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L'Oreal De-maq Velvet Creme Wash Make Up Removal
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L'Oreal De-maq Velvet Creme Wash Make Up Removal
Date: 06/04/09, updated on 06/04/09 (162 review reads)
Advantages: Washes off easily, nice delicate smell
Disadvantages: Doesn't remove long lasting and/or heavy make-up
When it comes to removing my make up I'm a real tyrant. I don't have the best, most well behaved skin in the world but what has made me really paranoid about it is once I thought I had removed my heavy eyeliner really well and the following day I ended up in hospital as I couldn't move my eye and I had, had a bad allergic reaction. Now do bear in mind I had tried to remove it and to me it appeared it had been removed but some had just embedded into my eye rim. Talk about pain! So as I say I really am very thorough and very particular and I never use 'cheap' make up removing products and like stuff to be gentle and kind to my skin of course so nothing like that every happens to me again lol.
I saw this in Sainsbury's one day when I was browsing around with nothing in mind to buy (for once lol). At the price of £5.85 for something to wash your face with and designed to remove all traces of make up, it seemed great for me to jump in the shower with last thing at night and wash my face with and voila job done!
150ml see-through and black plastic, long, flip top (to the bottom) opening tube. On the front in Silver, white and black writing I'm told it is L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise De-Maq expert Velvet Creme Wash, Expert Make Up Remover which is a professional formula and promises 'Fresh sensation, optimal make-up removal, pure velvet touch' and is for the face, lips and eyes and is skin tolerant and dermatologically tested. On the back (once again in small black and white writing) I'm told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients and contact details for L'Oreal are given, size is stated and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough, classy looking tube and I like the way you can partially see through a section of the tube so you can see when you need to replace it (if of course you want to!).
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Tube....
If you love the pure and refreshing sensation of face washes, but find they don't remove your make up effectively and can leave your skin feeling tight: try De-Maq Expert Velvet Creme Wash Expert Make-Up Remover. Every evening, remove your make-up with a professional.
For the first time from L'Oreal Paris, discover the ease of use and purifying power of a foam wash in a rich and luxurious creme formula with cutting-edge make-up removing technology, that won't dry out your skin.
De-Maq Expert is a new generation of make-up removers created by the L'Oreal laboratories, combining our make-up and skincare expertise, to bring you:
Cutting-edge make up removing technology
Respect for all skin types
Unique textures which leave the skin silky-soft
Inspired by the needs of make-up artists
Directions For Use....
Apply a small amount of Velvet Creme to damp skin using your fingertips. Gently massage into a creamy lather to foam and then rinse with water.
Me Using It...
Well as directed I apply a small amount to my fingertips and wet my face (with make up on it still) and then gently rub in till it lathers up. The light green, glossy very light smelling cream (of nothing really and the smell wears off soon as you rinse it off anyway) goes into nice, thick rich bubbles on the face which doesn't irritate my skin or annoys my eyes at all. I have no problems massaging this into my face and it's very smooth and comfortable to use with a gentle greasy film to it allowing you to really work with it into the skin, so economical this truly is as a little really does go a long way.
When you feel satisfied you simply rinse it off which is ok apart from the dirt and (the make up) flowing down your body if your in the shower so I advise you at this point to either do it in the bath or in the sink really! lol.
Well it's like this. If you use cheap make up and/or light colours yes it works I guess. For me removing day make up which I keep to light stuff and clear mascara or a light brown etc it removes it well enough for most people to keep them happy enough. Though not for me cos I'm so fussy! Yes it does leave skin feeling like it can breath and yes it does appear clean and skin certainly feels comfortable however the first time I used it, when I had finished with my shower I gently wiped my face with a make up remover wipe afterwards and it still removed make up that I was promised would be gone completely from my face! So personally if I use this then I have to use a toner anyway which in effect means I may as well use an ordinary cleanser and follow through with toner which is simply my usual routine but no messing about with water is involved! The only thing I can say good about this is that skin does feel and look velvety smooth but that's not good to me if I'm not satisfied my skin is 'clean'.
For me wearing heavy make up and being able to remove it? Absolutely not. If wearing heavy duty mascara and lip colours such as Max Factor Lipfinity...well they refuse to be budged and as for any products you may use containing glitter you may as well not bother with this at all! This product just doesn't seem to approve of long lasting make-up products!
Too pricey considering you can't trust it to remove deep down ingrained make-up. I simply can't just use this product at night and then apply moisturiser to my face and job done cos I know it doesn't remove everything and so in effect I still feel a little bit grubby and I really hate that feeling.
Not for me but maybe really light make up wearers could try it but me, I cant see the point in the hassle of it really!
Can be found in all good chemists and supermarkets around the £6.00 mark.
Summary: Overpriced for what it is , this is!