I’m a big fan of Clinique – a lot of my skin care items are from this brand. It’s a wee bit expensive so I get a lot of my items at duty free instead of normal stores. Sometimes the cosmetic store here has a promotion for the 400ml Liquid Facial Soap where it is priced at NOK195 compared to the 200ml bottle that is priced at NOK165 I think. That’s when I stock up.
Makeup is fun but just like cooking – you have to clean up. Removing eye makeup can be a bit of a task if you have on liquid eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, eyeshadow primer, etc. I don’t want to take the risk of going to sleep with residual eye makeup on as it can result in infection.
Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips is a really good eye makeup remover as it removes eye makeup without requiring any rubbing. I live in cold, dry climate and the last thing I want to do is rub my eye to remove makeup.
It’s a double-phase formula where there’s a water-like layer and an oil-like layer. You have to shake it well before using. I usually pour a few drops of this remover on a soft cotton pad and hold it gently against my eye for a few seconds. Makeup comes off immediately. I usually use two cotton pads for each eye – I’m paranoid like that – and then I use a cotton bud for each eye, dipping it into the liquid and tracing it gently along my waterline and lashes. Finally I splash some cold water on my eyes to remove any residue (it can be a bit oily sometimes). This ensures that there is no more makeup on my eye when I go to sleep.
Totally tugless, two-way makeup remover speeds the departure of hard-to-remove eye and lip makeups. Dissolves and “lifts away” long-wearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. Non-irritating, non-stinging. Ophthalmologist Tested. Appropriate for contact lens wearers.
Is it true? Definitely. In case you haven’t noticed, the reason why I have two bottles is because I got one recently when I ran out but the bf thought I was still short so he picked up an extra bottle on one of his travels. Doesn’t hurt to have a backup though 🙂
Clinique also has the Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent. According to an MUA that I spoke to recently, the difference between Take The Day Off and the Solvent is the Solvent does not remove waterproof makeup. i don’t know how true it is as I haven’t tried the Solvent version yet. Maybe I will one of these days, but then again, the current version works well so I don’t want to mess with it 🙂This product was purchased by me and my review is purely my opinion based on more than a year of usage.