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on 8/16/2016 6:10:00 AM
More reviews by geministx
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) has become my HOLY GRAIL (HG) for removing stubborn, waterproof, eye make-up at the end of the day! I got tired of buying waterproof make-up removers that wouldn't remove all my eye make-up AND they kept getting more and more expensive AND my eyes would feel so rubbed out and dry after because I was scrubbing furiously at them to get rid of the make-up at the end of the day.In the end, I heard someone mention that EVOO has many benefits, which include nourishing your skin, but it can also TAKE OFF STUBBORN EYE-MAKE!So I was eager to try this and IT WORKED. I WAS THRILLED! :D I just buy a cheap, $2 bottle at the dollar store and just pour it into my own bottle container with a tiny hole at the top and a lid to close down on (you can also purchase these empty bottles at the dollar store, they are in the section where if you need to travel but don't want to bring a gazillion products with you, you can pour your own shampoo/conditioner/lotion/spray into these 'travel-sized' bottles - it's cheap to purchase them) - I do this so it's easier to dab out onto cotton balls and Q-tips rather than taking it out of the entire freakin' EVOO bottle and spilling it everywhere.In addition to EFFORTLESSLY removing stubborn eye-make up, using EVOO as an eye make-up remover does NOT cause wrinkles to the eyes since I rub much less harder, it nourishes the eyes at the end of every night by making it softer, AND it's a NATURAL substance so it NEVER burns/stings/damages the eyes. I definitely love the added benefit of having my eyes nourished with EVOO at the end of every night (and no, it does NOT make my eyelids oiler - this is coming from someone with combination skin)!I NEVER buy eye make-up removers anymore. NEVER. If there are any eye make-up residue, just take a Q-tip and gently swipe at the bottom of your eyes/lashes with EVOO once more. It will take it away effortlessly AND help nourish your lashes at the same time! You can also use EVOO to remove foundation and other make-up products on your face, but I have found it's not as effective as removing foundation. It still takes it off, but you would have to CONTINUOUSLY keep wiping time and time again (EVOO is MUCH MORE effective at removing eye make-up). And when I wipe with a toner after washing my face (with a Clarisonic cleanser), I can still see foundation residue on the cotton ball. So I would stick with a simple, regular make-up remover for the foundation and other stuff, EXCEPT NOW, instead of spending a GAZILLION dollars on eye make-up remover AND regular, make-up remover, I can go back to purchasing a regular, any-type, affordable make-up remover for the skin and use that to get rid of the end-of-day foundation. Let the EVOO take care of my eyes instead. :)P.S.: I've also used EVOO as a moisturizer and it didn't break out my combination-skin face, but it wasn't the same as using an actual moisturizer for my combination skin. Not to mention, I need to wear sunscreen every day since I have sensitive skin. I assume the EVOO would be used like a serum then instead of a replacement for moisturizer? Anyway, I liked it better as an eye make-up remover - 100% guaranteed result every time without rubbing my eyes furiously and causing wrinkles. :) This works WAY BETTER than the Neutrogena's Oil-Free Eye Make-up Remover (which was the last waterproof, eye make-up remover I was using after going through a gazillion useless eye make-up removers BEFORE I switched to EVOO PERMANENTLY. I will *never* stop using EVOO now).
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on 5/8/2015 4:16:00 PM
More reviews by annyi
Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Fine
This is a multi-purpose oil in my book, and who doesn't love killing a few bird with one stone (purely figurative, please don't hurt me :D)? I recommend it more for make up remover than a moisturizer but they both work (moisturizer more for the cold and dry season).I've used Clinique's take the day off make-up remover (works nicely but pricier than this alternative), l'oreal make up remover (crap), wipes, and baby oil (works nicely though maybe not drugstore brand as I've used both that and Johnson & Johnson); evoo and baby oil is a definite win overall in terms of its value and its effectiveness. But seeing as evoo can be used to moisturize, soften lips, remove make-up (eyes/lips/also used for foundation before wash), AND to eat and cook with, I say this wins :]. However, they come in huge bottles so I recommend getting a small bottle to store for this purpose (I got a droplet bottle from the container store, but any smaller bottle should be good). It does get a bit messier than I'd like when I use it to remove my foundation before washing my face again, and takes a bit to get off if I apply it all over my face, but leaves my face very dewy and I have skin that leans towards the drier side (more during winter). Haven't quite tried for summer, but I think it will be the same deal in taking make-up off; as a moisturizer, it may be too heavy for summer.Also, I definitely want to emphasize in getting the good EVOO with the expiration dates (I purchased the California Olive Branch brand following some research I did online); my skin can be quite sensitive and I found that any ol' EVOO broke my skin out. This is also great because when you cook with it, you can taste that difference too :] so both your skin and taste buds benefit!
on 11/28/2014 9:23:00 AM
More reviews by Meshmmesha772000
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Where THAT have been all my life ....Lots of money I have spent over eye make up removers only to find out that I was wasting money & giving myself rash and wrinkles if I tried a new one that didn't work for me ...I have seen Michelle Phan using it as an eye make-up remover for dramatic looks but you know how Michelle Phan can present weird idea sometimes , till I had a rash and dry, itchy eyelids !..So I grabbed the olive oil I use for my hair sometimes , put a bit on a cotton ball and used it like any eyemakeup remover , et voilá , ALL the stubborn eye make up gone in second , and I had very conditioned lashes and hydrated eyelids ..! Ladies save your eyes with this , I used oil for hair but no problem , I will get one from the grocer's and live with happy eyes and lashes .
