Saturday 6 July 2013

My Lazy & Quick Makeup Removing Routine

We all have those nights when we just are too tired to properly cleanse especially in my case when I've been up since 2.30am and just want to get my makeup off my face and get in my pjs.

I love my Elemis cleansing balm to death and wouldn't choose anything else right now but it's definitely not the quickest way of removing everything off my face. So my quick solution to this are these 2 beauty items. I only do this once a week, twice at a push.

First is the Garnier Fresh Essentials Eye Make Up Remover. I love this for a quick sweep and it removes all traces of eye makeup. I put some on a cotton pad hold over my eye for 5-10 seconds, swipe and my eye makeup is practically gone. Some slight rubbing may be required, it just depends on how much eye makeup you have on and the toughness of the mascara. It's available from Boots for the cheapo price of £3.15 and at the moment Boots has buy one get one free on selected Garnier items.

Then I take the rest off with the Garnier Fresh Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Lotion. I apply this on a couple of cotton pads and in circular motions go all over my face right up into my hairline and down my neck where I've blended my foundation. As this doesn't work as deep at the Elemis Cleansing Balm it takes a few cotton pads to remove everything but is still quicker. It's available from Boots for the same price as the eye makeup remover, just £3.15.

There are three different ranges in the Garnier skin care line. The green 'Fresh Essentials' range is for normal/combination skin which is what I use. There is also the 'Simple Essentials' range which is suitable for sensitive skin which is in the blue packaging and finally the 'Soft Essentials' range in the pink packaging and that is for dry skin.

If you want to know more about the Elemis Cleansing Balm then I wrote a post all about it here.

What do you use to remove your makeup?

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6 lovelies have something to say:

  1. I'm definitely going to have a look at this when I pop to boots later. I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the Clarins instant eye. I love it but it doesn't last very long. Will give this a go- especially if it's on BOGOF!


  2. I love a good eye makeup remover at the moment, especially as my eyes are all gross and hayfevery. These sound good :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  3. Garnier is one of my favorite drugstore skin care brands! I don't think I've seen the Fresh Essentials here in the US :(
    maybe I need to look a little harder... Great post though for the lazy in me :)

  4. This eyemakeup remover sounds good! Wish i'd read this a few days ago... i'm not happy with the latest one I bought.

    Kimberley x (currently running two giveaways, one is MAC)

  5. that title drew me in haha.

    i currently use estee lauder take it away makeup remover which is quite quick but it isn't great on waterproof mascara.


  6. The eye make up remover looks so so good, also such a good price! I love Simple for easy make up removal at a good price, also you can get your boots points wooo :)

    Lovely post babe.

    Love Em x


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