Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Foundations that don't match me.

Hi ladies

Bit of a random post today but I was having a clearout and I discovered quite a few foundations that don't actually match me. Some are too light, one is too dark and one has a pink undertone. I won't be able to use them properly in terms of giving a whole review because of the mismatch so I thought I would group them together, cut my losses so to speak and move on.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Foundation compact - Warm Beige.
As you can see this cream foundation is almost finished. I didn't use it but got it in a swap and it was way more used than I expected so I didn't feel comfortable using it. The time I tried it, I realised it was way too pink for my skintone anyway (weird considering it's described as beige) so not a huge loss.

GOSH natural touch foundation - Almond
I got this for the bargain price of 99p in the clearance section of superdrug. I can't complain for that price but I am annoyed it is too dark for me (even with the post India tan) because I found it really nice and 'moisturising' for my dry skin.

NARS sheer glow - Santa Fe
I have heard so much about this foundation and was so excited to get a sample after making an online order at hq hair I believe (especially because the ladies at the NARS counter in selfridges never give me a sample when I ask) but sadly this is just too light for my skin. I did give it a go and surprisingly contrary to the name, it isn't as sheer as I expected and weirdly enough doesn't give as much of a glow as I expected either. Maybe the light shade just isn't doing my skin any favours so I still want to try it in a shade that matches me (but I refuse to buy it without a sample, we ain't talking 5 quid here).

MUA BB cream - Medium
This is again too light for me and there's only one other shade which is lighter than this. This is a thick creamy consistency as opposed to a liquid which makes it more difficult to buff in. However, as it is so thick it gives decent coverage for a BB cream.

I couldn't give in depth reviews as I don't wear them out of the house but I thought I'd make a post out of it before I passed them on (and threw one in the bin). I'm not one to miss out on a blogging opportunity and I find these random posts quite different to the usual ones out there so why not?

Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments.

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Saturday, 25 May 2013

17 Hide & Chic concealer - Light Beige/Light Rose.

Hi ladies

Today I'm reviewing a concealer that joined my collection recently but has become my go to concealer as of late. I got both these concealers in separate swaps funnily enough but the one that matches my skintone and I use regularly is the light beige as the other one, light rose has a pink undertone. This retails for around £4.99 I believe although I can't seem to find it on the website so can't confirm unfortunately.

The concept is similar to the YSL Touche Eclat in that it is a highlighting concealer. Instead of the clicky button, the 17 version has a twisty mechanism to release the product.

I use this concealer to brighten up my under eye area on days I want to apply something to my face but don't want to wear foundation. The coverage isn't amazing as you can see from the swatches but that's not what I want from an 'everyday' concealer and I don't think that is the purpose. It's easy to blend and doesn't feel dry on my already sahara desert like skin so it gets a thumbs up from me.

I know there are quite a few highlighting concealer pens available on the high street now which I'm yet to try but at £4.99 this is quite a good option.

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Monday, 20 May 2013

GOSH Velvet Touch & Ultimate Eyeliners.

Hi ladies

You may remember I went to the GOSH S/S 2013 preview event in March and was given a bag of their latest releases. I've already reviewed their BB kit and gorgeous nail lacquers and now it's time to share my views on their eyeliner pencils. I have two types, the newer ultimate eyeliner range which is the twisty kind with a smudger on the end (£5.99) and the velvet touch liner pencils (4.99). GOSH is currently on 3 for 2 in Superdrug ;)

Back in Black, Raw Grey, Kind of Blue, FashionistA & Renaissance Gold.

One side has the smudgy rubbery thing (professional terms)

The other side has the twist up end with the product.

The velvet touch liners just come in standard pencil liner form. Renaissance Gold & FashionistA are in this format whereas the others are from the ultimate liner range.

GOSH Back in Black, FashionistA, Raw Grey,  Kind of Blue & Renaissance Gold eyeliner pencil swatches.
Bottom to top - Back in Black, FashionistA, Raw Grey,  Kind of Blue & Renaissance Gold.

Right to Left: FashionistA, Raw Grey,  Kind of Blue & Renaissance Gold.
They really were as creamy to apply as the photo leads you to believe (not even sure if a photo can convey that). They just glided on and were so smooth and pigmented! Although raw grey was a dryer formulation than the rest. FashionistA has very visible silver shimmer particles as you can see.

