currently is Biore’s and it feels a bit harsh after it dries so I would still wash my face after( which makes no difference to using oil, that’s why I hardly use it now). I use the remover wipes to clean my brushes every now and then. For those wear makeup once in a long while, I think baby wipes are excellent. I use it to wipe my face before I sleep sometimes if it gets a bit oily and I’ve already washed my face earlier. It leaves my face feeling fresh.
If there’s only one remover I can use, I would go for the water-based eye makeup remover. It’s so easy to use. It’s okay for face too but would be a bit waste.