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Rimmel Makeup Remover // Does it work?

A blogger recommended me an eye makeup remover, it was from the Botanics All Bright one from Boots. This was the first eye make-up remover…


rimmel gentle eye makeup remover review

A blogger recommended me an eye makeup remover, it was from the Botanics All Bright one from Boots.

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.

rimmel gentle eye makeup remover review

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.

rimmel gentle eye makeup remover review

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?



  1. Oo this sounds good, I may have to pick this up, especially at the price! I use my nivea micellar water to remove my makeup at the moment as it really does do the trick.

  2. I love how it doesn’t leave an oil residue – I use a Boots tea tree cleanser to take of my makeup at night but it leaves a load of cream behind, just sitting on my eyelids, so that any mascara left will fall beneath my eyes as I sleep and smudge – and then I can’t take it off as the cleanser will be left on my lashes!

    The Blog Hermit

  3. Oh wow, I have never seen this before. I have always used Sephora micellar water and waterproof makeup remover (previously living in hot Malaysia, waterproof makeup is the way to go) but both are running out soon and I have been desperately scouting for replacement. Need to check if I can find his here, will be nice to try it.

    Reflection of Sanity

  4. I’m super intrigued, as I’ve been using Simple makeup removing face wipes for the past couple of years and have never really looked outside of my little bubble.. time to look around! 🙂


  5. I always feel like liquid makeup remover is oily

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  6. I have seen this and debated about picking it up but I will have to now – it sounds so good! I have been using the garnier one which is pretty good too x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  7. Nice review. I should try this next time. I’m currently using Maybelline’s Eye Make up remover and it removes my waterproof mascara easily.


  8. Can’t say that I have seen this but it sounds good. I always end up with panda eyes so anything that removes mascara easily is a bonus will have to hunt this out Lucy x

  9. I’ve never really used special remover, my garnier micellar water just gets everything off usually! Although I’ve got grown quite fond of a stubborn waterproof eyeliner recently so I might have to give this a try at some point…x

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