Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Beauty Ritual: How I Remove My Makeup

Hellooww.. somebody on the other side of the monitor?? ^^

On this post, I will share about one of my essential beauty rituals: “How I Remove My Makeup”

I know, in this stage, usually girls will be very lazy sometimes (hey me too) to remove their makeup. Let’s say if you’re home by 9-10 PM after a long day of work, rubbing your face with cotton pad would be the last thing in your mind. Because I know, we only want to do one thing: SLEEP.

I’ve done that before, you know, sleeping without removing my makeup. My body was really like falling apart at that time, and I dozed off right after I entered my bedroom. The next morning, a big and painful zit was popping on my nose. Yeah, it hurts. (Please don’t try this at home)

After that, I promised myself, NEVER EVER Go To Sleep Without Removing Makeup.

Okay then, let’s go to the step by step, shall we?

Start with the cleansing water,  I don’t really like cleansing oil lately cause I found them too heavy on my skin.

Nature Republic Rice Cleansing Water

Currently I’m loving this Nature Republic Natural Rice Cleansing Water.
The content is transparent like water , but the smell is like rice. Also, because it contains rice, it’s supposed to have brightening effect, but I can’t really tell for sure. It’s a good cleanser for face makeup, but not for eye makeup.

Next for toning, I’m currently using Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner, you can check my review about it here.

Etude Wonder Pore fresh copy

As I said, the bottle is huge, 500 ml. So I don’t have to worry it’ll run out for a long time, haha. I enjoy using this cause I feel it’s good to refresh my face and remove any trace of makeup left by the cleansing water.


Usually, I will use 4 (four) cotton pads for the cleansing water, that’s a lot, yeah.. But I just have to make sure that all of the face makeup removed properly and doesn’t leave any clogged pores behind. How about you?

As for the toner, I use 2 cotton pads.

You can see, the pads on the left are so dirty with makeup and the right one is barely dirty, but it’s still have a little bit of makeup in there. See? Even after 6 pads, I still have some makeup left on my face.

That’s why I need the last step for the finale.

But before that, the eye makeup remover.


Also from Etude House, it has 2 layers, the oil and the water inside, I have to shake it first so they will be mixed together. Mildly scented, this is really effective in removing eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow.

For the final step, I’ll be using this:


Hada Labo Gokujyun Facial Wash

So mild, so gentle to the skin.. I’ve reviewed it once here. I’ve seen many reviews from Indonesian beauty bloggers also loving this, and I must say I’m in the same side too.

Why still use facial wash after all the steps above?

Personally, I just love how it leaves my skin stay soft and smooth after I rinsed it. If you have sensitive skin, this is highly recommended.. ^^

Also, I feel that we need water to rinse all the residue of makeup AND the makeup remover itself. Water is still the ultimate cleanser IMHO. It has neutral pH level and harmless to the skin cause water is simply water. No additive chemical whatsoever. 

That’s why I would suggest to choose the mildest facial wash for this step. A friend of mine who has very sensitive skin uses Sebamed, or maybe you can try Clinique or Cetaphil too. :)

But remember, everyone’s skin is unique, so choose whatever suits you best.


It feels like a long process, right? But in reality, it’s not that long, for me it only took 5-10 minutes. I usually will take time in massaging my face while rubbing the cotton pad.

Let’s think about it, how much time you use when you apply your makeup in the morning? 15-30 minutes or maybe more?

Well, if you need that certain amount of time to apply makeup, I strongly think that your skin deserves to be treated the same way. Not just by cleansing, but also by moisturizing it as well.

Pasti yang di seberang monitor sana mikir, “Padahal ini muka cuma sepetak ya, tapi ngerawatnyaaa..hadoohh..”

Oh well, namanya juga cewek. :P

Next time I will share about how I moisturize my skin, stay tune yaaa..

See you on the next post!

1 comment:

  1. That a pretty simple n nice routine actually compares to other ppl. I never try cleansing water. Sounds interesting. Great post. :)