If you know me (and if you do I’m sorry) then you’re probably aware of my love for trying new micellar waters. After using makeup wipes for far longer than I wish I had, I’m very particular about the way my makeup is removed now. I want it all off of my face before going to sleep and I want it done in a manner that takes very little time and effort and doesn’t cause me to tug at my skin. I’m becoming a little jaded with all of the micellar waters failing to live up to expectations so you can’t really blame me for buying L’Oreal’s belated version as soon as I saw it, can you?
The L’Oreal Micellar Water* for normal/sensitive skin is incredibly late to the scene. Garnier (owned by L’Oreal) have had their offering out for a considerable amount of time and even have multiple variations of it. What took L’Oreal so long to finally make their version is beyond me but I do know this, it’s amazing!
Let’s start with the shallow side of things first. The packaging is simple, sleek and something I thoroughly enjoy having on the bathroom shelf. It contains 400ml worth of product (much like the Garnier versions) and disperses the product slow enough for you to control how much comes out. This micellar water is on the pricier side of the drugstore versions at £5.99 but it does contain 150ml more product than the majority of micellar waters currently on the market.
As for the overall performance of the L’Oreal Micellar Water, well, it’s everything I want it to be and more. A little bit of product on a cotton pad held onto each eyelid for a few seconds will melt away any eyeshadow I’m wearing, it will remove my eyeliner without leaving my eyes bloodshot (unlike a good chunk of other makeup removers) and very little product is required to remove all of my foundation. When it comes to bold lipsticks, this micellar water is an absolute dream; most red lipsticks are smeared around my face by makeup removers but all lipstick remains are eliminated by L’Oreal’s offering.
The only fault I can really find in this micellar water is the fact L’Oreal are still a little shady when it comes to animal testing. For the most part, they don’t test their products or ingredients on animals but make allowances for certain countries that require products to be tested on animals. Obviously, this means that if you are looking for a micellar water that carries the cruelty-free label, this isn’t the one for you.
At £5.99 for 400ml worth of incredible product, I think the L’Oreal Micellar Water is an absolute steal. The Garnier version was my go to makeup remover but L’Oreal just elbowed it out of the way. I’m probably going to keep trying whatever new micellar water takes my fancy but I’m safe in the knowledge I have finally found one that ticks all of my lazy boxes.
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