I rencently mentioned my using of Mac Face&Body foundation and that, this being a waterproof foundation, I needed oil to remove it.
So I thought it would be the perfect occasion to explain which cleansing routine I like when I have this kind of makeup on, and introduce you to the products I use.
First of all, the cleansing oil. I use Shu Uemura balancing cleansing oil, which is in the pink bottle and is meant for combination skin as it has balancing properties.
You have probably seen this a million times, but I can't get this product in my country and got this as a birthday gift last Summer from a friend who's lucky enough to have a Shu freestanding store in her area!
Basically, you use a couple of pumps of oil on your dry face, you massage it gently then you add a few drops of water and massage again so the oil gets a bit milky. You can use this on your eyes as well and remove your (waterproof) mascara with it, at least if you're not afraid of looking like a panda for a few minutes.
Then, I remove everything with a wet muslin cloth. I have been intrigued by these for a while, as I know they are part of the famous Liz Earle skincare routine. Basically, muslin is a fabric that is a bit stiff, so it slightly exfoliates your skin when you're using it. It's very gentle, though, I didn't experience any redness.
I got my muslin cloths from Natroma, which is a UK based online store. I picked the organic ones, and I found that at £1.75 each (non-organic are £1.50), they were reasonably priced compared to other online stores I had seen. So I ordered 6 (they are sold by three). I got my package very quickly and had a positive customer experience so I'd recommend them if you need this kind of product.
The cloths have a slight earthy smell but nothing disturbing. They're washable in the washing machine but you can't use fabric softener as that would ruin the purpose.
I can tell you that this combination of products does remove everything and leaves the skin plump and clean. I still use another cleanser under the shower to make sure I get rid of all the oil (I mostly use Bioderma foam) and because I like to double cleanse to feel fresh, but it's not really necessary.
Any of you a fan of oil cleansers and/or muslin cloths? Or have you found anything even better to remove waterproof makeup?