NARS Makeup Removing Water Review

First, MAC brings us Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser, then following suit is NARS with its new Makeup Removing Water. Cleansing water, a staple for many in Europe and Asia, has officially made its way to the US!

NARS Makeup Removing Water

With a soap-free, oil-free and alcohol-free formula, NARS Makeup Removing Water contains cucumber, chamomile and hyaluronic acid to sweep away makeup, hydrate, soothe and tone the skin. It is also non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested so it is suitable even for the most sensitive skin.

The product comes in a clear plastic bottle with a drip hole. All you have to do is pour it directly onto a cotton pad, smooth over the face and voila! Any makeup (except waterproof formulas) will come right off and no rubbing or rinsing is necessary. The skin is left soft, clean and moisturized with irritation or greasy residue, which makes it perfect for every day and especially for those who are “too lazy” to take off their makeup.

Another huge plus is the price. MAC’s Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser retails $23 for 100ml but you get twice as much product (200ml) with NARS for just $28. Now is that a bargain or what?

NARS Makeup Removing Water Review

Are you a fan of cleansing waters? What are your favorites? Have you tried NARS?

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NARS Makeup Removing Water is available at for $28.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I recently switched from cleansing oil/clarisonic to avene cleansing water, and my skin has calmed down even more than I ever thought possible, and I ADORED my clarisonic mia! I’ll definitely check out the NARS cleansing water after I’m done with Avene. I also want to try Caudalie cleansing water.

      • Hm. I don’t use waterproof makeup, but it takes off pretty much everything I use with 2 cotton rounds. My skin no longer has any angry redness, even my pimples are smaller and less ugly!

        • Ooooh nice! I tried this cream cleanser by Avene a few years ago and while it was really gentle on my skin, it failed to remove my eye makeup completely. Gotta try the cleansing water next time =)

          p.s. Just read that you’re in Taiwan. Hope you’re having fun. I LOVE that place!

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