5 Women Try Glossier's Milky Oil Makeup Remover

Would She Buy It? Having tried it, I would definitely buy it. Most makeup removers need some vigorous scrubbing to take off all of my lipstick. This one was gentle.

Marla Goller, video producer

First Impression: I'm not really a cleansing oil kind of girl, so I'm not going to lie, this made me nervous.

Her Thoughts: With a name like "Milky Oil" I was expecting Glossier's makeup remover to leave my face feeling greasy and oily, but I was pleasantly surprised with how satisfyingly smooth my skin felt after use. My makeup came off smoothly and easily, too. I'm definitely impressed. The only thing is that it made my skin a little red at first, but it cleared up after a few seconds.

Would you buy it? I wouldn't have bought it before trying it, but now I would definitely buy it and would recommend it to friends.

Bella Cacciatore, beauty assistant

First Impression: It's so incredibly cute I couldn't wait to bring it home and display it in my medicine cabinet. However, I don't know if I trust Glossier to make a makeup remover powerful enough to cut through anything more than a whisper of eyeshadow.

My Thoughts: I'm throughly impressed by this. It totally removed my Tom Ford liquid liner in one clean swoop, with no bleeding or black residue left behind. It didn't leave a greasy film, or irritate my eyes, as many makeup removers tend to. When it came to my waterproof mascara I still needed another cleanse to 100 percent remove it, but Milky Oil did the bulk of the work.

Would I Buy It? I usually stick with drugstore makeup remover, but for $12 I would definitely upgrade for something so cute and so effective.

Tara Gonzalez, commerce editor

First Impression: I was skeptical initially. I only ever use a makeup wipe to remove my makeup and never use liquid makeup remover because I find them messy. It always feels like I have to scrub my makeup off with a liquid, as opposed to wiping it off quickly with a facial wipe. I'm a sucker for packaging though and really wanted to try Glossier's Milky Oil because it looked so cute.

Her Thoughts: This product felt really nice on my skin whereas makeup remover solution usually really stings or feels uncomfortable for me. I also didn't have to apply that much to remove my makeup, which is often the case. Most of the time I have a pretty hard time removing my red lipstick but it came off faster than usual with Milky Oil.

Would She Buy It? I would absolutely buy it and unlike my favorite CVS makeup remover wipes, I'd happily leave this on my bathroom counter as decor.

Lindsay Schallon, senior beauty editor

First Impression: At this point, Glossier could make an $18 bottle of water and I'd buy it. Why is everything so irresistibly cute?

Her Thoughts: I'm an evangelist for double cleansing (that is, first cleansing with an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, then following that up with mild cleanser). Ever since I started doing it, I've noticed less breakouts. I think Milky Oil is good first step for spot removal—especially for eye makeup. It's gentle on my sensitive eyes (a must for contact wearers) and doesn't leave a greasy cast behind like some makeup removers. Truth be told, I can't tell too much of a difference between it and my favorite micellar water, but that bottle certainly doesn't look as cool.

Published at Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:58:18 +0000