This was the first eye make-up remover I’d ever bought, prior to that, I just removed my mascara with normal cleanser or face wash, so I didn’t really know what I was missing. As it was a step up from cleanser and face wash, I thought it was good.
I ran out of it a few weeks ago and rather than buying a new bottle of the Botanics one, I decided to try something new. You know, for the blawg and all that.
I went on Amazon and saw the Rimmel gentle eye make-up remover for around £4, so decided to buy it.
And I’m so glad I did.
I was a little bit amazed when I first used it, I used to have to use 2 cotton pads, sometimes even three to remove my make-up before. This baby clears all my mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow off in one swoop.
It is just like water, but removes makeup without leaving an oil residue on your lids, like the Boots version did for me. It doesn’t sting or irritate my eyes at all, which is good because the skin under my eyes is really sensitive. I once had a reaction to some cheap Primark face wipes and it made my eyes swell up like I had been crying for days.
I had to go to work and face the world looking like an emotional mess. Doom.
I’ve not tried it with waterproof mascara, but it does remove waterproof eyeliner. I’ve read lots of mixed reviews about this though – some claiming it took ages to clean makeup off with it and that it doesn’t remover waterproof makeup! I never use waterproof mascara though, so I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to test it out.
I’m happy I got this and I would re-buy this again if I wasn’t in the mood for experimenting.
What’s your favourite eye makeup remover?