Bliss Makeup Melt vs. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
There's a new cleanser on the market and it's eerily similar to Glossier's best selling Milky Jelly Cleanser.
Bliss, a spa product company, known for its body butters and FatGirl Slim line of products has been in the process of rebranding and they just recently launched at Target with a slew of new products. As I browsed the end cap at the makeup department, one product caught my eye within a second. The Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flower looked so identical to my beloved Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser that at first glance I thought it was Glossier (Glossier x Target is the ultimate dream, is it not?)! I picked it up with no hesitation, one because I knew I had to test it against Glossier, and two it was only $9.99, which is just over half the price! Score!!
Let's first address the packaging. The two are almost twins with their round foggy packaging, simple color scheme, and lettering. I was floored when I took a closer look at it and was really surprised when they even used "jelly cleanser" in the title of the product; Bliss clearly wasn't trying to hide who they were copying. Both Bliss and Glossier can be used on dry skin to dissolve makeup and then washed away with water to cleanse. I tried it out the first time at night with a face light on the makeup (only concealer, lots of mascara, and bronzer) and I really wanted to see the difference in the products, so I used two pumps of Bliss on my left and two pumps of Glossier on my right. Immediately I saw a texture and fragrance difference. Glossier's is an almost odorless thick jelly consistency that doesn't run, while Bliss' was heavily rose-scented and was a lot more liquid-y. When you rub the product in Bliss turns white, much like soap when you are rubbing it between dry hands, and Glossier's stays clear. While the textures were different the true test was which could dissolve the makeup better. Bliss was the clear winner here, dissolving my mascara (not waterproof, I'll add) fairly quickly, where as I would have needed an extra pump of Glossier to finish the job on my right side. When I washed them away, both sides of my face looked well cleansed and free of makeup. The difference in the end came down to how they left my skin when it dried. The Glossier side left my dry skin well hydrated and not tight, which is why I love it so much, and the Bliss definitely lacked in the moisture department. All in all I liked the Bliss and would recommend it to you if you were looking into it. If you are still on the fence between the two here's a helpful guide to choose the right one for you.
Glossier is for you if...
- You have combination/dry skin
- Prefer your skincare odorless/fragrance-free
- Don't wear too much makeup on a regular basis
- Don't mind paying $18
Bliss if For you if...
- You have combination/oily skin
- You are not sensitive to fragrance and like rose
- Wear a normal to heavier amount of makeup on a regular basis
- Looking for a good deal
I hope that helped you figure out which product would work best for you.
The jury is still out for me, but I'll continue to use the Bliss while I have it and maybe once I finish it I'll have a clear winner for my personal needs. Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of the new Bliss products and if there are any particular drugstore skincare or beauty products you'd like me to review or test against its higher end counterpart.
UPDATE as of Wednesday, May 9, 2018
After using the Bliss Makeup Melt exclusively for a few weeks now I can say with confidence I prefer the Milky Jelly Cleanser (just bought a new bottle this morning). Makeup Melt started to feel very itchy and burned whether I was using it on dry or wet skin. I've already place it in my "empties" pile (even though I only used 1/4 of the bottle) to include in a beauty empties round up, so I guess this is bit of a spoiler alert because I'm obviously not going to repurchase it. I'm very curious to know if I'm the only one who experienced this with the Bliss Makeup Melt. Let me know in the comments how it reacted to your skin!
Also, thank you so much to everyone who has read this blog post! It has been my top performing post since I published it in March and I am planning to do more product comparisons in the future. I'm testing out 4 different products at the moment for upcoming posts, so look out for those soon! If know of similar products that you'd love to see reviewed let me know in the comments or on any of my social media.