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on 8/19/2013 4:02:00 PM
More reviews by renai
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Can anyone please help me? I used Extra Virgin Olive oil in removing eye and face make up. After 2 weeks of using I noticed that I had a lot of undereye wrinkles compared to when I wasn't using EVOO. I'm only 25 and now I had a lot of wrinkles under my eyes because of EVOO. I only had a few lines that are not visible but now I had a lot a lot of wrinkles under my eyes. I don't know what to do anymore. I thought it would help but it didn't instead it gave me wrinkles that I shouldn't have for my age. Please anyone please help! :'( If only I know this would happen I should have stick with my regular make up remover. :'( please help what eye cream should I use for my age. I wanna get rid of these under eye wrinkles that the EVOO gave me.
on 7/12/2013 1:40:00 AM
More reviews by crmelody
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Whoever thought this would be a good eye makeup remover is out of their mind lol I have pretty sensitive eyes. Sensitive enough where MAC eye shadows can irritate it a little, and once I went eco with my mascara, I couldn't go back to the regular stuff (I noticed a slight stinging. I have been trying to go eco with my eye makeup remover, not because the Lancome one wasn't working out, but because I like to use green products primarily. Well, let me just say, this is NOT the answer lol I only need eye makeup remover when I wear liquid liner or mascara because my cleansers take the rest off just fine. I decided to wear all that today to test this one out. No, no, no. It makes your vision blurry and it irritated my eye (not area, but actual eye) for about an hour after. I noticed the area surrounding was more moisturized. As for its effectiveness, it did NOT remove my mascara. I ended up looking like a raccoon, and my facial cleanser had to take care of the rest. This is not a good option (at least, on its own) for people trying to find a green eye makeup remover. May use it around my eye area for that glow though...
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on 5/14/2013 9:59:00 AM
More reviews by nattiekins05
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I know there are some people wondering why the heLL people would use food (none the less an OIL) as a part of their daily beauty regime. Well, the same reason people use maynaisseto and eggs to condition your hair, lemon to lighten your hair in the sun, honey/tumeric/avacado/coconut oil/sugar/salt on your skin for cleansing, balancing and exfoliating. It has been used for many many MANY years, and people love it because it's all natural and it works! Extra virgin olive oil is like the HG of all oils that you can use for MANY different beauty regimes... it's so multi-faceted and very forgiving- which makes it super easy to work with. There are also many external health benefits to using extra virgin olive oil as well. Some of the external health benefits are: anti-aging, prevents acne, cleanses, adds hydration, prevents free radical damage, acts as a skin barrier for harsh weather and so much more! I have made a list of the TOP ten ways I love to use EVOO for my beauty treatments and rituals. One more thing to add, is that all of these I have done at home- very simply. Natalie's Top Ten:1) Wear it alone: you can simply wear extra virgin olive oil all by itself to treat normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin. You can also apply it to skin conditions such as oily and acneic skin, eczema, and dry and cracked skin on hands or feet (anywhere really). It might sound strange to apply oil to an already oily face; however this will actually make your skin less oily because they counter act each other. You dont need much... Not anymore than 2 teaspoons for your entire face and neck. 2) Wear as a moisturizer: extra virgin olive oil is a great moisturizer, for most people. You can do it like me and mix it in with your regular moisturizer at home if your skin is dry and your moisturizer alone isn’t cutting it. Just add a ½ teaspoon at a time, (and work your way up from there...) to the palm of your hand and mix with the moisturizer.Just an F.Y.I since we are talking about moisturizers- EVOO is better than using regular olive oil because it is pure, and it has all of its vitamins and nutrients still in tact. Therefore you will get the best results and benefits using extra virgin. It will cost a bit more, but is well worth the extra money.3) Hair mask: to use as a hair mask, take a ½ cup of mayo, one egg, and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix it all up and apply to the ends of your hair working upwards. Do not put on the scalp to avoid looking too oily. Leave it on for 20 minutes and the last 2 minutes take a blow dryer and apply a little heat all over your head. Pre-wash your hair until the water runs clear, take ablow generous amount of shampoo and work through hair for a minute or two. Repeat wash two more times, and then add your conditioner. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and rinse out thoroughly. 