Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Review

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.
Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover

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.
Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover
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.
products swatches
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.
clinique makeup cleaner
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.
-No fragrance.
-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.

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover

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48 thoughts on “Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Review

  1. I use this and I love it. :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: ..the only thing is that sumtimes I forget to shake the bottle 😛

  2. even i used to simply wash my face off to remove makeup…. when i feel the need to use a remover, I use olive/baby/almond oil…. it does the job, but there is a bit of rubbing needed.. looks like this one does not need any rubbing! 🙂

  3. looks like a good makeup remover..i used to just wash my face to remove makeup but now i started using makeup relly makes such a big difference :yes:

  4. i realy like the bottle!! 😛
    although im using loreal demaq remover and love it im quite bored now… maybe whn it finishes ill go for this one…

    olive oil and stuff makes for a brilliant alternative but me already being an oily skinned person, hate the oily film it leaves even after washing it with facewash.. whereas for removers i just splash water and im done… no need to vigourously rub and wash the face even after the makeup removal ! 🙂

  5. nice review nikki!
    lancome’s bi-facil eye makeup remover is awesome too! :yahoo: :yahoo:
    next time, i think im gonna pick dis 1 one up…….ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PACKAGING! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. I use so many things…like for eyes I use Biotique Almond oil, then I use Almay cleansing pads to clean eyes, then I take Himalaya cleansing cream and apply it all over my face. Then I take a bit of cotton and wet it with Neutrogena cleansing water and wipe off the face avoiding eyes!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

          1. Yeah..I feel that all makeup should leave my skin and my skin should breathe more all the time I am at home!! 😀 😀 😀 Actually I bought that cleansing water accidentally..It is alcohol based… I bought it coz I didn’t know German well and took it thinking it to be a facewash!! 😛 ..Anyways..It looks a lot like an astringent, with lots of alcohol in it and works same as a normal cleanser. It is quite I usually dilute it with normal water, before cleansing my face.

  6. It looks like a great product, Nikki. Will give it a try sometime. I am really stuck with my makeup remover these days. i am on third bottle of it. I guess that is expensive because I am purchasing one bottle for Rs 125 every month. I think this is around Rs 1000 here but sine you say that this bottle lasts you quite a long time I think it would be worth an investment.

      1. I am using Himalaya for face and Maybelline for eyes. Himalaya is nice and gentle but I feel it doesnt completely remove my makeup.

        Which one do you use?

        1. i toh use loreal de maq… the one i had reviewd …. and stuck on it since years… but now m just bored of using the same thing agn and agn so exploring options 😉 😉

            1. even I am bored of the products I am using.. :wilt: ..Now onwards I’ll stick to buying travel size packs only… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: No huge bottles of anything :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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