So you have probably seen The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water all over the blogosphere and are probably sick about people raving about how amazing it is! Because I sure am! But I'm going to give my honest opinion about this product rather than jumping on the "it's amazing" bandwagon!
I saw so many reviews and posts about this product saying that it was simply the best and a perfect dupe of the Bioderma Micellar Solution (a product I have never tried). Every review I saw could only say very good things about it so I decided that I HAD to get it (especially because my previous makeup remover was running out)!
My initial reaction to it was "am I using this correctly?" because I was not finding it incredible. Everyone had built it up to be the most amazing product in the world. I bought it in the purpose of removing any leftover makeup that may be on my face after washing it with my usual exfoliator (specifically for my eye makeup). I found that this product doesn't remove my eye makeup very easily and I feel like I have to rub around my eyes a few times to get it off (and I feel that when I do this, I am pulling at the delicate skin around my eyes). I was definitely not wowed by it.
However it does eventually get all of your eye makeup off, and once it is on the cotton pad, it doesn't transfer back onto my skin if I wipe it somewhere else (like my previous makeup remover). But it does work very well in removing excess foundation that may be on your skin (that doesn't appear to be there). And yes, it does leave your skin feeling very soft, but I tend to put more products on my face afterwards so I don't completely notice this effect. But there are some redeeming qualities like how it doesn't leave any sort of residue on your face, how it is unscented, and how it doesn't cause breakouts.
But all in all, it is a decent product that does what it says! And for it's reasonable price of £3.33 (currently at Boots here) it is a good product for the quantity! But would I repurchase it? No, I wouldn't. It was simply not what I was hoping for, and I think I may try The Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Eye Make-Up Remover as I think it would be better suited to what I want. Now I am not saying I HATE the product, but I am simply saying that I don't LOVE it and it was definitely made out to be so much better than what it is by other people.
Have you tried The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water? What do you think of it? Do you have any affordable eye makeup remover recommendations? If so, let me know in the comments!
Love from Elizabeth x