Silkygirl Hydra Clean Makeup Remover Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

Silkygirl happens to be one of my favourite drugstore brands here in Malaysia. I have reviewed their products in the past here, here, and here. Today is a review of the Hydra Clean makeup remover.

The product.

Description on the back of the bottle.

Screw cap bottle.

It is lotion-like with a very runny consistency.

Description: It is a lotion type makeup remover that contains Vitamin E, chamomile and aloe vera extract.

Where to buy: All major drugstores and supermarkets that have the Silkygirl stand.

Price: MYR 18.90 for 165ml and MYR 10.90 for 100ml (as with everything at the drugstore, wait for a discount or promotion!)

Effectiveness.

Concealer, liquid foundation, powder, eyeshadow, liner, lipstick, liquid lipstick (swatched on skin), waterproof mascara (also swatched on skin).

All the makeup dissolved.

The liquid lipstick was work, and you can clearly see some mascara residue. Everything else came off pretty easily.

 

Pros:

It is pretty good at removing makeup.

Does not leave a sticky residue.

Skin feels fresh after makeup removal.

It has a nice soft scent.

It is definitely hydrating.

 

Cons:

The directions say that you need to rinse off with water which is another tiresome step for me.

The biggest con for me which is going to affect the rating of this product is the fact that my skin has a burning sensation after using this, especially around the eyes. It feels like I have rubbed my face hard, repeatedly when in fact, I haven’t.

 

Ratings;

4/10

I have used this in the past with no problems, however, my skin has definitely changed and with that the big con has become a deterrent for me to continue using this product. This is actually my second bottle of it which I purchased after having enjoyed the first one, but alas. 😦

Bioré Perfect Cleansing Water (Makeup Remover) Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

Bioré is a cosmetics brand that predominantly focuses on skincare. It is owned by the Japan based company Kao Corporation. Kao Malaysia has been established since 1973. The Bioré Perfect Cleansing Water is supposedly created with micelle technology that would dissolve and remove makeup (including waterproof mascara) gently without the need to tug on your skin. It is also alcohol-free, oil-free, colourant-free and fragrance-free. All great for sensitive skin.

The product.

The product.

It comes in a pump! Every beauty addict can appreciate this!

It comes with a pump! Every beauty addict can appreciate this!

And a safety clip!

And a safety clip!

Description on the back.

Description on the back.

Description: Cleansing water for the purpose of removing makeup. Available in 90 ml and 300 ml bottles. The 300 ml bottle has a pump the 90 ml one does not.

Where to buy: All major drugstores (Watsons, Guardian, Caring).

Price: Anywhere between MYR 24 to MYR 36 for the 300 ml bottle and anywhere between MYR 11 to MYR 17 for the 90 ml bottle. Prices are subject to in store rates and, discounts and offers.

I have included pictures on how well the cleansing water works to remove makeup. 

I have concealer, foundation, powder, liquid liner, eyeshadows, mascara, lipstick and liquid lipstick.

I have concealer, foundation, powder, liquid liner, eyeshadows, mascara, lipstick and liquid lipstick.

Soaked for about 10 seconds and gently swiped off. Pretty amazing huh?

Soaked for about 10 seconds and gently swiped off. Pretty amazing huh? The matte liquid lipstick is still there though.

Pros:

It does the job quite effectively. However, removing matte liquid lipsticks requires a little more effort.

It leaves the skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

Does not have a sticky after feel as with some cleansing waters.

Doesn’t have an annoying scent or anything like that.

 

Cons:

It tastes BITTER!!! (If you have used it on the lips to remove long wearing lipsticks or matte liquid lipsticks, I’d suggest rinsing your mouth first before you do anything else. If you accidentally lick your lips after having used this you are going to regret it. This cleansing water tastes bitter! Very bitter!)

After using it for some time, it has started to irritate my eyes.

 

Rating:

7/10

This previously had a rating >8 but I have deducted points because it now hurts my eyes…

Maybelline Micellar Water Review

Coming at you with another positive review (such a YouTuber thing to say isn’t it?). This isn’t the first cleansing water that Maybelline has put out and I have reviewed the previous one (link here). Moving on…

The product.

The product.

Description on the back of the bottle.

Description on the back of the bottle.

Like most cleansing water, it comes in a squeeze bottle with a screw cap.

Like most cleansing water, it comes in a squeeze bottle with a screw cap.

Description: Micellar cleansing water that comes in a 200ml squeeze bottle with a screw cap. Foams up when shaken or agitated.

Where to buy: Most drugstores and supermarkets (wherever there’s a Maybelline counter basically).

