|NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover ($25) |
Bottle in pic is a sampler/GWP from Sephora
It's been ages since I actually went out and bought a makeup remover. I was using Bioderma for a while, ran out of it, and have just been too lazy to reorder. The good thing is I finally got around to using up all the samples that I have been hoarding all this while. Like this bottle of NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover that was part of a Sephora points perk from ages back. This is a biphase cleanser with two layers of floating "stuff" and claims to get rid of even the most stubborn makeup without irritating eyes/skin.
|NARS Gentle Oil-Free Makeup Remover |
To use, shake the bottle to mix the two layers. Dispense on to cotton and use to remove makeup.
In general, I have found most biphase makeup removers pretty effective at their job, and the NARS Gentle Oil-Free Makeup Remover is no exception. I don't use waterproof makeup, but it does a good job of getting rid of any mascara and eyeliner bits quickly and also almost completely in the first attempt. The only issue I have had with this is despite being labelled oil-free (and it sure doesn't seem to have anything oily in the ingredients list), it feels slightly oily/slippery on my skin and can sometimes cause an irritating film in my eyes if I amn't too careful while using it. My eyes aren't too happy if I get this anywhere near my waterline - if I use a Q-tip dipped in this remover to take off eyeliner along my waterline, etc. I seem to have this issue with the MUFE Sens'Eyes Makeup Remover too, so amn't sure if it's just my eyes being ubersensitive. That said, I think this is quite an effective makeup remover and particularly useful to get rid of extra-stubborn makeup that milder removers might just leave behind.
NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover - Ingredients