Clinique or Garnier? Cheap or expensive? Does it matter to you, if you use a cheap or more expensive make-up remover, to cleanse your face after a long day?
I have tried a small variety of different make-up removers and my loyalties lie with GARNIER Micellar Cleansing Water. It is, honestly, the best one I have used so far + it is super cheap. Therefore, I think the price does not matter, as long as it takes away your make-up and dirt effectively and is gentle to your skin (does not create irritation and redness).
But what about the more expensive products on the market? Do they provide more value to you and can the price be justified?
I have decided to test this by using CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips that costs 15.20£ for 100ml vs GARNIER Micellar Cleansing Water that costs around 1.50£ for 100ml.
I have provided both product links below:
GARNIER: https://geni.us/H75dS (Amazon)
CLINIQUE: https://geni.us/eqAA (Amazon)
Below, I have given each product ratings based on 3 criteria. If you want to know, why I have given each criteria a specific rating, continue reading further!
Further below is a more detailed comparison of products based on these 3 criteria.
I tested how effective each product is in make-up removal by applying 2 coats off mascara, applying similar amount of products on a cotton pad, pressing it on my eye for around 5 seconds and removing mascara with 1 harder sweep.
These pictures demonstrate how each of the products performed.
The clear winner is Garnier. With only one sweep I managed to take off more mascara than with Clinique. With Clinique, I needed at least 2-3 more sweeps to take everything off completely.
Plus, Clinique product has an oily consistency, while Garnier has a watery consistency. I do not prefer oily make-up removers as they make my skin feel dirty and shiny. Water, on the other hand, not only allows you to remove make-up but also cleanse your whole face and leave it dirt and shine free.
2. Price (RRP).
There is a huge difference in prices for these 2 products. Clinique costs RRP 15.20£ for 100ml. Garnier costs RRP 1.50£ for 100ml – 10x cheaper than Clinique. On Amazon you can get Garnier 700ml for less than 5£, which is absolutely amazing! The product link can be found here or on top of the page: https://geni.us/H75dS (Amazon).
Garnier wins this one one again.
3. Ease of use.
It is clear that, overall, both of the products are very easy to use. Just apply both products on a cotton pad, remove make-up with a few sweeps and done!
But Clinique, in my opinion, is a little bit more difficult to use due to its bottle neck. Garnier has a smaller hole for the liquid to go through, which means – the amount can be controlled better. Whereas, Clinique has a larger hole and it was very easy to apply too much of the product on a cotton pad.
And yet again, Garnier has earned itself a better rating.
My conclusion on GARNIER Micellar Cleansing Water?
Buy it? Absolutely! I cannot stress enough how excellent this make-up removal product is. Unlike Clinique, it can also be used for the entire face to clean it. It has been my favourite make-up removal for years and this review shows, that the product is superior in all 3 categories chosen. Recommend! Recommend! Recommend!
Think about it?
Don’t buy it?
My conclusion on CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips?
Think about it?
Don’t buy it? Unfortunately, I was a little bit disappointed in the product. Especially, when it costs 10x more than the other product that proved to be more effective. It is still effective, but in comparison to Garnier, you can feel the difference. As you just saw, there is an amazing product on the market that is much more affordable, yet more effective, so I would not suggest going for this product. Don’t get me wrong, Clinique has some excellent products, but this is not one of them.