I got a small bottle of Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover as a gift in a Clinique gwp scheme. A full size bottle of 4.2fl oz retails for $18 in the US. I never owned a makeup remover before since I didn’t use any waterproof cosmetics and I thought a normal face wash was usually enough to remove everything. But after using this I found out why it is regarded as one of the top makeup removers available.
As stated by the website:
Totally tugless, two-way makeup remover speeds the departure of hard-to-remove eye and lip makeups. Dissolves and “lifts away” long-wearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. Non-irritating, non-stinging. Ophthalmologist Tested. Appropriate for contact lens wearers.
For all skin types.
How to use:
• Shake well before using.
• Saturate cotton ball with remover.
• Cleanse one eye area at a time.
• Apply to eye area and hold for several seconds, then wipe with downward strokes.
• Repeat using fresh cotton ball if necessary.
• Use a new saturated cotton ball or tissue for lipstick removal.
• Rinse with cool water.
The bottle I got was only 1fl oz (30 ml) but is enough to last a decent amount of time.
The cap on the bottle is spill proof design and therefore requires to be pressed down and then opened. So will definitely not spill accidentally anywhere.
I did a little test to show the effectiveness of the remover. I swatched a couple of my lipsticks(L’Oreal, Nyx, Mac, Covergirl, Clinique, Estee Lauder Double wear etc), a waterproof eyeliner and eyeshadow.
I took a little bit of remover on a cotton ball and swiped it just twice across my arm. Everything was completely removed without a trace. Since its oil based all that was left was oil residue from the remover. It performed really well.
To sum it up-
Pros of Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover
-Works really well on all kinds of cosmetics.
-Safe for all kinds of skin.
-A little goes very far.
-Secure spill proof packaging.
Cons of Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover
-Slightly expensive(but will last pretty long).
-The bottle cap might take some effort at times to open quickly.
-Since its oil based, might not suit oily skin.
-Requires cotton ball so not convenient compared to wipe off tissue removers.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Its a great product and will remove any kind of makeup. After using a remover I realize that the face wash I used to use were not actually removing 100% of the makeup. The only downside would be for people with oily skin, it might affect their skin since the oil stays on until you fash your face. But otherwise it a no brainer purchase. After this bottle gets over however I might try their cleaning balm which totally eliminates the use of harsh cotton balls.
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