Let’s Talk Makeup Removal!

I talk about makeup a lot on my blog, but I never really talk about removal! My friend requested this post and I thought it was such a good idea! Good skin is the key to good makeup!

For reference, let me give you a little background on my skin:

I do NOT have perfect skin. I get pimples once in a while but not too often (maybe 1-2 per month). I also have really oily skin.

Now that we’ve got that covered, let’s get into the removal steps!


I LOVE Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover cream (~$5)! I just rub it on my eyes, lashes, eyebrows, and lips and then rinse it off! It’s super gentle! It also helps me take my false lashes off and gets the glue off of them! (rub it along the band).

It makes you look like a raccoon after (especially if you wear as much mascara as I do) but that’s okay cause step 2 takes care of that!

**Side note: Clinique eye makeup remover is an excellent option as well (also good for cleaning up a messy winged liner!)


MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES!! Love these things! I use Neutrogena makeup remover wipes ($5). I’ve never tried any other makeup wipe because I’ve never had an issue with these and they work well for me. However, simply using a makeup is not enough. As it states on the package, makeup wipes only remove 99% of the makeup! Seems like a lot, but if you go in with a clarisonic after, you’ll see that that 1% left over is actually a lot more than you’d think! They come in a couple of different colored packs – the blue is my favorite although I don’t really think there’s a significant difference between them.

Let’s be real, on lazy nights I stop here (but this is like a once in a blue moon thing).


picture of washFACE WASHING. Having a sister really came in clutch here. I accidentally left my cleanser at home when I was going away for a weekend. It was the night before a HUGE event (my white coat ceremony – see instagram for pictures). Luckily, my sister had an extra face wash that she let me borrow and I ended up LOVING it! It’s the Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash. It controls my oil and I think it’s been helping to lighten my acne scars – which typically take forever to go away!

** DONT wash your face with regular body soap because it can be a little harsh for your face area.


MOISTURIZE! Oil control face washes can be a little drying it’s good to add moisture back to the face. When you don’t have enough moisture, your face freaks out and starts producing even more oil so don’t skip out on this step!

Once a week I also use my clarisonic with Clean and Clear Exfoliating Wash and then I do a face mask after! ๐Ÿ’– I’ll have a post of my favorite face masks up later so be on the lookout for that!

How do you guys go about removing your makeup? Is it similar to my routine? What’s different? <3

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I do not own these pictures! Also, I know 60% of this post is Neutrogena products but I swear this post was NOT sponsored!



  • Reply laughloveandhippie August 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I use to use these makeup wipes all the time! I would store the whole package upside down so they all get equally moist.

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles August 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      That’s so smart! Which ones do you use now?

  • Reply hudapervez August 11, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I used to use makeup removing wipes until i got the garnier micellar water and i think it does such a good job at removing makeup also it lasts super long! Great routine! xx

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles August 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Really? Omg I’ll have to try that then! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ’–

  • Reply stashy August 12, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I enjoy reading others’ routines to get different ideas and view points! My routine is quite different than yours. I swear by cleansing oils and micellar waters. I use cleansing oils to break down most of my makeup, then micellar water to remove any remaining residue. I agree with your statement that every skin type benefits from moisture on the skin – over production of oil is when your skin is overcompensating. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles August 12, 2017 at 1:19 am

      Me too!! Like I noticed a lot of people use toner but I’m just not even sure what that does. I’ve seen a lot of people using coconut oil as a makeup remover but I can’t stand the smell! That’s a cool way of doing it though, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  • Reply Brittney Ross August 12, 2017 at 12:22 am

    I use the Neutrogena Makeup remover wipes all the time! Thanks for sharing! Xoxo

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles August 12, 2017 at 1:17 am

      Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ’– they’re so great !

  • Reply Natalie August 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing all of these tips! I need to try the cetaphil face wash. Sounds amazing!

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles August 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks for reading! Yeah I love that wash! It’s gentle & effective ! ๐Ÿ’–

  • Reply shalilah2002 August 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Mine comes off easily. Sometimes I just wash it with a facial bar

  • Reply Superman August 16, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Word I’ll definitely remember this! I use clean and clear black head remover to keep my pimples away. I love the step by step process now i can talk make-up with anyone thanks to you!


    • Reply sayeedahsparkles August 16, 2017 at 1:54 am

      Thank you for reading! That is my goal! Your gf is so lucky

      Sparklequeen ๐Ÿ’–

    Comments? I love to connect with you guys!