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Meltdown Makeup Remover

I love makeup, and I can’t even express my gratitude for brands like Urban Decay who make liquid lipsticks that actually do outlast my breakfast smoothie and even lunch. But when it’s late, you’re tired, and all you want to do is go to bed, there is nothing worse than trying to remove one of those babies. I legit bruised my lip a couple of weekends ago when I tried out all those different Special Effects Topcoats in one day (which was partially my fault because I was only using a tissue but still, you know it’s rough out here).

Thankfully, Urban Decay feels our pain (which is sometimes literal) and they’ve launched an entire Meltdown Makeup Remover line to make taking off your waterproof makeup, from foundation to mascara and everything in between, a breeze. And you have options — from a spray to sticks — for choosing how you want to take it all off at the end of the night.

  • Dissolving Spray ($26) – This powerful, yet gentle spray starts working on contact to instantly dissolve makeup without rubbing, tugging and pulling. Just spray onto a cotton ball and wipe away makeup with a swipe. 
  • Cleansing Oil Stick ($26) – If you want to ensure makeup removal with as little mess as possible, this cleansing oil stick is the way to go. The balm transforms from liquid oil to microfoam as it gently dissolves makeup. All you have to do is apply directly on dry skin and massage gently until the product melts into a liquid form. Splash with water, massage into a lather, then rinse. I used this the other night and my makeup easily dissolved and my skin felt great afterward.
  • Lip Oil Stick ($15) This is the product liquid lipstick lovers have been waiting onThe oil-based formula of this stick helps break down waterproof lipstick easily without leaving lips feeling oily. Just apply the stick all over lips, wipe off, and repeat if necessary.

All of the removal agents contain vitamin E to replenish skin and leave it feeling soft after taking off the day’s makeup. And they’re a great first step for your nighttime cleansing regimen which you could continue with Urban Decay’s new Makeup Prep Line. The collection is geared toward cleaning skin and keeping it in optimal condition for makeup application. It includes the exfoliating cleanser Pretty Gritty Skin Polish ($28); a Prep Pore Refining Peel ($26) mask; a lightweight Hot Springs Hydrating Gel ($28); and Lip Love ($15), a moisturizing balm to soothe and hydrate lips.

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