Beauty Tutorials

How To: Makeup Removal.

Bioderma Crealine H20 – £10.95 (eBay)
It used to be that evening makeup removal was a laborious chore that I would do anything to avoid, it is perhaps why I don’t wear so much makeup these days – especially eyeliner. Yep, that’s exactly how much I hated the task. 
I’ve introduced a couple of products in to my nightly routine which has made the mundane task of removing makeup less of a chore.
The first of these products is of course Bioderma, a favourite of mine for removing any kind of tough makeup, as well as foundation and base products, without spreading it around your face. Bioderma is a micellar solution, it dissolves the makeup so it’s easily removed without looking like Taylor Momsen. 
This really makes makeup removal so simple and easy, I squeeze a little bit of this on to a cotton pad and hold it over my peepers for a few seconds and then wipe off eye makeup. Le simple. 
Bioderma can be used to take off all makeup, but I prefer product number two – REN No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm. Who doesn’t love a cleansing balm? Simply squeeze a small amount of this in to hands, warm it up between your palms and massage in to skin. 
I usually have a lifetime supply of muslin cloths (eBay link here) on hand to gently remove the excess – running the cloths under warm water makes removing makeup so easy. I tend to take eye makeup off first with the Bioderma so my cloths aren’t stained by my eye makeup, but if I’m feeling particularly lazy then I skip the first stage and use the cleansing balm all over as I only have mascara and eyeshadow to take off. 
So there we have it, the lazy girls guide to removing makeup. Surely I’m not the only one who hates this task?! 
What products do you use to remove makeup?

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  • I used to hate it, so i love quick and easy routines, sounds great 🙂

    Sophierosehearts x

  • I’ve been wanting to try a cleansing balm for a while now and didn’t realise that REN did one so I may have to give it a go! xx

  • I really need to get me hands on Bioderma!


  • I’m pretty lazy with make up removing too! I’ve been using a Lancôme cleanser (there’s a review of it on my blog!), but I’m not completely in love with it, it’s ok!


  • Great post Kate- I’m currently using the Eve Lom cleansing balm and do really enjoy it but I’m now intrigued to try the REN one, love all the products I’ve tried from them.

  • Taking off make up at the end of the day is the worst! It always feels like such a chore and always dread it. I use Bioderma and Liz Earle Hot Cloth Polish Cleanser and I could not live without them. I’ll never use a make up wipe again!

  • Definitely Bioderma, I’ve brought other versions of water based cleaners before as creams bring me out in spots and they were awful. Especially the oil based ones, they made the chore so much harder to accomplish, as I am also like you can if at all cost I can avoid the bedtime make up routine, I will. I sometimes even use cleansing wipes (the nivea ones arent too bad) x

  • the Bioderma is probably the best thing that has ever happened to my face. My skin is so much clearer now that all of my make-up actually comes off properly!I’ve never tried a cleansing balm, but they sound rather nice. i might have to give this one a go 😛

  • Ugh I’m the same. I sometimes skip mascara but I look asleep without liner so I have to have at least that. I’m so lazy I just rub my LE hot cloth cleanser over my eyes – hello Taylor Momsen! Whenever my bf walks in on me like that, we literally just stare at eachother like deer in headlights as there are no words! I really need some bioderma but it seems excessive when I just do it the Taylor way… how that’s a justification for not buying it I do not know. Great post; really set me off in the comments it would seem! Xx

  • Oh crikey my message cut off halfway through. If Boots are giving away more £5.00 off vouchers, will be hunting it down.

    My Bioderma has ran out so currently using Nude Cleansing oil which MEH but does the job xx

  • I couldn’t agree more – removing makeup sucks! But my Bioderma makes the process much easier 😀

  • I really need to get my hands on some Bioderma! 😀 xx xx

  • I absolutely hate taking makeup off its such a pain! At the moment I’m loving Avene’s Extremely Gentle Cleanser as my skin is super sensitive at the moment and I’m trying to wean myself off face wipes even though they are the easier option!x

  • great post; I have been having some make removal issues recently and I read your post the other day about the REN beauty balm (which I already purchased thanks to your review) and I just knew I had to buy it because ive been having issues with my skin so I am hoping it will work wonders like it did with you. And the bioderma is now on my list. Thanks for including your ebay recommendations too – I find it hard to pick good sellers for beauty products so thats a great bonus.

  • Nice post! I love Bioderma and you have seriously been adding so many REN products to my wishlist with your reviews! haha xx

  • I try and do this as soon as I get in because I hate doing it straight before bed! The earlier I do it the less of a chore it is!

  • The Ren cleansing balm sounds beautiful! Really want to give it a go 🙂

  • Does Bioderma leave your face feeling greasy at all? I get that feeling when I look at it, but i really want to try it.

  • I need to try bioderma. I used to hate taking my makeup off so much that during sixth form I stopped wearing makeup all together for a few months! X

  • I haven’t tried Bioderma yet, but I haven’t been all that impressed by similar products. Can’t decide if it’s worth the price. xx

  • If it’s heavy/waterproof makeup I use oil based products and if it’s light then just water based makeup remover. xx

  • Nice! I gotta get my hands on the bioderma. Thanks!

  • I’ve read a lot of good reviews about Bioderma everywhere!

  • HSK

    The Ebay link is a godsend! I was considering splurging on more Liz Earle cloths but you just saved me a pretty penny!

  • I have been using the La Roche-Posay Cold Cream as a make-up remover. It’s pretty cheap & very gentle, breaks down my eye make-up really quickly. I’d never really heard of using cold cream before until I moved to France & found out a lot of women here really swear by it. Think I’ll even try Pond’s next time. I do get the TM effect but it doesn’t bother me!

  • brilliant taylor momsen reference, really made me giggle ! xx

  • I really like Neutrogena makeup removing clothes, they come in big packs and are great for lazy people- like myself!

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