The Beauty Column: The Lazy Girl’s Guide To MakeUp Removal

If you’re keen to get your makeup off in one quick swipe with zero hassle, then you’re officially in the right place. Pining for a life free of laborious beauty related tasks? Well grab a cuppa, listen up and let me introduce you to the lazy girl’s guide. Forget routines and rituals, we’re going back to basics.

If a seven step routine just doesn’t float your boat before bed, there’s a perfect two-step style you can adopt. All you’ll need is two minutes in front of the mirror and a few cotton pads. It can’t get simpler than that, surely? I’m talking methods, products and most importantly, effectiveness.

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Micellar waters are a quick fix alternative to makeup removal and Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water offering is a gem. At £4.99 available from Boots, the solution contains micelles which act like magnets, gently lifting away makeup and impurities from the skin without the need to rub or rinse.

Especially designed for sensitive skin and loved by all skin types, this is the easy solution to your lazy girl desires. Tip the liquid onto the cotton pad and wipe across your face until it looks and feels squeaky clean.

Being lazy doesn’t mean you have to compromise quality. There are some luxurious products which are quick and easy to use, not to mention effective when it comes to makeup removal. An all-time blogger favourite comes all the way from France – trusty Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution.

You can buy 500ml of the French product for £14.50 on The gentle solution makes skin feel instantly refreshed, perfectly clean and is dubbed the cream of the crop where makeup removers are concerned.



Although micellar waters are suitable for the eyes, I always like to use a separate eye makeup remover to ensure any last dregs of stubborn mascara or eyeliner are banished. If you’re all about beauty on a budget then Nivea’s Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover only costs a mere £3.59 for 125ml and is available from Boots.nivea eye makeup remover 2nivea eye makeup remover

The solution is made up of an oil and an aqueous phase which once shaken vigorously, works to effectively remove eye makeup without leaving an oily residue. What’s more is that the aqueous phase protects and cares for the lashes and the product is specially formulated and tested for the sensitive eye area.clarins eye makeup remover

If you’ve got cash to splash then you might fancy trialling the Clarins InstantEye Makeup Remover which has a heftier price tag of £18 for 125ml available from Boots. The product is a bi-phase lotion which instantly removes all traces of eye makeup including long-wearing and waterproof formulas and is even suitable for contact lens wearers – bonus.

If you’re a high maintenance honey then this easy routine might make you wince, but the lazy girls stay true to themselves and choose an extra episode of Gossip Girl over a triple cleanse any day of the week.

You can find more from Nicole on her blog