I had a heavy weekend last weekend with one of my close friends wedding so there was plenty of makeup that needed removing. Day to day I rarely wear very heavy eye makeup. I have naturally black lashes and watery eyes so I usually only wear mascara for nights out. But for an event like a wedding I will go all out. So I definitely needed a more heavy duty eye makeup remover.
Lately for nights out I’ve been wearing my Benefit They’re Real mascara. I didn’t love that mascara when I first tried it, I found it hard to work with and watery but now the tube has dried out a bit I quite like it. The only big issue most people have with They’re Real is that it’s a pain in the butt to remove it. I’m a huge fan of the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm and that does a great job at removing day to day makeup but I was curious about the eye makeup remover for when I’m wearing really heavy makeup. Luckily I got a small 30ml pot of this in my recent Clinique Bonus Time goody bag.
The full name of this product is a mouthful ‘Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips’ but it promises to be a ‘gentle formula, tug-free, non-irritating, and non-stinging.’ I wear contact lenses and my eyes are pretty sensitive so it’s important that an eye makeup remover doesn’t aggravate my eyes more. And I’m glad to say this product is perfect. I find some other eye makeup removers a bit too oily so they can irritate my eyes but this formula feels really light on the skin but does an excellent job at removing really heavy makeup. I really know this has worked as I usually use my TTDO balm after this and there isn’t any residue left from my mascara when I use the balm.
I’d highly recommend this if you have trouble removing eye makeup. The only slight drawback of this product is the price, the full size 125ml bottle is €23. But as I don’t use this daily it’d probably last me ages and I have to say I’m very tempted too buy it when the little one runs out!