Monday, 18 July 2011

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover - Review

This is going to be a quick review. Mainly because there isn't much to say about this product; I didn't like it at all.

The facts

This make up remover comes in a small cylindrical transparent bottle with a black screw on cap. The bottle is cute and allows you to get just as much product as you need without squirting a lot of it out. It doesn't leak either. The bottle actually comes in two different sizes. The travel size is 50 ml for 3.90 € and the full size is 125  ml for 6.90 €. Considering the quantity of product, it's not high end or low end. It's in the middle although 3.90 € for 50 is not that cheap.

The liquid inside is biphasic. This means that there are two different liquids, one water based and one oil based, which have to be mixed together to get the makeup remover. To mix them you just shake the bottle until the transparent liquid and blue liquid mix together. Here it is before shaking.....

Sephora makeup remover

...and after!

Sephora makeupremover2

What Sephora says: What it is:A two-phase formula that cleanses and eliminates the most resistant eye makeup, both waterproof and long wearing.What it is formulated to do:Leaves the eye contour perfectly free of makeup.What else you need to know:The ultra gentle and non-irritant formula is ideal for contact wearers and those with sensitive eyes. Tested under dermatological and ophthalmological control. Oil-free. 

What I say: I don't like it. It doesn't leave the eye contour perfectly free of makeup because it takes at least 3 or 4 swipes to get it all off and you really have to swipe! As well as taking ages to get all the makeup off it leaves a very oily residue behind which is so unpleasant. And burns! And no I don't mean stings, it literally burns my eyes! I wear contacts and it's supposed to be perfect for sensitive eyes and contact wearers...but it isn't. I obviously wouldn't repurchase or recommend but I have read raving reviews of this so I might be the odd one out!

It has no parabens or fragrance, so this is a plus.

In conclusion...

  • Cute bottle
  • Travel size available
  • No parabens
  • No fragrance

  • Burns my eyes
  • Removes makeup with difficulty
  • Leaves an oily residue

Final verdict

Product: 2/15 (it removes makeup eventually, it just takes a really long time).
Value: 1/7
Ease of use: 3/4
Packaging: 3/4

Overall: 9/30 (F)

I hope this was useful...I hate doing negative reviews!


Disclaimer: This is my opinion, I bought this myself. Wish I hadn't!

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