I have love & hate relationship with budget makeup removers, my last one was by Revlon – the cream based one & it was horrible. Though I never gave the Maybelline Makeup remover a try as I don’t prefer the touch of oil on my skin and ultimately in affordable range I was left with 2 options – the Neturogena Eye Make Up Remover (which is seldom available) & Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover.
Gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting and waterproof make up. No oily residue. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Dermatologically and Ophthalmologically tested.
Price: Rs. 375 for 125 ml
If you are looking for oil free makeup removers within budget then let me tell you there are hardly any options available in the market, I have researched a lot and recently when Rimmel London launced in India, I had to give their oil free makeup remover a try. The packaging is simple transparent plastic bottle with flip open cap & a nozzle dispenser. The bottle is rightly sized and it is extremely easy to carry around if you are travelling. The remover looks & feels water-like & contains no traces of oil at all. Since it is water consistency remover I generally end up taking more than required, hence a 125 ml bottle will be over pretty soon.
The remover works effectively on the eyes as well as the entire face. For eye makeup, a single swipe takes care of eyeshadows & liquid liners but for water proof mascaras & pigmented, lasting eye pencils it requires a few swipes before completely getting the makeup off. Having said that, it is does not feel harsh or tug sensitive skin near the eye area even though it requires a few swipes. It is easy on sensitive eyes, no stinging or watery eyes at all. For kohl on the lower lashline, I use a Q tip dipped in remover & no stinging at all! The remover though is oil –free I cannot skip the cleansing part, call it a force of habit that I wash my face thoroughly. One thing that I am not convinced about is that it contains SLS, which is quite strange.
In the pic below, I am wearing Faces Long Wear Pencil in Navy Blue as liner & Lakme Eyeconic Kajal on my waterline. Both the products & super pigmented and requires task to get completely off. I swiped the cotton pad twice on the lids & the makeup came off completely.
- Sturdy bottle – travel safe
- Oil free formula
- Light on eyes
- No stinging or tugging the eyes
- Easy to use
- Does not breakout the skin
- Pocket friendly
- Will not last longer due to water like consistency
- Contains SLS
- Availability – Currently available only in select stores & online only