Makeup Removal 101

Bioderma + Shiseido Facial Cotton. A match made in makeup removal heaven. Most Americans might not know about Bioderma, a cleansing water used on photoshoots and backstage at fashion week worldwide. It’s clearly French hence the “what does this say?” writing all over the bottle. Anyways, what this does is it gently takes off your makeup, even eye makeup, with no oily residue whatsoever. It literally feels like you’re putting water on your face. Sensitive skin people, rejoice. On lazy days when I don’t want to use a cleansing oil or a balm, I just take some Bioderma on a Shiseido pad, wipe all over and wash. That’s it. This is where the Shiseido Facial Cotton comes in. I know – luxury cotton pads. But this is 100% natural cotton and extremely soft. Like little pillows on your skin.

You can also use Bioderma with a q-tip to clean up and even out your liquid liner. Easy, perfect cat eye. You can spot clean your brushes with it too, but why waste it? This stuff is not cheap where I purchase at $30 for 200 ml and $40 for 500 ml.

You can purchase the Shiseido pads at Sephora for $9.50 which is not a bad price for 165 sheets. Now the Bioderma is a bit harder to find in New York City. I have a spot though! Look for it in an upcoming Downtown Destination post, where I take you to my favorite beauty spots in downtown Manhattan.