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I'm currently using Clinique naturally eye make remover. It's ok. The oil based one made my eyes sore and weird little spots kept forming on the inside of my eye lids. It did do a good job of removing Mac waterproof mascara though.
So, any recommendations? I have oily lids and in the fight against looking like a panda, I use Nars eye primer and the above mentioned mascara.
I've been Garnier Micellar water and I think its excellent. Costs about �5 in Boots/Superdrug. I use it on a cotton pad and it dissolves everything with not very much work at all. Its very mild too, you can practically rub it right into your eyes and it doesn't sting.
Cheap and cheerful boots aloe Vera one in a green bottle. It's about Â£1.49 and lasts ages. I have had horrible allergic reactions to a few others and a friend recommended this one. I didn't think it'd be any good because it was so cheap but it's fantastic.
I use the Vichy Thermals eye make up remover for sensitive eyes. Its one of those ones that you shake to mix the "water/oil" components. Its a tad pricey at £11 but its the only one that actually shifts all my waterproof mascara without leaving me with red, sore and streaming eyes. Usually on 3 for 2 at Boots so I stock up.
The absolute best is Kiehl's Supremely Gentle eye makeup remover (not for waterproof though!) Apply to lashes (it's like a milky lotion) and gently remove with warm dampened cotton wool, wiping away from eye. Kiehl's will refund you if you dislike it or react. Used the way I said, a 125ml bottle lasts 8 months or so. You can use it on your face in the same way if it's sensitive too.