The left hand side is after an initial rub (I let it set for a while first) and the right hand side is what was left the next moning! Impressive right? Obviously you don't apply liner to your wrists and the eyelid area tends to have way more creases + oil so I'm sure this isn't an accurate reflection of staying power but still thought I'd share.

Here are the looks I created using Renaissance Gold and Raw Grey as bases. I then used Urban Decay powder shadows on top to set the look and I really liked how it looked. They added a lot of vibrancy to the look and the dryer consistency of Raw Grey helped it to crease less (although it wasn't as smooth to apply) whereas the gold is unbelievably creamy so there was no tugging whatsoever and immense pigment.

I think something I will love using the grey liner for is to smudge it under the lash line using the smudger provided, like the photo above. I think smudging black under the lash line can make me look a bit crazy whereas this achieves the smokiness without being as intense.

In short, I think these GOSH liners are fantastic. Some colours I wouldn't really wear if I'm honest but that doesn't take away from the creaminess, intense pigment and lasting power. I now see why my cousin (who wears no make up whatsoever other than eyeliner) relies on GOSH for her everyday black pencil liner. For the price you get a fantastic quality product and these are probably the best pencil liners I've tried on the high street so far.

Have you ever used GOSH liners? I'm interested in trying the liquid liner next, any views?

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Friday, 17 May 2013

Betrousse Glitz and Glamour box.

Hi ladies

This morning I received a Betrousse Glitz and Glam box to my initial surprise. I soon solved that mystery but I thought I would quickly show you what I got. If you want a bit of background on Betrousse check out my post on their summer break box. I don't subscribe to any beauty boxes and in short that's because I hate wasting money on 'surprises' that more often than not I won't use but with Betrousse you know what you're getting which eliminates the let down factor. This box has a value of £70 but it costs £10 + £5 postage and you can purchase it here. I haven't used any of this as I just got it so this is a 'what is in the box' post.

Jason Normalising Shampoo - £7.29 (255ml)

JĀSÖN Normalising Shampoo is cleanses hair with natural, gentle surfactants whilst balancing the pH levels of the scalp with Rosewater and Chamomile. This shampoo creates a rich lather, removes residue and build-up without stripping or drying hair. With daily use this product promotes a healthy scalp and beautiful, healthy hair.

I have heard quite a bit about brand and look forward to trying out the shampoo.

Fair Naturally Mango & Safflower Body Moisturiser - £3.99 (200ml)

Deeply nourish and moisturise your skin with our luxurious Mango & Safflower Body Moisturiser, made with Fairtrade Mango Extract & Cane Sugar, which are known for their conditioning and moisturising properties. This subtle body moisturiser leaves your skin feeling irresistibly soft, smooth and nourished. Why not indulge yourself by following our fair naturally pampering regime; cleanse skin with fair naturally body wash and finish with fair naturally indulgent Body Moisturiser.

Mango & Safflower sounds interesting. With my uber dry skin I can never have enough body lotion.

Tulecos Tonifying Oil with Peppermint essential Oil - £33 (50ml)

The tonifying massage oil tonifies the skin with purifying Peppermint, Tea Tree,Lavender, Juniper and Orangevorganic essential oils properties. Other vegetable oils in this formula nourish, moisturize and soften your feet. TULÉCOS offers a range of high quality relaxing oils which are easy to use and ideal for performing massages without the greasy feel.

I'm sure my mum will appreciate this. I always pass on any feet related things to her. Usually it's creams but a non greasy oil sounds interesting.

Benta Berry G-1 Exfoliating cleanser for boys and girls - £14 (30ml)

G-1  high-quality exfoliating regulating face treatment made from 100% natural active ingredients: burdock, jasmine, mandarin, white dead-nettle, blueberry and ground apricot seeds. This G-1 treatment is enriched with the BENTA BERRY regulating exfoliating complex and combines the botamix (burdock, jasmine and mandarin) with white dead-nettle and zinc pidolate to control excess sebum and purify skin. With this combined action, it removes impurities and dead skin cells using the exfoliating properties of ground apricot seeds. Skin is soft and clean, and complexion is mattified. Its subtle fragrance was designed by a famous perfumer for both boys and girls.

