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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I'm a massive fan of the Cleanse Off Mitt (review here) and use it nearly every day. But sometimes Mr Mitty needs a day off to you know - have a wash so I need something else to clean my face. Recently I've been using the Garnier 'Micellar Cleansing Water' and the 'Express 2 in 1 eye make up remover' after picking them up for half price in Boots. 400ml of micellar water for 3.49€? Brilliant.

I love the L'oreal micellar water and was expecting great things from this garnier micellar water after reading multiple great reviews. Sadly I was left unimpressed.
I find it very hard to get all my make up off with this. I use a cotton pad and squeeze some of the micellar water onto the pad and wipe away. I expected this to melt away all the make up on my face and leave it feeling super clean and fresh without having to follow up with a cleanser. I need about 5 or 6 cotton pads and even then my face doesn't feel clean enough.  The L'oreal micellar water gets all my make up off with three cotton pads. I don't even wear that much make up. As much as I wanted to love this (the packaging is so cute), I don't and I think if you're looking for a good micellar water then you should really try the L'oreal one.

The eye make up remover on the other hand is fantastic. I'm terrible for tugging at my lashes in an attempt to get my mascara off and anything that can get a benefit mascara off without any tugging deserves all the awards in my book. I give it a shake and use the tiniest bit on a cotton pad and gently place against my eyelid. I let it sit on top of the lid for a couple of seconds and then gently wipe away. As this is a 2 in 1 make up remover - part water and part oil - I was expecting it to feel heavy and greasy on my skin but it wasn't at all. If anything it felt very light and left my eyes feeling refreshed and clean.

So to summarize, the Garnier micellar water doesn't live up to they hype and if its the 'perfect' dupe for Bioderma then I'm a little underwhelmed. The 2 in 1 eye make up remover is my new favourite thing and even though a little of this product goes a long way I cannot wait to repurchase.
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Makeup Monster said...

Great review I haven't heard a bad word said about this so this is making me have a second think about buying it! I love the L'Oreal version too!

Unknown said...

This is such a good review. The eye makeup remover sounds amazing. Such a shame about the micellar water though, I've been reading such amazing things about it! Think I'll stick with the L'oreal one instead.

Katie xx
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