Makeup Removal: A Feel-Good Video


Scientists estimate that nearly two-thirds of people experience ASMR, a sensation often described as a tingling head “orgasm.” There are triggers—whispers heavy on “s” sounds, crunching, rhythmic ambient noise—and then, if you’re lucky, you get a little feeling that makes you go oooh.

Cleaning isn’t inherently linked to ASMR, but it definitely triggers something. The urge to clean more, the urge to clean less, the urge to stop and stare at commercials of crumb-guzzling vacuums on a continuous loop (it’s refreshing!). And then there’s the cleaning that happens to your face, which may be the most satisfying clean of all. Below you’ll see model Tehya Elam removing sticky, fluorescent, radically pigmented makeup from her skin. Artist Shayna Gold is who put it there in the first place. Think of this not as a makeup tutorial, but as kohl-fueled meditation for your eyes. Sit back, hit play, and maybe your mind will just go aaah.

In look one, Tehya wears Surratt Lid Lacquer in Shikkoku. Look Two: Tom Ford Cream Shadow in Sphinx with Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint in Matte Fuschia and Nars Lip Gloss in Wonder. Look three: Tehya wears MAC Chromaline. Look four: Huda Beauty Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Emerald and Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red lipstick on cheeks.

Video by Tom Newton