Thursday, November 25, 2010

Good, Better, Best: Eye Makeup Remover

While enjoying a cleansing face mask and a movie this evening I started considering what my next Little Pretty blog post should be about.  I've made a number of cosmetic purchases in the last little while so the choices on which products to review and which colours to swatch are endless. Since I'm not in a makeup mood this evening I thought it might be best to go back-to-basics and review a product millions of women use each and every day: eye makeup remover.

I've used a number of eye makeup removers in my time from drugstore brands to plain and simple baby oil but the following three peeper-cleansers are my favs.

GOOD: Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent
Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent is a fragrance-free, oil free liquid that removes all traces of eye makeup without irritation. It's one down side is that you need to rinse well before applying more eyeshadow or mascara.

BETTER: Estée Lauder Take It Away Total Makeup Remover

This makeup remover was sampled to me in Estée's last GWP. Since I had never used a cream-based eye makeup remover before I was interested to see whether it performed better than it's liquid counterpart. I find it works well to completely remove eye makeup in just a few swipes while being very gentle on the eye. It's fresh linen scent and comforting texture makes me think I'll use it more this winter.

BEST: Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids Lashes and Lips

This liquid remover takes the cake because of its versatility and its ability to remove the most stubborn waterproof eye makeup. It's cleansing power isn't reserved for eyes it's also great for removing long-wearing lip colours. Because of it's dual-phase formula it's like a wash and rinse in one and the oil phase conditions and protects lashes.

Well there you have it ladies! Do you have a favourite eye makeup remover?

Sarah xoxo

1 comment:

  1. I use Avon's eye make up remover. It works really well and is very gentle!