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Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover // Non oily LOL

Before you finish reading this, you might want to know that the Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover is awful so I wouldn’t waste your time…


Before you finish reading this, you might want to know that the Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover is awful so I wouldn’t waste your time buying it. Or even reading what I have to say about it. It’s just wank.

You have been warned.

Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover Review

Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover

My Rimmel eye make-up remover has almost hit pan. Or whatever the correct term is for ALMOSTGONEWAH.

Feeling a bit wild, I decided to try something new, even though the Rimmel remover served me well. For the blog and all.

I’ve always been a fan of Bourjois eye products so figured they’d make a cracking makeup remover.

What an idiot. The Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover is not good.

Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover

Here’s what I happened the first time I tried it:

I opened the bottle and the lid was so poorly made, it almost snapped off. I then tried to put some of the liquid on a cotton pad and it squirted all over my leg due to poor design. It looked like I had weed myself.

I managed to get some on a cotton pad and applied it to my eyes.

It felt oily instantly. Even though it says NONE OILY on the bottle. I don’t think you could get it any more oily if you tried.

I swiped away and it took a few swipes to get it off and I had to rub quite hard. I wasn’t the fun, magic and easy experience I had with Rimmel’s remover.

I hate the way it feels on the cotton pad too.

Do you know how some people get really uncomfortable at the thought of having cotton in their mouth? Well, that’s what this reminds me of.

There’s no other way to explain it.

Bourjois Express Eye Make-Up Remover

I wish I had just re-purchased the Rimmel one, which is the consistency of water and removes waterproof makeup instantly.


What makeup remover do you use?



  1. Ahh…that’s a shame. I hate when bottles aren’t well made and break or are hard to open, annoys me. I use a eye make-up remover by Botanics at Boots, its oily but it’s actually good because it softens the skin around the eyes, and I never have any trouble getting my eye makeup off. Just let the cotton pad sit on the eye for a second (it’s got a quite soothing feeling to it) and then I swipe it downwards off, I love it. A few swipes even for getting my tougher mascaras and eye-liners off. I used to use other stuff, but haven’t since I tried this one. Shame this one was tat!! xx

  2. This made me laugh so much (sorry!). I’m so fussy about makeup removers for this exact reason. I want my face to actually feel clean after, this one sounds pretty gross! I use a mixture of my garnier micellar water or for heavier duty makeup the simple eye makeup remover or my liz earle cleanser. I know two of those aren’t even technically makeup removers but I’m lazy and if I can do two things with one product I will! :’) x

  3. This sounds like a terrible, terrible time 🙁 I use the maybelline clean express makeup remover. It’s specifically made for waterproof makeup so it does the job!


  4. Great review – I don’t wear much make-up so this product would be a little useless.

    Lizzie Dripping

  5. Eeekkk! Thanks for the heads up, will be giving this a miss. On another note, the Rimmel one was a complete miss for me, or as you said it ‘a wank’. LMAO! I love it when you throw out a cuss or two in your post, Corinne!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. ahh hate when you buy things and they are just poo but I did laugh quite a lot at your review though 🙂 . I use the Garnier Micellar water remover I mean it’s alright but nothing too flash x

  7. That’s disappointing because their make-up products are great as you say. I currently use Sephora eye-make up remover or otherwise Nivea or L’Oreal. They are reliable products.

  8. I do not wear that much make up but this remover looks like a good product thanks for sharing!

    See you Corinne xx

  9. It would be an easy mistake to make. I love their make up so would think that the express eye make up remover would be of similar quality. Assumptions can sometimes be wrong. Glad you shared though so I don’t purchase it. Cheers Lucy x

  10. Sounds great, I’ll definitely try this!

    I kid! Sounds wanks. I use one from the Body Shop, and it’s quite good. As long as I use a little bit and not too much… then it just stings the shit out of my eyes.

  11. haha, that’s a shame. this’s probably my favourite review, though! :’) ugh, just mentioning cotton in my mouth makes me cringe. i hate touching it at all, it’s the same as nails on a chalkboard for me. ew. (i do use cotton pads tough, but only the ones that aren’t that fluffy) xx

  12. Haha I love the first sentence of your post!
    I read the full review. I think I will avoid this product then.
    Love your honest review it’s made me laugh!

  13. I had this product and was quite satisfied with it. You need to shake it before use. I liked the feeling after use – the oil absorbed and the skin was so smooth and soft. Agree that the lid is designed poorly so that with time it almost fell off.
    I also loved Mary Kay makeup remover. Now I have Nivea mycelium (I think it translates like this) water – works well but I don’t like the feeling after. The skin is not soft, but as if after a toner.

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