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The Best Way To Take Off Makeup Without Makeup Remover in 2020

The Best Way To Take Off Makeup Without Makeup Remover in 2020

Itested three natural ways to remove makeup that peoplehave recommended online and found the best one.

I called my friend Nicoto try my favorite method on her skin to see how she likes it. Nico Reyes: I barely see anything! Caroline: Nico loves makeup and has previously tried abunch of makeup removers, but not a DIY one, so this should be fun. Nico! Nico: What's up?Caroline: Hi! Nico: Oh, my God, you lookso cute with your new bangs! Caroline: Thank you, thankyou! I love all the makeup. I love the red lipstick.Nico: Thank you. Caroline: So, you know how I told you that I wanted to try some DIY makeup removers? Well, I did a lot this week. I tried three, and I picked my favorite, and I just want to see howyou like the one that I chose. Nico: Ooh, OK! I've neverDIY'd a makeup remover before. Caroline: OK, Nico. So,open the email I sent you with a few clips of whathappened during my DIY tests. Nico: Ooh! OK, yeah. It took a lot of willpower to not look at these yesterday. [laughs] [beep]One second, I literally lost my thing. Can you resend it one more time? Caroline: Yeah.

The Google Drive? Nico: Hold on, I'm overexposed! Sydney: You guys arereally good at computer. Caroline: We're so bad at computer! Nico: I'm a very youngcomputer-savvy person. [beep] Here we go! Caroline: First, watchhow much makeup I put on. I wore my everyday look, with eyeliner, my waterproof eyeliner.I put waterproof mascara. I just wanted thingsthat were really tricky. I wore red lipstick. So what I typically would wear every day, just a little bit more than that. Nico: Yeah. It's, like, glam! 'Cause you want somethingthat's gonna be tough to really, like, test it out. OK. So, now we're movingon to the first method. Caroline: Yes, the firstmethod, oil cleansing, so open that link andjust watch the video. Nico: Ooh! Wow, you have alittle fancy bottle, too. Caroline: Oil cleansingis a popular method that I read about online where you mix a combination of oilsdepending on your skin type. I have combination skin, so I took a mixture of,like, a one-to-three ratio of castor oil and olive oil for my skin. Nico: Honestly, I've neverheard of this method. Like, olive oil on the face? I've never heard of that. Oh, gosh, I'm ready tosee this stuff melt off. Oh, my gosh! Oh, no! [laughs] Your eyes! Actually, those four little drops in the beginning did a lot. Caroline: It, like, reallybroke up the makeup, but the thing is I hadto use more droplets to get everything off. Nico: It looks like there wasstill some makeup left over. Caroline: Yeah, especially under the eyes, and, like, I can smell theolive oil too, obviously, but I didn't love that. Also, like, when I was washing it off, I think it was really hard to get all of the oil off with thewater and, like, my cleanser, but overall it did a really good job. I can see why people like this method. Nico: All right, what's the next method? Caroline:

So, the next method is actually just honey. It's weird. Nico: Just honey? Caroline: Yeah, yeah.Nico: Sticky honey? Caroline: Sticky honey, exactly. I knew, like, I just felt likethis one was gonna be bad, but I gave it a chance because I read that honey has, like, a lot ofanti-inflammatory properties and it's good for the skin, and especially if you have sensitive skin, so I was like, let's give it a try. So pull up that clip andlet me know what you think. Nico: Oof. OK, I don't know if I'm ready for this one. [laughs] I'm stressed out watching you. Oh, God! Caroline: It was, like, so sticky, and then it got into my eye, and it was so irritating. OK, that's it. You knowwhat? It's burning. [groans] OK. I'm gonna leave it on for,like, five, 10 minutes, unless my eyes fall off. Nico: Oh, no! It doesn't even look likeanything's coming off. It just looks like you put, like, a shiny piece of Saran wrap on your face. Caroline: The trick isyou keep it on your skin for about five to 10 minutes, and if you see, it's kindof, like, this weird texture. Nico:

It looks like reptileskin. You know what I mean? Caroline: Yeah, likeI'm shedding my makeup. Nico: Yeah, that's reallywhat it looks like. This is nuts. Oh, whoa, a lot came off.Caroline: Yeah. Nico: But I still feel likethere's more on your face than with the olive oil-castor oil one. Caroline: It could work for some people. For me it didn't work,and I didn't want you to go through the same thingthat I was going through, but it tasted yummy. I feel like I ate my redlipstick with the honey on top. Nico: All right, so thehoney wasn't the favorite, so that means this next one,the last one, has to be it. Caroline: Yes. OK, so, myfavorite DIY makeup remover is making makeup wipes with coconut oil, castor oil, and witch hazel. So go aheadNico: Ooh! and pull up that clip. Nico: OK, let's see... all right, press play.Caroline: Yes. Nico: Here we go. Caroline: So, I mixed everythingtogether in a glass jar, and I added some cotton rounds in there, and some people say you can put, like, vitamin E or essential oils, but since the witch hazelI used had rose in it I thought that was OK. Actually, the original recipe was to use castile soapinstead of castor oil, but I messed up there, but it worked fine. Nico: Wow! Oh, my God, youjust took your mascara off and it literally all cameoff in, like, one dab. Caroline: It really, really broke down all the eye makeup and thenalso the lips, like, instantly. Nico: Wow, this one is definitely working way better than the othertwo. It's just faster. Caroline: So, I told you toget all those ingredients, and I'm gonna guide youthrough how to make it, and we're gonna see howit works on your face.

