I wanted a cleanser that was a little bit more luxurious than my daily Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. The Neutrogena cleanser effectively removes layers of face makeup: my long-wearing foundation, bronzer, blush, highlight, and perhaps also some finishing powder. But it does leave my skin feeling dry right away - and I always have to have a face cream at hand.
I wanted a nice creamy face cleanser that wouldn't leave my skin dry.
And the MAC Lightful Faoming Creme Cleanser has a richer, thicker consistency than the Neutrogena Face Cleanser. You don't need a lot at all.
It does what it claims: cleanses skin without dehydrating it.
My skin feels soft after I use it and I don't feel the need to grab my face cream right away (although I still moisturize my face after cleansing).
I tested to see if it could remove any of my face or eye makeup. The product does not claim to remove any makeup but I was curious ;) AND It removed all my face makeup. Yay!
But for my eye makeup, it removed about 80% of my eye shadow. It did not remove much of my eye liner (I used MAC Blitz & Glitz fluidline with MAC Feline Kohl) nor did it remove much of my waterproof mascara (L'oreal Voluminous). Then again, it never claimed to remove any makeup in the first place.
Oh, and it does sting if you get this in your eyes LOL (duh)
Verdict: It's nice to have a creamy moisturizing face cleanser. I'm not sure if I would purchase this again right away - I might try out a different creme cleanser.
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