TheBalm • Balms Away Eye Makeup Breakup • Eye Makeup Remover
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Just a tad bit lighter than straight vaseline...not what I want to smear and pull on my eyelids. I tried different approaches in using this and always ended up tugging on my eyes with a blurry residue. I llike a lot of TheBalm products but not this one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Booooo. Compared to Clinique's Take Off The Day Balm this just doesn't cut it. I loved Clinique's and heard good things about this so I bought this too. It doesn't take off eye makeup as well, and it's almost like you need makeup remover to take off this makeup remover. I was excited about the extra nutrients that it advertises. I hate to give bad reviews, but I do want to say that Cliniques Take Off the Day BALM is so perfect. It's moisturizing, does the job, and a jar lasts over a year even if you use it twice a day. The packaging of the Clinique product is also better. The Clinique balm is a little big more expensive but I think you get a lot more product and the top stays on! Sorry TheBalm!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this product. It works well as an eye makeup remover, but it really excels as a cuticle balm. I have dry, cracked cuticles that I pick and nibble at, all the time, subconsciously. It's a very bad nervous/bored tic of mine. When I rub this stuff into my cuticles though, it really reduces the urge. Granted, I have to use it a few times a day as the mineral oil eventually dries out again, but it's the only cuticle balm I've tried yet that works for me (although I may eventually give Badger a try). I actually have two tins of this - one in my bathroom for my eyes, and one in my purse for my cuticles.
I find it's very comfortable to use as an eye makeup remover, rather than using wipes alone (which can damage your skin from harsh scrubbing) or cleansing at the sink (which never seems to remove enough!). I use a good-sized dollop and rub gently over my eyes, and then use a cleansing wipe to remove excess product and makeup. As a previous reviewer mentioned, sometimes I use this at night and wake up with some residual mascara under my eyes. That's fine with me though; as long as I can sleep and wake comfortably without my eyes glued together from crusty old mascara, I don't mind a little residue.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I don't know what the reviewer below me is talking about, to be honest. This stuff is amazing. First of all, I wanna say that I have a large tattoo on my chest that I have to cover every morning with Dermablend (which, by the way is amazing.) If you're familiar with Dermablend's Leg and Body Cover, you know it's super thick and SUPER hard to wash off. After work I spread a layer (not too thick but not too thin) of this over my covered tattoo and wipe it off with a tissue. It works amazingly!! It takes 95% of the makeup off (which I finish off with makeup removing facial cleansing wipes) and I'm gold. I have used this on my eyes as well, and what I do is rub a q-tip in it and spread it along my lash line and it removes all traces of eyeliner/mascara that was left over from my cleanser/wipes. This also leaves your eye area moisturized and isn't harsh like other liquid removers. Awesomeeee!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this item because it was on sale and I loved other removing balms (like Clinique Take The Day Off balm). I figured that since I was pleased with my other TheBalm products, this would be of a similarly high quality. I was wrong.
I feel like this doesn't wash clean. I use a cleansing wipe and this stuff on my eyes (with a regular, non-waterproof mascara) and I *STILL* get mascara/makeup traces on my lower lids in the morning. I don't want to have to scrub my face to death, since I'm cautious of my aging skin.
This product is just a fail. I purchased a new Clinique TTDO balm and I'll probably throw away what's left of this product. I'm disappointed, since TheBalm has so many other wins for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
** Not Tested On Animals **
This is a classic example of a product marketed towards women being sold at a shockingly inflated price - so long as it looks purdy we'll buy it! This is basically vaseline - I wish I'd bothered to read the ingredients before I bought it.
theBalm used to be a brand I was happy to support but this product is a nicely packaged overpriced rip-off - I'm disgusted with myself for being sucked in by this. I ended up giving this to my sister & have returned to using Vaseline again which is quite frankly a better product & a tiny fraction of the price.
