Skin Tips 9 years ago

5 Tips to Completely Remove Your Makeup

I’m constantly in front of the camera and as much as I focus on having natural and dewy skin, I also have to rely on certain products to make sure my face is clear and camera ready for shoot days! But as important as it is to look camera ready, it’s also important for me to make sure that I remove all of that gunk off my face before I go to to sleep at night! That’s why I have such an extensive night routine, as you guys might see sometimes on my Snapchat (@chrisellelim). From my posts on DIY Face Masks to using natural oils, I love to show you guys how to have natural and healthy skin, but that all starts with removing your makeup properly!

Here are my top five essential products to properly & completely remove your makeup!

1. Makeup Removal Balm

On the discussion of Korean beauty products, this makeup removal balm is one of my secret weapons. All I have to do is massage it all over my face and rinse with a bit water to remove my makeup. It’s super easy and super gentle on my skin, and it smells like cherry blossoms! It removes make up, sun screen, dirt, excess sweat and oil, all while leaving my skin feel smooth and hydrated.

Shop: Banila Co. Clean it Zero  

2. Oil Based Cleanser 

One of the biggest things for me is that I rely on oils to remove my makeup. It’s not enough to just have a cleanser because only an oil based cleanser can completely and thoroughly remove your all makeup. I love this product because it has hints of lavender oil for calmness and the coconut oil is great for gently removing makeup while hydrating my skin!

Shop: Aromatica Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil 

3. Olive Oil

Instead bringing my entire beauty cabinet when I’m traveling, I just bring a vial of olive oil to help take off my makeup. (In addition to a good cleanser of course!) But like I said, nothing removes your makeup better than an oil based product. Olive oil is also really great for hydrating your skin and, contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t clog your pores! I like using this to put over my face and then washing it off with a cleanser for a clean face.

4. Waterproof Eye-makeup Remover

Taking care of my eyes is one of my biggest beauty priorities as you might have been able to guess with my ‘how to get rid of under eye circles’ post. Having the right eye makeup remover is super important to my routine. I like using the Smashbox eye makeup remover because it takes off waterproof makeup really easily. It’s really gentle, and is dermatologist approved!

Shop: Smashbox It’s a Wrap

5. Vaseline

Vaseline is another great and easy product to remove really heavy eye makeup. Sometimes when I want to give my eyes a break from the chemicals in other products I like to use Vaseline on a cotton ball to take off my eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara. (See other beauty benefits of Vaseline.)

And there you have it! The five products I rely on to have a clean and fresh face!

Do you guys have any makeup removal secrets? Share them with me in the comments!


Photography by Karen Rosalie