Anyone who lives their life by the pen—liquid eyeliner pen, that is—knows that it’s imperative to get all of it off at the end of the day before you go to sleep, lest you wake up looking like a raccoon the next morning. The key to this is usually double cleansing, first with a makeup wipe, an oil cleanser, or a micellar water, which is what I do, then followed up by a regular cleanser. While I usually double cleanse when I do a cat-eye, even if the liner is easy to take off, it’s especially crucial if I’m wearing mascara along with it.
That being said, it’s not always easy. If I’m sleepy, the last thing I want to do is take off my makeup. I just wanna sleep! I do admit that I have taken shortcuts in the past (read: haphazardly using a makeup wipe) which is much better than keeping it on and falling asleep (yes, I have done that and I’m not proud of it!). However, now that I’m 40 with rapidly decreasing collagen yet still prone to acne breakouts (RUDE!), I try to be as thorough as possible with my cleansing. Still, I figured that if there was a decent, time-saving alternative, I’d welcome it with my arms wide open. And then I found it: Manyo Factory’s Deep Pore Cleansing Soda Foam ($20).