I’ve been trialing the NARS – Makeup Removing Water which is a luxe option on the scale of makeup removers.
I’m really lazy when it comes to removing my makeup so I look for products that require minimum effort. Usually, a pack of makeup remover wipes or facial cleansing towelettes is the answer but it struck me recently that perhaps those items aren’t the most economical solution. A whole bottle of makeup-removing liquid, in partnership with some cotton pads, could probably save me a fair bit of money. This is the path I’ve now started on, finding the best makeup removing solution to take off ALL my makeup, not just eye makeup.
Do the extra pennies get you a better clean? My review tells you.
Review NARS – Makeup Removing Water Packaging and Formula
- The square, clear transparent plastic bottle looks simple but classy. It’s printed with NARS signature black font and has a black screw lip. The PET bottle is high grade and it’s not until you touch it that you realize it’s not glass.
- Beneath the lid is a standard capped whole with a small opening for the liquid to drip through. To get a good flow of product you need to tip the bottle on its side, if you completely invert it only a few drops will dispense occasionally. Essentially this is a positive because it means if you do knock it over very little product will come out before you can pick it up again, but it does mean if you’re in a rush or generally impatient (I’m the latter) you need to shake it a couple of times to get the amount of product you desire.
- The formula really does look like water, but when you move it small bubbles form and float to the top like a detergent solution.
My Trial and Reviews about NARS – Makeup Removing Water
- It flows onto a cotton pad easily and soaks in much like water but it has a slightly oilier feel than water when you rub it between your fingers. It’s an oil-free remover so I’m not sure which ingredient is giving this feeling but it does disappear quickly.
- For eye makeup, I find I need 2 well-soaked cotton pads to remove the majority of my eye makeup. It doesn’t do particularly well on waterproof mascara because I find myself needing yet another set of pads to try to get the rest of that off.
- For the face, I needed about 2-3 well-soaked pads to remove my standard full-face makeup. Most of the time this still wasn’t enough to leave me feeling completely clear of makeup so I would need to clean my face with a dedicated cleanser. You should do this anyway because no makeup remover is really enough to cleanse your skin properly as well as remove your makeup.
- The remover doesn’t leave a residue on my skin. It feels cleansed but not dry, nor oily.
- There is a slight fragrance that you can smell while using the product. It reminds me of cucumber toner but is a little more floral. The scent fades pretty quickly which is a positive in my opinion.
What NARS says about Makeup Removing Water
A soap-free, oil-free, and alcohol-free water that removes face makeup and tones the skin. It gently, yet thoroughly sweeps makeup away without rubbing while soothing botanical ingredients hydrate and add radiance. The result: purified and toned skin.
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