Finding good beauty buys for under ten dollars can often be a bit tricky, especially if you've got sensitive skin. So today, we've gathered the top ten makeup removers — from wipes and lotions — that remove even the most stubborn makeup and oil, even waterproof products. There's even one to use pre-tan. It's all in here ready to shop, let's go!
Allison Williams is showing off her sensitive side as the new spokeswoman for the skincare brand Simple. Allison may be best known for her role as Marnie on Girls, but she's also made an appearance on The Mindy Project, and now she's garnering attention for her amazing (yet sensitive) complexion. "I do have sensitive skin, actually, and it's been really hard to find products that don't make it inflamed, or red or dry, or make it break out," she told People.
She's found her match in the cleansing wipes. "If you're an actress — and in some cases, this goes for all women — the only thing you can control about your skin is what you put on your face at the beginning of the day, and what you do when you take your makeup off," she said. "Otherwise, it's affected by stress, makeup artists, weather, pollution. The great thing about Simple products is that they protect you against those things — you can wipe it all off at the end of the day." If only those wipes could whisk away Marnie's clingy ex-boyfriend, too.
We put the call out for readers who wanted to review the Simple Kind to Skin Wipes ($6.99), and seeing as though they are a favourite among models and the Sugar editors alike (they're actually the number one facial skincare brand in the UK), we weren't short of volunteers! Our chosen beauties have been putting the colourant-free, alcohol-free and artificial perfume-free cleansing wipes through their paces, and the first round of results were really positive. Let's see what our second round of reviewers had to say!
"Beauty products that require minimum time but provide maximum results are my friend. We all know that makeup needs to be removed each and every night, but there are some occasions where scrubbing at the sink is the last thing on my to-do list! Enter, the Simple Skin Facial Wipes. One thorough swipe around each area of your face and neck takes off most makeup, while a second swipe with a fresh cloth ensures all traces of eye makeup and base is removed properly. Such a lifesaver! I make sure a pack is permanently kept in my gym bag, car and overnight bag to ensure I never have an excuse to sleep with a made-up face again. Winner." – Klarissa
"These wipes are handy to keep in your bathroom cabinet or handbag, but I wouldn’t use them each and every day. You need to use more than one cloth to get a really deep clean, which is often achieved more easily with cleanser and face cloth. I liked the ease of these wipes, and the lack of alcohol and oil meant they didn’t dry my skin out afterwards, but I think I’ll save them for occasional use only." – Sally
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We put the call out for readers who wanted to review the Simple Kind to Skin Wipes ($6.99), and seeing as though they are a favourite among models and the Sugar editors alike (they're actually the number one facial skincare brand in the UK), we weren't short of volunteers! Our chosen beauties have been putting the colourant-free, alcohol-free and artificial perfume-free cleansing wipes through their paces, and we can't wait to hear the results. Do they remove stubborn makeup? Are they safe for the most sensitive of skin sufferers? Let's see what our first round of reviewers had to say!
"I'm always a bit doubtful when it comes to cleansing wipes, but I have to admit my fears were misplaced with the Simple Kind to Skin Wipes. No filmy residue, no stinging and best of all it got off my Friday night Smokey eye. No more going to bed with my face on! I like the subtle clean smell, too." — Veronica
"Facial cleansing wipes are an essential for me, so I've tried more than my fair share! The Simple wipes stood out from others, mostly because they didn't leave my face feeling soapy. I often rinse after using other brands, but didn't feel the need with these puppies. In fact my skin felt so soft I could've skipped my night moistuiser. Very impressed." — Stacey
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Picture this. You've had a late night out with the girls and not only is it way past your bedtime, but the thought of having to go through your normal cleanse, tone, serum, eye cream, moisturise regime makes you sigh, hard. Enter Simple Kind to Skin Wipes ($6.99) — your new skin saviours. From the number one facial skincare brand in the UK, Simple Kind to Skin Wipes are free from colourants, alcohol and artificial perfumes, which means they have a barely-there scent and won't dry out your skin. At all. They are also pH balanced which is essential for maintaining happy skin, especially on the most sensitive of beauties. And while we're sharing truths, we also travel with our Simple Kind to Skin Wipes (much easier than carting around numerous bottles!), and we use them before and after a workout. Waterproof mascara beware — just one wipe and you're a goner...
One of the strongest makeup look to come out of New York fashion week so far is the minimalist. Whether it be nude lips at Victoria Beckham, neutral nails at Zac Posen (and Derek Lam and Thakoon), white nails at Rag & Bone, barely there makeup at Altuzarra and Charlotte Ronson and clean, natural hair at Jill Stuart; this Spring is looking like a beautifully plain one. There's an emphasis on strong brows and contouring on the face, with nude (and matte) nails reigning supreme. In this week's colour story, we're taking our cues from the runway and going back to basics. Just remember that this isn't about no makeup, this is about nude makeup with a dash of dewy, highlighted cheekbones to boot — all hail the minimalist.
We don't want much from our eye products. Just a little de-puffing, fixing of dark circles, brightening, concealing and maybe helping us fake a few extra hours sleep. That's not too much to ask is it? Luckily it isn't with these crop of recent releases. The trouble is, which one is so good that it's going to be crowned Best Eye Product in the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards? Will it be Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture and Renewal Regeneration Eye Cream which helps to strengthen the delicate skin around the eye area as well as reducing the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and crows feet, Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator which features vitamin B3 and light diffusion technology to help your eyes look fresh and, Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make Up Corrector Pen, a precision-point eye makeup remover pen, Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye, a fragrance-free product that targets fine lines, under-eye circles and puffiness or Lancôme Rénergie Multiple Lift Volumetry Yeux Eye Duo which features a firming and de-puffing cream as well as an illuminating concealer?
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Eye Product
The difference between a good scrub and a great scrub is the difference between good skin and great skin. It's a key product if you want your skin to look and feel younger so let's take a look at this year's big contenders: Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine Control Daily Scrub uses rice proteins to absorb excess oil for up to eight hours, Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator, a gel-to-milk exfoliant that's free from abrasive particles, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub - Acne, which features a blend of ginger root, bamboo and salicylic acid to reduce redness, calm the skin and unclog pores, Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Facial Scrub, which features soothing chamomile making it suitable for sensitive skin and Olay Deep Cleansing Pore Minimizing Cleanser + Scrub, a 2-in-1 buy that helps to refine the appearance of pores.
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Facial Exfoliator
The chilly temperatures are definitely serving as a reminder that Winter is here, which means it's time to ditch those lightweight lotions in favour of some rich, nourishing creams. Take a look at 10 additions to your Winter skincare routine that will help to battle the chilly elements and keep your skin as hydrated and soft as possible. One thing to hang onto though — your sunscreen. Yep, just because the temperature drops and it gets overcast, doesn't mean the UV rays stop, so remember to still slip, slap, slop every day.
Is it just us or do your dark circles and puffy eyes seem to get worse in the Winter? As sun-kissed skin becomes replaced with a paler, most-likely-wind-ravaged complexion — gee, thanks Winter — those dark, puffy bags seem to be even more noticeable of a morning, huh? Well the simple solution is an eye cream or gel. But you can go one step further by investing in a roll-on eye treatment as the applicators provide an instant cooling effect that helps to minimise signs of tiredness. They also help to stimulate blood flow and increase the drainage of lymphatic fluids which lead to the puffiness. You can pick up one for as cheap as $14.95 or go all out on a 24k gold-infused one. Tip: keep them in the fridge for a double dose of cooling.