Nothing is better than being makeup free and having a perfectly cleaned skin before going to bed. So as you rest, your skin can refresh right? First step of achieving this is to clean the makeup properly of course. It is hard to choose the product, which will do that best. Can you rely on what you see or hear without giving it a try yourself?

How to be Makeup Free?

I like to have really light products for removing my makeup, as I have really oily skin. When I came across Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution, I just wanted to give them a try, even tho they are similar products I just wanted them both. Both Garnier and  L’Oréal micellar water assure cleaning your makeup without leaving any residuals on the face. Is it even possible? In order to see which one I would prefer the most, I used both of them in different combinations. One day I would try Garnier and then the other day L’Oréal and some days Garner on one half of the face and L’Oréal on the other, crazy right? They are almost the same, both of these products have their pros and cons of course. What I didn’t like is both slightly burn my eyes, it might be because of having sensitive eyes I don’t know.

Makeup free 1 (Garnier vs L'Oréal)
I feel like L’Oréal cleans my eye makeup better than Garnier as in the mornings I had some black bits around my lash lines when I used Garnier. Then L’Oréal dries out my oily skin whereas Garnier gives that nice baby like skin feeling. Also, I believe that skincare products should be perfume free; for some reason it irritates me. Both Garnier and L’Oréal claim to have no perfume. However, I can get hints of scent on L’Oréal, but Garnier definitely doesn’t have any perfume.

In conclusion, even tho I really like both of these products I prefer Garnier micellar water more as it is better for my skin and has no scent. Recently, I started to use L’Oréal on my eyes and Garnier on my face and then the problem is solved…

Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite makeup free products?Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite makeup free products?

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  • I haven’t tried the micellar waters yet but they’re on my list of products! I have so many things to review at the moment but these will be next! 🙂

    Layla xx

  • I use Garner Micellar water and I love it! It’s so amazing at removing makeup but also cleansing your skin! My face has loved me a lot more since I ditched the makeup wipes and started using it!

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    • Definitely agree with you. It makes my skin so soft, I like it xx

  • I use the Garnier one too and absolutely love it! Xxx

  • I use the Garnier one daily, and it is great for my sensitive skin!

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  • Sarah

    Nice post, I’ll have to try Garnier. xoxoxoxo

  • I’ve never tried the L’Oreal on before, but I use the Garnier one everyday and from reading your post it definitely sounds like it’s the winner of the two!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Both of them are good however I think Garnier makes my skin better so yeah we can say Garnier is the winner! xx

  • Marshmallow Skies

    I use the Garnier product pretty much everyday, and I didn’t even know L’Oreal made one! I’m the same with the burning eyes though, but I’ve found that instead of rubbing the cotton ball across the eye, if you hold it to the eye for a couple of seconds, then sweep it over the eye it doesn’t burn. I love your blog! Can’t wait for your future posts!

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye

    • Aww thank you so much 🙂 Also thanks a lot for the tip, I will try it like that the next time xx

  • I use the Micellar water too and it’s amazing, I love having makeup free days especially when I’m just sat in bed! 🙂

    • Yes micellar water is good, I like it. Ha ha who doesn’t like to just sit in the bed 🙂 x

  • Oh, this review is getting me excited for the Garnier Micellar Water which I ordered not too long ago. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Would love to try this!!! Great review!

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  • Maria

    I love the garner one!!


  • The Garnier option is my all time favourite. I love how affordable it is with a huge bottle that lasts ages. Plus it removes my eye makeup so well (as long as it’s not waterproof) x

    Beauty with charm

    • Definitely, it is good and affordable. For waterproof I am a bit lazy and use my No7 wipes 🙂 x

    • Emily Valentine Parr

      garnier is amazing….quarter of the price of bioderma and ALMOST as good xx

  • I haven’t tried any of these products but ill definitely have to try out both.

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  • Elodie

    I really, really wish I wasn’t allergic to micellar waters! : (

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  • My favorite makeup remover is Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. I use it to take all of my makeup off, even waterproof. It is gentle on the skin and eyes,yet super effective. I highly recommend it!

    • That sounds really good. I have’t tried it, but I make sure to give it a try. Thank you

  • I had a reaction to the Garnier one, perhaps its the micellar water or just the sensitivity of my skin. Its a shame as I hear great reviews for these products.

    Jenn |

    • That is not good. It just burns my eyes a little except that everything is fine x

  • I really like the Garnier one, I find it doesn’t dry my skin out which is nice, sometimes it stings my eyes but most of the time it’s okay

    Emma emhasrednails

    • Garnier one is good and definitely doesn’t dry out my skin too. I have that problem too, it burns the eyes a little but I can live with it xx

  • I bet garnier is better. I have a sensitive skin which I often find it such a turn off when a product have a fragrance in it, it can be irritating. And yep, a sting on the eye area is another thing I hate with some products, probably those ones with alcohol.. I’m just not so sure hihi..

    Jhem |

    • Fragrance and stinging in the eye… I hate them. At least it is just a little not a major issue xx

  • I stick to the Bioderma one mostly, it is non-irritating on my eyes. But with it being on the more expensive side, one of the ones mentioned above are on my to-try-list.

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    • Whenever I went to the store to purchase Bioderma, it was out of stock. I will definitely get it when I see it, I heard it is really good. These two are just the cheap alternatives of Bioderma xx

  • I am desperate to try out the Garnier one! I have heard so many reviews on how it is an excellent first step cleanser to remove all your make up, I definitely need to use something like this cos like you have mentioned when using my current cleanser I still wake up with panda eyes, so using two will deffo help, right?! lovely post!! xxx

    • You should definitely try it, it is really good and makes my skin really hydrated. I use two to make sure I don’t have panda eyes in the mornings as I am too lazy to have that morning cleaning routine xx

  • These are my two favourites too! Though I would probably say I slightly prefer the L’Oreal one more as I find it helps remove my makeup quicker and I seem to be using less cotton wool pads with it than the Garnier one.

    Lauren x

    • Loreal definitely removes it faster and better for me too however it dried out my skin a bit, I don’t know why. But both of them are really good products xx

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    I have to try these!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Danielle

    I think I will try the Garnier cleanser. Thanks for the complete review.

  • I love Micellular! I definitely will try this one.

    Wishes & Reality

  • I have tried both, I like the Garnier as it comes in a bigger bottle and works as well for me but the L’Oreal is nice too! I also like that Garnier has the sensitive/combination skin category.

    • They are both good, Garnier is better for my skin tho x

  • Erin Russell

    Garnier all the way, I just prefer the look, and the travel size has to be the cutest thing ever lol

    • Definitely looks prettier haha! It is just so easy to carry around xx

  • We’ve never tried Micellular water before. So glad we stumbled upon your blog! Definitely going try these one’s out 🙂

  • Nadia

    I’ve tried Garnier before and it agreed with my skin ok. Estree Lauder Take It Away is my fave but it is pretty expensive so Garnier works as everyday option! Lovely post! 🙂
    xox Nadia //

    • I have heard about Estee Lauder however never tried it. Garnier is a budget one and I like it 🙂 xx