Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion Review

Hola amigos,

How are you all and how is your planning for Valentine’s Day coming along. 😉 Though there is not a single day reserved for love, but Valentine’s day means extended wedding anniversary celebrations for us. Yeah, my anniversary comes a day before and V-day extends our celebrations. 🙂 This time, it is our 5th anniversary! Time truly flies!! And to make it more special, my hubby has planned a trip for us, to the place I love…beaches. 😀 Yeah, I am total water girl (it may have something to do with my sun sign – Pisces 😛 ). Okay! I will tell you more about it later, but today’s purchase is related to it. Yeah, it is a travel-sized version. 😉

Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion

Product Description:
Quickly and gently removes all makeup, even long-wear and waterproof formulas.  Unique water-based formula refreshes with a crisp citrus scent.  Rinses away easily and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth with no greasy after-feel or oily residue.  Remember: Never go to bed with makeup on. Clean skin is healthy skin.
Benefits: All-Around Formula, Even For Long-Wear, Waterproof.

How To Use:  Apply to dry skin and massage well. Rinse or tissue off.  Follow with your Estée Lauder cleanser and the rest of your skin care regimen.

Details at the back

USD 28 for 6.7 fl oz/200 ml.

My Experience with Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion:

The makeup remover lotion comes in a simple light blue pearlescent bottle packing which has a pump cap. Since mine is a travel-sized tube, it comes with a screw top which is perfect for tossing in your bag.

The remover is white in color, and has a lotion-like consistency – neither too thick nor runny. A quarter-sized amount is required per use and that is sufficient. Remover can be either rinsed off or wiped off with a tissue, though I have tried both ways, I prefer wiping it off and then following up with my cleanser. The remover has a lovely citrus fragrance which I don’t mind, but it might be a hiccup for some people. The fragrance just refreshes me and takes away all my tiredness away.

Makeup remover

I took a quarter-sized amount and massaged it on my face and could see my makeup melting away though it could be either rinsed off or wiped with a tissue/cotton pad. I prefer wiping it away with a cotton pad and follow up with a cleanser. On rinsing too, it removes every trace of makeup from my face and leaves my skin soft and smooth. As the remover is water based, it does not leave any residue or build-up on the face. There is no oily layer on my face after rinsing it off. Though normally there is no need of rinsing the face with a cleanser later, I do it just for my satisfaction.

Cap open

The product is fantastic when it comes to performing the stipulated task. It removes even heavy-duty makeup with ease – long-wearing foundation, blushes, and even long-wearing lipsticks which usually are tough to remove. It removed my eye makeup too, including the stubborn gel eyeliners. 🙂


This product is marketed for all skin types and should stand true to this claim as well. I have dry skin which sometimes acts as dry-combination and is very sensitive. It did not break me out nor caused any irritation. I am in love with this product. 🙂

Pros of Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion:

  • Good, functional packaging.
  • Lovely citrus fragrance.
  • Creamy consistency.
  • Removes every trace of makeup.
  •  Removes long-wearing makeup too.
  • Ophthalmologist tested.
  • Can be rinsed off or wiped off with a tissue.
  • Leaves my skin soft and smooth.
  • Does not leave any residue behind.

Cons of Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion:

  • Estee Lauder does test on animals.
  • It may sting the eyes.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion?
I am super impressed with the product and would surely be purchasing the full-sized bottle. I would recommend this product to everyone who is looking out for a good makeup remover, but for now, this one is surely traveling with me. 😉

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4 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion Review

  1. Nice review Bakul!! while trying out a foundation, SA had used this to remove my makeup..Just one use and I was impressed with how my skin felt after that!! Will buy this after my current S&G cleansing milk gets over..

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