The Cleansers You Need to Remove Stubborn Halloween Makeup
Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s costume and makeup prime time. Whether you’re a leather jumpsuit or pumps-and-cat-ears type of gal, you’ll probably be using long-lasting, waterproof makeup in your look. After all, you don’t want your Halloween makeup to melt off (or maybe you do, if you’re going for ultra-creepy vibes). Once the night is over and it is time to hit the hay, all of that makeup will have to come off your skin before you can catch some Zzz’s. Lucky for you, we’ve got just the right cleansing routine for you that can help remove stubborn, long-lasting makeup with ease.
Why You Need to Remove Your Halloween Makeup
When it comes to painting on a Halloween-worthy face, while you might use some quality glitter, lipstick and eyeliner, covering your entire face in color typically relies on party store makeup. According to board-certified dermatologist and Skincare.com consultant Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, party store makeup is similar to that of costume makeup or face paint which can unfortunately clog pores. In addition to making your skin susceptible to breakouts, party store Halloween makeup can be heavy, which might make it harder for your skin to breathe throughout the night—and even harder to remove once it’s all over. Killer pigment that lasts all night? Yes, please. Subsequent breakouts as a result? No thank you.
How to Get Your Best Post-Scream Clean
After stumbling in from what we’re sure is a night filled with candy corn and choreographed dances, take the time to make sure the scary parts of Halloween don’t haunt your skin when you wake up the next morning. Ridding your face of Halloween makeup involves a couple of steps that go beyond the simple makeup-remover-one-and-done. Just like we recommend double-cleansing when wearing a full face of traditional makeup, the same is true for your cat/witch/zombie get-up come fright night.
How to Remove Stubborn Halloween Makeup
Step 1: Remove Halloween eye makeup with the Lancôme Bi Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover
Before jumping straight to a traditional cleanser for your facial makeup, reach for an eye makeup remover, like the Lancôme Bi Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover. This formula is a double-threat when it comes to removing stubborn eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner and more. The formula is so gentle, it can even be used on the most sensitive eyes.To use, soak a cotton pad with the liquid and hold it pressed against your eyes for a few seconds before sweeping makeup off.
Step 2: Follow with Micellar Water
Now it’s time to move beyond eye makeup removal and focus on any dirt and grime that may have been trapped under your face-full of Halloween cosmetics. Since you’re likely pretty tired after your night of fun, instead of reaching for a traditional lather-and-rinse formula, soak a cotton pad with micellar water for a quick and easy, yet totally effective, double cleanse. For this step in particular, we suggest using the Lancôme Bi Facil Face. The formula helps to dissolve stubborn facial makeup while cleansing impurities, all with the help of a bi-phase formula of oil and micellar water. At this point, you’re half of the way back to looking human after a night out of ghoulish fun.
Step 3: Tone Your Skin for Good Measure
Yes, another step. Seriously, Halloween makeup removal is no joke. To make sure that you’ve scooped up every last bit of residue and grime, swipe a toner-soaked cotton pad from forehead to chin and revel in your grade-A skin care routine.
Step 4: Moisturize Your Skin
Cleansing without moisturizing afterwards can cause problems all on its own. Since the last thing you want is for all your hard, makeup-removing work to go to waste, be sure to follow your cleanse with a hydrating moisturizer.
Step 5: Sweet Dreams Scream Queen!
Now that you’ve effectively removed all traces of your scary good time, you can get a wonderful night’s sleep without the fear of a nightmare breakout come 8 a.m.