I’ve currently been using Neutrogena and Clinique’s eye makeup removers. I didn’t have any problems with those products, but I simply wanted to try new ones. So I picked up this pretty pink eye remover from Maybelline. Yes, I picked it up just because I liked the packaging 😉 But I’ve been really enjoying using it.
As you can see from the picture, it’s about the same size as a highlighter. I like the grip of this bottle. Since the bottle is oval-shaped, it’s easier to hold than the round (pipe-shaped) bottles when your hands are wet and slippery. Also, the design and color scheme of the overall bottle is very cute. It’s sturdy and the cap closes tightly, but because of that, it’s slightly heavier than other eye makeup bottles. The only thing that I don’t like is that the opening is too small, so it’s little bit hard to get the amount of product that you want.
It claims to use an ultra-gentle, oil-free formula that removes waterproof makeup. To test this, I swatched waterproof eye makeup products on my arm: silvery pencil shadow, golden glitter, brown pencil liner, brown and dark brown gel liners, dark brown liquid liner, and black mascara. I put some product on a cotton pad and gently wiped in a circular motion. Only after 4-5 circular motions did it completely remove all the makeup, including the specks of glitter. However, you do need to apply much more effort and power to remove waterproof mascaras.
The formula is gentle, it did not irritate my eye area nor cause any breakouts. Also, it doesn’t leave any oily residue at all!!!!!! Which is great, since I really don’t like how some other eye makeup removers leave oily residue.
If you have sensitive eyes or wear waterproof makeup often, this is a good drug-store product for you. It gently removes makeup completely without any irritation. If you have any other favorite waterproof eye makeup removers, recommend them here in the comments! =)
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Ease of Use: 4 out of 5
Non-greasiness: 5 out of 5
Gentleness: 4.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5