We can put it on, but can you take it off?
I know before I found my holy grail of makeup removers, I would wake up the next day looking like I had attempted to apply makeup in my sleep!
I thought I had done a good job removing it the night before, but it appeared in the morning I hadn't.
That is when I decided to get serious about finding a makeup remover that could remove even the most serious makeup (the waterproof and long-lasting stuff)
I will review each product shown in the picture, and let you know which one turned out to be amazing at removal of EVERYTHING!
Pond's Exfoliating Renewal Wet Cleansing Towlettes
The towelettes are the size of a washcloth, and have little nubbies on them (hence the exfoliating part.) They are wet when taken out (they tend to try out about halfway through a little bit, and you can just add a little water to moisten them before you remove your makeup)
They are essentially odorless, and feel nice and cool on the skin. I use the non-nubby side to remove my eye makeup. I think it's too rough for the eyes with the nubs. No need to rinse your face after. The formula is supposed to help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. No stinging to the eyes either. The formula in the cloth is incredibly gentle
I use these on a nightly basis if I had worn light makeup, and it does the trick, but is not that great when long-lasting foundation, heavy makeup or a lot of mascara is worn. These are perfect for a refresher after working out though.
Rating: B for makeup and face remover
A for use after a workout
Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes, for a casual face clean-up
M.A.C. Gentle Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
This remover is gentle, and does not sting if it gets in your eye. The lid is a push and twist lid that can be difficult to get off sometimes. There is a small hole that allows liquid to come out in small amounts onto a cotton ball or swab.
I usually use a cotton ball for the eyelid, and use a cotton swab to get the details (like the eyeliner). This product gets it all off your eye like a charm. I have never used it for lips, but I might just try it one day.
This stuff lasts forever, and has virtually no scent. If you are deliberating on a good remover, this one is high recommended!
You can purchase it here
Would I recommend this to a friend? Absolutely
Almay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Liquid
This bottle is 4 fluid ounces. The product says it's fragrance free, but there is a hint of alcohol scent to this formula. The formula is pretty thick for being water-based. It does not burn if it gets in the eyes, just the same as the other formulas.
It's easy to get too much, since the opening hole is pretty large. It definitely took a lot more scrubbing to get my eye makeup off. It's decent for the price. I didn't notice much more oil on my eyelids with the MAC formula, and oil-based rather than water-based seems to work a lot better!
This product is good for removal for someone with eyelash extensions because it is water-based. It is also good if you aren't willing to spend $20.00 for an eye makeup remover
You can purchase it here
Would I recommend this product to a friend? Probably