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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NARS Eye Makeup Remover- REVIEW

NARS Eye Makeup Remover

A high-performance, extremely mild makeup remover that removes all types of makeup including waterproof. The non-greasy formula glides across skin leaving a silky, smooth feel with natural ingredients to calm irritation.


Gentle oil-in-water formula does not leave a residue

Enriched with aloe and cucumber

Calms and soothes delicate skin around the eyes



3.3 Fl. Oz. 100 mL

$25.00

My thoughts:

I have been using this eye makeup remover for the last week. I brought the deluxe sample size in my travel makeup bag so that I could evaluate it during my latest trip.

It is an oil in water formulation that you must shake to mix up before applying it with a cotton round or ball to remove eye makeup.

It worked pretty well and absorbed into the skin, but it took longer and required more rubbing on the lashes than I like to do to break down the mascara I'm using ( Maybelline One by One regular formula, black).

Would I purchase this as a full size? NO

Is it worth the $25 price tag for 3.3 ounces? NO

What would I recommend instead?

There are several drugstore options that are just as effective for around $5-6, such as Neutrogena (me recommendation) and Loreal.

My favorite mid-range option is the Mary Kay remover, $15 for 3.75oz,  which is fantastic.

My favorite high end options are Lancome Bi-Facils, $26 for 4.2 oz, (I get enough GWP's and samples to never have to purchase) and Clinique, $18 for 4.2 oz.

The bottom line is that the amount you want to pay is up to you, but they all basically do the same thing. The choices I gave you are all oil in water type formulas. I prefer these to other types because the oil in them is really necessary to break down the mascara to gently and easily remove it. This is even more necessary if you wear a waterproof mascara. I know that some people use an oil such baby oil or olive oil or coconut oil to remove eye makeup, but I do not recommend them unless they have been opthamologist tested to be safe for the eyes.
I prefer the Lancome because it really has worked well for me time and again, but I would not pay the $26 for it. I do purchase enough make-up that I get many sample sizes and do not ever have to buy it on it's own, which is nice. I also got a full size in the Beauty box Lancome offered last Christmas. It is always a good idea to look for GWP's and special sets. I get most of my mascara's this way also.