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Review: Glossier Milky Oil


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There was a collective gasp in the skincare world when cult beauty brand Glossier dropped their new 'Milky Oil', the sister of its best-selling Milky Jelly cleanser.

Image credit: Ruby Naldrett

I am a total Glossier fiend, so when I heard that they were releasing a new addition to their skincare line up I have never ordered something so quickly. It's promised on the site as having "make-up dissolving powers" which is a bold claim, and naturally, I had to put it to the test.

I wanted to test the new cleanser to its limits, so went in will a full face of makeup - and by a full face I mean Estee Lauder double wear and Fenty concealer. 

Milky Oil, £10, Glossier - Image credit: Ruby Naldrett

First things first, can we just talk about the packaging?! Glossier are known for their super simple millennial pink packaging, and the Milky Oil is a perfect addition to the rest of their skincare range. It comes in a 100ml bottle, so it's perfect for travelling and the cap come off to reveal a thin targeted applicator.

On the back of the bottle it suggests that you squeeze a small amount of the oil onto a cotton pad, and then swipe away. Now I'm not being dramatic when I say that this stuff really works - just one swipe and my entire eye makeup look was completely gone. It even works on waterproof mascara, and after trying every oil on the market (not an exaggeration) it was great to find one that took eye makeup off without having to scrub away.

Image credit: Ruby Naldrett

So far, so good but unfortunately this is where the goodness comes to an end. I thought i'd try it out on the rest of my face, and it didn't work as well. My makeup came off but I was left with a greasy film all over my face - not ideal for someone who suffers from seriously blemish prone skin. I like to stay away from anything can upset my skin, so was instantly worried by the oily consistency.

Glossier recommends that you follow the oil with their Milky Jelly for a thorough clean, so I followed suit. This did work well, but when you're trying out a new product that claims to be a magic makeup dissolver here to solve all your makeup remover needs, you don't expect to have to use another cleanser to follow.

Milky Jelly Cleanser, from £8 - Image credit: Ruby Naldrett

So, the final verdict is, if you're looking for a new eye makeup remover then the Milky Oil is great - however, if you want something that can remove all the makeup on your face then maybe give this one a miss.

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