Everyone knows how much of a pain makeup removal can be, and anything which makes the process shorter is a welcomed addition to the stash. Recently, while waiting for the husband in KLIA 2, I wandered into Guardian and Silkygirl's makeup remover was on sale for RM8+. I figured it was worth a shot, and it's now become my go-to because it is simply that amazing!

[Silkygirl's Pure Fresh All-in-One Gel Make-Up Remover]

It claims to work with minimal effort, and this is definitely true if you are in the habit of double cleansing. If you aren't, this could still work, but it would require a bit more effort.

This has shaved 2 steps off my routine. Under normal circumstances, my makeup removal routine would be:
  • Makeup wipe
  • Micellar water
  • Eyemakeup remover
  • Cleansing oil
  • Cleanser
Now, all I need is a makeup wipe, Silkygirl's Make-Up Remover and a cleanser. Truly, I haven't been this excited about a product in such a long time!

It comes in a study plastic bottle which you can squeeze the product out of. 

[Squeezy Bottle]

It doesn't hurt at all that it smells heavenly. I'm horrible at describing scents, but it's slightly fruity and sweet. 

As mentioned in the name, it's a gel, and the thicker consistency seems to work far better as a makeup remover that can double as a cleanser.

[Gel Texture]

As the instructions indicate, you just need to swipe it over your eye to remove the majority of the eye makeup. However, waterproof mascara requires a few additional downward strokes. 

[One-Swipe Eye Makeup Removal]

To be frank, I thought this would be one of those random claims that had no substance, but boy was I wrong! One swipe removed all my eyeshadow, most of my liquid liner, and loosened my mascara quite a bit. The remainder, i.e. waterline and mascara, needed a bit more coercion, but it all came off much more easily than the majority of dedicated eye makeup removers have ever done.

[One-Swipe Lipstick Removal]

It works fantastically well for face makeup as well, and the best part of it is that it doubles as a cleansing makeup remover, meaning that I get to shun my cleansing oils for a bit. All you need to do is massage in circular motions (including your eyes; but gently!), and then wash it off with warm water. 

If you are not a double cleanser (which you really should be), you could leave it at that, but I would recommend following it up with a cleanser that actually does your skin some good. This should be the case no matter what makeup remover you're using because it's not actually cleansing your skin if you're just removing makeup.

Honestly, this is the best RM8 I have ever spent, and there are going to be a lot of Silkygirl reviews upcoming because I've been flirting with the products in the line over the last few months.


  1. The crazy thing about cosmetics and skincare is that almost for the most part, everyone can't tell if you're using SilkyGirl or Chanel so yes, if it works and is cheap - grab three units and no one is none the wiser.
    I honestly believe functionality trumps brand - unless one has a packaging fetish - in which case by all means by that expensive box/ bottle/ jar and ease that itch.
    I've used heaps of Silky Girl products and while I think Silky Girl sounds a bit funny as a brand name, the goods deliver. I also buy their lipsticks often - cheap and does the job and that's really what it comes down to.
    Good review, Pita!