I’m not usually one for celebrity cosmetics or perfumes. I always wonder how much they actually have to do with the development, beyond licensing their names. And I’d definitely be a little sheepish if I knew a houseguest was poking through my medicine cabinet and saw some pop star’s name on my foundation or something. So you can imagine why a sample of Salma Hayek Nuance Dual Phase Makeup Remover received in a goodie bag from who-knows-where sat unopened in my bathroom for months.
Well, what a mistake that was.
I can never quite find a makeup remover I love; too oily, too astringent, too pricy, too painful when I get it in my eyes. But Nuance? Just…wow. The formula feels soft and conditioning, with a fragrance-free (or in my experience, very mild smelling) combination of cucumber and rosewater, plus herbs like chamomile and lavender. A gentle swipe or two and it really does get your smokey eye back to its plain old non-smokey self. To top it off, it’s moisturizing, but not oily in the least.
Seriously, it’s refreshing to use a makeup remover and actually be able to see clearly right afterwards.
The reviews of Nuance Makeup Remover are pretty terrific across the board and for $7.99 I think it’s a phenomenal value–more than a store-brand generic, sure, but way less than products from Clinique, Lancome or Clarins. And while it’s not all-natural by any means, it does rate a respectable 3 on the EWG cosmetics safety scale.
Salma? I’m more than happy to welcome you into my bathroom.
Find the Salma Hayek Nuance Dual Phase Makeup Remover at stores like CVS.
[photo via makeup and beauty blog]