i ran out of my usual trusted remover so i picked this up at my local boots. it smells okay but it feels to be on the greasy side, and somehow, no matter how much product i use, it just doesn't completely remove my mascara or liquid liner. which is strange because it's an "eye makeup remover" so i figured it would have been designed to target against mascara and such. the price is okay as it comes in a large bottle with a screw top, but i could easily have gotten a better remover at a cheaper price (japanese brands often have these innovative removers that sound all hi-tech at affordable prices). will not repurchase. will probably not even use up this bottle since it's just too much trouble to first use this, and then use something stronger for whatever this remover fails to remove.
I was surprised to see how low the ratings were for this. I've gone through a whole bottle of this and have just repurchased. I'm partial to bi-phasal removers. Before this I was using MAC's Gently Off--which I loved--but when I ran out I didn't have time to make it to a MAC counter or order online so I ran down to my neighborhood Target and picked up some of this. I was only going to use it until I could replace my MAC, but then I liked it well enough that the $18 MAC started seeming less essential. This cost $9 at Target and you get a reasonably large bottle for the price. I don't wear waterproof mascara so this did a good job of removing--as decent as the MAC. I didn't notice my eyes being more irritated after using this--seems like everything irritates them anyways. In the past I've used MAC, Clarins, Lancome, Almay, and Neutrogena bi-phase removers and this holds it's own with those. If anything the Clarins was my favorite but it's $23--I'd rather buy something fun!
This stuff smells great, feels great, but is not that great at removing all of my eye makeup. It kind of smears it around actually. Its good if you hardly wear any eye makeup, but if you wear a lot you may want to find something else.
This was a recommended drugstore brand eye makeup remover. I don't like Neutrogena's bi-layer remover because it never seemed to remove everything....this stuff costs more than the Neutrogena makeup remover, and removes even less makeup. It also stings my eyes, which Neutrogena's didn't, and the two layers don't mix very well. Ridiculous. I can't wait until I use it up, since I feel bad pitching it only 1/4 used.
If you're at Target, stick with Sonia Kashuk's eye makeup remover ("Remove")...it costs slightly more (maybe $1US more), but it removes everything, even waterproof mascara. If they carried L'Oreal's Gentle bi-layer remover (not the blue stuff with the round cap - I think that's only single layer) in the US, that would be my HG remover, but unfortunately they don't, so I stocked up in Taiwan. :(
This product isn't that bad - but I don't think it's anything special, either.
It gets the job done and removed all my eye makeup well.
However, the remover is separated and it seems like as soon as you shake it up and go to use it ... it has started to separate again. It also leaves a lot of oil behind, which I don't care for. The oil is not a problem if I am going to jump in the shower afterwards, or something, but I don't know if I would like to leave it on my face all night.
I may repurchase if I need another eye makeup remover quickly rather than trying another product I don't know anything about. I don't plan on repurchasing any time soon because this was not staple material for me.
Not "botanical" or "natural" by any means. This stuff works well at removing waterproof makeup, but it's loaded with petroleum-based products that are quite toxic, and the "botanical" stuff is way down on the ingredients. I should have read the label before buying this on the recommendation of the sales clerk. Yes it works well enough to merit 4 lippies, but the main ingredients are so bad that it gets knocked down to 2 lippies.
I wear a moderate amount of eye makeup and found this product to be unsatisfactory. The solution does not mix! The idea for this remover is a bi-phase approach; Unfortunately, after vigorous shaking, the two liquids didn't combine (like they do when using the Lancome remover). I also found that the remover did not glide across my eyes and ended up irritating my eyelids and orbital eye area.
This is by far the best eye make-up remover I've ever used!
I wear hard to remove waterproof mascara and usually have to scrub my eyes until some of my lashes fall out with other brands.
This took off the mascara instantly!
I know it says to use cotton balls with the product, but I find it easier to pour a little into the palm of the hand and use your fingers. Then, wipe off with a wet wash cloth.
You should definitely give it a chance!
They recently started carrying Boots at my local Shoppers Drug Mart, much to my delight, as I've heard such raves about this UK-based line. At $8CDN for a good sized (not very well designed, prone-to-tip) bottle, it seemed like a good deal. I tend to wear some difficult-to-remove liners, so the two layered remover - a water based layer and an oil based - came home with me. But come eye makeup removing time, I was unimpressed with its power. It was far too oily, and even with vigorous shaking, didn't seem to do a thing except leave oil all over my eyes. It didn't sting, though, but unfortunately did nothing else, either. I'll be sticking to Lancome's BiFacil, or its inexpensive drug store counterpart, Neutrogena's eye makeup remover.
I picked this up on a whim when Target started carrying Boots, and I am thrilled with it. It removes the toughest eye makeup with a few easy swipes, and leaves behind soft, slightly oiled skin. I experienced no eye sting, and this easily replaces my former regular product, Klorane Cornflower.
I agree that the tall, thin bottle could be prone to tipping over, but I love the way it looks on my vanity, so . . . LOVE this product!!