I received a moisturiser from this brand in the last box which I am yet to use up. I remember hoping that it would smell like yummy berries but it doesn't really. This isn't gritty enough for me after a quick swatch on my hand but would be great for an everyday exfoliation because of the milky formula.

Make Believe Beauty Shimmer Lip Gloss - £10 (15ml)

Indulgent moisturising lip gloss for a luscious pout with a hint of shimmer.

Now to be completely honest, this isn't the sort of lip gloss I would ever use. It is full of glitter and is something I may have used 10 years ago (actually probably not).

I applied some nail polish last night after ages and I thought it went well with the tissue paper so I popped in a photo ;)
The contents of this box don't really scream Glitz and Glam to me at all but the point of Betrousse is if you spent your money on this you would know exactly what you were getting and therefore wouldn't be disappointed.

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Benefit Lip Plump - my first lip primer.

Hi ladies

I got a sample of this lip primer quite a while ago in a swap and I sort of forgot about it till I was going through my collection finding products to test out while I was doing nothing around the house. I figure that's the best time to test out new things because if it's horrendous you'll find out in the comfort of your own home without showing anyone and normally when you're applying your make up to actually go out you don't have time to experiment. Wow, that was one serious pointless introduction. This retails for £15.50 for 2.50g of product.

It comes in similar packaging to lip gloss with a doe foot applicator. This is a teeny cute sample and the product is a very weird matte, beige coloured creamy texture. It basically gives you nude concealer lips without being as drying. Benefit says to apply 2 dots on upper and lower lips, pat and blend, allow it to dry and then apply lipstick.

The problem I tend to have with lipstick is that the edges of my lips are much darker than the rest of my lips (quite common amongst Asians I believe) and I am now trying out a few other techniques to combat this (which I will blog about soon). As you can see the top photo is of my full on concealer nude lips and the bottom one is post lipstick application (MUA shade 11 in case you were wondering).

This lipstick has genuinely never looked so good. The colour is actually showing up true to colour on my lips which because of the natural pigment of my lips rarely happens. Also the darkness around the lips has been reduced which are the best things about this lip primer for me.

One of the functions of a primer is to help things last longer and I'm not entirely sure that is the case although the matte surface must help. I also don't need want help with plumping but others might do and I don't know if this actually does anything to aid that. At the same time by getting rid of the lip outline, it can make the area look bigger if that makes sense? A negative I have noticed with this product is that it makes that white ring form in the inside of my lips from where it is drying up so you need to keep a eye on that. Other than these issues I like that it blanks out the pigmentation of my lips without having to cover them up with foundation and therefore making the lipstick colour appear more vivid.

Have you ever used a lip primer? Which ones would you recommend?

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Swatched in store #1 - Garnier Perfect Blur Primer (before & after photos).

Hi ladies

After hearing great things about this new Garnier release from Grace of Allthatslap I was curious to try it out. I have previously reviewed a pore minimising primer in the aptly named porefessional and I wanted to see if the  high street alternative worked in a similar way. Having loads of primers in my collection to finish I couldn't justify purchasing so I just tried it out in store like a weirdo (taking budget blogging to a whole other level) and these are my initial thoughts. This costs £12.99 for 30ml.

It comes in squeezy tube packaging which is useful as there is no issue with a pump that can't reach the last dregs of product and it's travel friendly (although quite big). 

It comes out as a light pink almost mousse like texture. I wasn't actually going to review this based on one use but I found it hard to find before and after photos online (other than this great post by Ree from reallyree) so I thought of this as a social service. I kid of course. I have quite visible pores on my nose so below is what this primer did for me.

Garnier perfect blur primer before and after
Eeeek why I subject myself to this for all to see is beyond me but it just seems so incomplete without it. I think it's obvious which is before and after right? Also, why I didn't remove my glasses is beyond me.

Really weird photo but as I no longer put my face on my blog I had to do some serious cropping. In real life, I found it made a huge difference. It reduced the shine instantly, the silica filled in the pores making them less visible and made it seem and feel smoother.

After I got home, I realised I have begun using the porefessional for the sake of it and just add a teeny bit on my nose before foundation. However, it is a lot more effective if I stop being tight and just add a decent amount. I've decided even when I don't wear foundation (which is a rarity anyway) this spring/summer I will remember to apply it to my nose and chin because it really makes a difference in making my skin look better without coverage. 

