We Remove Stubborn Makeup With Purevivi Cleansing Lotion, Here’s How It Fares | Clozette

As women who live hectic lives with multi-hyphenated roles, it’s only normal that we look for beauty products that will last for as long as we’d like to keep them on. So we make sure that we put on long-wearing everything. And while they’re great for looking fresh and presentable all day long, it can be a pain to get them off when we’re ready to hit the hay. That’s why it’s important to also have a trustworthy product that will remove your face colour in a jiffy.

A bottle of PureVivi Cleansing Lotion

There are lots available in the market, but we were piqued to try the Purevivi Cleansing Lotion because of its claims. #TeamClozette member Eunice gave it a whirl with stubborn eyeliner, lash glue and longlasting liquid lipstick to test its powers out. Here’s how it fares.

The eyeliner test

The PureVivi Cleansing Lotion used on eyeliner

The Purevivi Cleansing Lotion comes in a 500ml bottle — a huge bottle if you ask us — especially after we realised that you don’t need a lot of the product due to its efficacy. Another thing that caught our attention is its lotion texture, which is definitely not the kind you put on your body. “It feels more like a toner and claims to remove makeup effectively in just 30 seconds,” says Eunice. To test its claim, she tested with waterproof eyeliner that promises to not budge even during the hottest of days. “I managed to clean off the majority of my makeup with just one clean wipe.”

Goodbye, glue?

PureVivi Cleansing Lotion tested on eyelash glue

Lash glue is notorious for being sticky on the lids, obviously. So removal can be quite a challenge as tugging and pulling have a tendency to not only harm the eyes but remove your own lashes in the process. That’s why something that’s powerful but gentle is a must. “The lotion is gentle to the delicate eye area and does not sting my eye,” Eunice says when she tested it out on a pair of fake lashes. “Plus, no tugging needed. And it left my skin feeling soft and smooth — no sticky feel or glue residue!”

Made with Japanese cultivated Aloe Arborescens (Kodachi Aloe) that have been meticulously cultivated in a warm climate, the cleansing lotion also hydrates the skin. It also contains natural ingredients such as grapefruits, lemon, jujube, apple, orange, lime, barley and Crataegus cuneata to nourish and soothe the skin.

So long, lipstick.

PureVivi Cleansing Lotion tested on liquid lipstick

We all love a good lips product that lasts throughout the day. That’s why longlasting liquid lipsticks are staples in everyone’s kits. But we can also admit that they can be hard to remove without the right product. Some are not strong enough and needs to be rinsed off while others are too strong that they sting.

The Purevivi Cleansing lotion is also paraben-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free, colouring-free and surfactant-free, making it gentle enough for even those with sensitive skin. Furthermore, from brushes to blenders and sponges, you can even use it to wash your arsenal of makeup tools! After a swipe of the cleansing lotion on her lipstick-coloured lips, Eunice says, “It was so easy to use because I didn’t have to rinse it off after. It’s also a plus that I had no negative reaction to the product during and after using it.”

A pack of PureVivi cleansing sheets for easy makeup removal

To sum, the Purevivi Cleansing Lotion offers great cleansing benefits and more. But if you feel like you’re still pressed for time, you can get the same effect minus the need to look for cotton pads with the Purevivi Cleansing Sheets.

Stand a chance to try the PureVivi Cleansing Lotion for free. Join our giveaway here. Plus, get your hands on the product at all SaSa Malaysia outlets.



There’s no better time to channel that bronzed goddess glow than during the summer. Vacation plans and trips to the beach are a surefire way to achieve that enviable tan. But what happens when your vacation ends up a staycation — when you’d rather avoid the heat in favour of cooler temperatures? Or maybe you’re one of those who tend to burn easily even after slathering layer upon layer of SPF. Whatever the case, we’ve devised a cheat to that healthy, sun-kissed look you can wear during the warm summer months and have people guessing where you took that holiday.

Step 1: Light it up.

highlight demo

Apply base makeup as preferred, though we suggest tinted moisturiser or a lightweight foundation for a fresh-faced look. You can opt to spot conceal with a heavier foundation/concealer for blemishes and dark spots. Use a liquid or cream highlighter to highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your cupid’s bow to illuminate your face.

Step 2: Give it some warmth.

bronzer demo

Powder lightly over areas of excess shine. Apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks to add definition. You may also blend it up to your temples and forehead if you’d like more warmth. Dust a bit of bronzer across the bridge of your nose where the sun naturally hits. Use a brown eyebrow pencil or eyeliner to draw some freckles on to your nose, dotting randomly for a natural look. Use a fine-tipped liner brush and some brown eyeshadow to draw darker spots. Pat lightly to finish.

Step 3: Prettify your peepers.

eye makeup demo

Using the same bronzer, sweep the product over your lids focusing on the crease with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Brush your brows up and outwards with a spoolie and set them in place with a clear or natural-toned brow gel. Curl your lashes and swipe on a lengthening and defining mascara for fluttery-looking lashes. You may also opt to tightline your eyes with a black eyeliner for increased definition.

Step 4: Add a pop of colour.

lipstick demo

Swipe on a peach-toned lipstick on to your lips. Pat it in to blur any edges/harsh lines and dab the excess product on to your cheeks for a flushed look.

Now you can step out looking like you've vacationed somewhere with lots of sun. We hope you enjoyed this little makeup tutorial and stay tuned for more looks.



Taking your makeup off before bed is a crucial step for any night-time skincare routine. However, it can be quite frustrating when you’ve swiped on your toner and still found traces of your makeup still peeking at you from the cotton pad. The good news is, an affordable new makeup remover has arrived on the market, and it’s approved by makeup artists. Say hello to the NIVEA Professional Micellar Water.

We attended NIVEA's launch last 17 April to witness the unveiling of their new product in Singapore. Tested by makeup artists in Singapore and the UK, NIVEA Professional Micellar Water’s lightweight formula penetrates deeply into pores to lift away dirt, oil, and sebum in one simple step, as shown on the demo with the model below. 

nivea pro micellar demo

Its unique Micellar Complex features a bi-phase formula that combines micellar technology and dry oils. Together, this fast-acting, fast-absorbing formula works like a magnet to trap stubborn makeup and impurities from the skin. This makes it easier to wipe off makeup without any unnecessary dragging or tugging at the skin, which can cause fine lines and wrinkles.

nivea pro micellar water

The addition of black tea extract gives it antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help keep skin clear and glowing — perfect for the city girl constantly exposed to smoke and environmental pollution. The formula is also fragrance-free making it safe for sensitive skin types.

If you're piqued, NIVEA’s new makeup remover has two variants. The NIVEA Professional Micellar Water (SGD19.90/~USD15 for 400ml) is recommended for heavy makeup users and is good for removing waterproof makeup sans the greasy residue afterwards that most cleansing balms leave. The NIVEA Professional Micellar Wipes (SGD10.90/~USD8 for 20 sheets), on the other hand, is a travel-friendly option, offering the convenience of makeup removal in one full swipe. Whichever you choose, it’s guaranteed to leave you fresh-faced and ready to proceed with the rest of your skincare routine.

(Cover photo from: @niveaitalia

The NIVEA Professional Micellar Water is now available at Guardian stores and will be available at Watsons stores from 25 April 2019. The NIVEA Professional Micellar Wipes will be available exclusively at Watsons stores starting 25 April 2019.