makeup remover

Review : L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water Solution in Australia

I’ve heard that L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution is making its way to Australia soon-ish, but meanwhile I got my cousin to buy me not one, but TWO bottles of this baby from Boots (UK drugstore mecca; Aussie equivalent is the beloved Priceline) when she came to Australia last October (yes, my review is nearly half a year late!).  I’m glad I got her to buy me TWO bottles because…(spoiler alert)…I love it a lot!

You may be thinking – Girl, it’s just a make-up remover!  What’s the big dealio?

Well, please allow me to waffle on and share my love…


Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover

Hada Labo review, Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid

If you’re into Asian beauty products, you’ll need no introduction to Hada Labo, the highly popular Japanese brand.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover entered my life over a year ago when I went Hada Labo crazy in Guardian, Malaysia.  There were some products I loved dearly and then there were some I loved less.  Unfortunately, Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover is of the latter category…and hence why, even after 1+ years, I’ve only used a third of the bottle.

Don’t get me wrong because I love the Super Hyaluronic Acid in this range of products due to its super-hydrating and nourishing properties for my dry and thirsty skin.  Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover is great at removing make-up from my face with its silky smooth texture, similar to Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oils.  It doesn’t leave my face parched nor does it leave an oily residue.

But when it comes into contact with my eyes… *OUCH*  Stings like a bee!!!  And makes my eyes all bloodshot and raw.  Dislike!!!  And that is the only reason why I don’t like it.

Nowadays, I use it mainly for removing lipstick when I am swatching away for Lip Stalker.  It’s not the best tasting make-up remover out there but it keeps my lips from getting cracked from all the swatching.

Bottom Line :  Buy Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Makeup Remover if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil but just be careful to avoid your delicate eye area.

Are you a fan of Asian beauty products?  Have you tried Hada Labo before?

b collection by bloom Magic Wand Makeup Remover

If you didn’t know already, b collection by bloom is the little sister of Bloom cosmetics, which was created exclusively for Target (pronounced Tar-jay by Aussies; as a joke.  No, I don’t get it either…).  When I was offered the opportunity to test out b collection by bloom Magic Wand Makeup Remover, a recent winner of the Shop Til You Drop Genius Awards, how could a girl say no?

b collection by bloom Magic Wand Makeup Remover, eye makeup remover


What b collection Say

b collection’s Magic Wand Makeup Remover is the perfect tool for precision makeup removal. The fine tip removes stubborn makeup without disturbing your look.

My Opinions

b collection Magic Wand Makeup Remover is basically a marker pen with makeup remover as its ink (if that makes any sense at all).  Because of it’s Q-tip-sized nib, I find it useful for removing smudged eyeliner or mascara fibres on eyelids, without messing up the rest of my eye make-up.  It has become a permanent fixture in my handbag’s make-up bag.

The germophobe in me is not too happy with the transfer of bacteria, especially when I use this a lot around my eyes.  It can also get a bit streaky from previous uses.  But fear not, as I have found a solution.  I see no wrong in giving the tip a quick wash under the hot water tap.  Still works well afterwards.

I have no idea how long this nifty tool will last me but as it retails for RRP of $14.95 AUD, it’s not exactly breaking the bank.  For a cheaper (and more hygienic) alternative, you can use a cotton bud dipped in make-up remover – but if you’re on-the-go and need to get rid of smudged eyeliner pronto, don’t use your grubby fingers to rub, get a b collection Magic Wand Makeup Remover and let it do its magic!

Dove Foaming Make Up Remover

My Husband came into the bathroom and saw me with foam all over my face and he immediately thought it was shaving foam.  Hello??!!  Yes, I admit that sometimes I let my facial hair grow much longer than it should, but it doesn’t mean that I shave it off!!!  “No, my dear, it’s not shaving foam.  I’m using Dove Foaming Make Up Remover.”

Dove Foaming Make Up Remover transforms from liquid into an ultra-fine foam to remove make-up.  The instructions state that this can be used on wet or dry face, but is best to be used with dry hands and dry face – I totally agree because with wet hands, the foam fizzles away easily.  Applying the fluffy foam onto my face provides a wonderful, soft and fluffy sensation – quite difficult to describe…but you must try it.  It’s more fun than using cleansing oils to remove make-up.  There have been many times that I have forgotten that Dove Foaming Make-Up Remover is a make-up remover!!  It does such a great job at making my face squeaky clean yet soft and supple, that I am fooled into believing it is an actual cleanser.

However, I strongly advise you to remove eye make-up separately before using Dove Foaming Make Up Remover even though it says that it can be used for eyes.  It stung like a mother the first time I used it to remove mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow on my eyes.  My poor eyeballs were red and irritated for 2-3 days.  I think it’s because you have to rub the eye make-up to remove it effectively with the lather and in doing so, some make-up residue can circulate into the eyeballs.

What I Like Foamy fun, pleasant smell, doubles up as a cleanser, affordable at RRP $10.99AUD
What I Dislike Does not remove my eye make-up without irritating my eyes
The Best Beauty Blog Rating 8 out of 10 – I would have given Dove Foaming Make Up Remover top marks if it hadn’t irritated my eyes

This product was sent to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover

Have you ever bought a product and disliked it and then tried to use it up quickly, but you begin to like it when it’s nearly finished?  Well, that’s the relationship I had with Simple Kind To Eyes Make-Up Remover.

Simple, eye make-up remover

Product Description

Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover is a perfect blend of active ingredients to effectively remove even waterproof mascara.

  • Pro-Vitamin B5 actively restores, softens and smoothes
  • No oil means non-greasy leaving no residue
  • No perfume, no colour and no unnecessary harsh chemicals so it won’t upset your skin

How To Use It

Soak a cotton pad and rest it on eyes for 10 seconds to allow stubborn eye make-up to dissolve.  Then, gently wipe around the eye area without rubbing.

My Opinions

Like I said, I did not like this eye make-up remover at all.  It just would not remove the L’Oreal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes mascara I was using!  I piled loads of remover onto multiple cotton pads but I still had mascara leftovers.  But when I changed to a new mascara, it worked wonders.  So I figured it was the old mascara’s fault.  Therefore, I started to like it…

Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover is indeed kind to eyes.  Doesn’t sting eyes and has no chemical smell.  Doesn’t leave behind an oily film like some eye make-up removers.  Affordable.  It just doesn’t work on a certain stubborn mascara.

Due to my initial disliking of this product, I purchased another brand of eye make-up remover before I even finished using this.  I might purchase Simple Kind To Eyes Make-Up Remover again if it doesn’t work out with other ones.  Time will tell…

Which eye make-up remover do you recommend?