Life truth: whether you’re wearing a dot of concealer or full-face coverage, you must remove your makeup before bed. But we’re all human—every so often, even the best girls fall asleep in day-old face paint. Here’s what happens then: the makeup and dirt stuck in your pores builds up and festers, eventually lead to breakouts, enlarged pores, and premature aging of the skin. Nooooo. If you’re a #CertifiedLazyGirl who wants to save face, we have just the thing for you: micellar water. Micellar water is a water-based facial cleanser infused with micelles, tiny molecules of oil that cling to impurities and lift them away. Right now, you’re probably asking your screen, “But does it work?”. Well, our friends at Maybelline just sent us their Micellar Water 4-in-1 (the first micellar water ever from the mega-brand), and it’s supposed to cleanse, tone, and remove makeup all at once. Naturally, we put it to the test! Who do you think will win: micellar water or straight-up soap and H2O? WATCH:


USAGE: So easy, lazy girls. Using a cotton pad, we just spread an appropriate amount of Micellar Water 4-in-1 all over our faces with gentle swiping motions. This formula claims to dissolve dirt, oil, and makeup—and simply put, that’s just what it did! EFFECTIVITY: We decided to do a second check once we had gotten our faces squeaky-clean. We soaked another cotton pad with an astringent to remove any leftover residue. Guess what? Not a trace. Now, show us a makeup wipe that can do the same! VERSUS SOAP & WATER: In comparison to any old soap-and-water routine, micellar water won’t leave your skin dry, red, or worst of all, irritated. This is because the gentle, water-based formula doesn’t suck up any of the moisture keeping your skin healthy. Unlike a pre-soaked makeup wipe (which often smears makeup across your face while trying to remove it), micellar water easily lifts away impurities (just make sure you have a lot of clean cotton pads on hand). And by the way, you don’t have to rinse after. PRACTICAL RECO: The Micellar Water 4-in-1 is great for travel or whenever you don’t have your full toiletries in tow. We’d say it’s extremely convenient for a swift, on-the-go cleanse for a bare face or light makeup. It’ll easily pick up layers of tinted moisturizer, blush, and bronzer. It might not completely vanquish waterproof eye makeup, but we still consider it a serious game-changer!

PROMO: Get (1) FREE Maybelline Micellar Water for a minimum spend of P699 on all Maybelline products. Valid from September 12-14, 2017. Limited to (1) freebie per user only. While supplies last!

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