A good budget eye make up remover help please!

(32 Posts)
Madlizzy Fri 30-Aug-13 23:45:34

I treated myself to a Mac liquid eyeliner, and it's brilliant and stays put all day. Only problem is, it's a bugger to clean off at the end of the day. any budget suggestions for a cleaner? As much under a tenner as possible please.

Mintyy Fri 30-Aug-13 23:47:16

Body Shop camomile eye makeup remover. Cannot be beaten. I have been using it for 20 years.

CointreauVersial Fri 30-Aug-13 23:55:26

Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Makeup Remover.

It's a gel in a big green bottle, and I think costs around £2. Brilliant stuff.

Canihavesomemore Sat 31-Aug-13 00:27:18

Baby oil or coconut oil!

applecrumbleandcream Sat 31-Aug-13 00:31:43

Simple !!....Simple smilesmile

Karbea Sat 31-Aug-13 01:43:53

Simple is brilliant

LeoandBoosmum Sat 31-Aug-13 01:50:21

I've heard good things about Waitrose/ John Lewis' own eye make up remover, I think it's called Pure. It's about £1.99 and in a semi transparent white bottle. I think it'd only work for non-waterproof though.
Here's a link to it on Waitrose's site...you can also see ingredients:
www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductView-10317-10001-67-Waitrose+pure+eye+make%2525252Dup+remover

goodasitgets Sat 31-Aug-13 01:54:52

I like the l'oreal micellar water

Sophiedotty Sat 31-Aug-13 03:01:16

I use Simple, no irritation & not too expensive.

Seconding body shop camomile - think its about £7? But only remover I've stuck to, used it for 15 years, gentle, non greasy, non creamy, it's amazing

NewGirlInTown Sat 31-Aug-13 03:15:00

Another Body Shop Camomile devotee here. The best I have ever used and the price is amazing.

Spottypurse Sat 31-Aug-13 05:37:51

The simple one is great and it's on 3 for 2 in tescos at the minute.

Longdistance Sat 31-Aug-13 05:45:05

I swear by the Nivea eye make up remover. I've been using it for about 20 years. Seems to last ages, and takes my eye make up off brilliantly.

dolallymum Sat 31-Aug-13 06:02:49

Superdrugs eye make up remover.
Put a small amount on cotton wool, place and hold for about 10 seconds, then wipe.

peasandlove Sat 31-Aug-13 06:54:06

I 2nd the superdrug one.. when I moved back to NZ I took 4 bottles of it with me.. cheap as chips

TheBeanAndTheBee Sat 31-Aug-13 07:42:04

Boots botanicals one that you shake and mix. As good as the similar but far more pricey Lancôme one.

MaureenDaly Sat 31-Aug-13 09:13:11

Boots Essentials. Either the green gel mentioned earlier OR the blue lotion which is also about £1.50.
I downshifted from the Lancome Bi Facil which I've been using for several years but hated the cost of, and prefer both of these to that one, although the cucumber one can leave my eyes a tiny bit watery.

Ujjayi Sat 31-Aug-13 09:50:00

Body Shop Aloe Cleanser is very effective & very gentle. It is the first cleanser not to leave my eyes feeling tired or sensitive - particularly after liquid eyeliner removal.

I also rate coconut oil but not as effective as the Aloe cleanser.

MrsDavidBowie Sat 31-Aug-13 09:52:31

I like Nivea...always on a 3 for 2 in Boots.
I have very sensitive eyes and it doesn't irritate.

thepurplepenguin Sat 31-Aug-13 10:05:24

Waitrose Pure is AMAZING

missbopeep Sat 31-Aug-13 13:41:08

L'Oreal- Tesco has it on offer at the moment for something like £1.70

Belindaearl2 Sat 31-Aug-13 18:23:32

Someone here recommended garner Essentials.

Belindaearl2 Sat 31-Aug-13 18:26:03
HazeltheMcWitch Sat 31-Aug-13 18:46:50

I always answer Body Shop Camomile - the liquid one, not the gel - to this question. I too have used it for decades years, have tried others but have always returned.

But when I went to repurchase a month or so ago, it was out of stock, as it was being reformulated. They'd not get any more in for 2-3 weeks. So I tried Garnier Fresh Essentials (a diff one to the prev 2 posters), and I think I prefer it !

revolvenotevolve Sat 31-Aug-13 19:03:11

Coconut oil

Waitrose Pure is good. have been using the L'Oreal Micellar stuff and like it a lot too.

Boosiehs Sat 31-Aug-13 19:06:38

Boots botanical eye remover. Two layers you shake and mix. Fab.

Aquelven Sat 31-Aug-13 19:16:04

Another vote for Boots Essentials Fragrance Free one in the blue bottle. Brilliant & only around £1.50, even less when on 3 for 2 which it often is.

LadyHarrietdeSpook Sat 31-Aug-13 22:33:30

Totally recommend the Waitrose own brand for £1.99. The bargainous best.

Madlizzy Sun 01-Sep-13 18:02:21

Lots of suggestions for me to think about, thank you! smile The Superdrug one is the one I've got at the moment and it's not brilliant for the mac stuff, still takes a bit of scrubbing, which on my old crepey eyes isn't good. ;)

mrsharrystyles Sun 01-Sep-13 18:09:13

I use Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner. The only thing that gets it off completely, without loads of rubbing, is coconut oil.

leobear Sun 01-Sep-13 18:49:03

Baby oil is all you need. I've used it since I was 14. I'm 35 now, and my eye lines are very faint.

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