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Clinique's products are 100% fragrance free. The products are therefore suitable for the sensitive skin. The brand's vision is that beauty can be created. The cosmetics are developed by dermatologists. This is a blue lotion designed to remove the make up around the eyes. The packaging itself contains little information. However I did receive a leaflet containing information of all the ingredients of all products. This solution makes the eyes within seconds free of makeup, according to Clinique. The product is suitable for contact lens wearers.
This remover is blue in color and has no specific odor. There is a very light scent, but I cannot really say what I smell. It removes quite easy eye shadow, mascara is more difficult. While it is not even waterproof mascara. You get it off, but not within the short time what Clinique indicates. You really need quite a few times for the mascara to be removed. The eye shadow is removed in one or two swipes.
The Eye make-up remover works a bit slower that what Clinique wants to make us believe. Eye shadow is quiet easy to wipe off but my mascara took considerably more effort, while it's not even waterproof mascara. Normally I can remove this mascara mostly with warm water. Normally I just use a cheap make up remover and that works fine to. This remover had considerably more trouble, so I think it's a bit disappointing. I also think the price is too high with around 12 pounds. Only two stars because for a lot of money paid you get a mediocre product.
I'm not a buyer of Clinique but as my Mum's a big fan I do tend to use a lot of her products, I do like to wear a lot of eye makeup, especially on a night out so it's essential that I have a decent eye makeup remover to get rid of my panda eyes. A bottle on my Mum's dressing table which doesn't seem to get much use from her is Clinique's Rinse- Off Eye Makeup Solvent. Although Clinique products are available from many online retailers my Mum prefers to buy in store and she picked this particular product up in Debenhams for £14.50 for a 125ml bottle.
"Fast, water-rinsable eye makeup dissolver. For quick makeup changes, repairs. Cleans up eyes easily without disturbing other makeup. No rubbing. No smudging. No oil. Moisten cotton and sweep over eye area and then rinse off with water".
The makeup remover comes in a stylish bright blue tall bottle with the Clinique logo in black and a silver lid which simply twists off. The bottle has a very high quality/ expensive feel to it, I appreciate this with a product that costs a little bit extra I like it to look good in the bathroom aswell.
==How To Use==
To use you simply transfer a little of the liquid onto a cotton wool pad and gently move the pad across your eyes, I find this method very effective for removing the bulk of my eye makeup. I also use this product to repair my eye makeup, it's very annoying if you happen to blink after applying mascara and applying Clinique's Eye Makeup Solvent to a cotton wool bud allows you to rectify small mistakes easily without ruining any other areas of your make up.
Very often I find myself scrubbing at my eyes when I use makeup removal wipes, this is often very painful as my eyes are sensitive at the best of times. I found Clinique's Eye Makeup Solvent to be very effective; it required no rubbing and almost literally did dissolve the make up from my eyes. It very quickly removed every last trace of my eye makeup with no irritation or sore eyes- I was very impressed! My eyes felt very refreshed afterwards and it was obvious that every bit of makeup was gone, the next morning I had no left over mascara circles under my eyes so it did a really good job. I've also found that I don't need to use much to get effective makeup removal, meaning that the bottle lasts for absolutely ages.
Overall, I have been very impressed with Clinique's Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent, it works perfectly and I use it whenever I've been wearing eye makeup, whether it's just eyeliner or the full works. I know keep this in my room as my Mum wasn't using it much as she only really wears eye makeup to go out I like to think I'm getting her money's worth for her. The price is expensive, but it really does last and it's something I'd go out and buy again and again.
This is another product that I got free within 1 of the many Clinique Bonus Time freebie bags that I have accumulated over the years. I'm sure most of you know about these freebies as i'm mentioned them in the other reviews that I have done, but basically often Clinique run an offer where if you buy 2 full sized products from the range then you get a little bag which has 7-8 little free trial products in them. The size of these little freebies vary a bit but you should get a few goes out of each of the freebies so you should be able to work out if you feel the products work ok for you.
I got this in a 30ml bottle of this but the right size of this is 125ml. The price of this full sized product is £17. Pretty expensive for an Eye Make up remover, but this is the normal price for products from this designer brand range.
The bottle looks like the picture. A clear plastic bottle which has the medium turquoise liquid shining through. I think the colour of the liquid is a nice colour. The silver C on the front looks nice as usual.
You use this in the normal way. Just put a bit of Cotton Wool over the end of this and tip the bottle up a bit so that you make the Cotton Wool damp. Just wipe this over your eye area and this will remove your Eye make up, even lashings of Waterproof Mascara. I tend to have the Cotton Wool quite damp, but this means that I can just sweep this over my eyes without having to rub this back and forward. Just pressing this onto my Eye area and holding on for about 10 seconds then wiping this across then this works well.
