Ok, Beauties…. I will admit it. As much as I love playing in make-up, my least favorite routine is removing it. You know by now, that I am simply addicted to the liquid lipsticks. My love for liquid lipsticks is like a two-edged sword, though. I love not getting lipstick on my coffee mug. I love the convenience of applying it and forgetting it, but getting it off is no easy task. Especially without creating an all out war on my lips.
Liquid lipsticks and waterproof mascara go hand in-hand. While I love the look, the convenience, the pay-off, I loathe the end result.
I have dry skin that is exacerbated by the hot, Texas summers and cold, windy winters. So my skincare routine requires lots of moisturizers.
Usually before I begin my makeup removal, I apply vaseline on my lips so the oil has time to break down the pigment of the liquid lipstick. On my lazy evenings, I can be found reaching for makeup remover wipes and rubbing my skin to remove the stubborn mascara or eyeshadow or whatever makeup that decides it doesn’t want to cooperate. I like the convenience of the wipes, but my face feels awfully dry upon removal. I then follow up with a moisturizer or vitamin C serum to return my skin to its natural feel. It’s a step that I dare not miss.
That is until I tried the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. I stumbled upon this product by reading a comment on a Buzzfeed article. I went to my local Walgreens and it was on sale! Those who know me well, know I LOVE a sale! So for about six bucks, I bought it. That evening, I tried it and to my surprise, the makeup removal was easy! I failed to apply vaseline to my lips this time. I was too excited to try this cleanser water out. I simply applied the micellar water on a round cotton pad and placed on my face. No rubbing nor rinsing was required. My makeup literally lifted off. The product has a consistency of water and is not oily. Most importantly, my face didn’t feel dry at all. I still followed up with a toner and moisturizer, but I didn’t feel like I needed to. When I swiped the cotton pad across my face, I mistakenly got it on my lip. To my surprise, my liquid lipstick came right off! Do you hear me? Right off. No vaseline was needed.
They make two formulas. One for sensitive skin and one for waterproof makeup removal. Try it out, beauties. Do you have a makeup remover that is your holy grail of makeup removers? I’d love to hear from you .