1 August 2009

Cleansing oil demo

REVIEW & DEMO.. MAC Cleansing oil


RRP £15 - available at all MAC counters

I purchased this the other day and I must say I am pretty impressed with it. I have tried other cleansing oils in the past but never re-purchased. I have oily/combination skin and for a long time I was convinced that a cleansing 'oil' would only make my skin even more greasier. This is not the case I can confirm. So all you people who are scared like I was, dont be =) 

Cleansing oils do a remarkable job at removing make-up, it is quick and easy and removes the most stubborn 'I wont budge' make-up. I like and I do recommend that everyone should try a cleansing oil.

I admit once the oil starts to emulsify and you have dissolved make up all over your face it is so not a pretty sight, but once its rinsed off you will see it leaves no trace of make up behind =)


Stubborn MAC concealer


A squirt of the oil


Massage it in for a few mins, you will slowly see that it is dissolving the make up


Add a touch of water and the oil will then emulsify


Rinse off, and TADA! nice smooth clean skin (ignore my flaky dry hands=p)

After this step I then use a cleansing foam wash to ensure my skin is squeaky clean and free of make-up.

 Alot of people confuse make-up removal with actually cleansing the skin. To be able to give the skin a good cleanse you must first remove make-up. i.e 2 steps there. Using a make up wipe or a cleansing lotion to remove make-up is not actually cleansing the skin, this is just simply taking the make up off =)



A few other cleansing oils I reccommend and is worth a mention =)
Shu Uemura high performance balancing cleansing oil

SK-II cleansing oil


RMK Cleansing Oil


DHC Deep Cleansing Oil




♥ from suzi x

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12 comments

  1. I love my Shu Uemura oil so much! I have been wanting to try the MAC version for ages because it's made from natural oil not mineral oil to compare the two but I promised myself I would use up the Shu one first before I purchased!

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  2. I love the DHC one. I was also pretty skeptical about cleansing oils at first, but when i decided to try it I was really impressed

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  3. It seems great stuff! I would def try it! Any problems with break outs?

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  4. @emma - Yeh i love cleansing oil, the best way to remove make-up =)

    @Manju - Yeh DHC slightly dried out my skin but nothing majorly. Cleansing oilsa are i agree, impressive =D

    @Catanya - nope, Iv been using this for a week? no problems so far =)

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  5. For Shu uemura brand, I prefer the green color one over the yellow one. The yellow one has a strong herbal smell.
    I got the MAC cleansing oil from CCO but haven't tried it yet.

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  6. thanks so much for the recommendation, suzi =)

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  7. I'm unsure about these :/ simply because I can't believe people pay £15 for a branded cleansing oil when other household oils work just as well, if not better. Olive oil is great for taking make-up off and is 100% natural - I used to use it but I hate the smell so have switched to pure coconut oil which cost 99p from my local chemist. I love my make-up and brands, but I think these oils are a rip-off. I do love your blog though and actually glad you did a post about these! x

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  8. I've been using the DHC one for a long time and am getting bored with it. lol. I might try MAC next. Does it have any scent to the product? Thanks for the review Suzi!

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  9. ooh the mac one looks good :)
    but i break out pretty easily cos i have combination skin. will this make it worse?
    xx

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  10. Great review! this is by far my favorite cleansing oil and I've tried loads including Shu Uemura and RMK. It gets everything out including the hyper waterproof majolica majorca mascara :D

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  11. I love your new youtube tutorial! Its such a different look for you but its absolutely gorgeous!! You have such pretty features =) I like your eye makeup a lot too. Its a lot lighter than your usual. I don't have a yt account but I still wanted to comment so I wrote here... hope its okay! Oh also, your haircut looks really good!

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