3 Steps To

Removing Long-Wearing Makeup

Full-coverage foundations, budge-proof liners, long-wearing lipsticks, over the top lashesshimmery shadows, and even glitter (for when you want to really show off your skills, think Halloween or Mardi Gras)—tenacious makeup can make you look amazing from dawn to dusk, but requires more than a quick rinse-off before you go to bed. Here's how to break it down:

Step One: Tackle The Toughest Stuff.

Start by removing super-stubborn eye makeup and vampy red lips first. To reduce the amount of tugging on your skin, saturate a cotton ball with a dual phase liquid makeup remover, like Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips, which also has added skin-brightening benefits for a post-rinse-off glow. Gently press it over your eyes or lips for about 10 seconds. This gives the remover enough time to break down even the most tenacious makeup, so all you have to do is gently sweep it away.

Step Two: Steam Clean Your Skin.

Next, remove the rest of your makeup with Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. As you massage this solid balm into your skin, it’ll melt into a soothing lightweight oil, dissolving long-wear foundation in its path and leaving skin brighter. Soak a cotton washcloth in warm water and hold over your entire face. The steam will also help loosen up your makeup, then gently wipe your face clean.

Step Three: Deep Clean Your Pores.

To make sure you get every bit (especially shimmer and glitter), and to polish and refine your skin texture, gently exfoliate your skin. 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula is ideal for all skin types (even sensitive) and won’t strip your skin.