Hello there everyone 🙂 I hope you’ve been enjoying yourselves, and bracing yourselves for the summer!
So, picture this: Wednesday, approximately 4:30 AM: I can’t sleep for the life of me. I’ve tried binging entries on my watchlist on Netflix, having tea, and more. Nothing is working. Solution? Youtube!
I haven’t been keeping up with my subscriptions, and decided to see what was new. I scrolled and saw new product un-boxings, endless tutorials, and plenty of life updates. After a couple of videos, I decided to look at some of the channels I was neglecting, among them, Sondjradedeluxe. Why I fail to keep up with her videos, I’m not sure. She’s a fantastic makeup artist, and I LOVE her application – it’s never cakey or overdone looking. She always looks flawless and extremely golden. Anyway, I stumbled upon a recent “Get Un-ready With Me” video (see end of post) where she talked about using the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water.
Now, I’ve used micellar water (and reviewed it), and it was cool. I haven’t repurchased another bottle since using that one…not because I didn’t like it, I just don’t mind using my black soap. But anyway, not the point. It wasn’t the magic of micellar water that caught my attention in the video, rather, a quick statement she made around 00:50 about it being great for getting stuff out of makeup brushes and beauty blenders. So, I ran out to CVS and picked myself up a bottle.
I tried this out on two of my most used brushes: my ELF Powder Brush that I use to blend out my BB cream, and my Real Techniques Core Collection Contour Brush that I use to blend out my concealer. Only the contour brush is pictured.
It took quite a bit of product, and a few rinses and re-rinses to get everything out. For my brushes, the micellar water didn’t clean as effectively as I would have liked, but it did a much better job at breaking down the makeup (especially considering how much was caked in there) than when I tried to just rinse out with shampoo.
I wasn’t too impressed with any deep cleaning abilities, but I didn’t take it too much to heart since that isn’t what the product promises. I did go further to see how well the water would work on one my Beauty Blender:
All in all, I wouldn’t try to use this again to deep clean my brushes, as I ended up using about 80% of the bottle and didn’t get a full clean (I had to follow up with shampoo to get the remainder of the gunked up makeup out). I did use it after one of my brushes dried and I applied my makeup as a sort of daily cleanser, and it performed beautifully, so I may use it in that capacity instead of a deep cleaner after weeks of makeup use.
I do want to try this micellar water on my face to see if it is any more effective than the Simple brand one. I do like that this one comes with more product than the Simple one, but this isn’t that post 🙃
Anyway, that’s all for now! Keep up with me on Twitter 🙂 –> @Court_Ess