In short, I think the Garnier did a fantastic job and once my porefessional samples are done with (I still have a lot to get through) I will just buy the cheaper option.

Have you given this primer a go?

Till next time...Toodles! :)

PS Be honest do you find it weird I based a whole review on just one use in the shop? If you think it can't be accurate as a result please do tell me. I was hoping the photographic evidence would justify the post but all the same your opinion determines whether I do another one.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

How far I've come, where I'm going & a little thank you :)

Hi ladies

I never really do posts like this. Any milestones I've reached before I've mentioned in passing in a normal post but I felt like dedicating a whole post to this.

200 posts & 50000 page views later (eeeek although I hear blogger stats are wildly inaccurate) yesterday I reached 200 GFC followers. This is a huge milestone for me and it makes me very proud. I've been blogging for 11 months and I have no idea where the time went. To other people 11 months might be a long time in which to get 200 followers (I've seen lots of bloggers begin after me and now have 3/4 times as many followers) but as I have said many times I have tried to remain very principled when it comes to building my blog. I haven't spammed, I haven't done the whole follow for follow and I've tried to give to other bloggers as much as I take. I check out the links of anyone who comments on my blog or sends me their link during the #bbloggers chat and I think it's only fair we all share the love a little bit.

Nowadays milestone seems to be followed by the word 'giveaway' all too often. I will say upfront that despite reaching this milestone I have no intention of doing a giveaway. I don't intend to do one next month either for my first blogiversary. It's got nothing to do with money (I have been offered sponsored giveaways before which would cost me nothing) and everything to do with wanting supportive readers that click the follow button because they like my content and what I have to offer. If you hold giveaways, please don't be offended. Each to their own as they say?

*Gets off high horse. Please don't hate me*

Moving on, you may have noticed the change in my blog header. When I created this blog I wanted the name 'All Made Up' but that url was taken so I stuck with mezmadeup as the url. I then created an email and twitter account and again, All Made Up was taken so I stuck with mezmadeup. Throughout the past year I have noticed some people calling my blog Mez Made Up so yesterday I bit the bullet and changed the name altogether. It's not a big change but I thought I would clarify all the same.

Sooooo, that's that. I just really wanted to share my joy of reaching this big milestone. I know GFC/Google Reader may soon be ending so if you already follow me using that, please follow me on bloglovin. I also have the Bloglovin social media button on the top right along with my twitter (check me out, that took me a good few hours I'll be honest). I've never had a link to my twitter on my blog so there's also that option should you wish to utilise it. I'm not the most entertaining on there to be honest but I'm always up for a chat.

Hope this wasn't too boring for you ladies. Thank you for all your support and kind words along the way, I really really appreciate it.

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Rediscovered #1 - ELF 100 eyeshadow palette.

Hi ladies

If you follow me on twitter you'll know that I recently found this ELF palette hiding in the depths of my cupboard. When I first got this from ELF cosmetics a few years ago I tried it out a bit and didn't really give it a second thought once I built up my eyeshadow collection. However upon rediscovering it I thought I would play about with it once again.

As you can see it has so many colours and the different colour families are grouped up in columns. It starts with the very light highlight shades and warmer golden/neutral shades. It then has lots of brights greens, blues, purples, pinks, oranges and then cooler neutrals. The final column is a mix of silvers and blacks.

As you can see, some of the pigmentation is better than others but that is to be expected with such an inexpensive palette. It's bound to be quantity over quality but having said that, I really enjoyed playing about with colours that I wouldn't spend money on buying in a single form or a smaller palette.

I played about with it using the primer from the ELF primer & seal duo and applied it all with the ELF £1.50 essential range eye shadow and blending brush.

I tend to play about with make up at night so I had to use flash which obviously alters the impact of the shadow. The colours obviously weren't as vibrant as you can see in the photos below.

Here I tried a pinky/purple look on the left and a greeny combo on the right.

I then went for a black and red combo on the left and a neutral brown on the right.

The one look I did with daylight. Ignore the lack of blending, it was a race against the sunset.
In short, if you have an extensive eyeshadow collection this isn't something you need. Over time I have tried to reduce the palettes I have and I'm glad in hindsight that I lost this for a while as this would probably not have made the cut. However, despite being powdery (which results in fallout) it makes a good palette for me to practise different looks without having to worry about wasting expensive product. As you can tell I need a lot of practise with eyeshadow application and I imagine this is going to make the best companion for it over the coming months. 

