Cleanser vs. Waterproof Eyeliner (part 1)

I decided to test 3 new cleansers I purchased this past month. Take a look at which one was able to remove Make Up For Ever Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil without the help of a separate eye makeup remover.

The 3 brands I tested are:
1. Bliss : clog dissolving cleansing milk
2. Ole Henriksen: apricot cleansing lotion
3. fresh: soy face cleanser

I drew a line with my Make Up For Ever Eyeliner and rubbed the 3 cleansers lightly onto my skin as I normally would on my face.

After: Looks like fresh’s soy face cleanser removed the eyeliner the best!

Here’s a more detailed review of the 3 cleansers.

1. bliss: clog dissolving cleansing milk ($28 for 6.7 oz:= 4.17 per oz) : Sephora | Ulta | Nordstrom | Bloomingdale’s

  • milky consistency
  • pleasant smell
  • leaves skin feeling clean but supple
  • apply to dry or wet face and rinse off with water
  • can be used as a gentle exfoliating mask
  • recommend for dry/sensitive skin 🙂

2. Ole Henriksen: apricot cleansing lotion ($30 for 14 oz= $2.14 per oz): |

  • lotion consistency
  • super subtle smell
  • apply to dry face and rinse off with water or wet sponge/wash cloth
  • didn’t feel squeaky clean after using this cleanser
  • recommend for very dry skin

3. fresh: soy face cleanser ($38 for 5.1 oz= $7.45 per oz): Sephora | Neiman Marcus |

  • watery gel consistency
  • not a fan of the smell
  • apply to wet/damp face and rinse off with water
  • cleans skin well but super gentle
  • recommend for dry/sensitive skin, but wish it was fragrance free or had a better smell 🙂

Hope this has been helpful in selecting a cleanser! Here’s Part II of this Waterproof Eyeliner vs. Cleanser Challenge!

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  1. April 22, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    I love fresh! It takes away all my makeup, yet so gentle on my face. Pefect light cucumber fragrance. So nice!

  2. Elle
    December 22, 2011 / 6:55 am

    Hi thanks for the review!

    I’ve been looking into buying the Bliss cleanser (for removing clogs) but I wasn’t aware that it was supposed to remove makeup as well. Is it labelled as this?

    Also, how does it work for removing clogs?

    • December 22, 2011 / 11:56 am

      Thanks for the comment Elle.
      The exfoliating enzymes in this cleanser is what dissolves the dirt and dead skin. They claim that it dissolves makeup too… but I think it doesn’t apply to waterproof makeup. The eyeliner I used in my test was waterproof and really smudgeproof.
      Hope this helps!~ Please visit again and look forward to your questions!~

  3. December 14, 2011 / 10:39 am

    Thanks for the comment on our blog! I’ve been reading a bunch of your posts. They’re amazing! I love all your alternative uses of products! We are Vaseline junkies as well! 🙂

    Jessica with TBG: TruBeautyGems

  4. December 13, 2011 / 8:12 pm

    try the shu uemura cleansing oil. that’s my favorite. it leaves your skin really clean but also soft. i’m not sure how it’ll match up against these cleansers though… 🙂

    • December 14, 2011 / 12:58 am

      Great. I’ll try it out. I haven’t tried any cleansing oils, but am looking forward to it~ Maybe I’ll compare it to Bobbi Brown’s cleansing oil!