Battle Of The Eye Makeup Removers

As I was cleaning out my makeup/skincare stash, I came across quite a few makeup removers. As I said in this post, I don't really care about what kind of makeup remover I use as long as it works. Today I thought I would share a few thoughts on a few of some of the eye makeup removers I've finished up within the past few months.

I started with the Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($11/4.2 oz). This was a pretty solid eye makeup remover; it got off all my makeup, including stubborn waterproof mascara. It didn't have a scent which I really liked. It was a little too oily, it felt like it dripped a little bit and then left my lids feeling oily, but it's a pretty solid price.

Next I tried the Benefit They're Real Strip Down Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($18/1.7oz).  I didn't love this product. It has a gel/cream formula when you squeeze it out of the bottle. I ended up needing a ton of remover to get off my eye makeup and it was already pretty expensive, so I don't think that this is way to go if you're trying to save money. This product also requires a lot of rubbing which started to irritate my eyes.

I had a sample of the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover ($14/4.2 oz). I also liked this product. It was very similar to the Sephora makeup remover, the only real difference being the price. It did feel a little less oily which I liked, but other than that it was very similar. I also like this product because you don't need very much for it to be effective, just a few drops takes off everything.

I also tried the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover ($8.50/5.5oz). This is definitely the most accessible/cheapest one on the list, I've seen it at Target and tons of different drug stores. I think it worked really well. It wasn't too oily and didn't take a crazy amount to get off all your makeup. It also didn't smell like anything which I really like.

Finally, I tried the Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($8.49/120 pads). OK when they say "oil free" they're not kidding. These pads all felt very dry, almost as if there was not enough solution on them. They worked well, but I did feel like I was rubbing at my eyes the whole time.

Ok, so I know that by all means I have not tried all the eye makeup remover's out there. But I do think I managed to try a good selection of low and high end options. So without further ado, I think that of all the ones I tried, I liked the Sephora Collection one the best, followed by Neutrogena as a close second. However, I will probably end up repurchasing the Neutrogena one just to save money.

I really enjoyed writing this post, so let me know if there are any other things you would like me to compare! Also, let me know your thoughts on different makeup removers down below, I'd love to hear which ones you think are the best.



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