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Product Review: MAC Gently Off Eye & Lip Makeup Remover

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I got my hands on this MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover some weeks ago, and I have used it quite a few times now. If you have been reading my product reviews posts, you will know all about my obsession with makeup remover products, and how I struggle to find the ones that do the job quickly and effectively. Well, purchasing this product was for me to see if the almighty MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, would do the job.

But I made a huge mistake. I did not read the product description correctly before purchasing. I thought it would be great for the entire face as well but it is not. It is mainly for the eyes and the lips. So learn from my mistake, and go through the entire product description twice before purchasing.

Here is what MAC has to say about this makeup remover:

Oil and water do mix, for twice the impact – just shake. A dual-phase, easy-does-it formula that sweeps off even tenacious waterproof mascara and lip colour. Absolutely gentle; suitable for all skin types. It comes with soothing cucumber extract and Damascus Rose flower water to refresh. No need to rinse.

 

MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

 

Here are my thoughts on this product:

PROS

  1. I love the coral colour. It looks amazing on my white dressing table.
  2. It is a very gentle product. So no stings at all, even if a tiny bit gets into your eyes.
  3. It smells amazing.
  4. It takes off eye makeup after a few applications depending on how heavy your eye makeup was. It also wipes off any lip makeup with little effort.
  5. It is great for all skin types.
  6. Many departmental stores stock MAC products, so they are easy to find both online and in stores.

CONS

  1. You have to remember to shake it before using it, so the oil and water can mix.
  2. It is expensive at £16 for a 100ml bottle, for just wiping makeup off the eyes and lips. It is more budget friendly to go for a face wash or cleanser that will wipe off the entire face.
  3. The packaging like the MAC Fix+ is quite flimsy. It is very difficult to get it open. I think I should just stop purchasing MAC products that come in this push-twist bottle. I find them hard work.

Overall, I would not recommend this product. If I read the product description properly, I won’t have bought it. I won’t be buying this particular product again but I am still crazily in love with MAC.

What are your thoughts? Do tell..

 

 

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Product Review: Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover*

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This year, I made a vow to myself to try more beauty products. There were some brands I have heard only good things about, Urban Decay being one of them, so I was eager to try out some of their products. I got this Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover some months ago, from the local Debenhams for £18, while holidaying in Essex, and I am proud to say this is my very first Urban Decay product. I have never tried any product from the brand, so I was happy to try this, to see what the hype is about.

Here is the product description:

You love our longest-lasting products, but how do you take them off?! This nourishing formula will ensure that makeup removal doesn’t throw you into fits.You love Urban Decay’s longest-lasting products, but how do you take them off?! This formula will ensure that makeup removal doesn’t throw you into fits.

Sometimes you need a makeup remover that’s as mighty as the most powerful products in your beauty arsenal, which is why Urban Decay created Meltdown! This stuff can take down Urban Decay’s longest-lasting products.
This creamy gel is non-greasy, so you don’t have to wash off any residue after you use it, and the light fragrance is uplifting but never obtrusive.

Fill Weight: 73.9ml
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Here are my thoughts on this product:
PROS
1. It is very convenient to use. No need to use water. All you need is some cotton wool or tissue.
2. It feels so good on the skin. Non-greasy and non-sticky.
3. I like the light fragrance.
4. It is quite affordable at £18 for a 73.9ml tube.
5. I love the packaging, so pretty.
6. It is easily accessible. You can grab 1 in most department stores.
7. It has not been tested on animals.
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CONS
1. I had to use quite a bit to get all traces of makeup off my face, but then again, I had on heavy makeup on the few times I used this.
2. The product stings when you have on too much.
This product is OK. I think I prefer face washes/cleansers, when it comes to removing makeup, so I may be biased in thinking this Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover did not live up to its hype. I won’t be buying this again, but I recommend it to anyone who puts on light makeup. This product will get it all off in seconds.
Have you tried the Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover? What are your thoughts on the product? Drop me a comment, lets talk.
Thanks for reading.

Product Review: Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes & Oil-Absorbing Sheets

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I walked into my local Boots store one sweet day to get some supplies for my toddlers, only for me to find myself in the beauty section. I promised myself I was only looking around, window shopping they call it, but after a few minutes of window shopping, I found myself heading to the counter, with some beauty supplies in my basket. The friendly lady at the counter quickly attended to me, and while I was waiting, my eyes fell on a No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes pack. Now I am usually not a No 7 fan, don’t think I have ever used any of its products, I usually see the brand as one of those brands that does not make products for my skin tone, but this product got me interested, and I decided to try as I am always on the lookout for face wipes and cleansers that do the work quickly and effectively.

I saw the price tag was £7, but I didn’t think much of it, until the sales lady doubled checked with me to confirm I was happy to buy it. That made me think again about the price, and whether it was too pricey for just 30 wipes, but I decided to have it anyway. I also got the Boots Oil-Absorbing Sheets and I have tried both products for weeks now.

Here is the product description for No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes –

No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes are suitable for all skin types and remove even waterproof mascara.

Specially created for when you’re short of time, these gentle, fragrance free wipes sweep away impurities and remove all traces of make-up, even waterproof mascara.

With pro-vitamin B5 to moisturise and soften, plus extracts of witch hazel and fennel to clear pores and leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh.

 

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Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. I found the wipes easy and convenient to use. You basically just take a wipe, and wipe your entire face, and it removes all makeup.
  2. I love the fact that it takes off waterproof makeup too.
  3. It is great for all skin types and tones.
  4. It is great to take away with you on holidays and trips, or when you are too busy to cleanse your face properly.
  5. I like the resealable pack. The packaging is pretty.
  6. It is great for sensitive skin, I have one, so I know.
  7. It is fragrance free, which is fab.
  8. It is fine for daily use.

 

CONS

  1. For 30 wipes, £7 is a bit a pricey, but it does the job and  I do get Boots Advantage points so it is OK.

Overall, I do recommend this product. It performs brilliantly and it is a great handy product to have around if you can afford it.

 

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Here is the product description for Boots Oil-Absorbing Sheets –

These soft sheets are impregnated with salicylic acid to help prevent spots. It quickly and easily removes excess oil and shine. It can be used over make-up without smudging.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. These sheets remove excess oil and shine, without smudging the makeup.
  2. It is quite affordable at £3.99 for a pack of about 48 sheets.
  3. It creates an instant matte complexion.
  4. It is easy to apply, you can use it without a mirror, while you are on the go.
  5. It is great for the oily/combination skin.

CONS

  1. None.

This is a fantastic product. I recommend this Boots Oil-Absorbing Sheets to anyone struggling with an oily/combination skin. You will be needing this especially now that the warm weather is almost here.

 

What are your thoughts on both products? Have you used any of them? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

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