Lazy Make Up Removal w/ Garnier

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Currently in the middle of preparing for upcoming exams, attending the last of my classes and sorting out student finance related admin, as well as trying to stay on top of blog, exercise regularly, see my family, participate more in my local community and find some time to actually - you know - breathe, at the end of the day, things like make up removal go right out of the window. 

I'm a massive fan of cleansing balms and oils such as the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, but when I'm stood in the bathroom at the end of a long day, staring at my cleansers, all I want to do is go straight to bed, make up removal be damned. That's where these two Garnier products have saved the day. Two products and two cotton pads later, I'm make up free enough to slap on some moisturiser and go to bed. 

First I use is the Garnier Express 2-in-1 Eye Make Up Remover, which I initially picked up because it claimed to be suitable for contact lens wearers, so I assumed that it would be less likely to irritate my eyes all the while doing a decent job since it claims to be 'ultra-efficient'. So far, my assumption has been correct. Unless I'm really tired and get a little too product heavy on the cotton pad (there is such a thing as too much eye make up remover), this removes all of my eye make up for the day in a couple of gentle swipes without irritating them or leaving an uncomfortable oily residue. I've yet to wake up with panda eyes from this which is always a good sign.

I then go in with the Garnier Micellar Water Combination & Sensitive Skin (400ml) to remove makeup from the rest of my face. I'd heard so much about the Garnier Micellar waters and intended to pick up the one with the pink top, but when I saw that this was aimed in particular at those with sensitive combination-to-oily skin, I had to have it. It doesn't completely cleanse my face as a face wash or cleansing oil would, but for my lazy post-revision "it's been a long day" make up removal it works just fine, meaning that at least I don't go to bed with an full face of make up. 

Do you have any go-to make up removal products for those days when you just can't be bothered? 

8 comments:

  1. I have to try this water thing.

    I love Nivea Double effect make up remover. Just slap some of that on and follow with the Nivea Toner; that's my lazy makeup removal process. :)

    Pam Scalfi♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooo I'll have to keep an eye out for the Nivea Double effect next time I'm in the market for a make up remover :) x

      Delete
  2. These are currently my go to makeup removers!
    Such good value for money too seeing as they're so big.
    www.norawears.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right! When I looked at the price for 400ml I just knew I had to try it :) x

      Delete
  3. Sometimes I'm so tired that I don't even have motivation to remove makeup with micellar water *feels guilty*
    Yana <3 x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't worry, I think we all have those days whether we want to admit it or not! x

      Delete
  4. Even if it's 2.00 AM of later, I always remove my makeup & clean my face. I had a lot of problem with my skin in the past so now, I really take care of it ! My sister has that makeup removal from Garnier ! I used it two times, it works perfectly. I often use a makeup removal from Nuhanciam (you can find it at IU Stores), I really love it :)

    If you need more support, follow me on GFC, I'll follow back.
    WWW.HEKYMA.COM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooo, I'll have to check out Nuhanciam - I'd never heard of the brand. Thanks for the recommendation! x

      Delete