Price: MYR 24.90 (drugstore product, would be stupid to pay full price! 😛 )

A small test

Foundation, powder, 2 liquid lipsticks, 2 pigmented eyeshadows, liquid liner and mascara.

Foundation, powder, 2 liquid lipsticks, 2 pigmented eyeshadows, liquid liner and mascara. Did let the liquid lipstick dry first before removing.

Pretty effective, with a couple of soft swipes. Didn't have to let it soak or anything.

Pretty effective, with a couple of soft swipes. Didn’t have to let it soak or anything.

Pros:

Light on the skin.

No sticky feeling afterwards.

Pretty effective at removing makeup; definitely one of the better ones I’ve tried.

Doesn’t irritate my eyes one bit.

Although slightly bitter, it isn’t as bad as the Biore one (review link here).

 

Cons:

Does have a bitter taste.

No pump so product tends to get a little bit wasted.

 

Rating:

8.7/10

Highest rating for a cleansing water so far. It is my current fave! It has two advantage over the Biore one; it isn’t as bitter and it doesn’t irritate my eyes (which started happening with the Biore one the more I used; the review has been updated).

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter Review

The Body Shop is known world wide for its natural ingredients and cruelty free stance. It is noteworthy that they aren’t vegan but do have products that are.

I won this Camomile Cleansing Butter from a competition The Body Shop Malaysia hosted (post link here).

The product.

The product.

Its a white solid product much like solid coconut oil.

Its a white solid product much like solidified coconut oil.

It stays solid until heat from the skin warm it up.

It stays solid until heat from the skin warm it up.

Description: Lipid cleanser with a shea butter base. Comes in 90ml (2.7 OZ or 76g). It is camomile scented and the tub containing it is metal and screws open.

Where to buy: The Body Shop stores nationwide and online at https://www.thebodyshop.com.my/

Price: MYR 75

 

I swatched some long lasting lipsticks, liquid lipsticks and a lip and cheek tint, let them dry and then went in with the same amount of product I digged up in the earlier picture.

The same amount of product on my finger applied and wiped onto the swatches.

Product applied and wiped onto the swatches.

It was effortless i.e. no harsh rubbing and not much product is needed. ALL of the products came off except the tint.

The tint is obviously there but hey, tints are meant to stain the skin anyway.

The tint is obviously there but hey, tints are meant to stain the skin anyway.

Here’s another one with foundation, concealer, eyeshadows, liner and it was just as effective.

The tint survived after even cleansing water!

Please excuse the tint!

Pros:

Works well! Especially on liquid lipsticks.

  • It makes the lips really soft!
  • I don’t leave it on the face because I don’t really like the feeling of oil on the face. Regular cleansing the face after using the cleansing butter does the trick.

Smells amazing!

Only a small amount of product is needed.

 

Cons:

Pricey (yes, I am a cheapskate!).

I don’t like the fact that I need to double cleanse.

 

Rating:

8.5/10

Go to The Body Shop and take a whiff of it and you’ll love it!!!

Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water Review

Back to our regularly scheduled posts!

Previous Maybelline reviews (here, here, and here).

This is the Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water review, which is basically a type of cleansing water/makeup remover.

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The product.

Some description on the bottom.

Some description on the bottom.

More description. Take note of the phrase "...removes light makeup..."

More description. Take note of the phrase “…removes light makeup…

Clear liquid that foams up when shaken. The blue appearance is due to the bottle.

Clear liquid that foams up when shaken. The blue appearance is due to the bottle.

Screw cap bottle.

Screw cap bottle.

 

Description: Makeup removing micellar water that claims to have the effect of a toner and refresh the skin. Available in a 120ml screw cap bottle. Foams up when shaken or agitated.

Where to buy: Drugstores, supermarket; most places that carry the Maybelline makeup booth.

Price: MYR 19.90 and as usual, subject to promotions and sales!

 

A small test;

I have the works; pigmented eyeshadows, cream and powder foundation, liquid and pen liners, lipsticks and liquid lipsticks.

I have the works; pigmented eyeshadows, cream and powder foundation, liquid and pen liners, lipsticks and liquid lipsticks.

One swipe with a cleanser soaked cotton, after a few seconds on the makeup.

One swipe with a cleanser soaked cotton, after a few seconds on the makeup. There is still a lot of makeup left. I can still see foundation and the liner obviously.

Cleaned but traces of makeup can still be seen.

Cleaned but traces of makeup can still be seen.

Ewww..... By the way, I did rub a little more vigorously than I would if it was my face. The one thing to consider is that description on the back of the bottle says that it removes "light makeup".