4) Lip balm: to make a lip balm, pour a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and mix it with some raw, unprocessed honey. Then apply to your lips! It’s tasty too. You can also store it in a little container to take with you, but only use it the day you prepare it, and then throw it away. It's a bummer that it only lasts a day, but the fresh balm works so much better on you lips. 5) Lip exfoliator: Chapped lips is something many people (including me) suffer from, especially in the winter months. A lip exfoliator is beneficial in removing the dead skin and allows the lip balm to penetrate better. To make a quick lip exfoliator at home all you need is to take some granulated sugar, and mix it with about a teaspoon of olive oil. Keep mixing until you get the right consistency, but there should be more sugar than oil. Massage into your lips, then gently wipe off with a towel. After you apply your balm, you will be able to feel the difference. 6) Face mask: There are so many facial masks you can make with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). You can literally add it to any kind of mask, for moisture, Below are the ingredients for masks for a few different skin types/conditions.· Oily/Acne prone: Use the egg white from one egg, 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of EVOO, 1 tbsp of milk.· Dry/Combination: 1 tbsp of smushed up avocado, 1 tbsp of EVOO, 1 tbsp of honey7) Facial exfoliator: To create a facial scrub (it can also be used anywhere on the body) grab a bowl. Mix a ½ cup of brown sugar, a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil, and 2 capsules of vitamin E and 2 vitamin C. Mix together, then apply it to your face. Scrub for about a minute or however long you see fit. (Note: Using brown sugar is better then using white because it is not as granulated and more gentle for the face.)8) Eye make-up remover: take a small bottle and fill it with water. Then add a few tablespoons of EVOO. Shake well. Then take a cotton ball and moisten it with the mixture, and just wipe off your makeup. Make sure it’s pretty diluted so you don’t get too much oil in your eye. Then wipe it off completely. 9) Make-up brush conditioner: Makeup brushes collect dirt, oil, and harbor bacteria, therefore they need cleansing too. And of course you can even use EVOO for your makeup brushes. It is very easy to use. All you do is take a paper towel, put some olive oil onto it, then swirl your brushes around on it. Afterwards rinse it with your facial cleanser, baby shampoo, or makeup cleanser. This will leave them soft, shiny, and clean.10) Naturally lighten your hair: if you apply this combination to your hair, it can make for a natural DIY hair lightener. I have used it before. Raw, unprocessed honey contains traces of hydrogen peroxide that gradually lighten the hair when applied consistently over time. The olive oil helps to soften the strands. You can also add ½ a banana for extra nourishment. Let it process for 10 minutes in the bowl. Then add to your hair and leave for 30-40 minutes. You will see results after a short period in the sun (which will accelerate the lightening in addition to t
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on 2/11/2013 9:22:00 PM
More reviews by lisa4gail
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This works better than my previous favorite Lancome remover. I use a very small amount on a cotton ball and then wash my face. It conditions my lashes and is surprisingly not greasy. I transferred the olive oil from my large cooking stash to a small bottle, so it almost free.
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on 2/2/2013 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by aasiangal
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
There are so many uses for this!!! I had oily acne prone skin but I would use this along with my moisturizer and this helps fade my scars and leaves my skin soft and supple. Surprisingly it doesn't clog my pores or break me out; if any thing it help with my acne. The only thing is that I recommend to use this at night because you will look a little shiny. I also use this as a hot oil treatment, it really helps with locking in the moister in the winter. If it doesn't work for you skin or hair you can always cook with it =) I totally recommend this!!!
on 2/1/2013 10:14:00 PM
More reviews by GinniAffliction
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Straight, Coarse
This is my HG eye makeup remover!!! ((Mind you, I wear heavy eyeliner and solid black mascara)) I'm not TOO fond of using this on my face. It feels like the olive oil doesn't.....separate the foundation enough. So I feel like an oil slick and I still have more foundation to get rid of. Doesn't mean I hate it, just that I'd prefer using wipes for the face. ((I don't wear foundation much anyway)) For the eyes though; like all eye makeup removers, it CAN blur your vision/hurt when it directly makes contact with it. This is my method of removing it:1) Wet eye 2) Soak a cotton pad/ball/napkin (basically paper)3) Press saturated paper against eye, gently 4) After about 20 seconds or so, pat the eye area with the soaked paper5) GENTLY swipe eye makeup off6) Rinse off the oil residueI find this rather time consuming, but it works!!!! Flipping the paper over the the clean side when swiping it also works well too!!I leik :)
on 1/16/2013 3:03:00 AM
More reviews by drivesl
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
Olive oil has been great for removing eye makeup when in a pinch, but I've been using a rough tissue that gets creases under my eyes. I've slowly been incorporating it into removing makeup from my whole face, but it is a comedogenic oil so I wash it off and am just experimenting with that.
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