I thought of taking a break (well, not literally!! 😛 ) from my series of reviewing hand creams, body butters and scrubs. This break is really very small, as I will be reviewing one of the above in my next review itself 😛
As much as we love wearing makeup, removing it thoroughly by the end of the day is equally important, but removing it fully can be tough especially in case of waterproof makeup and even more if its eye makeup. I personally prefer waterproof makeup for the eyes. Though I am not more of an eyeshadow person, but kajal, eyeliner and mascara are a must-have for me. And of course, all these need to be waterproof for me. So today, I am reviewing one such product which claims to be gentle on our eyes at the same time removing all the stubborn makeup – The Body Shop Chamomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover.
This efficient makeup remover lifts away the most stubborn waterproof eye and lip makeup:
- Removes waterproof mascara and lipstick.
- Gently removes all traces of makeup.
- Fragrance, colour and alcohol-free.
- Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.
$15.50 for 150 ml/5.0 US Fl Oz.
Directions For Use:
Shake well to activate solution. Sweep over eyes with a cotton pad to efficiently remove all traces of makeup.
My Experience with The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover:
Let us start with the packaging – it comes in a transparent cylindrical bottle with a flip open cap. The opening at the top, for the product to come out is very-very small, but is sufficient enough. The cap shuts tightly with a click making it travel friendly. Also, the bottle is sturdy enough to be carried in a bag.
The product is bi-phased i.e. you can see different layers of oil and water in the bottle. It needs to be shaken well, so that the two different textures, i.e. oil and water, get mixed well in the bottle, before taking it out on the cotton pad. The makeup remover is clear, does not have any color to it. Also, it has a very light fragrance which is not bothersome at all.
I have sensitive eyes and I take special care of them after I got the Lasik corrective procedure done. Hence, I am very picky about the products I use on my eyes whether it is makeup or makeup remover. I always try to find eye makeup and removers that do not irritate my eyes and this is one such product.
The Body Shop Chamomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is gentle to my eyes, but tough to the makeup. It even removed the waterproof makeup easily without any tugging or rubbing on my eyelids. It did not sting or burn my eyes/eyelids. I find removing the mascara most difficult, but all the heavy-duty mascara was also gone in 2-3 gentle swipes without any loss of my precious lashes. It removes the makeup effectively without any residue. Also, very little is needed to remove eye makeup.
I once took a bit more when I used it for the first time and it got into my eyes. 🙁 It didn’t hurt or burn, but did make my eyes blurry. 🙁 I have used it to remove kajal and liner from my waterline and lower lash line too using a q-tip and it removed them easily and effectively.
It also removed my waterproof lipsticks easily. In the swatches, I have applied waterproof mascara, liner, Maybelline colossal kohl, Rimmel london red lip liner and ELF lip stain.
It removed everything in just 2 swipes (though that ELF lip stain took a bit more effort in removal, but I don’t blame it on the remover as that product itself is a crap!!).
Pros of The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover:
- Cruelty free.
- Did not sting or burn the eyes.
- Removes waterproof makeup effectively.
- No irritation on waterline too.
- Gentle to the eyes.
- Did not leave any residue.
- Heavy-duty mascara goes off without rubbing, pulling.
- Very little product is needed.
- For all skin types.
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Supports community trade.
Cons of The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover:
Makes eyes blurry if it gets into the eye (-0.2 marks for this).
Would I Repurchase/Recommend The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Makeup Remover ?
Yes, I would. I am happy to find a product that is gentle to my sensitive eyes. I would repurchase it for sure and would recommend it. If you are looking for a makeup remover which could remove your waterproof eye/lip makeup easily and effectively, this is the one for you. 😀
I will be back with some more products, till then take care. Stay warm. 🙂
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