I love mascara and it’s one of the products I wear every day (just after foundation) but removing it can prove a bit of a challenge and although I usually rely on a good cleanser sometimes it’s nice to have a eye make-up remover to hand… just incase. I’ve been giving four different ones a go and here is what I think…
No7 Cleanse & Care Eye Make-up Remover £8.50
I’ve been using this for a few years now and as you can see I am at the end of this bottle. It comes in a bottle with a pump which is nice as you can really control how much product you get. It is quite a oily one which I know not everyone likes but I find it really gets through all the mascara quickly and efficiently with no need for any pulling on the delicate eye area, I also cleanse my skin after so it doesn’t bother me too much.
The Body Shop Camomile Eye and Lip Make-up remover £8
Everyone on Twitter raved about this product as it is pretty affordable however I just don’t quite love it. I find the packaging a little hard to use as I never quite get enough product on my cotton wool. You can pretty much have this open and upside but only minimal product would fall out so you really have to squeeze the bottle. I also felt I had to use quite a lot of pressure to really get my mascara and eyeliner off.
Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover £17
Another one that is often quite raved about is this Clarins one, which also need a good shake to mix together. I’ve used this quite a lot now (I’ve also gotten it mixed up with my Clarins toner which is not what I want to do!) and have just felt that it is nothing more than okay. It is also a little too expensive to be simply okay, it is a little oily, requires quite a lot of force to be used to remove it all and somehow I still wake up with little bits under my eyes.
Clinique Take the Day Off for lids, lashes and lips £17
I’ve spoken about the Clinique Take the Day off cleansing balm before but I actually really this makeup remover too. It’s a little oily (but not as much as the No7) but I find it really removed all eye makeup quickly and efficiently with minimal effort. I would say it is as good at the No7 and quite easy to find worldwide although it is a little more expensive than the No7 one, it’s also nice that you can use it on your lips.
Out of the four I have tried, I would recommend Clinique Take the Day Off for Lid, Lashes and Lips and the No7 Cleanse & Care Eye Make-up Remover. They are both a little oily but seem to remove everything very efficiently, with little force which is particularly important around the eye area.
Which eye makeup remover do you reach for daily?