From the category archives:
This week’s Bionic Asks… How do you remove your eye, lip, and face makeup?
I still use my homemade eye makeup remover – just a few quick swipes over my eyes. I also use this homemade mixture if I’ve got one of those “long wear” lip colors on. Those can be tough to remove and rather than scrubbing my lips raw- the oils in my mix lift the color away easily.
Then I wash my face really well with plain water and a soft microfiber cloth. Next I follow with my normal face wash (my go-to standard is Lexli’s Cleansing Lotion).
So what’s your makeup removal technique?
It’s always interesting, and sometimes quite surprising, which articles become popular. And it’s not always the initial subject that makes the article “popular” but in many cases the comments section has taken on a life of its own! Fellow Bionic Beauties making their own suggestions, sharing tips, asking questions. That spontaneous conversation is one of my favorite aspects of blogging… even if we get a bit off topic.
And now, in no particular order, the Top 10 articles of 2009 from Bionic Beauty…
With the economic downturn, many beauties are looking for ways to save money while keeping their skin in tip-top shape. So I shared my favorite ultra-cheap and all-natural face mask- The Aztec Secret Green Clay Healing Mask.
15 Beautiful Uses for Jojoba Oil – When I first started using Jojoba Oil in my skin care routine, I couldn’t believe how versatile it was. Perfect for dry, combo and oily skin- Jojoba balances your skin and can also be used on your nails, hair and body!
Combing my love for Jojoba Oil and the Aztec Secret mask, Robyn from Purely Cosmetics came up with a brand new face mask recipe!
I titled the article “Acne Tips for Teens” but it’s actually the regimen I follow myself and recommend to family/friends of all ages. If you have acne, you might find some alternative therapies here. And be sure to share your best tips as well!
We’ve all discussed how the economic climate has affected our beauty routines, and I’ve tried to give you some affordable at-home alternatives (like mixing your own makeup remover, all-natural face masks, and salt scrubs). Total Beauty has come up with a list of 13 ways to turn your home into a spa. Some are cost-savers, other suggestions are a bit pricey.
Either way, it might spawn some of your own creative ideas for spa’ing at home. So have a look see, and let me know which tips you’ve tried, which you think are out of range for most women, and what you do to get some relaxation at home!
Here’s the latest from Bionic Bronnie… check out her thoughts on one of the newest makeup removers to hit the cosmetics world!
I commend any product that quickly tears through a serious mess of primer, shadow, liner, mascara and the rest of the “buildup” on my eyes by the end of the day. Simple’s new Kind to Eyes Makeup Remover is oil free and does not leave a greasy residue. Unfortunately, it burned my eyes like crazy every time I used it- whether in the shower or at the sink with a cloth. The bottle clearly states the remover does not sting or irritate the eyes, furthermore is dermatologist tested. Of course, your mileage may vary since we all have different levels of sensitivity. Something that works for me, may be the worst thing you’ve ever tried; and vice-versa. Individuality makes life exciting, and Bionic!
I was seriously bummed since I would love to find an affordable eye makeup remover that does not burn. Simple’s did stop burning once I rinsed my eye area thoroughly in the shower. It does quickly, easily and thoroughly remove every trace of eye makeup, even waterproof mascara. But I would suggest trying it carefully at first to judge your own results (as you should with any new product around your eye area!).