When it comes to drugstore beauty brands, Maybelline is one of my top favorites. I was excited to see that they recently came out with their new Clean Express!™ makeup removers which includes facial towelettes, a makeup removing lotion for the face, a water-based gel eye makeup remover, and a dual-phase waterproof eye makeup remover ($5.99, each). Since I rely heavily on eye makeup removers, I decided to give the dual-phase waterproof option a try.
Maybelline's Clean Express!™ Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is comprised of a dual phase formula that instantly activates once you give the bottle a good shake. One of the phases works to break up the makeup, while the other helps cleanse. This eye makeup remover is oil free, gentle, and safe for sensitive eyes-all qualities I look for in eye makeup removers.
My everyday eye makeup typically consists of neutral eyeshadow, lots of mascara, and occasionally I throw in a bit of eyeliner if I am not in a hurry. For special outings and occasions, I go a bit heavier with the eye makeup. I am happy to report back to you all that this eye makeup remover does a nice job at removing my eye makeup-even my waterproof eyeliner. I don't use waterproof mascaras so I can't really say how effective it is at the removal of that, but honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if this stuff is just as effective on waterproof mascaras. This eye makeup remover really is gentle on the eyes, and it's not irritating in the slightest.
I find that I need two cotton rounds for each eye to do the job, as opposed to the one per eye that I usually use with Lancome's Bi-Facil for minimal eye makeup days. If I go strong on the eye makeup, a third cotton round is necessary. But I don't mind the bit of extra work as the end result is satisfactory enough. After removal, my eye area is very smooth to the touch. I also notice that there is a thin, slick film left behind which I then remove with one of my makeup removal cloths, since I always tend to remove my face makeup right after I do the eyes.
Overall: I am really pleased with this eye makeup remover. It's gentle on the eyes and I love that it's so affordable-It's always great finding drugstore products that work! I am curious about the Clean Express™ water-based gel eye makeup remover. The gel bit sounds like it is super refreshing. I am gonna be sure to give that one a try next.
What do you all think of Maybelline's Clean Express™ Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover? Which are your favorite eye makeup removers?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.