This has a slight scent to it, but not all that strong smelling. It's a fresh smelling scent which has a slight astringent scent to it.
This is pretty gentle on the eyes, and although it is called a rinse off Solvent, you don't have to rinse this off. You could do I guess, but i've tried this with just leaving this on after using and also following this up by wiping this off followed by Water as well. Either way it seems to be much the same.
This is a good enough Eye make up remover, but not really any different that any other one that I have tried therefore I don't feel that this is worth the higher price tag.
I love Clinique products but they are not cheap, however this is the best eye make up remover I have ever had the pleasure to use, it is excellent at its job and what is more it is very kind to my skin as well. It is not cheap as I paid £18.99 for a 125ml bottle which is a bright blue colour with a silver twist off lid.
It is easy to use and you do not need to apply a lot at any one time as it is very fast working, in fact when I have only applied a light make up on the eyes I find that it will remove it after only a couple of wipes it really is that efficient, for heavier mascara it takes a bit more effort but it is still a lot quicker than any other product I have used. This also means that there is less discomfert and less rubbing of your eyes so this Clinique eye make up remover is kinder to the skin around your eyes. The speed that it removes the make up is a real bonus when it is late at night and all you want to do is slide into bed as quickly as possible.
It is very mild and there is no irritation that I have ever experienced, there is a slight fragrance to the liquid but nothing that is very strong or noticeable as you use it. My eyes certainly feel nice and clean after using this product and as it is so efficient you will not use it up too fast which is a good job given the fact that it is not cheap. My eyes also look fresher after removing the make up and ready for a little moisturising before bed.
I would certainly recommend this product as the only draw back is the price and to be honest because it is so effective it is well worth the extra money.
// CLINIQUE RINSE OF EYE MAKE UP SOLVENT \\
This cost £17.00 for 125ml, really expensive in my opinion for so little of the thing, I'm glad I got this in a free gift set because its so much money just for a eye make up remover, damn you Clinique for being so expensive!
The eye make up remover comes in a really nice coloured see through bottle, its like a very nice sea blue/turquoise colour, I'm just a sucker when it comes to colours like that, they are really flattering colours, so instantly I fell in love with the bottle.
The lid is silver and to use this you simply twist of!
Over the front of the bottle is the Clinique logo and information on the product you have got.
Well, as you know I fell in love with the bottle because of the beautiful colour! I do think its a lovely bottle, it looks really fresh and clean, 10/10 from me!
As you know I was given this in a Clinique gift set, for this reason I only had a sample bottle containing around 50ml, not bad really!
To use it you simply just take of the lid and use a cotton bud or something similar to put the liquid on to, tip the bottle but make sure you push hard on the cotton bud so it doesn't go everywhere and also try to do it very quickly, I find I make the product come out perfectly onto the bud ( Woo go me! you should see when my OH tried to do it for me, he wasted ALOT of it. )
The liquid does have a little fragrance to it, but it isn't really that strong so its grand.
I wear LOTS of mascara each day, along with a good bit of eye-liner and depending on what mood I am in, eyeshadow too, I usually just used a make up removing wipe to take of my eye make up, but it can be really painful, just wiping across my eyes doesn't really do anything..I have to scrub and scrub and sometimes it can be really sore, I then have to pinch my eyelashes with the wipe and pull along to remove the mascara completely, pain in the bum!
Clinique say with this product all you have to do is swipe it across your eye and your eye make up won't be there any more, I wiped the bud across my eye, the eye-liner and eyeshadow disappeared with one sweep, along with a good bit of the mascara, a few more 'sweeps' across and my eyes were completely naked. I couldn't believe what an amazing job that it had done, my eyelashes were not pulled they were simply swept across and that was it, no trace of anything!
The lotion was also very comfortable on my eyes, didn't sting or burn, was very gentle infact and felt really fresh going on.
Usually when just using make up wipes to take of my make up I will wake up the next morning and still have panda eyes from the eye make up that didn't budge, but with this I wake up with bright radiant eyes.
I really loved this and I was absolutely devastated when I ran out and seen the price, I won't be able to afford that for a longgggg time to come! but when I can I will invest, Clinique seem to really do some amazing products that actually work and care for your skin, 10/10 from me.
Clinique Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent
Description: Brand: Clinique / Type: Skin Care.
