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Eye make up remover recommendations?

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lucysmam Mon 20-Jul-15 08:31:41

I've recently tried Tesco own eye make up remover pads, Nivea Gentle (might have been sensitive) and Wilko eye make up removers & was not overly impressed with any of them.

I've just put a dual phase Nivea one in my Tesco basket but wondered if there's anything anyone would recommend? smile

Cupcaketin Mon 20-Jul-15 08:53:28

I find the best one for removing everything, including waterproof mascara is the simple eye make up remover cream (not the clear lotion).

suze28 Mon 20-Jul-15 08:55:37

Micellar water is great. Either Bioderma or many of the other brands do one now such as Garnier.

mrsmeerkat Mon 20-Jul-15 08:57:02

Dermalogica pre cleanse is the best I find

WhereAreMyDragons Mon 20-Jul-15 09:28:42

Agree that Simple cream is fantastic. Or baby lotion for a very cheap alternative.
I tried Gatineau Floracil ($$$) and it was utterly awful, left me with massive panda eyes.

lucysmam Mon 20-Jul-15 09:36:14

That's the trouble I'm having Dragons!

I'll make a list and work my way from cheapest to priciest, thanks.

ohidoliketobe Mon 20-Jul-15 09:44:07

Boots cucumber eye make up remover. It's 1.50 and I've found it to he better than expensive stuff. I have sensitive eyes, it's never irritated me and shifts waterproof mascara

lucysmam Mon 20-Jul-15 09:55:04

ohido, I'll have a nip in on friday for some (just hope these tesco makeup remover pads last - at least they get some off and then I go over it again in a morning)

Featherbluedot Mon 20-Jul-15 10:18:34

Johnsons baby oil, micellar water, Clinique take the day off eye make up remover.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 20-Jul-15 11:02:33

Loreal micellar eye make up remover gel, not the micellar water make sure it's the gel.

macnab Mon 20-Jul-15 13:37:11

I've tried LOTS over the years, including expensive ones. For me, by far the best is a damp cotton pad with a squirt of baby oil. It lifts even the most stubborn waterproof mascara and is very gentle. Then I cleanse as normal and have never had a problem with grease on the eye area. Its cheap as chips and works better than anything else so that's what I stick to now.

LizzieVereker Mon 20-Jul-15 13:44:00

The Boots no.7 one is good, gets mascara off without troubling my sensitive skin. It's £7 a bottle but wait until you get one of their £5 off no. 7 skincare vouchers, then it's only £2, and lasts ages. It also looks pretty - it's all blue and sparkly.

mrsmeerkat Mon 20-Jul-15 18:01:33

I did a beauty therapy course (not that you would know) and baby oil is not recommended around the eye area at all

I hope not to offend people but I am sure she said it was something to do with the oil collecting in the under eye area

I like the Garnier ones.

sarajones2 Mon 20-Jul-15 18:44:42

I have very sensitive eyes and bioderma aggravated them. It took me a while before I realised that was the culprit. Same problem with several other make up removers. I now use body shop camomile and also rosewater from the turkish supermarket and they both seem to have settled the redness around my eyes that I was experiencing. HTH

lighteningirl Mon 20-Jul-15 19:05:33

Ponds Cold cream great for mascara, moisturises and it conditions lashes can't beat it

zalana Mon 20-Jul-15 22:23:48

Believe me I have tried them all, recently I bought Body shop camomile the one for waterproof mascara and have been really pleased with it as it actually does what it's meant to and no stinging either so really recommend it!

jellyjiggles Mon 20-Jul-15 22:30:46

Coconut oil washed off with face muslin and hot water followed by Aveeno moisturiser.

I have horrendously sensitive dry skin

Doobigetta Mon 20-Jul-15 22:51:16

I won't use mineral oils on my skin, but in emergencies I've found plain sweet almond oil works really well. Better than proper removers, actually- not entirely sure why I don't use it all the time.

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