Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser
Tarte’s Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser doesn’t break any new ground, but it’s a good, non-irritating micellar water that does almost everything it says it can.
This fragrance-free liquid cleanser comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip-top cap and a dispenser that you press down to release product (similar to some nail polish remover containers). It’s lightweight and does a good job removing dirt, oil, and makeup (even long-wearing and waterproof formulas as claimed).
The cleansing action is provided by gentle detergent agents, and there are a couple of hydrating ingredients included for good measure, including babassu oil, green tea extract, and white mulberry extract.
Although Tarte calls this a “no-rinse facial cleanser”, we do not advise leaving it on skin because it contains the cleansing agent disodium cocoamphoacetate (cleansing agents that break down oil and makeup can also break down skin if they’re not rinsed off).
If you’re looking for a non-irritating micellar water that works as advertised and contains a couple of beneficial ingredients to boot, this might be for you!
- Does a good job removing dirt, oil, and makeup (even waterproof makeup).
- Contains hydrating ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
The ultimate lazy girl hack – this micellar water is a gentle, no-rinse facial cleanser that removes waterproof & longwear makeup, excess oil & impurities without stripping your skin’s natural moisture.
Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance
Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that would prove that glamour can be good for you. This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.
This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulassilicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, well forgive them that as whats ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.
However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundationsnoted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.
For more information about Tarte Cosmetics visit www.tartecosmetics.com.
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