Will not re-purchase. I do not recommend this unless you feel like wasting your money on an (at best) average product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff. The mascara I use (LashBlast waterproof) is really difficult to get off, but this stuff has no problem. Plus, I find it hydrating around my eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can't understand why this has such rave reviews. I purchased it after reading the reviews here. I find that you really have to rub this in to et rid of eye makeup and it is difficult to wash off. I haven't had any break outs from this but it really makes the skin around my eyes feel very greasy.
It doesn't completely get rid of all my mascara but to be fair most of it comes off and the rest goes away using a face cleanser.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Got this in a kit at Marshall's and I have to say first off I, am against using eye make up remover you need to wipe off. A good facial cleanser will take all your make up off with splashing of water. I use Olay Foaming cleanser, fragrance free. and for stubborn stuff Loreal Clean Artiste.
Okay now about this Balms Away. It comes in a tin and looks like clear shoe polish or something, it is Vaseline like, but lighter. Applied on my eye, waited, then wiped off with tissue on one eye, cloth on the other. Most of the makeup was gone but the rest smudged a lot. My vision was still good and not impaired like Vaseline would but this just isn't the way to take off eye make up and for $20 bucks you can do sooo much better. Hmmm... I wonder if this will clean my tan leather purse.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
This stuff gets the job done. And I support any remover that has moisture to it and doesn't dry out. It gets makeup off without working or scrubbing.
My only real complaint is the price. I love this line -too I am fairly new to TheBalm but I love it. I think their prices in general are fair, and I have been lucky to get some products at TJMaxx. But I am a devout cold cream user. I use it at night to remove my makeup. Just cold cream -user gets the makeup off and moisturizes. And it costs about a third of this. If I hadn't found CC, I am pretty sure I would love this stuff. But why pay more if you don't have too?
I will say this is slightly heavier than my CC so I prefer it just for eye makeup. I don't like it on my whole face. I do use CC on my whole face. So the CC has of beat there too. For me --I for some, they may need a heavy duty eye makeup remover they don't want for their whole face (but I still say CC -- just on the eyes).
Balms Away works awesome -for painless, virtual effortles, complete makeup removal. But the bottom line is you can get the same thing (if not *slightly* better for less.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Excellent eye make-up remover. Dissolves my waterproof mascara easily. Also has a hard petroleum jelly feel, a little goes a long way. Highly recommended!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
Best eye makeup remover I've tried so far. I have sensitive eyes and have not had great experiences with wipes. I have to use waterproof mascara and wipes require so much rubbing that my eyes always feel raw and irritated. Most other types of removers like liquids and oils make my eyes sting or blurry and still leave makeup behind irritating me even more. Plain vaseline leaves a film that requires washing with soap and water. This has a similar consistency but doesn't leave that greasy residue behind. It only takes a small dab rubbed gently onto each eye to remove eye makeup and I've had no problems getting this off with either a dry tissue, cotton balls or damp paper towels if that's all I have handy. No irritation and no blurry eyes from having to wipe until remover has coated my eyeballs. The whole process for both eyes takes me about a minute. I got this at TJMaxx for under $10 and it should last close to forever but I'd pay full price to replace it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hated this product.
Even if I was trying to be gentle, I still felt like I was tugging and pulling my skin while massaging product onto eye area.
Even if I was careful, product still somehow got into my eyes, blurring vision and making me very uncomfortable.
Even after being wiped off to the best of my ability, makeup and eye makeup remover residue still remained, so I would have to use a second cleanser to remove residue.
This product does not remove waterproof mascara, which is why I got a special eye makeup remover for in the first place.
This product is also rather expensive... not all of us can find TheBalm products at Marshalls or TJMaxx.
I would compare this product to straight up Vaseline, which is dirt cheap compared to this product, which cost $20USD.
Ponds Cold Cream is better than this product, and I don't even particularly like that product either.
This product may work for some, but it did not work well for me. I personally would not recommend it to anyone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an eye makeup remover, not really meant for your whole face. For that purpose, it works wonderfully when used correctly.
