Two weeks ago while at Rite Aid, I picked up an Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover just to test it out and check to see if there was anything better then my baby oil. I use to be obsessed with their eye make up remover pads so I did have high hopes and I was super excited when I picked this up on sale. However, this was a total let down! It claims to gently remove all traces of makeup including waterproof mascaras, but that’s clearly not the case. I had to use SO much product to just be able to remove my eye shadow! I think the problem is it feels like you’re simply rubbing your face with water and like water, it really isn’t breaking down any makeup. My eyes would get red from all the rubbing but I will say that it didn’t irritate my skin despite all that. No matter how much I used I couldn’t even fully get my waterproof mascara out and I’d wake up with horrible dark, smudgy circles under my eyes. Baby oil for the win! Don’t waste your money on this even if its on sale, you can get water for free at home.
By Miryam | NYC Makeup Tonight Instructor