From layering on heavy-duty foundations to applying waterproof eye and lip makeup — your bridal makeup artist goes above and beyond to ensure you look absolutely flawless on your wedding day. But come nightfall and you’re left alone to remove the many layers of makeup that took an entire team of professionals to layer on your face. Relax, we aren’t here to scare you. Instead, we’re here to arm you with information that we bet you’re going to thank us for.

Ahead, we’ve mapped out a step-by-step guide on how to remove your bridal makeup with ease. Read on and don’t forget to bookmark for later.

 

Step #1: Start off with a gentle cleanser

Step #1: Start off with a gentle cleanser

The first step is to break the heavy layers of makeup with a gentle cleanser that’s free of alcohol and other skin baddies. Our top pick is the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water . Free of nasties like alcohol, artificial colours, perfumes and dyes, this micellar water is harsh on makeup but gentle on the skin. It cleanses your pores, and removes impurities without drying out the skin thanks to the nourishing ingredients like vitamin C and glycol in it.

 

Step #2: Be patient while remove your eye makeup

Step #2: Be patient while remove your eye makeup

Removing eye makeup is the hardest part. You need to be patient and allow it to break down and come off easily. Use a gel-based eye makeup remover like the Lakmé 9 To 5 Naturale Gel Makeup Remover With Pure Aloe Vera. The unique formula will melt your heavy makeup with ease and the pure aloe vera in it will soothe the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth post-use.

 

Step #3: Double cleanse to remove the heavy layers of makeup

Step #3: Double cleanse to remove the heavy layers of makeup

It’s now time to double cleanse your face to get rid of every last bit of makeup and impurities. Double cleansing involves washing your face twice — once with an oil-based cleanser like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Rinse Off Cleansing Oil, followed by a foam-based one like Lakmé Blush & Glow Strawberry Gel Face Wash 100% Real Strawberry Extract. While the oil-based remover helps remove and makeup and cleanse the pores, the latter works to smoothen your skin and hydrate it.

 

Step #4: Clean your hairline properly

Step #4: Clean your hairline properly

Next up, it’s time to clean your hairline thoroughly. We’re usually so focused on our face, we end up ignoring the hairline altogether. But not removing makeup properly from this area can cause pore-clogging and lead to breakouts. So, while you’re washing and double cleaning your face, make sure you pull your hair up in a pony and clean your hairline thoroughly.

 

Step #5: Do your skincare routine

Step #5: Do your skincare routine

This is simple and the last bit — follow your regular skincare regimen once all the makeup is removed off your skin. If you don’t have the energy to do your usual 10-step routine, stick to the basic toning and moisturising to keep your skin hydrated and problem-free.

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