I have a beauty post for you this time! Mostly because this one has been sitting in my mind for a couple of days. So, recently, I had a photoshoot, and because I had a bit of makeup on (dark makeup, that is) I knew that it would take a good scrubbing to get it all off. Of course, using a flannel and some soap doesn’t do the trick, especially if you have waterproof eyeliner and mascara (not to mention scrubbing your face will damage your skin), and over the years I’ve been experimenting with different types of make-up removers. I’ve used wipes, micellar water, liquid make-up removers and even cream cleansers, but nothing (and I mean NOTHING) compares to what I use now!
Now, I’ll be reviewing two different products here today, and I hope some of you will agree with me on this one. So, for the past few months, I’ve been using the Lush Ultrabland cream, and recently (you know, for the photoshoot), I finally used the Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover and I absolutely love both of them! The Ultrabland is great for my everyday makeup, the “not-too-heavy” look, while the Make-Up Dissolver works wonders for when you have those “I-want-to-look-glam-gorgeous” days. Now, I’m not going to do this willy-nilly, so let’s start off with the Ultrabland.
Lush-ious and Clean
Ok, so, as many of you already know, I have an obsession with Lush. I love their bath-bombs, I love their scrubs, I love their masks, I love everything they make, because not only is it 100% organic, it’s animal-testing free! That includes their make-up removers and facial cleansers. Of course, it’s not the only reason why I like their Ultrabland cleanser. It’s made up of a few good essential oils that help hydrate, rejuvenate and restore your skin. It’s packed with rose water, almond oil, iris extract and honey, so you know your skin’s going to get a good balance of soothing hydration and antiseptic (yes, honey has an antiseptic quality).
Now, the only downside is that you’re going to have to scrub it off with a flannel, and that’s not good for waterproof makeup. It’s tricky when you’re scrubbing your eyes, because it can take some time, especially if you have a lot of make-up on. So, only use this cleanser if you’ve got make-up that’s easily removable (like foundation, liquid eyeliner and powder). Mascara can be a nightmare to rub off, so be careful when you’re using this product. I’d have a bottle of micellar water standing by just in case.
Overall, I’d recommend Ultrabland if you’re not too much of a fan of make-up. So, if you only put on the essentials, like eyeliner, a bit of blush and lip balm, then this cleanser is for you. I’m more of the heavier type of make-up so it does take a bit of time to get everything off, and even then I have to double up with a few swipes of micellar water, just to make sure I take off everything. That’s why I’ve tried a new product and so far, I’m loving it!
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Dissolve The Naked Evidence
The Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover comes in either a stick or spray form. I have the spray form, and although I’ve only used it once, it worked like a dream! At first I was hesitant to use it, purely because I thought it’d be as harsh as regular drugstore brands, but I absolutely love this spray! It’s actually very gentle on the skin, and you only either need your hands or a cotton pad! When you swipe that pad or your hand over your face, it feels as if there’s nothing there, but the evidence is visible. You can see straight away (if you have a mirror, of course), that the oil wipes away your make-up.
As for me, the experience was rather weird, and I was rather paranoid that bits of my makeup were still on my face, so I used the micellar water again, just to be sure, but the next time, you can be sure I won’t need to. I literally gasped when I saw that my eyeshadow (which was heavy that day) simply disappeared as I swiped only twice with the cotton pad! If you’re like me, and you do wear heavy make-up (well, what I call heavy, some would say would be medium coverage), I highly recommend this remover. It’s a lifesaver!
Now, I’d recommend using your hands for the main part, because when I used the cotton pad, bits of fluff kept sticking to my hair (because I’d used contour powder and cream, and of course some of it will get into your hair). So, if you do use it, make sure you have a gentle washcloth or clean hands.
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Well, there’s my two cents. I’m sure, I’ll be using these products from now on. They’re just perfect for my type of skin, make-up habits and all-round facial routines. It’s your turn now, have you used these products? What did you think of them? Are there any alternatives you’d suggest? Leave your tips in the jar below and we’ll see you soon!
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