The Best Cleansers to Remove Stubborn Halloween Makeup
Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s costume and makeup prep time. No matter what type of costume you’re going for, you’ll probably be using long-lasting, waterproof makeup in your look. After all, you don’t want your Halloween makeup to melt off. Once the night is over, you’ll want to cleanse all of your makeup off before you go to sleep. Lucky for you, we’ve got just the right face wash products to 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 costume 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 — and even harder to remove once the night is over.
How to Get Rid Your Post-Halloween Makeup
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, etc, makeup post-Halloween.
The Best Cleansers to Remove Halloween Makeup
Wipe away mascara, eyeliner, long-wear foundation, and liquid lipstick with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Waterproof. Even waterproof products are no match for it! The no-rinse formula removes dirt, oil and makeup and refreshes your skin, sans harsh rubbing or over-drying.
Reveal glowing, radiant skin — yes, even under all of that Halloween makeup — with the Clarisonic Radiance Foaming Milk Cleanser. The milky formula helps to sloth away all of that dirt, debris and makeup that you’ve been wearing all night.
It’s hard for an eye-makeup remover to gain a cult following but this one has. It’s sensitive enough for using on easily-irritated skin and eyes yet still removes long-wear, stubborn eye makeup. It’s formulated to leave skin feeling soft and clean without any greasy residue left behind.
Photo: Chaunte Vaughn, Makeup: Anne Kohlhagen, Hair: Kiyo Igarashi, Model: Eydis Evensen