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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

on trial : two eye makeup removers

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As someone who likes to go heavy on the eye makeup I'm constantly trialling new eye makeup removers. My personal favourites is the Bi-phase L'Oreal Absolute Eye & Lip Makeup Remover - I absolutely cannot get enough of it. Bad Pun I know. As a beauty junkie I always feel like their is room for improvement and hunt out the next big thing. I've recently been testing two totally different eye makeup removers and here's my thoughts on the two.

Benefit They're Real Remover* - Released as part of the They're Real family from Benefit - this creamy eye makeup remover claims to remove even the most stubborn mascara. I've never had any problems with remove They're Real but apparently there was a gap in the market for it. I actually really like this. It removers eye makeup with ease and feels so soothing and cooling on the eyes. I feel like it's a mix between a cream and a balm. The packaging is pretty snazzy too.

the body shop chamomile eye makeup remover*-  This is the eye makeup specific remover from the popular Chamomile cleansing' range from The Body Shop. A bi-phase eye makeup remover this is designed to use on a cotton pad and swept off. I like that it doesn't give me cloud vision or irritate my eyes or leave a greasy film behind. Although I do like this I don't feel like it removes quite enough makeup, it often leaves waterproof mascara behind which isn't ideal for a lazy cleanse. But as a first step before using a creamy or balm cleanser to get all the dirt of your face it's very good.


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  2. I'm dying to try the they're real remover, I'm in love with the mascara!
    abi x
    a little dust

  3. Great review, I've been looking for a new eye make up remover and they sound lovely! x


  4. I really like the Bodyshop eye makeup removers. Been using them for years!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​x

  5. They sound great - I also love Vichy eye makeup removers, not a bad price and they work a treat!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  6. both look great, really want to try the body shop one xx

  7. Really want to try the Body Shop one, I've heard good things about the camomile range x

    Victoria | VIXWILL

  8. i really need to get the benefit makeup remover as unlike you i really struggle to remove the mascara!

    also i'm running a giveaway on my blog so feel free to check it out!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

  9. I really want to try the Camomile range from the body shop! The balm cleanser looks amazing!

  10. really want to try the camomile range and the tea tree range from the body shop x

  11. In definitely going to try out the benefit one! And yes the packaging looks snazzy!

  12. I have a mini sample of the Benefit remover that I really need to try out!

    Style Sunrise☀


  13. The Body Shop makeup remover looks quite nice! Added to my wishlist :)

  14. love the chamomile!

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  16. The Benefit remover sounds good, I use the Clarins Eye Make-Up Remover but need the sensitive version to keep my eyes from drying out so much
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography -

  17. I've tried the Benefit they're real remover and its amazing. It definitely helps with waterproof mascara!

    Andrea x

  18. The theyre real remover sounds really strong really want to try it! x


  19. I really wanted to try the body shop eye makeup remover, but after hearing that it doesn't remove waterproof mascara, I'm not so sure anymore. Thanks for the helpful review, lily!

    Sophia //

  20. body shop removers this one and the normal one, this is amazing ! I love how soothing it is with out rubbing.

  21. I've been curious about the They're Real Remover because I don't have much problem removing the mascara but it sounds like a good one!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  22. Ooh.. I use a Simple eye makeup remover but I might give The Body Shop one a go xx

    Baby Rebel

  23. These both sound lovely! I'm on the hunt for a new eye make-up remover so I'll have to check these out!


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