Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Review:Almay Moisturizing makeup remover pads

I got these a couple months back and just got around to using them this month so here's my take on these...

What it claims: America's Number One eye makeup remover brand. Single use pad gently removes even waterproof eye makeup and long wearing lip color; Moisturizes eye area, fends off dry skin and fine lines.

Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Camellia Sensis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Price: $2.99-$6.99

Where you can buy it: Walmart, Target, Kmart, Ulta and anywhere else Almay products are sold.

My Rating: 2 Peace signs

The Good: They take off eyeshadow and mascara in just a few swipes. The pads are fully saturated with the remover so you get a lot on each one. Since it's a pad with remover on it already it's convenient and ready to go.

The Bad: The pads are pretty small (maybe an inch or slightly smaller in width) and if you have a lot of makeup on each eye you will most likely have to use 2 pads, so that's 4 pads each time you remove your eye makeup and these will run out fast. I also find that it takes a little more work to get eyeliner off the waterline and the pads are extremely greasy so you have to rinse off your eyes after your done using the pads.

Overall: I really wished these would have worked better for me, because I really loved the idea of how convenient they are. I would suggest these for those who don't wear much eye makeup or heavy eyeliner on the waterline (like I do) and don't mind having to rinse it off. Also, they do carry these in a non-oily formula which might be better. I just tried this formula so the skin around my eye area wouldn't get dry. So, I guess it's on to the next remover...

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


Kimberly Tia said...

awww i was hoping this would be a good buy -- considering ALMAY is known for their Hypoallergenic products.... thank goodness for blogger to help us gals avoid purchases we don't need or "THINK" we need... lol

Vanessa M. said...

blah dontcha hate it when you get let down :(

Ai said...

it's so hard to find the suitable make up remover for ourselves, right? until now, i'm still searching for my one and only makeup remover..

Kimberly Tia said...

hey girl -- that NARS primer is OK ... i prefer the MAC primer over it,usually by midday for me with NARS primer it tends to be greasy, but it just might be my own personal PH... "shrugs"
and apparently MAC primer is CHEAPER than NARS -- so eh- save the $$