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Saturday, 26 October 2013

lazy girls guide to... makeup removal

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The Body Shop Chamomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover*, Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover,* Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water, Vichy 3 in 1 Cleansing Micellar Solution*


I'm a lazy girl when it comes to all things beauty. There a some parts of beauty routines I know I should do but I often can't be bothered so I take the most minimal steps towards doing it. I try not to scrimp too much on things, as long as it gets the desired job done I've decided to start a new series called The "Lazy Girl's guide to…". It's some of my sneaky ways to cheat beauty routines and cut corners without compromising on impact.

In an effort to cut down the amount of times I fall asleep with my makeup on I decided to split my cleansing routines into two different categories. Mainly so I didn't feel so guilty, and partly make me feel like there was some sort of structure to my currently very sloppy skincare routine. It's split into two categories: the lazy removal and the "proper" removal routine. While I don't like to do the lazy option too much I have to admit I cant be always bothered with skincare faff. I don't recommend my lazy cleanse every night. I'd always advocate a proper wet cleanse, with a suitable cleanser for your skin type and warm water. In fact when I do my "proper" skincare routine I do both my lazy cleanse and my full cleansing routine. This is good for lazy night or when you come home after a few too many, but not a long term cleansing solution.

Now the obvious option would be to reach for makeup wipes but I really don't recommend them (and neither does Caroline Hirons, and she's as close as a Skincare Goddess we're going to get). In general they make my skin feel worse and I always feel like Im just spreading stuff around my face.

For quick removal I always suggest a micellar water. I'm of the opinion most Micellar Waters are the same and I'm not hugely brand loyal when picking a new one. Bioderma h2O is the most popular but I've also used the Vichy 3 in 1 Cleansing Micellar Solution and countless others. Trust me, most of them are the same thing just packaged differently. So therefore I tend to just go with whatever I have lying around. It's quick and gets the makeup off with ease although I feel like I go through about 100 cotton pads each time I do this. So probably not as eco friendly as it could be.

Another great product is the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover. A two part solution, that when combined makes a super powerful eye makeup remover. It gets rid of eye makeup instantly (see what they've done there?). A similar product is The Body Shop Chamomile Waterproof Makeup Remover. I find it removes my makeup just as quickly and is a little bit cheaper. It's kind and soothing on the eye area and a few seconds later Im left with makeup free eyes. Both are great for all types of heavy duty eye makeup including waterproof mascara.

As I said, I don't do this routine often  I never feel like my face is clean enough when I use a Micellar water alone. I think they are good for a pre cleanse or when you are super lazy but I don't really like the idea of cleansing my skin without washing it. But we all have those nights were those extra couple of steps to the bathroom is just too much effort.
What other "Lazy Girl's Guide to..." would you like to see?

31 comments

  1. I'm lazy when it comes to removing make-up too, but I always do it! I really want to try The Body Shop make-up remover, it sounds good :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I really like The Body Shop one. It surprised me at how great it was.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

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  3. I really like the new L'Oreal one, it works so well! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  4. for me bioderma is sooo much better than cheap drugstore ones, or maybe they are bad in poland, who knows ;)

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  5. Gotta love the bioderma! :) Though I wouldn't mind trying the Body Shop makeup remover!

    www.beautibop.com

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  6. Want to pick up the Body Shop remover next time i'm there now!

    www.notanotherbeautyblog.co.uk

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  7. The Body Shop makeup removers are fantastic, it's not until i used a different one that i released how great they were!

    www.vintagesundresses.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I really want to try the Clarins eye makeup remover, I've heard great things! I'm the same with Bioderma, I always feel like I use a load of cotton pads x

    lamourjosie.com

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  9. I just reviewed The Body Shop Camomile Make-Up Remover, absolute love it!

    Katie | and-katie.com

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  10. I need to find a cheaper alternative to Bioderma.. and fast!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  11. Been searching for more waterproof mascara remover recommendations, and you give me two! Yes! Thank you! <3

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  12. I use the same Vichy 3 in 1 makeup remover but for waterproof eye makeup and it works twice as fast and efficient. Been using it for a year now,combined with Bioderma and don't think I'll change it anytime soon

    x Joanna @ The Treasure Chest

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  13. bioderma is my absolute hg makeup remover product

    yukluistyle

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  14. I use the L'oreal skin perfection solution which is apparently like Bioderma

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  15. Love this, only I call it my drunk routine haha! Love the bioderma and body shop offerings, definitely something to think about on the eco side of things though :( xx


    http://eleriroberts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I love the Bioderma and I recently had it in my faves post; absolutely love it :)
    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/maybelline-baby-lips-review.html

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  17. I always thought I was good because I take my make-up off every night, but I use make-up wipes to get it off. You've shown me the error of my ways, I do cleanse and moisturize though...that's something!

    http://ashleighrhiane.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Good old bioderma... I can't stand not taking off my makeup!

    merredee.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm literally exactly the same, I often take my makeup off in bed and can't be bothered to do anything! I really like the L'Oreal Micellar Solution too, Clarins one is top of my to buy list!

    Ellis xo
    ELRBX | Beauty, lifestyle & personal blog.

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  20. Definitely loving the idea of the lazy girls guide to! My favourite is the Garnier Simply Essentials 2in1 make up remover, although like you I try not to always just go to that and try to do my full routine!
    Hmm lazy girls guide to... hair washing/drying/styling? and to nail painting!
    Rebecca-Louise: Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

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  21. Haha this is definitely me!! I'll take my make up off in the quickest easiest way possible.

    Laura xx

    P.s. I am hosting a Michael Kors watch giveaway on my blog this evening. If you are feeling lucky, check it out :)

    http://www.atouchoftartan.co.uk/2013/10/michael-kors-giveaway.html

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  22. I like this because you didn't include any freaking face wipes. A+++

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  23. I really loved it. thanks for sharing it for lazy girls who avoid makeup makeup!

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  24. I also did a similar post a while back. Micellar waters are great! How did we ever live without them?!

    sylvialoveslipstick

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  25. I should own up and say I pretty much always just use my L'Oreal micellar solution when it comes to makeup removal but I really should start cleansing properly. My skin would definitely thank me for it! x

    olivialikesfashion.com

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  26. I love the sound of the Bioderma micellar water and I have The Body Shop Chamomile Waterproof Makeup Remover on my wish list!

    www.ClaireeLouisse.com

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  27. I just tried the bioderma and now I know what all fhe fuss is about.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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