I have super sensitive eyes, the get red and irritated easily, and I lose lashes quite rapidly too. I also find that waterproof mascara, which I do tend to use because of how watery my eyes are, is difficult to remove, especially the Japanese stuff. What’s a girl to do? Look like a panda, go naked or wear crusted mascara untill the lashes fall out?
When it comes to Eye Make Up Removers (and you do need one, a normal cleanser or wet wipes is not good enough since a lot of eye make up is waterproof or water resistant these days), I have tried many.
I am not being a snob, but many of the drugstore items don’t work for me. I either get an stinging sensation OR it isn’t tough enough to remove the make up. I have tried Boots No. 7, Botantics, Neutrogena, L’oreal etc.
When it comes to high end, I am very fond of Lancome Bi-Facial, which does work quite well:
It’s a double layered, shake before use thing. The issue is the price which is £16 over here, steep for a make up remover. It doesn’t last that long either – not if you need to swipe over the same area a few times.
I also like Chanel’s eye make up remover – £14 last time I bought it and you also need to shake it before use. I also have the Nars eye make up remover – I forget the price, I think its around £15, but you do only get 90ml compared to 200mls with Lancome.
But this is about my favourite eye make up remover! which is this one:
Softymo is a Japanese brand and they make various affordable skincare good. This eye make up remover is a gel texture, not watery but not too thick. It’s amazing – you put some on your cotton bud, the tinest bit and hold it over your eye. I have little patience so I hold it for ooh, 3 seconds tops – and off comes one layer of gunk. I rub the lashes a little and the mascara will come off.
It also doesn’t sting or irritate – a big bonus. I find oilier products can cause stinging or the dreaded blurry vision.
This is also affordable. I am liberal with it, I use as much as I need nearly every day, and its lasted me 7 months so far. For 230mls its $68 HK dollars at Adambeauty. The exchange rate isn’t great so it works out at about £7 at the time of writing. It costs a lot more on ichibankao.com.
Still a bargain!