Although this particular shadow was a Christmas limited edition thing and is no longer available on the website they have a 32 piece palette for £5. Nobody and I mean nobody should ever buy things full price from ELF because they have codes flying out left right and centre. To keep up to date you could sign up to their emails. If not ELF cosmetics then one of those non branded palettes from ebay would be good if you're looking to experiment to save your more expensive make up?

Anyway this was a random post but I thought I could try and make this 'rediscovered' thing a series. What have you rediscovered lately?

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Lipcote - bit of old school.

Hi ladies

Today I shall be reviewing the British Beauty Classic - Lipcote. For those few people out there who haven't heard of this, it's a lipstick sealer to make your lipstick last longer. I received this in an event goody bag and it retails for £3.69.

It comes in a nail varnish format with a brush applicator.

I've tested this out a few times and unfortunately I wasn't a fan. I'm not a lipstick re-applier in the slightest as I get all paranoid about whipping out a lipstick in public (not much of a beauty blogger) so I really wanted to like this but sadly it just didn't work for me.

You are meant to apply your lipstick, then brush a few dots of this on and keep your lips apart for a little while so it can dry. It has a serious hit of alcohol when you sniff it (I can't detect any vanilla at all so can't imagine what the original scent was like) and it stings the lips when you first apply it. I'm not talking a little plumping tingle, I'm talking full on stinging. I could have forgiven all of this if it worked buuuutt....

After a little while, this is what happened to the side of my lip on which I applied the Lipcote. It got all crumbly and hugely unattractive. I tried it again with another lipstick and the same thing happened.

So, sadly despite rooting for this 'British classic', it just didn't work for me. Are you a fan?

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

10 fab things for under a fiver!

Hi ladies

I wanted to show you a few things that I have in my beauty collection for under a fiver that I really recommend. These aren't necessarily my Top 5 (some things I don't have at the moment) but just a selection of fab things for under £5.

Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge - £4.99 (Currently buy one get one half price)
I really love this sponge. Until now I only used the sponge on my mum but considering I have dry flaky skin I have no idea why I was fixated on using my buffing brushes instead of giving this a go. I apply it damp and this helps to apply my foundation with minimal flaking and sheer out some of my heavier foundations. I would love to see how different the original beauty blender is from this dupe.

Natural Collection Body Spray -  £2
With spring and summer upon us, I think these fresh and fruity sprays are perfect. I don't like the normal body sprays in aerosol cans and don't use perfume everyday so these are a great alternative. I have used the Apple & Lime scent before and I'm almost out of the Mango & Papaya. The only issue is they don't linger very long so if that bothers you you'll need to chuck one in your bag.

Vitamin e Hot Cloth Cleanser (£5.99 uhohhhhh. When I googled this it was on offer for £4.99 so I mistakenly took that for the full price until I just checked. It still is on offer by the way but hold off, you can get it for half price sometimes).
I can't go on about this any more, I fear I will lose readers. Here is the original review of my Holy Grail product and another post will be coming up comparing the different ones I have so for now I'll be quiet and apologise for my pricing error.

MUA eyeshadows (£1/£4)
I have no idea why I didn't include my Heaven & Earth palette in this but I'm sure you've all heard the hype. In the photo above I have one of the MUA single shadows which I think are fantastic value. If there is a colour you use regularly and don't want a whole palette then I suggest picking up a single. They are so pigmented and creamy. I personally chose the Heaven & Earth over the sleek neutral palette after swatching the two and finding the lighter colours from the sleek one slightly chalkier.

Rimmel 1000 kisses Lip Liner (2.99)
I have quite a few colours in this range and the they are all pigmented and creamy. What more would you really need from a lip liner? They have quite a few colours and I tend to use them by themselves most of the time.

MUA 'clear' mascara - (£1)
Yes, I am still using that 'far from' clear mascara. I find that the pigment that has built up helps to tint my brows (is that disgusting?) kdontjudgethanks. This does the job even with my unruly brows and I don't see the point of spending more than I need too.

ELF Treat & Tame (£3.75)
I have a whole comparison post on this and the ELF eyebrow kit so take a look here if you're interested. It's fab for quick grooming.

