With all the great interviews I thought it's time for me to contribute, this week it's cleansers and eye makeup removers. A little about my skin: I have Normal/Combination skin, normal in A/W and more combination in S/S, not especially sensive, main problems are large pores (oily skin in teenage years), dark circles, skin not quite even-toned (cheeks are especially pale/pink and doesn't tan at all!).
First a little guide to the ratings:
- Extremely amazing! A product with a 5 star rating is one which I will buy again and again and have made an obviouse improvement to my skin.
- Great product, will buy over and over again
- Good product, might buy again, say it was Gift Time or something
- Works fine, but nothing special, won't buy again unless it's in the sale & money is tight!
- Works ok, could be better, won't be buying again
- Do not like at all, definitely won't be buying again
Vichy Anti-Dull Skin Foaming Cleansing Water
The instant foaming makes it quicker to wash so great in the mornings! Works fine but nothing too special, cheaper than the Lancome one though. Would buy again.
Bodyshop Tea Tree Oil Foaming Face Wash
This one is great for oily skin, treats spots and yet not too harsh on the skin.
Lancome Clarifying Self-Foaming Cleanser
Again the instant foam is quick but the more expensive price is not really reflected in the quality.
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed
Great cleanser, not a great amount of foam but cleanses really well but doesn't leave the skin feeling too tight, but it does hurt a lot if you get it in the eyes!
Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Foaming Cleanser
Not a lot of foam, not harsh but it doesn't feel like it gives the skin a good clean, not great value for money either.
Clinique Wash-Away Gel Cleanser
I used a 30ml sample size rather than the full size but for me the gel texture is not foaming enough (I love foaming cleansers) and it leaves the skin feeling a bit too tight after.
Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
One of my favorite cleansers, lots of foam, cleansers very well & leaves the skin feeling soft and comfortable.
Origins Checks and Balances™
Jointly one of my top favorites, very similar to the Clinique Foaming Cleanser. I would probably prefer this just a tab.
Botanics Moisturising Deep Clean Foam
Most evenings when I come home the first thing I do is to make off my makeup with a cleansing fluid, and later on wash with a foaming cleanser.
Lancome Gentle Cleansing Fluid
A bit thin in the texture but feels the skin feeling soft and not too tight, the fragrance is a little weird for me though.
Dior Cleansing Gelee
The texture is a little thick, leaving the skin feeling slightly greasy, slightly expensive too.
L'Oreal Visible Radiance Cleansing Milk
I love this product, does the job, smells nice, leaves the skin feels soft & comfortable, and great value for money!
Bodyshop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
Cheaper than the Dior and Lancome but the cream leaves the skin feeling a little dry.
Clinique Facial Soap with Dish
Couldn't fit the image in the previous two sections so it's here, I just find it's too harsh on the skin, cleanses great but my skin felt so dry afterwards and for that price it's not worth it at all.
Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion
Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover
I actually prefer the 1st one as the 2nd is a little greasy and doesn't cleanse better than the 1st.
Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Make-Up Remover
My first eye make-up remover and it was a great choice, not greasy, takes off waterproof mascara really well, if only it was cheaper!
Dior Duo-Phase Eye Make-Up Remover
A little disappointed with this, it can't compare to the Lancome version at all! Hence only the 3 star.
L'Oreal Dermo Expertise Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover
This is a great product, I actually prefer this version than the two layer version, refreshing and definitely not greasy, a great price tag too! I do love the Lancome one but if cash is short then this one does just as a good job!
Right, hope you found that useful, now I am very excited to share with you a sneaky peek at the gorgeous new line by the talented Mary Jo Matsumoto:
How fabulous is that faux fur bolero? The black sequin & ultrasuede clutch is so elegant too! and I wish I have the model's legs! ;)
Sorry I'm a little behind replying to comments but I will catch up with you all tonight :)
(beauty product images from stated links, fashion image from Mary Jo)