Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NARS Makeup Removing Water - Review

image from NARScosmetics.com

I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  I no longer have any need for makeup removing wipes.
That's right. I have found my ideal tool for removing makeup in a hurry.  

Just released this month, NARS Makeup Removing Water is a soap-free, oil-free and alcohol-free water that removes face makeup, cleanses, and tones the skin.  According to NARS the water is infused with cucumber, chamomile and hyaluronic acid. This formula is supposed to "sweep away makeup" and "leave skin feeling soft soothed and refreshed".

Well guess what?


I know that products actually delivering on their promises shouldn't be a reason for all caps, but in this day and age, when everything is supposed to make you look 20 years younger and 20 pounds thinner and 20 times richer, we all know none of that is going to happen. 

Honestly, I can't believe I'm getting so excited about a makeup remover.

I mean really?  That's what is going to float my boat?  Makeup remover?

I'll tell you what.

It's more than just a makeup remover.

It's a time machine. It's a mental health therapy session. It's a sleep aid. It's a marital aid.  Yes. It is all of those things.

A) time machine: I now save a ton of time in the evening by using this makeup removing water when I'm too tired to do the full facial cleansing with my Clarisonic.  Now I just use the oil cleaning and then follow up with the NARS Makeup Removing Water.  I'm done!  That affords me a few extra minutes before bed. It's like getting free time!

B) mental health therapy session: Believe it or not I get really stressed out if I fall asleep in my makeup.  I start to worry about the damage I am doing to my skin by sleeping in my makeup. That stress transforms into a huge zit somewhere I can't cover like the tip of my nose or the middle of my forehead. I then end up buying more products to hide the zit, which stresses me out because I'm spending money on something that was avoidable, and my self confidence sinks to an all time low because of the zit on my face.  BUT with NARS Makeup Removing Water, I skip all that stress. It's a Therapist in a bottle.  All that stress about damaging my skin is swept away when I swipe the Makeup Removing Water over my face.

C) sleep aid: By getting my makeup off faster and finishing my nightly cleansing routine sooner I have more time to relax and ease myself into blissful sleep. I am relaxed knowing that I have not only saved time, but I am not damaging my skin by sleeping in my makeup because I was too tired to actually use my Clarisonic.  I sleep well because I have no worries about my face erupting with acne from lack of care.

D) marital aid:  By being ready for bed sooner, Mr. Sith and I have a little more time in the evening to...um...well..."Have a Conversation".

Is The NARS Makeup Removing Water a replacement for my regular cleaning routine?
I use it on occasion when I'm just to tired or rushed to do the whole cleansing routine.  I would never replace my cleanser and Clarisonic.  But The NARS Makeup Removing Water is a super alternative to makeup removing wipes and other quick makeup removers because my skin feels soooo much better and soooo much cleaner after using it.

Do You NEED this?  Possibly.  If you use makeup removing wipes on a regular basis I think you really need to check this out. If you are constantly falling asleep in your makeup. 1) SHAME ON YOU and 2) Yes. You need this.  If you are a religious user of a Clarisonic and cleansing, you probably don't need this. But if you're like me and some times you just don't wanna, then this is for you!  The NARS Makeup Removing Water retails for $28 at www.narscosmetics.com.

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  1. Micellar cleansers are awesome. I use the Vichy one and the Bioderma Crealine has always been a favorite. Vichy is available at CVS and they used to have Avene but I think they stopped carrying it. I hate using wipes because they almost always end up irritating my skin.

    1. MU removing wipes irritate my skin too. I have used the Bioderma before and I found the NARS to be very similar to it!

  2. Ahh this review made me smile so much ^.^

  3. Is this a micellar water in the style of Bioderma? I love Bioderma.

    1. I believe it is a micellar water like Bioderma. I have used Bioderma in the past and achieved similar results with the NARS

  4. I was curious if this was like the Micellar water too, I see Musing asked that as well.

    1. Yes. I believe it is amicellar water like Bioderma. However I do nto have confirmation from NARS that it actually is....it certainly preforms just like one.


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