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M for makeup removal

Posted by on Nov 24, 2008

Last week I saw the new Bond film “Quantum of Solace”.

There was a scene which involved M (Judi Dench) removing her make-up while on a call with Bond (Daniel Craig). At the time I felt the scene was very un-Bond-like and a little out of place. Why I am mentioning it here (beauty blog not movie blog!) is because M’s cleansing is an excellent example of what NOT to do.

For those who haven’t seen the film, M used a cream cleanser and cloth to remove her make-up. That in itself is not the issue. In fact cream cleansers are great for dry and mature skins. However, it’s M’s style of rubbing that I had a problem with. Her severe backward and forward strokes were more akin to removing graffiti off a wall, than makeup off your face!

Whether Bond is on your mind or not, always be kind to your skin when cleansing. You can’t go wrong with gentle, upward and outward strokes.