Nico: Yes, OK. Witch hazel, castor oil, coconut oil, and a little teeny-tiny jar. Oh, and my cotton rounds. So, do I have to heat this up? This coconut oil is very firm. Caroline: Oh. OK, so, the one I bought was, like, unrefined and organic, so once I put it, it was kindof firm, not, like, too hard, but once I mixed it togetherit kind of, like, melted. Nico: It seems like it'swhippy [laughs] in there. Like, it's not totally firm, so I feel like we might be OK. But let me go grab, I dohave measuring spoons. Be right back. Caroline: Cool. Nico: Spoons. Steven here. Caroline: Cute!Nico: She wants to help. Caroline: So, let's start with putting 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in the jar. Nico: OK, so, I've gotmy little mason jar here. 2 teaspoons, you said. Caroline: Wait, how big isthat? That looks like a lot. Nico: [laughs] Is this a lot? Caroline: I think that's a lot. Nico: How's this? 2 teaspoons? Caroline: Yeah, that's about2 teaspoons. I like that. Nico: Gross. [laughs] And I was reading, I feel like I read this so long ago, that coconut oil can clog pores, so I'm, like, a littlenervous to use this. Caroline: Yeah, so, I reada little bit about that too, and it could, and it isn'tgreat for acne-prone skin, but I have read that it's also good when it comes to, like, removing makeup, and it's better if it's,like, organic coconut oil or unrefined and, like, cold processed, which is the type that I used, so I think it should be OK. I tried it a few days ago, and I haven't received any breakouts, and I have oily skin and I get, like, breakouts often, so for me it worked OK. But if you experience anything, then it could be theresult of the coconut oil. Amazing. And then 1teaspoon of castor oil. Nico: 1 teaspoon castor. This castor oil isactually lavender scented. Caroline: Oh, nice. Nico: Might add a little something nice. Caroline: Yeah, so you'll have, like, a little bit of essentialoil in there too. Nico: Now I'm nervous becausemy spoons are the wrong size. About that much? Caroline: Yeah, that seems good.

So, it's almost like theoil-cleansing method, but we're adding witch hazel, and then, I've, like, seen witch hazelin so many DIY remedies. Like, it's good for acne, I've read, and also it's, like, anatural face cleaner, so I think what's reallyworking here in this remover, is the witch hazel. Nico: You think this isthe secret ingredient? Caroline: I think that'sthe secret ingredient. Nico: 2 tablespoons of this? Caroline: Yeah, so slightlylarger than the last two. Nico: All right. I'mgonna go freaking fast. It's, like, that type of consistency? Caroline: Yeah, I like that consistency. That's what I had too. Nico: Cool. OK.Caroline: OK. Perfect. Nico: And now I guess we add... Caroline: Yeah, add the cotton rounds. Nico: Boop! When I actually did mymakeup-removers video a while ago, everybody in the comments was like, "You have to try coconut oil!" "Why didn't you try coconut oil?" And I was like, "I didn't know!" I didn't know it was good. I'm gonna get this allover my new jumpsuit. I can feel it. Caroline: It's a cute jumpsuit. I'm sorry. I'm sorry I made you put on makeup too, just to remove it. Nico: This was the mostexciting part of my day, was putting on makeup togo absolutely nowhere, are you kidding? I love it. Double the rounds.Caroline: Awesome. Nico: Now we're just going on the eyes. Caroline: Go for it. Nico: Oh, gosh. And you just, like, letit sit for a second? Caroline: Yeah, I let it sit, and then I started to, like, wiggle it around a little bit. Nico: OK. Caroline: OK. Nico: Slowly start movingit, in little circles, maybe? Caroline: Yeah. Nico: And just startmassaging this gross mascara. Ooh! Caroline: Oh! Nico: All of my eye makeupis pretty much gone. Still a little mascara, butall of the eye makeup is gone! It feels, honestly, the one thing that comesto mind is cooling. Like, it feels so niceand cool on my face. It doesn't feel as greasyas I thought it would, and I think that's becauseof the witch hazel. Like, I was expecting it tobe very slippy and slidey, but it doesn't feel that way. All right.

Now moving on to my cheeks. Caroline: Yes. Nico: Honestly, I'm liking this. Like, it feels like a little facial. The next real test isgonna be this situation. I feel like you do run out of real estate on these really quickly. Like, places where it's clean and you haven't touchedwith your dirty makeup yet. But I really like howit's removing it so far. It feels really nice. It's similar, it's close to a makeup wipe. Makeup wipes are definitely not as oily, but this one is, I think, a close second. OK. I'm trying the lips. I'm just gonna let it sit. OK, now I'm gonna scrub. It looks pretty clean! OK, should I get a paper towel? Caroline: Yes, do the paper-towel test. Nico: I'm pressing. Caroline: Press, press. Nico: I barely see anything! It's, like, the slightest tingeof brown from my foundation, but I literally cannot seeany, like, major makeup spots. Caroline: Yay! It looks pretty clean to me. Nico: Looks clean! I'm, like, pressing, beinglike, "No, there's something!" Yeah, I think I'm definitelygonna just do one wash, because I don't know if the coconut oil sitting on my skinovernight will do anything, but you did a good job.This is really good. Caroline: Thanks, Nico!Thank you for being such a trooper and, like, trying this. I'm super excited that you like it. Nico: Thank you for not making me put honey on my face. [Laughs] Caroline: Bye! Nico: Wait, were we hanging up? Caroline: Wait, no! I thought I was - sorry! I don't know howto end these Skype calls because, like, I wantan ending for the video! [beep]Nico, thank you so much. We're actually hanging up now. [both laughing] Nico: OK. Caroline: This is really awkward.