This review is for the Renforcils waterproof make-up remover (not sure if there are many kinds). This is really the worst waterproof makeup remover I've ever tried. It's a gel, which I thought would be good, and $17 in the pharmacy! (So I expected it to work well, especially for the price!) But it literally does NOTHING. It's supposed to be protective for lashes but I must have pulled out at least 5 in the past 2 days from rubbing trying to remove waterproof mascara since this product is so terrible. I don't understand it! I've tried other Marcelle products and loved them but this was just a MAJOR disappointment. I ended up using cooking oil out of desperation (and it worked 50x better!). I'm not rich so $17 down the drain really bites...
This is a bi-phase formula that removes waterproof mascara effectively. I purchased two of these from Wal-Mart on clearance for 4.99 with bonus mascaras (love a deal). I've tried Marcelle eye make-up removers before and found them disappointing. I was very impressed with this though I don't know if I'd purchase again unless they were on sale as I believe they retail for approximately $11.99 Cdn and I normally use Clean & Clear which is quite often on sale for $4.99. I wear a lot of eye make-up and tend to go through quite a few bottles. continued >>
Sooo oily and greasy... I've heard that baby oil also works as a makeup remover and it's much cheaper and as greasy as this.
I just switched back to this after using up my Neutrogena, and I am delighted at how much less drying it is, and how effortlessly it removes my heavy eye make-up. (Not to knock Neutrogena -- it is probably great for those only needing to remove minimalist make-up.) More expensive, but worth it for me because it allows me to continue wearing my dramatically-applied, super-indelible eyeliner without wreaking havoc on the delicate skin of my lids :)
Edit: While I'd still recommend this product to others, I'd do so with qualifications: I found that the residue ended up plumping up my lids a bit...? Not sure if that was due to too much moisturizing or it was a bit of an allergic reaction (no redness, just... puffy eyelids) but I didn't like that effect -- but others may appreciate it.
This is now my favorite eye makeup remover for waterproof mascara. I used to use Mary Kay which works but takes more effort - you need to rub more and use more product. I like the fact that I can pick up Marcelle at my local Shoppers Drug Mart for less money than MK, and it regularly goes on sale which makes it even more economical. I will definitely purchase again.
this is the most effective eye make up remover i have used. unlike most removers including bi phase products from other lines, this is the first that hasn't caused me to lose my lashes. i wear moderate to heavy eye make up with falsies on a daily basis and couldn't be without this. (^,^)
WOW... this is the best makeup remover I have ever tried. Takes even the toughest waterproof stuff off without losing lashes or drying out your skin. It can feel a little oily initially, but the feeling fades fast. I usually follow with a gentle facial cleanser.
Price wise it's not too bad for how long it lasts. about $12 a bottle. However it lasts months being used daily. I have been using it for several years now. Always works. Never irritating.
THE best eyemakeup remover on the market for a moderate price. I suppose I could go even more high-end, but this one, after holding the pad to my eyes for about 10 seconds, just melts off my waterproof mascara after 2 swipes.
It does feel greasy and oily, but thats when you do a soapless cleanser like Spectro Gel to get the feeling out of your eyes.
What I like about Marcelle products is that they are hypo-allegenic and for sensitive-skinned gals like me, that's always a plus.
I've been using this remover now for about a year and it has never irritated my skin or eyes. Takes everything off and you don't feel like your skin is suddenly raw. The one gripe I do have is that the finish is a little oily but after a few minutes it seems to go away. For a drugstore brand, it should be a little cheaper I think.
I love this remover. I started to wear waterproof mascara so I've had to move to a remover with a bit of oil in it. I tried this one since it is recommended for those with very sensitive eyes; that's me! I have blue-green eyes that are so sensitive to light (at the mall, they go red because of the flouorescent lighting). This remover is perfect: it takes everything off without a greasy residue (unlike the Andrea remover pads) and it doesn't iritate my eyes. The price is about $12.95 Canadian for 120ml (which lasts me about 2 months with nightly use).