It shouldn’t take longer to remove your makeup than it did to put on, but you should still be thorough.
Easy on the eyes. Mascara and liner are the hardest to get off, but you don’t want to scrub, since the skin around the eyes is sensitive. Cotton balls leave fibres behind, so use a cotton pad and either an oil-based (for waterproof products) or dual-phase (for everything else) remover specifically for the eyes. Presoaked pads are fine; close your eyes and hold them over your lids and lashes for about ten seconds to give the remover time to dissolve the waxes before wiping.
Break it down. Your daily cleanser should be sufficient to take off foundation and blush. Massage the cleanser over your face and let it sit for 15 seconds, and don’t forget your hairline, under your chin, and around your eyes. Then wipe with a wet, white cotton washcloth, so you can really see that all the makeup is gone. If your foundation is long-wearing or you use a face brush, go over your face with remover first.
Stop Raccoon eyes. Get rid of oily remover near your eyes with a pad. This will prevent mascara circles in the morning and improve your makeup application the next day.
TIP: A cotton pad soaked in liquid or cream makeup remover should take off most lipsticks.