I would remove your makeup before hand. while this face wash can remove your makeup, you should always remove your makeup with wipes or a makeup remover serum. It can appear that all of your makeup is gone when you use only a face wash but there can still be particles left on your skin. At walmart, they have reusable makeup remover towels that work insanely well and they're super cheap. Just get your face wet (keep the towel dry) and wipe! They are washable and reusable!