Lioele Makeup RemoverBesides the Triple The Solution BB Cream, I am really lovin’ Lioele’s Aroma Waterproof Lip & Eye Remover!

The Aroma Waterproof Lip & Eye Remover is a specialized point makeup remover for the lip and eye area. It is alcohol, paraben and preservative-free so it can be used even on the most sensitive skin.

Just like my favorite Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Make-up Remover and Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover, it is a double-phase remover so you have to shake well before use. Ingredients include Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Root Extract and Portulaca Oleracea Extract for condition skin and minimize inflammation.

If you do not own L’oreal’s Clean Artiste Makeup Corrector Pen, you have to go get yourself one! This baby is infused with makeup removing ingredients so you can easily clean up mistakes and smudges on the go without interfering with the rest of your makeup.

The pen comes with a felt-tip applicator that is great for precise application. I use it to clean up mascara smudges and to get the perfect lip line when I wear dark lipsticks. Plus the formula never stings my eyes or irritates my skin. It also dries really fast without leaving a greasy feeling behind. Definitely a great product for pros and beginners.

The Clean Artiste Makeup Corrector Pen is now available at all drugstores for $10.95.

Zorpia Photo Sharing: Free Unlimited Storage & BandwidthI have always loved Asian beauty gadgets and in its latest summer 2008 collection, Shiseido’s Maquillage brought us the Mascara Combing Remover, a mascara-removing device that works even on waterproof mascara while conditioning your lashes.

Unlike traditional mascara removers that work like a mascara, the Mascara Combing Remover comes in a twist pen design with a comb on the top. This means no more pushing the wand in and out of the tube and having residue go back into the tube after you have removed the mascara plus you can actually clean the comb and wipe off mascara bits with a tissue – how hygienic!

To use the device, simply twist the back of the pen a few times and wait for the remover to get dispensed onto the comb. Next, comb your lashes as if you are applying mascara. Wait a minute or two for the product to dissolve your mascara and wipe off with a cotton pad. No rinsing is necessary.

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I have had a couple of mascara removers that came with a wand but sadly, they all failed miserably. I am definitely going to pick this one up and report back. If you have this, let us know how you are liking it!

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Taking it all off is probably one of the most tedious yet unavoidable chores for all you makeup addicts out there. Today I will cover briefly how you can take everything off without spending hours and hours in the bathroom.

Face Makeup
The best way to take off all facial makeup is to use a cleansing oil followed by a foam/gentle cleanser. My newest faves are Kose Softymo Super-cleansing Oil followed by Clean and Clear Daily Pore Cleanser.

Eye Makeup
To remove eye makeup effortlessly, pick a duo-phase eye makeup remover like Lancome Bi-facil or Ponds Bare and Repair. Simply soak a cotton pad with the remover and press against your eyelid for 10-15 seconds. Next, dip a Q-tip soaked with remover, close your eyes and gently go back and forth on your lashes to remove any remaining mascara. Whatever you do, remember to use *extra* care since the skin around your eyes is only 0.5mm thick.

Lip Makeup
The best way to remove lip makeup is to use a remover made specifically for it (try the one by Kanebo). If you can’t find it, simply use cleansing oil or Ponds Cold Cream.

Back when MAC first released its cleansing oil, a lot of people were skeptical about it. How do you wash makeup off with oil? Doesn’t oil make your face all greasy and cause breakouts?

The truth is, cleansing oils have been a staple in the Asian skincare regime for a very long time. They break down and melt away your makeup like no other and most of them contain emulsifiers so when they are in contact with water, they turn into this milky white liquid which can be easily rinsed off.

Here’s for Loraine =)

Botanics Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover ($5.99)
This is hands down the best dual-phase eye makeup remover in the market considering how cheap it is. It contains Iceland moss extract to hydrate and calm the skin and oil to remove stubborn eye makeup, including waterproof mascara. It also feels very gentle on the skin and is never too drying or too oily. I highly recommended this for all types of skin.

Chanel Precision Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover ($27.50)
Like Lancome’s Bi-facil, this comes in a dual-phase formula. It contains water cornflower extract and water rose extract to soothe and calm the eye area. It is also fragrance-free and does not leave a oily film like Lancome’s and it never stings. It is pretty effective but a tad expensive for an eye makeup remover so I say get it only if you have the extra money.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (~$3)
People have been using this to remove waterproof mascara and the most stubborn makeup since forever. It is extremely gentle, non-irritating, cheap, widely available and works just as well as your department store makeup removers. I used this last night and my eye makeup came right off after one swipe. If you wear contacts like I do, however, remember to take them out before using it – the oil can mess up your contacts.

L’oreal Gentle Eye Make Up Remover ($6)
Since Lancome is owned by L’oreal, their products usually share a similar, if not, the same formula. I *loved* Bi-facil so I picked this one up, hoping it would be a great knock-off but boy was I wrong! Compared to Lancome’s Bi-facil, this definitely feels drier on my skin. It does remove my eye makeup but for heavier makeup, you would need a few more swipes. It also does not do anything to waterproof mascaras and made my eyes all dry and itchy. I am so staying away from this one!