Hi everyone! How are you today?
It has been so busy lately, and I haven’t actually had time to reach for my laptop over the past week or so! Great start to fulfilling my blogging resolution! However, let’s start afresh, and pick up where I left off.
During all the sales I picked up a few makeup removers. I have used my Garnier Micellar water for a long time and fancied giving something new a go. At Dalton Park, there is a shop that sells discounted luxury makeup, and I picked up a bulk box of Clinique cleansing items. I’ve been using all four throughout December and January, and there are definitely ones that I prefer over others.
DISCLAIMER: These are my opinions. If I say something negative about something that you really love, I’m sorry, but this thing didn’t work for me. If it worked for you; great, keep using it.
Take the Day Off Makeup Remover
This is one of those cleansers that you shake up to mix the ingredients together. I don’t think that it’s oil based. However, this is amazing for stubborn makeup products such as mascara and liquid lipsticks. I tend to use this on a morning to remove any annoying bits of makeup that survived the night-time cleanse. It feels really gentle and doesn’t effect my contacts.
Even though this is designed just for eyes and lip makeup, I do tend to use this on the rest of my face. It feels really refreshing and a little goes a long way. I will definitely repurchase this in the future. It’s a lovely cleanser and makeup remover.
Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
I’ll start off by saying that this is the most disappointing product on the list. I was expecting something that would really fizz up and suck all the dirt out of my pores. Nope! I have tried using this in the shower, in the bath and to wash my face pre-makeup remover on a night. It just doesn’t work great. I always feel like it leaves more product on my skin than it removes. And it doesn’t foam up!
I will keep using it in the bath to wash my face, but I won’t be repurchasing this in the future.
Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes
As you can probably tell, these have been well loved! I still have a few left; you get 50 in a packet. I have used these to remove foundation, eye makeup and lipstick; they work amazing and they’re very gentle on the skin. I haven’t noticed any weird dryness occurring after using these. Makeup wipes do have a bad rep, but I love these. They are not the greatest for removing mascara, but for all other makeup bits and bobs, they’re amazing. I have also used these to clean my hands when I mix foundations and apply shadows with my fingers.
These will be something that I’ll be buying again ready for my holiday in March.
Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
This last item is something that my Mam is obsessed with! She always asks for this on her birthday. One pot will last her an entire year; she even has a mini one that goes with her on holidays. This was what I originally went into the shop for and purchased all four items for the price that this normally is alone!
So what were my thoughts on this? I use this on an evening to remove my makeup with a cotton pad. It is fantastic at removing mascara and any water-resistant products that the makeup wipes can’t get rid of. A little does go a long way, and I do have to be careful applying to much as it can set my eyes off a little. But it’s more of a trial and error with this issue. I now know exactly how much to use, and it works really well. It is too thick for me to use as part of my morning routine, but it’s amazing on an evening.
And that is my thoughts on all four Clinique cleansing makeup removers. Which ones have you tried, and what were your thoughts?
Have a lovely day guys, and take care!