After last week’s Lip Rock debacle I honestly didn’t want to try any new products ever again, but then I pulled myself together and remembered that I’m a beauty blogger DAMMIT! I’m here to road test these sometimes silly/most times amazing products for you all and make sure that you don’t make the same mistakes as me. So when I saw an ad for Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water with Carrie Bickmore telling me how amazing and time saving it is I immediately thought “what the hell is this shit!” and dismissed it. But like all annoying ads I kept seeing it and seeing it and of course my little beauty blogger brain kept whispering “you know you want to try this out so come on over to the dark side” so I caved and bought it!
First off I don’t even know what the eff “micellar” is and I suspect that it’s one of those made up beauty buzzwords a la “anti-ageing” and “blur-technology”. Garnier claim Micelles “are an active cleansing ingredient which act as a magnet to capture impurities, make-up and sebum on the skin without vigorous rubbing” – sooooo in other words it’s fancy water, and for $9 a bottle is sure is fancy!
OK, now in saying all of that I BLOODY LOVE Micellar Cleaning Water!! I was shocked as I find most Garnier products very hit and miss. It’s a 3-in-1 product, which is a winner for me as you all know I’m pretty lazy when it comes to my skin care routine, so the less I have to do the better! It’s a make-up remover, cleanser and toner in one. All you have to do is squirt a make-up pad with it and wipe your face and voila make up gone. I was so shocked that I didn’t have to vigorously rub my eye make-up off (as just between you and me that new Kat Von D eyeliner is a tad hard to get off, which is strange as the black one is so easy) and after about 2-3 pads my face is clean and soft. Check out how much gunk comes off! (below)
I’ve been using this for the last 5 days or so and so far so good. I’ve found it hasn’t been drying my skin out which was my biggest fear. I know it’s seems a little pricey at $9 a bottle but it claims to have 200 uses so it works out to something like 5c a wipe! Big ticks from me on this one, have you tried Micellar Water? Are you a fan?
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