I'm sure there is a better eye makeup remover out there, but i've been using this one for ~10 years and it works good enough for me. I like that its cheap, easy to buy and feels good. its an oil free remover, so you just put some on a cotton pad or qtip and clean away. for heavier eye makeup or sparkly eye shadow it make take a few swipes before it comes off though -- even after using a face wash.
OUCH! Stings the skin around my eyes SO BADLY. And it takes nothing off. I have to scrub and scrub and scrub, which hurts even worse, to get most of my makeup off - even then, there is still residue on my eyelashes and underneath my eyes that I can't get off with this. I have to resort to a Q-tip and water. This is terrible.
Somewhat decent remover. Not good at all for removing waterproof mascara - or even mascara in general. Not good enough for me anyway. It works well on shadow. I will say that it was pleasant to put on and didn't irritate my skin or eyes. If it had worked better on mascara I would repurchase. As it stands, I LOVE my BE Bare Eyes Makeup Remover which has never let me down.
I use this to remove eye makeup only - mainly powder shadows and (non-waterproof) mascara.
This has always worked well for me. I put some on a cotton ball, then hold the cotton ball against my eye. I make one additional swipe over my eyelashes and that's it. The smell is a bit sweet and flowery. It does not hurt my eyes.
UPDATE 8/23/08: This product does not work at all on waterproof mascara. (although if you read the label, it doesn't claim to work on waterproof mascara. but i figured i'd try anyway!).
i am really surprised at some of the negative reviews for this product! i absolutely love this makeup remover, once i found this i never tried anything else. first of all it is so gentle and doesn't sting my eyes at all and i like that it is oil free. there is a slight scent to this remover but nothing heavy IMO. i have purchased this makeup remover countless times and will continue to in the future. i also like the bottle that this comes in. sometimes i save the bottles and fill them with shampoo/conditioner for when i travel.
I had to edit my post. This remover works, and does have a kind of perfumey scent that bothered me a little. I do find this product refreshing and while not expensive per bottle, I found myself using a lot of product and thus wasn't such a bargain after all.
This is my favorite eye makeup remover. I think this stuff works just as well as Lancome's and is super cheap which is great 'cause I go through this stuff fast.
I keep coming back to this one since it doesn't bother my eyes and is reasonably priced. I was surprised and saddened to read that some of the other reviewers had so many problems with it- it works very well for me and takes off most eye makeup without a problem. However, I don't use waterproof mascara, which might pose a problem for the product. I also use Clinique's eye makeup remover, but this one does much the same for me and is a lot cheaper.
Ugh. First of all, have to scrub scrub scrub to get even half of my mascara off. And this was JUST mascara; no eyeliner or eyeshadow. And it still didn't get all of it off! Then, it irritated my eyes so badly - burning, itching, all sorts of lovely things. I'm sitting here the morning after I used it (I used it before my shower last night) and my eyes are STILL itching and burning like crazy. I keep having to splash them with water. Terrible.
I'm surprised at all the reviews that mention burning. I normally have very VERY sensitive skin and had no burning at all. This product removes makeup as it should, and I didn't have to scrub at all. The reason I would not buy again and why I only gave it a three, is because it instantly dries out any skin it touches, so much that I have to put moisturizer on my entire eye area, including the lid.