NvyMom4's review of Maybelline Expert Eyes Moisturizing Remover for waterproof Eye Makeup


135 reviews

29% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$


Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lanolin Oil, Butylparaben


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I hate this product. They are correct when they say, "for waterproof mascara." And, it does remove it very well. HOWEVER, it is just 100% mineral oil, that' why it feels so stinking greasy! If you want, you can look in the section of the drugstore where they sell witch hazel, rubbing alcohol, etc and you usually will find a large bottle of the same exact stuff (mineral oil or as the cosmetics industry would say, "waterproof eye makeup remover") for half the price of this dinky bottle. What a rip-off!

OR, you can walk over to the little travel/sample sizes and see if they have a small bottle of baby oil. Yes, Baby Oil...it's just mineral oil and fragrance that smells like baby! I love the Johnson & Johnson brand as it has this little flip top which allows me to put 1 or 2 drops of oil on my index finger and very gently rub it on each of my lash lines...I use my finger almost like a mascara wand. Then, after just a half a minute or so, I use a tissue to simply wipe away the black, smudgy, already dissolved mess from my eyes. I immediately follow up with my regular foaming cleanser to get rid of the oily residue around my eyes.

I have been using waterproof mascra and baby oil to remove my waterproof mascara every day for the last 25+ years. Despite some claims that waterproof mascara will damage your lashes, I really believe it's the harsh removers and scrubbing that does all the damage. If you let the mascara dissolve in the oil, and then just gently swipe it away, you don't damage your lashes at all! Cheap, fast and a travel size bottle of baby oil lasts a good 6 months at least. Plus, in a rush, I can use the baby oil as a nail/cuticle oil substitute for a quick taming of dry ragged cuticles before heading out the door!!

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