|Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water & Eye Make-up Remover|
These are quite new products to the Garnier makeup removal line, well newish. I thought you’d like to see a quick review and a bit of a comparison.
I’ve been using the Micellar cleansing water for quite a while, this currently retails at £3.33 for 400ml from boots (other retailers available). It’s on offer, normally it’s £4.99. So for quick comparison, the L’Oreal Micellar solution is the same price but for 200ml. So the Garnier Micellar cleansing water is great value for money. I’ve had no issues with irritation, or drying out of my skin. It is a great product for removing off my face makeup. I tend to use square cotton pad, the Boutique range from Sainsburys and after using both sides majority of my makeup is off. This product is excellent for doing that first cleanse, you don’t need very much, although I do sometimes get overly generous with the amount I use, I always use another cleanser for a second cleanse. I didn’t have as much luck using the Micellar cleansing water to remove my eye makeup, I did try a few times but it’s not built to remove waterproof makeup really, or large amounts of eye makeup – I had to go in quite a few times and this is just not good for the skin around my eyes. So after a few attempts at using this to remove my eye makeup I thought I should buy an eye makeup remover.
I was initially going to repurchase the Garnier Simply Essentials 2-in-1 Makeup Remover, which I do love for removing my eye makeup, but I spotted this other little gem and it has absolutely won my heart. It’s the Garnier Express 2-in-1 Eye Make-up Remover. This currently retails at £2.33 for 125ml from boots (other retailers available), it’s on offer and it is normally £3.50. This is more expensive that the essentials version and you get more for the essentials, however, I use less of the express version. As you can see this is a bi-phase product, so give it a good shake before you use it. It also contains Arginine, which is good for your lashes. On top of this goodness, it is excellent at removing all eye makeup. Honestly, I take a small amount on a cotton pad, place it on my eyes for the count of 10 or 20 if I get distracted, then swipe down. This removes most of my eyeshadow and mascara with a single swipe. I will only need to go in once or twice more – depending on how much eyeshadow & liner I’ve piled on. No rubbing required. I simply wipe this over my eye. I will hold my eyelashes between a folded cotton round to make sure I remove all my mascara too. Since using this I have rarely woken up with traces of eye makeup! I tend to play with my eyeshadow a fair amount, so this is impressive! Plus it’s not oily, so you can take a tiny amount on a q-tip to clean up winged liner, or any other eyeshadow emergencies.
So that’s it. Have you tried these? Do you like them? Let me know!
I’ve done a video review if you fancy watching that below.
Thanks for reading!