How to clean up after makeup #fails

March 5, 2015

I am still kinda new to this whole makeup thing. I know I have talked about it time and time again on this blog, AND despite having two very good friends who are both makeup artists and how have tried to show me tips and tricks as frequently as possible, I somehow just don’t have the knack you know what i’m sayin?

But they say practice makes perfect so I try. I really do try. But with mixed results. And by mixed I mean maybe 1 in 10 times i’ll actually get something decent and be able to leave the house without looking like I just had a rough night at the bar.

Anyhoo. The other day while the boys were in the bath I decided to go through some Pinterest Boards and watch a couple of videos by my favorite makeup artists/YouTubers and practice some different eye makeup looks while I was waiting for them to get clean/destroy the bathroom with watery antics. I decided I wanted to try out a smokey cat eye evening look so I took out all my tools and products and went at it.

Here is how it should look…

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And here is how I did….


Don’t even get me started on how bad the left eye was. That’s my “off” side. Le sigh.

Anyways, I am so so so so so happy to have been given the chance to try out Garnier’s new Clean + Makeup Remover Lotion Cleanser (that’s a mouthful no?). This amazing cleanser for sensitive skin is enriched with purifying moringa flower extract, a quick breaking technology that easily dissolves stubborn makeup and with no alcohol, dyes or fragrances your skin won’t dry out. It’s true! Really!

Even after I rubbed it gently onto my eyes and face and rinsed with warm water it still felt like my skin was moisturized (and fairly makeup free) as opposed to all dried out like most cleansers. And after using it for a few days now even my sensitive Rosacea prone skin hasn’t flared up! Yay!

So I rated this product 4 out of 5 stars with the only drawback being that it didn’t work as effectively on removing the waterproof eyeliner as I would have liked. But I don’t wear the waterproof much so I will definitely keep using the product for day to day makeup removal and cleansing.

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  • Reply Kyla @ Mommy's Weird March 5, 2015 at 8:20 am


  • Reply Michelle March 6, 2015 at 4:38 am

    This made me laugh… because it reminded me of me. Screw pinterest makeup tutorials! Seriously – I’d like to see just how many success vs fails there are on the majority of them. Thank goodness for makeup remover!

    • Reply Christine March 6, 2015 at 7:20 am

      They should come with warnings that such tutorials may lead to feelings of deep inadequacy, shame, and the need for XL tubs of makeup remover! 🙂

  • Reply Hannah Spray March 8, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Hahahaha. This is how my makeup turns out every time.

    I found it was helpful to go into a makeup store and get the ladies to make me up on one side and show me how to do the other side myself. Still no magic, but at least I picked up a couple useful tips that actually work on my face.

    • Reply Christine March 11, 2015 at 10:47 am

      I have tried that time and time and time again and it is FAIL FAIL FAIL. I think the makeup ladies just take pity on me and do it themselves. I am dumbing down my makeup though to make things easier – will post about a few new fab products soon!

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