Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Battle of the Micellar water: L'oreal vs. Garnier

Micellar waters - Everyone has heard of them by now. The magic water that dissolves make-up, cleanses skin and removes oil and dirt... I'm all over it. When I'm round my boyfriend's house there is no way I'm spending my usual half an hour in front of the bathroom sink taking off my make up, so these are perfect.
Here is how I found using both of these wonder waters...


  • Great size bottle compared with L'oreal, a whole 400ml compared to L'oreal's tiny 200ml
  • Better lid, controls the flow of product better
  • Non-drying for skin
  • Great price for the size
  • Claims to last up to 200 uses, fat chance!
  • Doesn't dissolve every last bit of mascara, leaving me with slight panda eyes in the morning!
  • Slightly tacky after use
  • Not very easily transported!


  • A little better at taking off stubborn mascara  
  • More transportable shape
  • Feels slightly less tacky
  • Half the size of the Garnier version for the same price WHAT
  • Awkward lid that if you leave unattended will spill everywhere.


If these products were both the same price and the same size I would have a tricky time in deciding, but seeing as Garnier has double the product for the exact same price and even cheaper in some places the easy winner for the battle is Garnier!

Do you agree with my conclusion? Let me know in the comment box below!


  1. Great post, I love that you did pros and cons of each because I tend to wear stubborn mascara a lot (ahem, benefit they're real) so I think the loreal one may be better for me in terms of mascara, but otherwise I definitely think next time I'm going to purchase the Garnier one! Such better value and I've seen other reviews that say it's overall really good. x

    Kathryn | effievanity

    1. I don't think you can really go wrong with micellar waters!!