Makeup Removers

shu uemura cleansing oil

After trying many different brands of cleansers I have settled for only two in my Makeup Removers which I know will suit the majority of skin types & conditions.


Most make-up artists will have this in their kit as it is pleasant to use and suitable for even the most of sensitive skins and with it’s Crealine H2O formula it unblocks pores, soothes and prevents irritations often caused by cleansing. It also naturally provides moisture to skin, and helps to enhance skin transparency and improve skin quality while supporting collagen production.

Direction of use:

Moisten some cotton wool with Crealine H2O and cleanse or remove make-up from the face and eye area. Continue to apply until the cotton wool wipes clean.

Rinsing is not necessary. However, it is very important to dry your face gently. Gently pat your face dry with a towel or some clean cotton wool.

In the UK Bioderma is available to purchase from the following pro make-up store:

£15.50 500ml

But if you go to France it’s half the price!


This I have in my kit as an alternative to remove a real heavy makeup look especially around the eye area.

This mild cleansing oil removes all kinds of makeup, including waterproof mascara, while gently cleansing, moisturising and calming the skin.

Direction of use:

Use 3-4 pumps of the cleansing oil on dry hands and spread gently and thoroughly over a dry face. Add a few drops of lukewarm water to face to emulsify (the oil will turn milky white) then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.  You will literally see the makeup slide away.

This is a little more expensive at £28.00 for 150ml/£56.50 for 450ml and usually I only buy this if I can get a discount!
You can purchase this at the Shu Uemura store in Convent Garden or online:


What’s your best Makeup Removers? Feel free to share with me!

Love Jo x

Jo Coletta
Jo Coletta is a London based freelance Hair & Makeup Artist whose recent credits include regular on line and print editorials and advertising campaignsWorking with the Ultimate Lifestylist Naomi Isted for the past few years as her Hair & Makeup Artist Jo has attended numerous celebrity events and worked very closely with Naomi for her hit international TV series Harley Street Beauty.She can be seen regularly assisting back stage at London Fashion Week and Mens Collections and most recently was the key Makeup Artist for Ravensbourne College catwalk show for Graduate Fashion Week.With a keen eye for the latest trends in Fashion, Beauty, Hair & Makeup Jo loves to share her beauty and makeup tips and experiences via her online social media.Jo is extremely proud to be a contributor at The Ultimate Lifestylist and encourages and looks forward to all the readers feedback and comments.

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