Product Review: Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover

Good day, good day!

Recently, I decided to look for an eye makeup remover that I could use to clean up my makeup looks instead of using my beloved M.A.C. wipes.  I found myself at Pennywise on Charlotte Street.  Now I absolutely love to browse beauty products, look at the packaging, reading the labels, dat’s all me!!! So you know me I was not lovin’ de service from de ladies behind de counter!….But that’s another story for another day.

I ended up buying the Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover.

Here’s what it claims:

…” Gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting & waterproof make up, with no oily residue.”

So later that day, I decided to test it out while wearing my Greasepaint stick and Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara.

Generally, this is a a good product, but not great. It’s a clear liquid (looks like water) and it foams a little ( it contains sodium laureth and lauryl sulphate, but those are far down in the list).  It’s definitely not oily and does not sting, or burn my eyes nor does it leave the skin around my eyes dry.   It did a great job of cleaning up makeup fallout.  It’s also quite inexpensive, so it’s good for those that are on a tight budget but want a fairly decent product.

Unfortunately it did not completely remove all traces of the greasepaint stick.  I had to re-dampen the cotton wool, and press and hold it on my lids for a few extra seconds.

All in all, I think it works well for everything but waterproof or heavy duty makeup, I’ll stick to my M.A.C. wipes, but this will definitely have a role in my makeup kit!

Overall Grade: B

This product is available at Pennywise in Trinidad & Tobago and at drugstores nationwide in the U.S. including Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens.

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