Price : $18.50 for 125 ml
About Clinique Take the Day Off Remover for Lashes, Lids and Lips : A makeup remover that quickly lifts away long-wearing eye and lip makeup without tugging.This eye and lip makeup remover easily dissolves longwearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. This gentle formula is tug-free, non-irritating, and non-stinging.This product is ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for contact lens wearers and all skin types.
My review of the product
As an ardent fan of the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, I had high hopes from this. This is a bi-phase makeup remover which has a watery layer and an oil layer. You need to shake it well before use to mix the 2 layers well and then use a cotton pad saturated with the liquid to remove makeup. The thing I like about it – fully removes waterproof eye makeup (though you may need multiple swipes if your mascara is stubborn), doesn’t sting the eyes and is completely unscented.
What I do not like – its not 100% effective against strongly staining lip products and it also leaves a layer of oily residue on my face. There is nothing actually wrong with the product – the residue washes off with a face wash but I personally just don’t like the feel of it on my skin. I prefer cleansing oils or balms that emulsify with water completely and rinse off. This does the job though and the small travel sized bottle has certainly come in handy during my US trip but I just don’t like the oily feel (I was using this on the entire face) and I can’t wait to go back to my cleansing oils when I’m back home!
The one thing that is worth a mention is the packaging – it may look like a simple bottle with a screw on cap but the cap needs some downward pressure to twist it open which prevents spillage during travel. Without that extra bit of pressure, the cap can rotate all it wants without actually getting unscrewed! If you have very sensitive eyes and prefer waterproof makeup that can be difficult to remove – you might like using this because it is effective. But if you’re a cleansing oil/balm type of girl like me, skip this!
Rating : 3.9/5