Recs & Reviews: Garnier Micellar Water
For a while now, I've been using Philosophy's Purity, and I've really liked it. It's not too thick and it does a relatively good job of removing my makeup without too much scrubbing. I thought I'd found my makeup remover match, but I kept seeing reviews of Garnier's Micellar Water that touted it as being non-drying and super effective. At a third of the cost of what I was using before, how could I not give it a try?
I've been using Micellar Water for about three weeks now and overall, I'm pretty pleased. I went into this trial period thinking it would be a magical, perfect fix for the issues I'd had with other makeup removers, and it wasn't. Of course it wasn't, nothing can be, but because of my own delusions I did start out a little disappointed. Micellar Water is somewhat drying, at least on me. I've had to up my moisturizer game for it. However, it does take my makeup off a lot more easily than other products I've used. I like that I don't have to scrub at my eyes with it and, because I'm lazy when it comes to my nighttime routine, I like that it's quick.
Overall, I would give this product a B+, A-. Yes, it's drying, but it's also effective and easy to use. It doesn't make a mess and it doesn't have to be rinsed off. It's pretty close to perfect for a lazy girl like me, and I can definitely see myself buying another bottle when this one (which is a great size and value) eventually runs out.
What type of makeup remover do you use, and how does it work for you?