Long story short—start with a bottle of Simple Micellar Cleansing Water.
Long story short, start with a bottle of Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. Here's exactly how to use it to rid your skin of foundation, lipstick—and everything in between.
Just got in from a late night out? The last thing you want to do is fall straight into bed wearing a face full of makeup! Instead of grabbing your go-to cleanser and a face cloth (or sonic brush) to wash up, opt for Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, along with a few cotton pads and swabs. (Not tissue!)
Pronounced me-sell-air, not only is it the quickest, easiest way to remove stubborn dirt, oil, sebum and makeup without having to actually wash your face (or even rinse with water), it's also formulated with soothing vitamins and triple purified water, so it's not harsh or irritating. Plus, it's gentle on eyes and lips, and completely suitable for all skin types, even extremely sensitive.
Sold? Good. Click through to see how it's done.
Removing matte red lipstick (long wear formulation, natch), used to be quite a daunting task. Not anymore—no elbow grease required!
The RIGHT Way: Dampen a cotton pad with Micellar Cleansing Water and fold it in half. Press it onto the lower left corner of your mouth, and slowly swipe the pad across your bottom lip to erase every trace of color with ease.
The skin surrounding your eyes is incredibly delicate, so tread lightly. Never ever feverishly rub the area to remove liner, eyeshadow and mascara.
The RIGHT Way: Moisten a cotton pad with Micellar Cleansing Water and hold it onto each eyelid for ten seconds to dissolve eye makeup. Then gently swipe down and out to drag the pad across the lashes, too.
Liquid eyeliner—especially waterproof—is the hardest to get off. You may be tempted to tug at the corners of your eyes, but that does more harm than good. (Wrinkles!)
The RIGHT Way: Saturate a cotton swab with Micellar Cleansing Water and gently roll it back and forth over the liner until it's all gone. (Repeat underneath each eye if you're wearing liner on your lower lids as well.)
Whether you're wearing water-based BB Cream and a hint of blush, or oil-based foundation and a light dusting of bronzer, there's no need to vigorously scrub to get it all off.
The RIGHT Way: Soak a cotton pad with Micellar Cleansing Water and sweep it outward to quickly remove your makeup. Start at the center of your face and move towards your ears. (Never drag the pad back across the skin. Only swipe out.)
See that? Not a drop of water (or an ounce of soap!) even needed to get your skin so fresh and so squeaky clean, clean!
Fun fact: Just a splash or two of Simple Micellar Cleansing Water deep cleanses your makeup brushes as well. (Seriously—we tried it on set!)