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You will never see me without a full face of make up. Not because I feel I NEED to wear make up, but because I love to play with it and experiment with colours. I have never been artistic, but I am creative, and I see make up as a creative outlet which if you get wrong, washes off at the end of the day. No harm, no foul….. right? I love to paint my face with an array of wonderful eyeshadows, blushes and highlighters. I adore learning new techniques, absorbing everything that the world of make up can throw at me. If only I had a bigger budget, then my make up collection would be far better than it is now, although I am sure my other half would argue that it is big enough already.

One thing that comes with wearing a full face, or make up of any kind, is the removal of it. In the world of waterproof this that and the other, there are a fair number of lotions and potions that profess to remove the gunk and make your face glow. Lord knows my dressing table is as full of bottles as it is with lipsticks. I was getting frustrated with the daily slog of removal, of products just not doing what they claimed they would, and quite frankly bored of the same old stuff. I was certainly finding that the skin around my eyes was taking a battering as I was scrubbing at them trying to get the layers of mascara from my lashes.

That is, until I found Clinque Take the Day off balm. Ohmygeeze, I mean seriously, this stuff is amazing. It is very rare that I am raving after one use of a product, but seriously if you buy nothing else in 2017 (and I include food and bills in this!!!) then you NEEEEED to get one of these pots of magic. You will thank me, I promise you. This little pot of magic looks like a solid, but once you scoop out a small amount and rub it between your hands, it turns into an oil like consistency. Simply rub your hands over your face, focusing on the areas where you have more stubborn make up (for example, your eyes or lips if you have a liquid lip on). Your make up will simply melt away. I wash my face with a damp washcloth, and carry on with my routine. It has reduced the amount of time I spend removing my face, without compromising on the actual cleaning of it, and the way it feels the following morning is as soft as my most amazing heated lap yeti (ahhh I bet I caught your eye. I will explain all in another post soon I promise)

 

It comes in at £22.00 on Clinque’s site direct, but with 125ml of product it will last you a long while making the cost not so steep. It’s light weight, non drying or greasy and doesn’t clog your pores, which is also a bonus. It really is suitable for all skin types, which means you won’t hit any restrictions if you want to pick up this bad boy. Side note, not all counters stock this product so I had to get mine from the webpage, but it allowed me to pick up a few additional extra freebies in the form of a Take the Day off Make up liquid remover, Liquid Facial Soap and a Moisture Surge moisturiser, which I have yet to dig into as they are perfect travel size and as I am going to be going away in April I thought I best try and keep them for then.

Until next time party people,

XO’s

Amy

18 Comments on Best make up remover I have ever tried.

  1. Ugh, I’m so terrible at my skin care routine, but thanks for the tip on the makeup remover!
    Mine always leaves me feeling sticky so I must try this.
    You should do a post on your skincare routine PLEASE!

    • Hey Erika,

      What do you use at the moment? I have a number of things I use. Will be happy to share my routine though.

      Give me an idea of what you are after and I will see if I can come up with some ideas for you
      XO’s
      Amy

    • Hey Emma,

      I have tried some Garnier, and agree it’s fab. What do you use specifically? Would love to try it out as a comparison.
      (Really must figure out how to change this from Admin to Amy!!!)
      XO’s
      Amy

  2. Clinique have such great products, I love their mascara so I may have to give this I try . I’m so terrible when it comes to skin care, I usually scrub my make up off with a wipe 🙈 Looking forward to more posts!

    • My skin protests now with wipes. I find they tug at my eyes and make them sore.
      Give it a go and let me know what you think.
      xo
      Amy

  3. I love Clinique skincare but I’ve never tried the Take the Day off range. I love the Body Shop’s version though, you should try it if you ever fancy a change!

    • I shall hopefully be posting up my routine soon. I am by no means an expert, but might give you some starting blocks.
      Thanks for stopping by
      xo
      Amy

  4. Oil-based makeup removers are the best I think. They are the only thing that can get my mascara off without rubbing my eyes.
    I’ve never tried the Clinique balm but I am totally obsessed with my MAC cleanse-off oil.
    Have you tried it?

    • Hey 🙂 not the MAC one no, but I am off to see them shortly, so I may pick up a sample to try. You get what you pay for I think and MAC is the best. I highly rate their products and use an awful lot of their stuff.
      Thanks for stopping by
      xo
      Amy

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