ELF studio brushes (mostly £3.75).
I find these brushes to be really soft, really good quality & long lasting, There was a point where these were the only inexpensive brushes around that I would recommend to people but with the arrival of Real Techniques things are a little different.

MUA lipsticks (£1)
Shade 11 is my favourite of the lot but for £1 I find these to be really creamy and pigmented. If you want to get a shade you would rarely wear and so can't justify a heavy price tag then this would be a good place to start or if you want to build up a whole collection fast.

ELF Mineral Booster (£5)
I have raved about this before too. I sold my MAC MSF because I just couldn't see what it was doing any better than this. This sets foundation in a way that is good for dry skin while still allowing the skin to glow. They have different sizes and shades.

So that was that, 10 things (ok ok well technically 9) for under a fiver. I know most things are predictably ELF and MUA but what can I say, they do a few things cheap & well. Maybe I can do a few things for under £10 if anybody is interested and that way I can incorporate more brands? Anyhu, do leave a comment with your favourite product for under £5 below.

Till next time...Toodles! :)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Battle of the Micellar Cleansing waters - Bioderma, Etat Pur & L'oreal!

Hi ladies

This post is long overdue and maybe somewhat past the hype as throughout the winter I noticed the 'cleansing balm' hype. It was originally a post between the Bioderma and Etat Pur but then L'oreal jumped on the cleansing water bandwagon (making this post relevant again) and as it is 2 for £6 in Boots, I picked up one each for me and my cousin. The cheapest of the lot for 200ml is the L'oreal which usually retails for £4.99. Next up is the Etat Pur which is 190ml for £6.40 and lastly the 250ml bottle of the Bioderma (which is the closest in size to the rest although I have the 500ml bottle) is £9.99.

Etat Pur Bioderma L'oreal Cleansing water
I'm not quite sure why the Etat Pur cleansing water looks the colour it does.
Bioderma Crealine H20

Bioderma crealine h20 Cleansing water

- You can get really small and really big sizes, from 100ml to 500ml.
- It doesn't have a scent.
- It has now hit the UK, so no more ordering from France. You can order from John Bell & Croyden or pick it up from the store if you're in London.
- They have different coloured bottles targeted for different skin types. I have the pink cap which is for sensitive/normal to dry skins. Whereas the green bottle is for combination to oily skin.
- The bit where the product comes out from is the perfect size. You can pop a cotton bud there, turn it upside down and the product won't end up dropping, unlike the other two.

- The most expensive of the lot. Although you get 50ml more than the L'oreal, you can buy 2 of the L'oreal ones (even at full price) and get more for your money.
- If you don't live in London, you have to order online from what I can tell so that means delivery costs + the faff of not being able to pick it up as easily.

Etat Pur Micellar Cleansing Water

Etat Pur cleansing water B01

I don't have a lot to say because I dedicated a whole post to this product here.

- I like the fresh scent.
- You can get a 190ml bottle or a 400ml bottle.

- Again you have to place an online order which isn't the most cost effective or convenient. However, there is free delivery on your first online order and you get 3 samples.

L'oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

L'oreal 3 in 1 purifying micellar water

- Cheapest of the lot (especially with this 2 for £6 offer as you get 400ml worth of cleansing water for 6 quid).
- Convenient - So easy to pop into Boots/Superdrug and pick it up.
- A very thin bottle which makes it easy for travel.
- No noticeable scent.

- I can't think of any specific to this.

I gave them all a go and in short they all do the job of removing make up as you can see above. I did some heavy mascara and liquid liner work and they all took a cotton pad and cotton bud worth of removing. Despite having enough cleansing water I really wanted to see whether the high street could offer a dupe that worked just as well as the others and from what I can tell they all do the same job. I don't have a winner in terms of performance so I hope the breakdown of the other factors was useful. Maybe, if you have sensitive skin or a specific skin type, you would notice a difference in performance?

I'm aware cleansing waters shouldn't be the be all and end all to our night time cleansing routine but I love them for when I'm experimenting with make up as it's easy to wipe off an eyeshadow look and start the next one. I tend to use hot cloth cleansers when I'm cleansing at night but for those uber lazy nights or when travelling, I've long since said goodbye to wipes and have moved onto these.

Which is your favourite cleansing water?

Till next time...Toodles! :)