As promised from yesterday’s post on the Garnier Micellar Water Review, this is the sequel to the wonder waters/makeup removers from Garnier. I am really impressed with Garnier in respect to their makeup removers and I hope they whirl out even more products. The first eye makeup remover i ever tried was the Nivea Eye Makeup Remover which was an absolute disaster. It was painful, greasy and gave me huge panda eyes and it totally put me off. I think i used it only twice and gave up. That experience scarred me from any kind of eye makeup remover until I got a little sample from Clinique which was their offering of the eye makeup remover which was really nice so somehow my faith in these makeup removers were restored and even heightened after I tried the Garnier Eye Makeup Remover.
When I heard about the
lunch launch (can you tell I am super hungry as I type since
my brain interpreted launch as lunch..oh well!) of the Garnier Makeup Remover and Micellar Water, I was really keen on
trying them because I had read a handful of positive reviews. I went hunting
for them but they were always sold out until I found the Garnier Eye Makeup Remover in Sainsbury’s as I was grocery
shopping. It was even on sales for about £2.23
or so and I quickly snatched it up. I love the packaging as it is very portable
and secure. No chance of any spillage at all which makes it good for
travelling. It has a white lid which flips and closes easily and the opening at the top is
the right amount to let out the right amount of product. You also get 125 ml of products which I think is reasonable.
What Garnier Says
Garnier tells us that this little baby here removes all eye makeup including water-proof makeup and it protects the lashes with the inclusion of the Arginine which also strengthens it. Further to that, it does not feel greasy, no rubbing required and it is very gentle on the eyes. I have to agree with majority of the claims as it does what it says.
How I use it
As you can see from the picture, it is a bi-phase liquid which means it contains both oil and water which are separated by layers and you can physically see it. I am not sure which layers is which but I think the lower clear layer is the aqueous (water) phase while the purple-ish layer is the oil phase. To get optimum result, it is recommended to give it a nice shake ensuring the lid is closed else you won’t be happy with this splashing across your face. Once it is well shaken, I apply a little amount on a cotton pad, hold for a few seconds on each eye and swipe gently. I won’t say all my eye makeup goes off with one swipe but majority comes off. I swipe again (no need to add more product) and everything is off. I use one cotton pad for each eyes so I use a total of two although you can use one cotton pad for both eyes using the back and front but that’s a lot of faff so I just use a new cotton pad for each eye (totally TMI I know!!!). The reason why I love this is it does not have that greasy feeling at all which my pet peeve is. It does not sting either which is very delightful especially as I wear contacts and I really like to take care of my eyes.
I am not sure how much the normal retail price is but I am pretty sure it can’t be more than £3 and it is currently on sales in various stores such as Boots, Superdrug and even normal grocery stores like Tesco and Sainsbury's for about £2. I picked mine up for about £2.23 or thereabouts which is such a bargain. You don’t get a lot of product as it is only 125 ml but you only need a little for each application.
I love this eye makeup remover and i am so glad I tried it because it is effective, no greasy annoying feeling, no stinging and more importantly, no panda eyes!! It is such a bargain and it is easily available and I have to say I am really impressed with Garnier. I can’t help but notice or give them props for using colours that are very attractive to the eyes. They used pink for the Micellar water and purple for the eye makeup remover and these colours are really attractive. The eye makeup remover has a very close similarity in the colour scheme just like the Clinique version...naughty Garnier. Have you tried any product from the Garnier Makeup Removing range?