To start off my reentry into the blogging world, I figure talking about something tried and true would do; something every makeup lover needs in their medicine cabinet yet most seem to forgo in lieu of a makeup wipe. Heck, some people don't even remove their makeup before they go to bed on a regular basis… horror!! I honestly don't know how you ladies do it. Even in my most drunken of stupors I always took the time to remove my makeup and brush my teeth before conking out in bed (or on the couch, the floor, my head inside of a trash can… no need to judge; my one year of drinking far too much in college is well behind me).
The only thing I can think of is that people who don't remove their makeup before bed do so purely because they have yet to find a makeup remover that's quick and easy. Or, let's be honest, they just haven't tried Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser.
I've been using this miracle cream to remove my eye makeup, most of which is waterproof, since high school (which may or may not have been eight or nine years ago *weep*). It wasn't until I started getting into makeup these past couple years that I've acquired mass amounts of cosmetic samples so, when my last tub of Cold Cream ran out, I figured this was the time to try out the multiple bottles of eye makeup remover I had laying around.
Well, you may have noticed in certain monthly Best & Worst of Beauty videos as well as certain Empties videos of mine that I hated each and every one of the deluxe sized makeup remover samples because they were absolute crap. I don't know how anyone can handle those half oil/half water type removers because, at least for me and my waterproof mascara, they are absolute rubbish at getting the job done. Who am I kidding… they didn't even get the job done!! I always had to leave the cotton ball drenched in remover on my lashes for minutes on end and then furiously scrub to get even the tiniest layer off of my lashes.
You may be wondering whether or not the Pond's Cold Cream is really all that stellar or if I'm just biased because of a couple of bad eye makeup removers from other companies (Lancome and Clinique, mind you, so it's not like they were crap brands or theoretically crap products). I can assure you, that is absolutely not the case; there's a reason I've been buying this Cold Cream for nearly a decade!!
This was the look I just blogged about (as well as my most recent makeup tutorial on YouTube) which basically is just my way of saying 'look at all of the makeup that will surely be a pain in the a** to remove'! Don't be alarmed though brethren, we have Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser on our side.
Simply smooth a dollop of the cream onto your lids and lashes and gently massage in circular motions for 10-15 seconds.
Then, using a cotton ball, gently swipe the cream off of your eyes. The photo above was only after doing one pass over the lid & lashes!
Continue to gently sweep the cotton ball across your lid and lashes until there is no makeup remaining; this usually only takes me three or four passes in order to get the waterproof mascara off!
Et viola! Repeat the same procedure on your other eye and you are left as bare and naked as you were
So there you have it folks! A couple dollops of Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser, one cotton ball, and a couple minutes later you're good to go to bed… well, after you use a makeup wipe to take off your foundation, brows, and lipstick (but that's beside the point). This cream will take away absolutely any dread associated with makeup removal: no tugging, no stinging, no lingering traces of mascara when you wake up in the morning, etc. Not to mention the smell, while not my favorite, is just that sort of clean scent (I think it's a watered down cucumber smell?) that leaves you feeling assured that you're squeaky clean and sterile.
I can't imagine using anything else and can say with complete confidence that this will be the makeup remover I continue to purchase for the rest of my makeup using life.
Oh yeah people: this is my holy grail.
Have you tried Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your holy grail eye makeup remover?
xoxo - Cassie