Now, you guys know that I
am lazy really like cleansing waters. I have raved about my beloved Bioderma on here before. And I’ve even talked about them when I made a video about cleansing and on the “It’s Just Lipstick” podcast. Get it? I like cleansing waters.
However, the downside has always been the availability factor and the lack thereof. You just couldn’t get it locally on a whim. But that has now changed with the release of the MAC Charged Water Cleanser and the NARS Makeup Removing Water.
Both of these cleansers are clear, except MAC has a tint of blue, but not noticeably on the cotton round. They are mostly odorless and tasteless – there is a hint of something that distinguishes it from water, but nothing really perceptible. And they both work really well in removing makeup.
Now, I can’t speak to how they remove waterproof mascara, since I don’t wear it to try it out, but it did remove my regular makeup like a breeze. The main difference that I see is in the bottling – the NARS comes in a 6.7oz squeezable bottle and the MAC comes in a 3.4oz shakeable bottle. I’m used to squeezing to get my cotton round soaked, but, yes that can be wasteful, so some may appreciate the ability to regulate just how much you get out at one time from the MAC bottle. I really feel like this may come down to a brand preference for some.
Both are on counters now. The MAC runs $23USD and the NARS runs $28USD.
What say you – have you tried cleansing waters? Are you more likely to try one now that brands you recognize locally are making them?
*Disclaimer: I received this product from the company’s PR for editorial consideration.