This is my Husband:
It may not look like it, but he is COVERED in makeup. From the back of his head, to the bottom of his chin, he has on several shades of foundation, concealer, and color corrector… all courtesy of an artist from MUD. Hubby is an actor, and they needed to make him up for a movie.
He got home and was positively itching to get it off! He has dry skin, so I didn’t want him to use soap and water (he’s a man; the most logical distance between two points is a straight soapy line). So I distracted him long enough to hide his bar of soap and I handed him this:
Looks like a balm, but it’s much more. This concoction is water soluble. The oils react and break down makeup, and then it washes away with warm water, leaving no residue behind.
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick: Set for about 20 minutes.
The foundation breaks down immediately, when it comes in contact with the balm.
It rinses away clean, even if you just run the treated area under warm water.
Like most Darphin products, this balm is full of healing oils and botanicals. But like most Darphin products, it’s pricey ($150). So this is not a necessity. Definitely file this one under luxury. But it’s nice. I won’t lie. It smells divine (like essential Rosewood oil), and it works.
But at the end of the day, if you need to take your makeup off… some much less expensive makeup remover will likely do just fine.
Just don’t reach for a bar of soap.