Ewww….. By the way, I did rub a little more vigorously than I would if it was my face. The one thing to consider is that description on the back of the bottle says it removes “light makeup”.

 

Pros:

Very light on the skin.

Doesn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable on the skin.

Gets the job done.

Haven’t had any unwanted reactions to it.

Doesn’t have a bad taste (read my Biore review here, you’ll know why this is important to me).

 

Cons:

It does cost a little bit more than my Biore cleansing water (ml for ringgit) and isn’t as effective (being ineffective isn’t a con because it is mentioned on the packaging it can be used to remove “light makeup”). Since it isn’t as effective, I seem to use more product to get makeup off than the Biore.

Pump absent; a cleansing water can easily come with a pump unlike a dual layer makeup remover (a dual layer makeup remover needs to be shaken and poured out and only then will the two layers mix).

Since pump absent, wastage tends to occur sometimes.

 

Rating

7.6/10

The product itself isn’t the problem although my Biore Cleansing Water does work better. Cost and packaging kind of points me back to the Biore instead of this one. Unless of course one wants to use it as a toner.

Silkygirl Gentle Eye and Lip Makeup Remover Review

NO! I didn’t abandon FiercePaint!!! *overtly melodramatic facial expression*

Hahaha!

Anyway, I just moved into a new place right now and so snapping pictures for the blog has required some adjustment. That’s the reason why I haven’t been posting as often as I previously did.

With that, the teeny tiny announcement here is that pictures on FiercePaint is going to get revamped, with hopefully better outcomes.

However, pictures from this post were taken with the old setting.

This is a review of the Silkygirl Gentle Eye and Lip Makeup Remover. I did have a small full sized bottle of this and I did feature this in a Product Empties post (here) but I only had this 25ml free-with-purchase bottle with me at the moment.

The product.

The product.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

Had to take a shot with a dark background because it was a white translucent bottle. You can see the words on the bottle clearly now.

Had to take a shot with a dark background because it was a white translucent bottle. You can see the words on the bottle clearly now.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

It is one of those double layered makeup removers consisting of oil and cleansing water.

It is one of those double layered makeup removers consisting of oil and cleansing water. It needs to be shaken well before use.

 

Description: It is a dual-layer makeup remover which is supposed to be gentle. It is also supposed to remove all waterproof makeup.

Where to buy: Most drugstores and supermarkets.

Price: MYR 16.90 for 110ml bottle and MYR 9.90 for 55ml bottle. Prices differ with different purchase outlets and as always drugstore products are always on discounts!

 

I put the makeup remover to a small test.

I have the works, pigmented eyeshadows, cream eyeshadow, waterproof liquid liner, and liquid to matte lipstick (my first product regret is helping with these kind of :) ).

I have the works, liquid foundation and powder foundation (below the black horizontal line) pigmented eyeshadows, cream eyeshadow, waterproof liquid liner, and liquid to matte lipstick (my first product regret, link here, is helping with these kind of posts 🙂 ). There’s definitely some waterproof makeup there!

I soaked a facial cotton with the remover and pressed it on my "artwork" :P for a few seconds before wiping it off (one swipe). Pretty impressive huh? The only reason the top part wasn't removed was because the cotton wasn't large enough to cover it.

I soaked a facial cotton with the remover and gently pressed it on my “artwork” 😛 for a few seconds before wiping it off (one swipe). Pretty impressive huh? The only reason the top part wasn’t removed was because the cotton wasn’t large enough to cover it.

Seems like a lot of the product was removed with just one swipe albeit being soaked for a few seconds.

Seems like a lot of product was removed with just one swipe.

Used the other side of the facial cotton, and another to remove residual product. Two sufficed.

Used the other side of the facial cotton, and another to remove residual product. Two sufficed.

My skin after makeup removal. The pink patches are due to the liquid lisptick which does have the tendency to leave a stain.

My skin after makeup removal. The pink patches are due to the liquid lisptick which does have the tendency to leave a stain but most of the makeup has been sufficiently removed.

 

Pros:

I don’t have particularly sensitive eyes but as claimed it didn’t hurt my eyes. I guess the gentle claim is true in my case.

It does effectively remove waterproof makeup as evident from my little test.

Very affordable!

Unscented, which is always a pro, to me at least.

 

Cons:

My only con with this product is that, contrary to its claim, it does leave a slightly oily residue.

 

Rating:

8/10

I do like using this makeup remover but because I am not a fan of the oily residue, I only use it with stubborn waterproof makeup like liquid lipsticks or waterproof mascara.

 

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