i, also, am stunned that this hasn't been in P'ville for years! anyways, to add to CamillaCamilla's uses, i also have used Visine for taking the redness out of really inflamed zits. it actually does the same thing on your skin as it does in your eyes, which is constricting the dilated blood vessels and taking away the appearance of redness and irritation. just take a q-tip and a drop of Visine and apply it to the spot for a few moments, and voila! redness relieved. it doesn't last forever, but it helps. and for the eyes, you can't beat Visine, i never leave home w/o some in my makeup bag. nothing looks worse than really prettily made up eyes that are red and crazy looking! also helps if your eyes are dry or suffering from itchiness from allergies. a really great product!
I can't believe Productville has reviews for everything from sugar to pigtails, and no one has ever reviewed Visine! I have to confess I have only used Visine for its intended purpose once....to remove redness and irritation in my eyes. And it worked just great for that. So what do I normally use Visine( and it's generic counterparts) for? Eyeshadow! If I want my eyeshadow color to be more intense, long lasting, and crease proof, I wet my applicator with Visine. I squirt a drop out, dip my applicator into it, and VOILA! Intense shadow color that is NOT going to budge. Matte shadows become darker and more intense, shimmery shadows become intense metallics. If I want an eyeliner that lasts all day, I dip my eyeliner brush into my Visine drop, then into any powder eyeshadow. Any eyeshadow then becomes a long wearing liner. Unlike tap water, I know the Visine will be sterile and not cause any eye irritation or infection. A tiny bottle lasts a long, long time too. Will repurchase!