Maybelline introduced a slew of new Clean Express Makeup Removers this Spring one of which is their new The Flash Clean Makeup Removing Lotion.
Having had great success with some of the other cleansers in this collection I decided to purchase The Flash Clean for those days I want remove my makeup in a hurry and just get to bed.
Take a peek!
Maybelline Clean Express The Flash Clean Makeup Removing Lotion is a thicker yet watery white cream makeup remover. To use it you can apply a small amount on a cotton pad and swipe it across your face and eyes to remove makeup. There’s no need to rinse afterwards as this acts as not only a remover but also has a hydrating formula that leaves skin soft and smooth after use. It has a delicate fresh floral scent that’s very pleasant. Maybelline also suggests using it by rubbing it in with fingers or hands versus a cotton pad. I personally find the cotton pad the easier method as either way you’ll be swiping it off so might as well start out with a cotton pad to begin with rather than follow up with it later.
I find the texture delightful. It’s creamy yet watery and leaves my skin delicately hydrated after use. Not so much that I need to skip my moisturizer mind you but nice enough that I’m not feeling tacky or sticky or even tight after using this.
The bottle claims it removes waterproof mascara as well as blush, eyeshadow, etc..basically your entire face. I think it does a good job for a quick clean up but does not do as good a job as a cleansing oil or lathering cleanser. It doesn’t break up waterproof mascara very well so in the AM I’m left with raccoon eyes if I used it the night before to take off my eye makeup. It does remove basic makeup so really it is a “express cleaning” type of product. Mandom Cleansing Water does a far better job but isn’t as easy to locate in the US.
This one I’m a little wishy washy on. It’s only $5 dollars a bottle at Harmons so perhaps for really quickie clean ups when you’re getting in after a super long night this might prove great. However, definitely not for daily use.
Any of the Clean Express Collection that you like?
I personally liked the Waterproof Eye Makeup remover myself! Good stuff!