I've been using this for years as my grandmother is a Mary Kay rep. I've tried using other things, but everything seems to sting or leave makeup on my face. This gets everything off-but you have to be careful not to smear your makeup everywhere. What I do is apply it on a cotton pad and push the makeup to my temples. Then I wipe it off with the DRY part. This has never failed me and always gets all of my mascara and everything.
great eye makeup remover. doesn't dry out the eye area like most. the only dislike is sometimes the mascara doesn't come off without lots of rubbing.
I did not like this product at all. It left a residue on my skin and every time I would wipe off the makeup it would just smear it down my face. I would not buy this again and I feel like I'm using a different product than all the reviews are about!
I love it! This is great for everyday makeup removal, and it is also great for removing theatrical makeup as well!! I am in theatre and this stuff is great at gently removing all the layers of gunky makeup around the eyes - cream shadows, liquid eyeliner, mascara, eyelash glue! The only down side is that I do find that you have to use quite a bit to get it all off. But it works very, very well.
Definitely HG stuff here. I've tried m/u removers from MAC, Neutrogena, Baby Oil, Vaseline, Olive Oil, Dove soap, and I'm sure I'm missing many more. This is not at all greasy, but does have nice slip to it. In the past I've used this on a cotton round, pressing it to my eyelashes for a minute or so and then gently swiping off my m/u. Now, however, I put a little bit on my fingertips and just rub it over my eyelid and lashes, then take a soft tissue or cotton round and swipe it over my lid to remove my eye m/u. Then I'll go ahead and wash my face and eyes with my normal cleanser (PC's Skin Balancing Cleanser or Cetaphil) and then if I notice any residual eye m/u I'll put the teeniest bit on a cotton round and wipe up quickly. I'm very diligent about removing ALL of my make-up and usually follow up with a toner to be sure every tidbit is GONE before going to bed. (This is something my mom really beat into me and I guess it worked). I'll even check effectiveness occasionally by lightly tugging on my eyelashes and this remover definitely does the trick for me.
UPDATE: It turns out that lazy works for me. I'm back to putting this on a cottonball or round after washing my face and removing the raccoon eyes washing gave me. I still love this and for the price I don't think it's worth the gamble to look for anything better. It does the job, my eyes never burn from it, I don't break out, and if a little residue of m/u remover is on my eyes afterwards? So what. I just count that as additional moisture and benefit for my 30+ year old skin.
I have been using this stuff since I can remember. It is the ONLY makeup remover I have found that does what it should, removes my eye makeup (including wp mascara) and DOES NOT STING. Everything else I have ever tried actually made my eyes red and puffy. This is definately my HG, won't even think about trying anything else ever again, and it lasts forever. What I love the best is that it's not too oily, sometimes when I go out I am just plain lazy and remove my makeup but don't wash my face. I love how I can do this with this product and not feel like I just opened an oil drum and poured it on my face.
At first I thought this did a great job, but now I don't feel like it is getting my mascara off. I think that I need to find one that has a little bit more of an emollient base to get eye makeup off. I don't think that I will repurchase it again : ( Instead, I will use a micellar cleanser or an oil cleanser to get eye makeup off. For the record-I only wear a little shadow, a little eyeliner and one coat of mascara-not much at all. The search goes on.
I like this stuff. It doesn't burn my eyes and it doesn't leave a film like baby oil. The only thing is that it doesn't get ALL the make-up off. But it really helps and I've searched so long for a eye make-up remover that won't sting me!
This is a staple for me. It lasts a reasonably long time and $14 is not too much to pay for something that works so well. There is nothing obnoxious about the smell or feel. It also is great for removing lipstick and lipliner.