Thursday, 26 April 2012

My daily skin care routine - make up removal

Whether you wear make up every day or just every now and again, if you put in on you've got to take it off! If I'm on a very lazy day I'll just baby wipes to take my make up off but I do like to it properly when I can. As a wear Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation I need a make remover that isn't scared of a challenge!
I've been using these products for ages and I only stumbled across them by chance but I swear they are sent from above!

I don't know how many of you have heard of the Matis range but I will use nothing else on skin. You know when you've been using something for so long that your scared to change? That's how I feel about these products. They seem to suit my skin. I'm worried that if I change my routine my skin will have a major strop and breakout so I'm staying put - if it's not broken, don't fix it.

I buy my Matis products from Feel Unique as I find it's the cheapest. They don't always have them in stock though, so occasionally I do have to shop around.

Cleanser and toner wise I user Reponse Jeunesse Essential Cleansing Emulsion and Essential Lotion. Reponse Jeunesse is their anit-aging range, I'm 24 so don't really need anti-aging but in my eyes prevention is better than cure! These products are so lovely to use. To remove make up you massage the emulsion on to your face until it goes creamy and then wipe it off by popping some lotion on a cotton pad. You keep going until the pad comes away clear with no traces of make up. This step can take AGES!! If I'm feeling impatient I use water to wash my make up and emulsion off then tone with the lotion. The company recommend not using water but when I'm rushing to get ready impatience gets the better of me!
I find that theses products really do remove every trace of make up but in a gentle way. I hate it when my skin feels really sensitive after removing make up but I find these products quite moisturising. My skin is combination and they seem to really suit it. I wouldn't use anything else!

To remove eye make up I either use Simple eye make-up remover or Clarins Gentle Eye Make-up Remover Lotion. Whatever I use it has to be gentle. The corners of my eyes are terrible for drying out if I use anything harsh. I find Simple eye make up remover removes my mascara better than the Clarins. I don't use waterproof mascara but I do layer it on and I find that when I use Simple I spend less time removing it. In all honesty I only ended up with the Clarins as there was a 3 for 2 offer on but once I've used it up I'll be going back to Simple.

And that's pretty much how I take my make up off  - I moisturise afterwards but thats a whole other story! I'll save it for a rainy day!

How do you remove your make up?


  1. I have superdrug cleanse and toner! What you use sounds like it would suit me much more though. However, I'm normally to lazy to remove my makeup the proper way, so I usually end up stealing my sons baby wipes! Xo

    1. Baby wipes are a god send aren't they! I'd love to think I cleanse and tone properly everyday but sometimes I just don't have time/can't be bothered! Half the time i just want to go to sleep. These products are great though - it's like having a mini facial! Xx