Sunday, January 24, 2016

Take it off | 3 of the Best Make-Up Removers


As much as I deeply love and absolutely adore make-up and slathering it all over my face, there is just something so dangggg satisfying about removing it all at the end of the day - who else is with me?

Lately, these are the 3 products that I have been reaching for to take it all off in the evening, and they are definitely the best of the make-up removers that I have tried so far. On a regular day I usually will use a combination of Bioderma Micellar water and the Dermalogica Soothing Eye- Make-Up Remover as my first cleanse, but on days when I feel like my skin just needs something a lil somethin' extra or I have been particular heavy handed in my make-up application that day (whoops) I will reach for my Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm. After removing my make-up with any of the above products I then go to town with my second cleanse and the rest my skincare routine, which I will post about soon (and if you're not double cleansing you need to ask yourself why the heck not?!) But let's get on to the nitty gritty of each product shall we?


Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Soultion 
This micellar water has been my go-to make-up remover ever since it was first introduced onto Australian shores. I have dabbled in various other micellar water products (you can read my comparison to the Garnier Micellar Water here) but none quite frankly live up to the standard that Bioderma have set, and despite it being on the pricer side (the 500ml bottle retails for about $43.00) I keep coming back to this time and time again. With a single wipe of a soaked cotton pad it gently and easily removes face, lip and eye-makeup but is still thorough at getting the job the done. I am particularly fond of micellar water as it is perfect for sensitive skin as I find that it also calms down skin irritations and redness and doesn't irritate my eyes, particularly when wearing contact lenses. I seriously recommend this (especially if you have yet to try it) if you want the job done quickly and effectively.

Dermalogica Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover*
I started using this just as the party season rolled around late last year, and let me tell you I honestly don't know what I would have done without it - for realz. You see, waterproof mascara and I we kinda have a love hate relationship. When I want it gone it is just so darn stubborn and can't take a hint. But not with this guy around. This gel eye make-up remover instantly removes all my eye make-up (and even a pesky budge proof lipstick) without leaving behind any residue. I apply a small amount on a cotton pad and gently sweep it over my eyes in a gentle massaging motion and it removes liquid eyeliner, eyeshadow and even that clingy waterproof mascara without having to harshly tug at my eyes. I seriously love this stuff.

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm 
While I love the above two products dearly and use them on the reg, this cleansing balm holds a special place in my heart especially reserved for cleansers. If you are on the search for a balm cleanser, search no more because this one is literally for everyone. As someone who has skin that breaks out at the sight of nearly everything, trust me when I say that this cleansing balm is fabulous. It doesn't clog your skin and is perfect for sensitive skin as well as there are no added synthetic fragrances, in fact it has no scent at all. This cleansing balm quite literally takes the day off as it will remove pretty much everything - so hence why I use it on days when I am wearing a lot of make-up. A small amount goes a long way so it is well worth the price. When applying, the balm transforms into a silky oil that you can massage quite nicely on to the face and remove with water. I like to use this when I have a bit more time to spare for my evening skincare routine.


Have you tried any of these products? What are some of your go-to make-up removers?

Chantalle x

24 comments:

  1. Lol, I triple cleanse ;) But gah need the Clinique balm. If I don't get it while I'm in the US, I'll definitely get it when I'm back haha :P

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. girrrrl wow triple cleanse? I am in awe! Yes you defs need it! They have it in Sephora so hopefully it is super easy for you to find! xx

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  2. I can't recommend the Clinique cleansing balm enough! I'm on my fourth container of it now, I think. Might be the 5th. Honestly, I've lost count. I always have it! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Oh wow! I'm on my second but I can easily see myself getting to my 5th - it's so amazing! x

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  3. Bioderma has been my go to for residual eye make up that sneaks into the creases when I cleanse. it's so gentle and wipes everything away :) $43 is a hefty price to pay though,my friend's been buying hers from a French website (? - I will need to ask and confirm) for $20!!

    Lily not Louise

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    1. I absolutely love Bioderma. Oh my goodness $20!!!? Yes please find out that website and report back, that is a steal! x

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  4. I love the Clinique balm it is a faveourite of mine and one that I always have on hand. I need to try out the Bioderma I always here so many great reviews about it.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com.au

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    1. Me too! Yes you definitely need to try it out, it is staple in my routine for sure! x

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  5. I love that Clinique Cleansing Balm, it really is amazing and you're right, good for everyone :) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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    1. Glad to hear you love it Gyudy! Thanks for reading! x

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  6. Yes there is something soooo satisfying about taking your makeup off at the end of the day. I've been thinking about trying that Clinique Cleansing Balm, it sounds amazing! My skin breaks out so easily though, so I always fear straying from my usual products in fear of breakouts aha!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I feel you girl! My skin is also quite sensitive and breaks out from pretty much everything but I have been using this for awhile and my skin has given it the all clear. I'm pretty sure it is non comedogenic AND it is backed my Caroline Hirons so it gets the tick of approval from me! Thanks for stopping by Alice xx

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  7. I am such a massive fan of Bioderma! It's just amazing for taking your eye makeup without stinging your eyes, or leaving you looking like a panda haha xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Love Bioderma as well, it is definitely a go-to! Thanks for reading Gemma xx

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  8. I've only tried Biotherma and I love it! I normally use the Garnier 2 in 1 solution to erase the makeup on my eyes and it also works wonderfully!
    I hope that you have a great day, lovely xx

    Sel♥
    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Not too much of a fan of the Garnier remover, but glad that it works for you! Thanks for dropping by Sel! xx

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  9. That clinique cleansing balm looks good! I've wanted to try it out for ages.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. You should definitely give it a go, it's pretty amazing!! xx

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  10. I am in the market for a new makeup remover, and the Dermalogica one sounds perfect! I've tried cleansing balms before and they just break me out and irritate my skin; I think I may be allergic to something? :( I've also currently got the Garnier Micelle Water but I think I will go back to Bioderma once I've finished it off :)
    Great post!

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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    1. Oh that it is rather unfortunate because the Clinique one is amazing but definitely give the Dermalogica one go, it is great for sensitive eyes. I personally like the Bioderma one a whole lot better than Garnier. I found the Garnier one didn't one quite remove all my make-up and left it feeling a bit soapy! xx

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  11. I love Micellar waters (as you know) but I have never tried the balm before. Do you still cleanse afterward??

    Tahana <3
    http://tahanalee.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Oh I know haha ;) I have been loving the clinique balm lately and I do still cleanse afterwards as per normal. For me the balm is just the first cleanse or make-up remover, so I still cleanse afterwards as well! xx

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  12. The Bioderma Sensibio is my ride or die skincare product. I cannot live without it! You are totally right in saying that others like the Garnier don't stack up. I always stock up when Priceline has their 40% off skincare sales.

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

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    1. I am exactly the same, I don't think I can live without it anymore! x

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