Review: Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes and Lips
This is the first makeup remover I have ever tried and I have to say I really like it! It comes in a plastic bottle with Clinique written all over it - as one would expect, and is completely open when you take the lid off, which can be annoying because then you end up with too much liquid on the cotton pad. (Please bear in mind that my one is the 30ml sample size bottle.) It has two layers of liquid so be sure to shake it up before use. I have used it for about 3 weeks now but don't use it everyday as I don't wear makeup everyday, and some makeup (e.g lippy) wears off naturally so it's not needed.
So I wore a ton of makeup one day, 6 shadows, 2 mascaras, 3 eyeliners, 2 blushes, 1 highlighter, foundation, bronzer, powder and 4 different lip products, (please note I did not do that to myself, a lovely makeup artist did at the Bobbi Brown counter!) I wore my makeup from 3pm to 3am the next day, and wearing lenses I was worried about my makeup being a drag to take off. I held the cotton pad with slightly too much remover on it for about 3 seconds on each eye and it worked amazingly when I wiped all of the gunk off! I was very impressed that there weren't any colour stains from the eyeshadows left on my eyes and all of the mascara was pretty much gone. It also felt very moisturising on my eyelashes which was really nice to have in a makeup remover as your eyes feel like they're being taken care of well. It didn't irritate my eyes or the skin around them at all, which is super for an eye product. I must mention at a point during removal my eye stung a bit but that may have been because I opened it too soon? Not sure on that...
Overall I give Clinique's makeup remover 7/10 due to the large opening at the top of the bottle, however if the full size (125ml/4.2oz retailing at £14/$17.50/20,10euros) bottle has a tiny hole for the liquid to be placed on the cotton accurately then I change my score to 8/10!