With clean hands, run your finger over the surface to get a dollop and then rub that over your eyes very carefully in circular motions for 15-30 seconds. I then take a paper towel and wet it and wring it out- then wipe it over my eyes to take everything off. Works wonderfully to take off all of my eye makeup (eyeliner, mascara, bright eyeshadows, you name it) and it leaves my eye area feeling very soft and moisturized, almost like I used an eye cream.
I use clinique's TKDD balm as well (especially when traveling) and it does work for your entire face but always leaves me feeling a bit dry everywhere.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Would I buy this again? Yes, I already have x4. This is hands down the absolute best eye makeup remover I've ever used and coming from me that means a lot because I've used everything I've ever seen when it comes to eye makeup removers. A tiny dab on each eye, rub gently and wipe away with a cotton ball, dry cloth or tissue and voila clean eyes. I'm thinking maybe the few bad reviews used wet tissue or cloths. You need to use dry. This is my HG hands down.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
MY HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT!!!! i have used this every day for 3 years and counting. nothing else can remove my waterproof mascara the way this stuff can. before using this produce i had very dry flakey eyes, but not that i have been using this my flakeyness has cleared up and i feel amazing. It can get a bit messy when using. I typically rub it on my eyes and get a rag to whipe the mess away, throw the rag in the wash and broovo issue solved!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Got this at TJ Maxx for $9.99 because of the cute tin. Wouldn't have paid the full $20 for it though...looks just like vaseline to me. Works quickly and efficiently to dissolve all eye makeup, facilitating complete removal of mascara, eye shadow, primer and eye liner with a damp cloth/tissue/cotton pad. Does not leave a grease slick behind. The key is to dampen the material you will use for wipe-off with water first, to ensure comfortable removal and no residue after. I like that w/ a dab of product, 5 seconds of rubbing it in and about 3 swipes per eye, all eye make up is totally gone. I dislike the high mineral oil content, however, so a star off for that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this with the intension of finding something that would remove my mascara fully because I was having trouble getting it all off. This product does do what it says it says it does: "Breaks up/dissolves eye makeup." It was $20, and you do get a large amount of product, but here are the cons. It's extremely messy, leaves your eyelids/area around your eyes feeling oily and dirty and for the expensive price you're paying, it doesn't even remove your face makeup! Don't waste your money - you're better off spending $5 at CVS on some makeup removing wipes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the best eye makeup remover I have ever used! I was stoked when I found out it was sold at my local beauty supply store (which doesnt usually carry such unconventional brands).
The skin around my eye area is quite thin and sensitive and I wasnt able to find the right makeup remover. The last ones that worked for me were Clarins' Sensitive Eyes & Lips and Bobbi Brown's Long Lasting Eye Makeup Remover. But they were both quite pricey and lasted me a mere 3 months (I wear eyeliner and mascara almost daily).
I've been using my first Balms Away tin for exactly a year and will be repurchasing in a month or 2 when it runs out. So definitely value for money!
Although the product looks and feels oily (think petroleum jelly), it doesnt leave a greasy film on my eyes after use, which tends to happen with some oil-based makeup removers. I also use it to remove lipstick and it works great as it doesnt dry out the skin as it's supposed to have plant-based moisturisers and is vitamin enriched.
People in a rush might not favour this though because you have to apply the product all over the eyelid and let it work on the makeup for about 15 seconds before using a tissue or cotton pad to wipe it off. But as I use it at the end of my day, I have no issues with that and am quite happy that it is now part of my night routine.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I originally bought this intending to use it only for travel (seemed perfect since this won't leak). But now its the only eye-make up remover I intend to ever use again. I rub it on and use baby wipes to remove (since I use them to remove my Cetaphil anyway) and love the way my eyes feel after. I hate the way oil based removers make my eye area feel greasy and I hate the way oil free removers make the area feel dry. This is the perfect compromise between the two. One tin should last you a very long time. So when you add up having to buy replacements this may even save you over drugstore brands. It cost me around $20 about 2 years ago and to this day I say is the best $20 on beauty I have ever spent.