I picked up the green bottle version from shoppers drug mart because it was on sale for $7.XX, so I thought I'd give this a try. Big disappointment! Although it did an okay job removing my waterproof eyeliner and cream eye shadow, it did nothing on the covergirl lash blast volume waterproof mascara. I had to rub so hard to a point where a few of my lashes fell off! The packaging is another big disappointment. I really appreciated the pump it came with, but it just didn't work! When you shake the bottle, product spills from the top, and when you pump product onto a cotton pad, it splashes everywhere. Poor removal power, poor packaging, not particularly cheap. Will not use again and definitely will not repurchase!
I also purchased the green version of this from Shoppers Drug Mart (on sale for 3.99 and during a 20X the points event). I was looking for a "cheap and cheerful" alternative for the Lancome and Clarins eye makeup removers and Clinique's Take the Day Off - something I could use more liberally on an every day basis. First off, I love the packaging - that "push" dispenser that is so practical and not wasteful - no worry of spilling product. I love that this doesn't feel super-greasy or leave a really oily residue behind (unlike Take the Day Off) and that it's pretty effective. However, it's not the most thorough remover but it's not bad at all and if I have to go back in with a bit of extra product, well, let's just say it's not breaking the bank to do so. I do find it helpful to use a q-tip with a bit of remover to get right in at my bottom lashes but that's often the case with other removers too, depending on what I've been wearing. Another great feature of this remover is that it doesn't sting at all.
So, all in all, a really decent product at a hard to beat price. I'm planning to go back and get more - some for my daughter's Xmas stocking and some more for me as well. I'm not sure this will replace my more expensive removers but it sure comes pretty close.
UPDATE: After using this over the past month, I am not so thrilled - not with the product and not with the packaging. The packaging seems like it would be great but I realized that the "pump" in mine sticks in the "down/open" position. Since this product needs to be shaken well before use, I was getting splashes of product leaking out of the container and I couldn't understand why. Now I know that I have to make sure to pull the "pump/push thing" back into its upward position; by rights, it should just return to that position on its own but it doesn't, hence the leaking I experienced. Perhaps I got a slightly defective mechanism. Now that I know, it's not such a big deal but it's a bit annoying. More importantly, while this stuff takes off and eyeshadow and under-eye concealer well enough, I'm not finding that this removes my mascara as thoroughly or as gently as I'd hoped or even as well as it seemed to be doing the first few times I used it. I think I'll be sticking with my usual reliable products from Clarins, Lancome, Clinique and Bioderma. They all seem to do a much more effective job.
The only con about this product is that it's hard to get outside of Germany.
This is my go to eye make-up remover that i always stock up on. Lots my friends love it,
only 1 of them finds this sensitive to her eyes and uses a Simple eye makeup remover instead. Funnily enough Simple irritates my eyes.
This is perfect, can't go wrong for the price! :)
Shout out to MUA for this FIND!!!!!!
Ok I've been humming and hawing over a good makeup remover but the hawing comes from not wanting to spend high $$
I had used up all of my lancome samples. I went to Shoppers and this was on sale for $5.99 and like the other reviewers, it is the GREEN bottle I'm reviewing. This stuff rocks. Works as good as high end. Love the pump, you push your pad down on it. Leave on the eyelid a few seconds and wipe away. It does not irritate my highly sensitive eyes. Next time these go on sale in stocking up!!
Highly highly recommend based on mega effectiveness and super duper cheapness ;) it's a winner
This truly is the most effective eyemakeup remover I've tried so far. It is very important to me that I be able to remove my makeup, mascara and all, very quickly and easily at night without stinging my eyes. This definitely does the job on all counts. It disolves my eye makeup without me having to tug, doesn't dry out my eye area and doesn't irritate my eyes.
I love it and will continue to repurchase!
I LOVE this makeup remover. It has to be the green bottle one (for waterproof makeup) and not the blue (sensitive eyes -have not tried this one). This is a 2 phase makeup remover so an oil for one layer and a water-like substance - shake the bottle, pump out a few squirts uing a cotton pad on the awesome dispenser top and VOILA - your makeup is GONE. LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff. Goes on sale for $7 @ shoppers drug mart here in Canada, and I stock up when it does.
This is my first waterproof/two-phase(oil&whatever) remover and i absolutely love it. I personally find the oil in this to be soothing while you remove makeup. But then it doesnt really take that much. Just hold your cotton pad soaked in this on your eye for a few seconds, wiggle it a bit and voila! Makeup all gone. Its really nice. Smells nice too. I was lucky to snatch this up when it was on sale ($2.99 at Shoppers) and i saw it was $10 originally which is why i rated high ob the price. But i guess the quality does justify. Highly recommend!
The Balea Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (110ml) is quite simply THE BEST eye makeup remover around! I've tried them all and nothing compares to this one! Remember, it has to be the one in the GREEN bottle which is for Waterproof Makeup, not the blue bottle which is described for Gentle Eye Makeup Removal (I haven't tried that one). I use a Gel Eyeliner (Dalton) and they tend to be quite heavy in their staying power which is great but they do need extra help for removal...
It's non greasy and Opthamologist tested.
I find this formulation quite gentle too! It takes everything away and you don't have to tug. You're not having to blot and blot and blot like you have to with so many of the other removers. You can really see a bunch of product come off with the first blotting/swipe. I usually buy those bigger cosmetic pads and I notice when I use an inferior product, I am swiping both sides and all over each side of the cosmetic pad and am often reaching for another one because I still have product left around my eye, but when I use the Balea remover, I don't seem to use as much of the pad because most of it comes off so quickly without having to keep going finding another clean spot on the pad to swipe etc...
I have been buying this at Shopper's Drug Mart. Warning, I have since found out that some SDM don't carry the GREEN bottle, just the blue bottle so you have to ask if you don't see it. They were carrying both products for the longest time and then I found out at this one particular store that I shop at which is out of town from where I live that because of limited shelf space, instead of carrying both, they only can only carry one of them. Too bad they didn't pick the GREEN bottle. Anyhow, I went over to the next town to their SDM and sure enough they had both coloured bottles on the shelf so I believe that it's just matter of the store having enough space. I phoned the head office and they assured me they are not discontinuing it, just that each store is different in what they carry (ie: the shelf space issue).
I like this product so much that it's not unusual for me to scoop 4-5 bottles when I go out of town. You also don't need to use a lot of it because it works so well, I am just so mindful of making sure I have a big supply so I never run out. I panic if I get down to 2 bottles (LOL). It varies in price. The last two times I bought it, I got it for $2.99/bottle (the one store was clearing it out because of the shelf space issue and the last time it was because of a big sale. It's usually around $9.99/bottle (which is well worth it) so if you haven't tried it and you find it for $2.99 then scoop it and at least try it...I'm pretty sure you'll be happy!
I bought this in Canada at Shoppers Drugmart. It's regularly around $10-12, but frequently goes on sale for about $7. Average sort of waterproof makeup remover. Involves some tugging on eyelashes and leaves a bit of a black greasy mess behind that has to be cleaned with something else.
this waterprrof eye makeup remover is from the Balea range available at German & Austrian drug store called DM Drogerie.
this stuff is great & removes waterproof eye makeup really fast & without irritating the eyes.
its a 2 part system of oil & remover (blue & white) that you have to shake to mix & then apply to a cotton pad.
i have used some high end removers & some of them dont even come close to how well this removes makeup. highly recommended.
i would prefer if it was in a pump dispenser however its a cheap product that works well so i cannot complain.