In one of Michelle Phan's old videos, she suggest the use of simple Extra Vergin Olive Oil (E.V.O.O.) for removing makeup. Have you ever tryid it? Did you like it or not? What where your thoughts about it?
In other words, treating any extra vergin olive oil as a makeupremover, equal to any beauty product, what would your rewiev on it be?
Pro's * Esey to acess (mostly to find in the kitchen) * Esey to buy * Cheep * Natural and simple * Dosn't leve the eye outdried * Moisturizing (moisture sealing) * Can remove waterproof makeup as well * Conditions eyelishes * (Very multi functional)
Con's * Hurts to get in the eyes * Dosen't evaporate away and leves the eyes quit greasy * Not ideal for correcting mistakes (stays on the eyes)
Price: Verying after brand! For mine, 40 dkk/L ~ $8/L Rating: **** Where: Any supermarked
After watching Michelles tip, I desided to give it a try, since I didn't like how my makeupremover at the time felt on my skin, and had herd some terroble stories about the production. My first poitive surprise was, that not only was the oil bottle 2-3x cheaper, there was also 2-3x more in it them my makeupremover. Next step was trying it, and just like in the video, I found that it really removes all makeup right away, even the oilbased/"waterproof". I've also found that all removers for oilbased makeup contains some kind of oil, to dissolve it, so using just the oil was just simplyfying the ingredients most possible. The thing about oil vs. water-alcohol based remover is though... it dosn't evaporate. Unlike normal remover, this will need to be wipet away to not leve the skin greasy. That makes it unideal for correcting mistakes, since you don't want the correcter to stay and ruin all your makeup. Its not impossible though, you just have to be carefull to leve as less oil as possible on the lid. The lak of evaporation on the other hand also means leaving the skin/eyelashes with a moisturised/smooth feel in sted of the raped/outdried feel a water-alcohol based makeupremover can give.
Overall I am most satisfied with, and so are the older makeuplovers of my family that I have recommended it to.
the best and the most natural eyemakeup remover by far. i use it every night. the only down fall is that i already have oily skin so it makes it worse. so i have to wash off the olive oil as well. but other than that i give it two thumbs up:)
Olive oil alone doesn't really remove all my waterproof mascara. I usually go take a hot shower and use my facewash there. The facewash+hot shower dissolves most of the makeup. Then I use olive oil (combing them through my lashes as well) and remove everything and apply moisturizer/cream/whatever. hope this helps
I tried this out and I was really suprised with the results. It actually works, it takes off all my make up with ease. The only negative side in using this method is how oily your skin feels afterowrds, so you might want to invest in some good facial soap to get all the olive oil off. Otherwise, its a great and natural makeup remover - and is also perfect to hydrate your lashes at the same time.
I love using it as a make-up remover. My skin took to it really well. I was using it for about 6 months and my skin adjusted to wather pretty well with it.
I would use it to remove my make-up at night. If my skin felt too Oily from it I would just rinse some of it off and pat my skin dry. Sometimes my skin would break out in the summer with my make up so after I used the olive oil to take off the make up I would use my Neutrigena acne creame cleaner right afterwards and my face would clear up right away. No need for my moisterizer. In fact i think it worked a lot better than my moisterizer.
in the morning (mostly in the winter) I would use just a tiny dab of olive oil as a moisterizer and my make-up would glide on smoother and my face would stay hydrated all day. I would just avoid using it on my eye lids as a moisterizer. I have really greasy lids as it is.
I combine it with aloe water and use it for removing make-up on my face. I avoid the eyes because it stings to get in the eyes! :X I suppose if I was less liberal, more careful, and used cotton swabs it wouldn't be so difficult. (Easier for me to continue purchasing an oil-free eye make-up remover though!)
After I remove my make-up, I rinse my entire face with warm water and often cleanse it as well before moisturizing. It doesn't have the chance to leave a residue.
My grandma advised to use olive oil years ago as her and her sisters used to use it! I used extra virgin olive oil as a make up remover for over two years and I would say is a fantastic way to leave skin clean and soft, but in my case I started getting spots quite often (and I suffer of EXTREMELY dry skin) so I stopped.
A few months ago my mum (best beauty expert I have ever met) found a shop specializing in olive oil and olive oil cosmetics, www.thespanisholiveshop.co.uk . She got a make up remover and an olive water tonic. Results are just AMAZING. Skin feels super clean, not oily at all and super silky. The make up remover contains olive oil, but also other natural products which makes it even better than just olive oil. The tonic leaves a fresh feeling with a lovely scent. And the best of all...no oily sensation and no spots at all!!!! I am waiting now for a body cream and an organic cellulite oil from the same store!! can't wait to try them :)
I highly recommend this kind of product, unbeatable results and also at a very good price!
Has anyone tried this out??
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