Micellar Water Reviews: Simple vs Boots vs Bioderma

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So earlier this week I gave you the lowdown on what Micellar Water is and how it works.  Today I’ll let you know about the three brands that I tested and how they all worked.  Good news, they all work well! However one is just a bit above the others in performance but I would be happy to use any of the three.



First we will discuss the Simple Cleansing Micellar Water.  Out of the three this was my least favorite but it still is a good product.  My main complaint is that this doesn’t really break down mascara (regular or waterproof) that well.  None of the three Micellar waters I tested have a scent and they all were gentle on my eyes with no stinging or redness.




The Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar Cleanser worked better then the Simple Micellar Water to breakdown mascara but it was still a chore to remove waterproof.  Minus that, it worked better then the Simple on my mascara I would say that the two of these are on par with each other in terms of removing makeup.


Now here comes the grandaddy of all Micellar Cleansers and that is Bioderma Sensibio H2O.  In recent years this has been a unicorn to find in the US while extremely popular in Europe.  The website Beautylish started selling Bioderma Products this year so I snatched up a 500 Ml Bottle with a pump (sorry its no longer available with a pump 😦   ) hoping that it would be life changing and be all that everyone in Europe claimed it was.  Well what do you know its pretty gosh darn fantastic.  While all three Micellar waters work well, Bioderma is just a step above in removing more makeup with less product and it removes waterproof mascara easily. I’ve also used it to remove fiber lashes and it is hands down the best thing I’ve ever used.  Now you maybe balking at the price of nearly $20.00 but you seriously don’t need a lot of this product.  I’ve been using my 500 ML bottle nearly every day for 3 months and haven’t used a quarter of it yet.

Ulta Haul and the Story of the Sewer Lip Crayon…

My mom and I had a girls day and went to the Verizon store for them to tell me there was nothing they could do about my phone losing time, lunch, a movie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E  Soooo good had bad reviews which means it’s awesome) and then some shopping at Ross, Ulta and Versona. All that to say I’m going to share what I picked up from Ulta; and tell you the tale of the Sewer Lip Crayon.

Maybelline was buy one get one 50% off so I picked up my old favorite Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in the Brightener shade and something new for me to try the Oil Control Translucent Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo.  I haven’t used it yet but I’ll give an update when I do.

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I’ve been using the Simple Micellar Water after cleansing to make sure I get all my makeup off and I have just a tiny bit left so I decided to pick up the All Bright Micellar Cleanser from Boots.  Also haven’t used this yet but I’ll let you know if it’s as good or not as the Simple.  Also I’ve never used Bioderma which is what I would consider the Grandfather (would that be grandmother..?) of Micellar Cleansers/Waters.


I was in search of a volumizng powder since mine disappeared… I found the Batiste XXL Plumping Powder and I have used this and it works pretty well.

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I have heard great things about the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation so I thought why not add to my foundation collection and give this one a try?  (sidenote I’m almost out of my Revlon Colorstay so I justified this purchase…  🙂 ) Guess what people?  This Foundation is the bomb dot com.  For real it is my new Favorite.  It is medium to full coverage and it somehow looks better the longer you wear it.


I also picked up the Philosophy Here Comes the Bride kit just so I could get the *free gift* which was this awesome Weekender Bag!  The Philosophy Kit will go to good use as I’m sure I’ll have a bride to gift it to at some point 🙂 


My sister in law bought my mom a makeup kit from Ulta and my mom fell in love with one of the lip crayons in the kit named Love Story.  While my mom was visiting my sister in Colorado she was applying her makeup in the car (does everyone’s mom do this or just mine…?) My mom opened her car door at a stop sign because it wasn’t closed all the way and her lip crayon which was on her lap fell off and rolled down the street into a sewer drain.  You can’t make this stuff up people.  So we were on a hunt to find her a replacement lip crayon in the color Love Story.  Our Ulta was out of that color so I ordered it online for her but the story was too good to not share.  I placed the order a few days after our visit so I texted her and let her know that I had ordered her ‘Two sewer lip crayons’ 


*Ulta is running the promotion online and in the store until the 29th of this month. Spend $30 on Fragrance and get this bag for free*