I am always on the look out for a new eye makeup remover and over the years I have tried my fair share of them. Mostly they are too oily or watery or sting my eyes and are just plain rubbish. My all time favourite has to be Lancome's Bi-Facils but it costs €28 approx and because of my love of smokey eyes and black liners I end up going through this stuff far too quickly. So as my hunt continues this is the lastest two products I have been trying out.
Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for lids, lashes and lips (€20 approx from Clinique Stockists). This has being on the market for a number of years now and gets rave reviews all the time. It is a two-way makeup remover so you need to give it a little shake before use. I found this really brilliant. It melts away all my eye makeup even waterproof mascara without tugging or pulling and without causing irratation. You only need a small amount on cotton wool, hold it over your closed eye for a few seconds then wipe in a downwards motion and watch as it just sweeps away all your makeup. Because it does contain oil it can leave a little residue but nothing that a wet cotton pad cannot remove.
Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (€5.50 approx for 125mls). This is a fairly new product to the Irish market (Well I have only spotted it recently anyway). It is an oil free gentle cleanser suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. This is one of the better eye makeup removers I have tried and yet is one of the cheapest. Again I just soaked a cotton pad with the product and used it to remove everything from basic eyeshadows to mascara. I did have to bust into the cotton pads a second time to remove my waterproof liner though. But it left no residue and my skin felt clean and refreshed afterwards.
The Clinique Take The Day Off is a brilliant product which removes all eye makeup first time but at €20 for a bottle I will be keeping it for days when I wear my waterproof liners and mascaras. Otherwise I will be using the Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover for everyday use because it is so affordable and works great for basic daily makeup. Let me know comments below if you like it or what is your favorite makeup remover.
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!