Friday, September 26, 2008

Review: Boots Botanics soothing eye makeup remover

I have previously posted about what I use for makeup removal but even though I was still trying other products and thought I would post about them in case anyone might have been interested in trying them.

What it Claims: (taken from the bootsus website) To keep the delicate skin around the eye in good condition it's important to remove makeup thoroughly and gently. The soothing cleanser effortlessly removes eye makeup, even waterproof mascara. The oil phase of the product removes the makeup while the Iceland moss extract helps to hydrate and calm the skin. Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau); Cyclopentasiloxane; Isohexadecane; Cyclohexasiloxane; Butylene Glycol; Propylene Glycol; Methylparaben; Sodium Citrate; Benzophenone-4; 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol; Sorbitol; Cetraria Islandica Extract; Phenoxyethanol; Butylparaben; Ethylparaben; Isobutylparaben; Propylparaben; CI 19140 (Yellow 5); CI 42090 (Blue 1)

Price: $5.99

Where to buy it: Target and CVS

My Rating: 2.5 peace signs

The Good: With just one swipe across my eyelid most of the eye makeup was gone! It surprised me at first because I haven't had much luck with the half oil formula's of removers, but it still worked pretty good. Here are some pictures to show you the process...

My eye before:

Cotton pad with remover before. Cotton pad after...pretty nasty!

My eye after:

The Bad: As you can see in the after pic all the eyeliner on my waterline didn't come off, I was starting to have to sort of scrub it off and my eyes were getting irritated so I left it alone. To me that's the kind of make it or break it for me, the remover has to get off the eyeliner on my waterline or I don't really like it. I also had to work it for awhile to get all the mascara off. It says that it's soothing but I didn't feel any difference in it than any other remover.

Overall: It's an OK product. I was expecting a lot more because other reviews raved about it but it didn't do all I had wished it did so I guess I'm on to the next remover...

**Just MY experience and opinion of this product, you never know YOU could love it!**


Tracy said...

Great review. Which EMU removers have you used that have been able to remove the e/l from your waterline?

jeSmakeup said...

so this product is from drugstores?? did it take u one swipe to clean all that eye makeup off bsides the waterline??? if it is... these r the makeup removers im lookin for!

Alyssa said...

Oh wow it works really well! :)

Jessica Dee said...

OOOOHH that looks interesting! One swipe, except a little off the waterline lol. Great Review! I'm still obsessed with wipes because I'm lazy ;[ haha

Neeyuh said...

Tracy-Thank you!! The one that worked the best was Clinique take the day off, one swipe across with a q tip and it was all gone!

jeSmakeup-Yes, I've only seen it at Target and CVS, but I'm not sure if any other retailers carry it. One swipe got all the eyeshadow off but it took many more swipes to get off the mascara and eyeliner.

Jessica Dee-Thank you!! Yep I love me some wipes too, I always tend to go back to them in the end, haha!

Vanny said...

Oh I likey the eye shadow color on the "before" pic. What brand/color is that?

That one swipe looks pretty good to me, and the hardest party to clean is always the mascara and eye liner on the waterline. I have no problems with the waterline though, i fear makeup there hehe...

Neeyuh said...

Hey Vanny! Thanx 4 stopping by my blog!! =)

The eyeshadow color is from MAC and it's called Steamy.

Well I couldn't live without eyeliner on my waterline so I guess I'll just have to live with the fact it never comes off easy! lol.