Anyone who has read some of previous reviews (thanks so much, I really appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) will already know that I like beauty products and along with having old favourites, also enjoy trying new things. Having said that, I also like a bargain and so am sometimes wary of spending a lot on products without knowing how well they perform. I have sensitive skin and so have to be careful what I use on my face to avoid stinging, irritation and redness.
I received a 60ml travel sized bottle of this eye make up solvent as part of a gift set, but you can purchase 125ml bottles for between £12 to £15 depending on where you buy it. I usually purchase Clinique items from Fenwicks in Newcastle but they can be found in a wide range of places such as Boots and also bought online at the website address above (costing £14 for 125ml)
Clinique tell us the following about this product;
"Oil-free. Water-rinseable. Leaves no residue. Removes eye makeup quickly without rubbing ready for touch ups or reapplication. Ophthalmologist tested, won't irritate eyes"
The bright blue bottle is easy to spot and it has a screw off top which is easy to use. The product is as clear, as thin as water and easy to apply to a cotton pad as recommended. There is a faint hint of fragrance to the product which I didn't like, it was even so slightly slightly chemical and I found it unpleasant.
To use, apply to a cotton pad, sweep over the eye area and then rinse off with water. Clinique tell us that using this product cleans up eyes without disturbing other makeup (no rubbing, no smudging and no oil apparently) but because I only wear eye makeup, I wasn't able to check this. I did find that rinsing the product out with water was quite messy though and also that it made my eyes sting and water so felt that this would probably affect foundation etc had I been wearing it! This was a shame as it could have been a handy essential for touching up eyes when going straight out from the office or other times where you don't have time to redo all of your makeup.
The product certainly removed my mascara quite quickly and without rubbing but unfortunately, it also really hurt my eyes. Within seconds of applying the makeup remover, my eyes were stinging and soon streaming with tears. I tried to wash it off as much as possible with cold water but still had sore and red eyes for a couple of hours after using it.
I usually like Clinique products a lot so was extremely disappointed with this one. If you plan to try it, I would recommend that you buy a smaller bottle (such as the travel sized) first to ensure that you are able to use it without stinging or redness. Better still, if you have sensitive skin then it may be best to avoid this one altogether and try something else instead!
This is a review of Clinique's rinse-off eye makeup solvent. I've had my 125ml bottle for more than a year now, it literally lasts ages!
^^^Why buy this one?^^^
I was originally attracted to this as an eye make up remover as my normal cleanser seemed to work but I always woke up the next day with black panda smudges with the remainer of mascara my cleanser had failed to remove.
^^^Oil free - yes!^^^
With the Clinique eye makeup solvent, it promises to be oil free so you can immediatly reapply makeup if you've made a mistake or are going out from day to night. I've tried oily removers and whilst they work a treat at getting the product off it does leave your skin feeling like an oil slick!
Other claims are that it is blur free and sting free. I hate eye makeup removers that result in blurred vision. It can't be good for your eyes can it?! I think this is true. You only have to use a tiny dab on a cotton pad then a quick sweep over your eye (well, depending on how much eye makeup you're wearing!) and you're done.
^^^Value for money?^^
You can pick up a 125ml bottle (it comes in smaller sizes too) of this for around £9.99 on ebay. The free gift sets also often include a smaller sized bottle. Other products on the market that do the same job will be found for less money no doubt.
Yes, this is a gentle solution which feels kind on your skin. It effectively removes stubbon mascara and other eye make up. You do need to use a separate cleanser for the rest of your skin though so it is only part of the make up removal process.
I must admit to using the facial wipes a lot of the time for speed which is probably why this bottle has lasted me over a year so far and still half full!
It's not cheap but it does a good job.
Waterproof mascara won't wash off with your cream cleanser or facial wipes? Oil-based cleansers irritate your eyes? Clinique's water-soluble eye make-up solvent is the answer! It is water-based and contains no oil,which means no irritation to the eyes, but it is very tough on all sorts of eye shadow and mascara. Just a little drop on cotton ball, and presto! Your eyelids and lashes are washed perfectly clean. You don't even have to close your eyes because it's not irritating at all, as gentle as water, but as tough as dishwashing liquid!! When i first saw the color, i thought it's gonna be quite stringent or irritating because it looks like nail polish remover!!! But it turns out to be very very gentle and effective. Most importantly, because it is not creamy but waterly, it leaves no sticky or oily feel. Before i discovered this god-sent, i have been using my Johnson Ph 5.5 3 in 1 cleanser, which although it works well and is gentle enough for the eyes, does leave an unpleasant sticky feel around the eyes, which means that another wipe of toning lotion or water is necessary. But with this water-based solvent, you can go straight to your eye cream without having to wipe that cream cleanser away!!
