Sunday, December 13, 2009

Makeup remover...why I use two!

This post is going to be an explanation of the two makeup removers that I use. I own and love two makeup removers for different reasons. The two makeup removers I use are:

Rimmel Gentle eye makeup remover


Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover

The big question everyone is asking: well why use two makeup removers?

First, I'll tell you what these both claim. Both removers claim to be oil free, safe for contact lens wearers and people with sensitive eyes, will remove even waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and will not leave an oily residue.

Both removers are oil free. As to the second claim about being safe for contact lens wearers and people with sensitive eyes I neither wear contacts nor have sensitive eyes so I can not attest to that. I find that the next claim about removing waterproof mascara is only applicable to the Neutrogena. I find that it take many swipes and a lot of tugging for the Rimmel to remove waterproof mascara and eyeliner. And as for the last claim saying that they will not leave an oily residue, I feel that only applies to the Rimmel as I feel that the Neutrogena leaves an oily film.

Now, on to the reason why I use two. A lot of times if I am in a rush in the morning, I will skip mascara and eyeliner alltogether and just use a dark shadow as my liner. Now, many beauty experts out there will have my head for saying this next part, but sometimes I come home after a long day/night and I don't want to wash my face *gasp*. So, on those nights I will use Rimmel's eye makeup remover becuase it removes all of my eye primer and eyeshadow and does not leave an oily residue. Then I will follow that with a Pond's makeup remover towelette and then I am ready for bed. If I use the neutrogena remover I have to wash my face after because, at least for me, it leaves an oily residue.

Now, I always wash my face in the morning and I want to stress how important it is to remove all of your makeup before going to bed. (Note: if you don't....hello clogged pores!) Washing your face thoroughly is the best way, but in a pinch eye makeup remover and a makeup towelette will work just fine.

Both of these can be found at your local drugstore and depending on where you get them they are about the same price. Keep in mind that most drugstores run promotions on both of these makeup brands quite often!

I hope this was helpful for those of you looking to try a new makeup remover.

(Note: I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any companies mentioned in this post, nor are they paying me to write this review. The products mentioned in this post were purchased by me.)

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