Although some facial cleansers claim to remove makeup, you would need to remove your eye makeup before using these cleansers.
NON-EYE MAKEUP REMOVERS CAN'T DO THE JOB
This is because these facial cleansers with makeup-removing abilities will not be able to fully remove your eye makeup. They can only cleanse off your foundation, blusher, contouring powder - in other words, non-waterproof, non-smudgeproof makeup.
And if you do manage to remove your eye makeup using just facial cleansers, I am pretty sure it involved a fair bit of tugging and rubbing of your eyes.
I know because I have been through that.
To find out what is the best way to remove your eye makeup, we turn to makeup maestro, Larry Yeo, for advice:
HOW TO REMOVE EYE MAKEUP EFFECTIVELY:
1) YOU NEED TWO ITEMS: A duo-phase eye makeup remover, and good quality cotton pads.
Larry says: "Good quality cotton would not scratch the delicate skin around your eyes, and it has to be of the right size. You want the cotton pad to cover your eye makeup area completely to minimise friction." (He recommends the ones from Albion.)
2) SHAKE IT UP: Give the duo-phase eye makeup remover a good shake to create a milky emulsion.
3) PREP THE COTTON PAD: Soak the cotton pad with the eye makeup remover.
4) BE PATIENT: Leave the cotton pad over the eye area for five to 10 seconds to allow the makeup remover to work its magic before wiping off in one direction.
Larry adds: "It is important to wipe off your eye makeup in one direction as rubbing the eye makeup back and forth will just scatter the eye makeup all over your skin."
That not only creates a new mess for you to clean up, it also contributes to wrinkle formation in the long run.
If you see some eye makeup left over on your skin, repeat step #4 until your eye area is free of makeup.
NEED A DUO-PHASE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER?
Biore Makeup Remover for Eye and Lip, $15.90 (130ml), available at www.guardian.com.sg
Shiseido The Skincare Instant Eye & Lip Makeup Remover, $41 (125ml), available at www.tangs.com