Since Clinique are one of my favourite brands (due to the fact that they cater well to my skin and are animal friendly) their rinse-off eye makeup solvent seemed too good to be true. The blurb claims that it is a "fast, water-rinsable eye makeup dissolver" which "cleans up eyes easily without disturbing other makeup". The question is, can any product really clean up eye makeup without making you look like a panda, and without interfering with any other makeup you might be wearing? The answer is: possibly. This clear liquid is encased in a very attractive transparent peacock-green/blue bottle and is fragrance free. I am inclined to say that there is a slight scent to it and not an altogether pleasant one at that. Quite how to describe it I'm not sure, but anyway this is not really a significant problem with the product. The fault lies within its formulation. Yes, this is not your average op by me whereby I praise a product from a company who I deem brilliant. If, like me, you have sensitive skin/eyes then I would warn you to stay well away from this product. Upon first application of the solvent, which you apply with a cotton wool pad or ball, it feels quite nice and cooling. It does not leave any oily residue and can indeed be a lifesaver if you need to remove a splodge of mascara or excess eye shadow. Neither does it smudge. You need only slightly rinse the area with water - this dissolves the eye makeup sufficiently so you can reapply virtually straight over it. It removes every trace of the offending makeup without the need for harsh rubbing. However, when I first tried this out I had only used a little under my eyes to remove any faint traces of eye shadow dust that had decided to stray. On that particular day I was going out so was in a hurry - this had proved indispensable. So where is this fault I was talking about then? I hear you cry. Well, within an hour or so, my eyes were literally feeling like some
one was throwing acid in them (ok, a teeny bit of an exaggeration) - but they felt sore and I experienced a rather weird burning sensation and then my eyes began to run - not a lot but they felt puffy and red. I had at the time put this down to a new eye shadow I had been trying out it so it wasn?t until the next time I came to using the solvent that I realised exactly what was causing such a reaction. Sometimes I can be fairly lazy as I'm sure most of us have gone to bed without thoroughly removing eye makeup (I think I can safely say this doesn't apply to blokes though) as soap and water aren't always very effective at doing this. Added to the fact that soap can sting our eyes. I can say with certainty that getting soap in your eyes is a nicer experience than using this. It is truly lethal. As mentioned, I continued to use some of it before I realised that my eyes were suffering from a reaction to it and not due to tiredness; new eye shadow or mascara. If I used this to clean my eyes just before going to bed after my normal cleansing routine, then I felt it unnecessary to wash off (yes, I know you are meant to rinse it off but a couple of splashes of water would surely suffice). However, having then woken up with eyes that would barely open they felt so sore, I thought I'd get into the habit of fully washing it off my eyes and see if that helped. It didn't. Splashing lots of cold water over my eyes did nothing to cool them down or stop the burning and redness. After several attempts at finding a way of using it without doing more harm than good, I finally gave up all hope. You may wonder why I tried so hard, but at the price of it I was determined not to waste it. Speaking of which, it costs £11.00 for a 125ml bottle. Similarly, I was determined that Clinique would not fail me. Sadly, they have. I have no idea which of the ingredients reacted so badly to me but suffice to say I have since ridded myself of it (hence the fa
ct I can't repeat the ingredients to you here.) So then, you would not be surprised that I wouldn't recommend this product. Whilst it is brilliant at removing makeup, and it does indeed live up to its claims, the results I suffered are just not worth it. If you don't have sensitive skin or eyes and don't mind spending the money then by all means try it - you may be one of the lucky ones. However, I personally feel that it is not worth the risk when 99% of it will invariably be poured down the sink or passed on to some other poor unsuspecting soul. As mentioned earlier, Clinique are one of my favourite brands so I was especially disappointed with it. It may be effective and it may well be worthy of its price as it will last a long time for those who can use it safely, but it is not a product that will grace my bathroom shelves ever again. Where to purchase: Clinique products are available from larger Boot stores; www.wellbeing.com (the Boots website) and Clinique counters nationwide, though for the price I recommend trying your nearest Science lab - just ask if you can have a nice little bottle of Hydrochloric acid. Thanks for reading ©Weeping_Willow. P.S The title formerly known as "Solvent Abuse" has now been replaced by the brill song by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
I got a free sample of this, and was slightly dubious. I adore clinique products, and always use their 3 step system, but in the past, I've not had too much luck with eye make up removers. Some have irritated my eyes, some haven't worked well with my contact lenses, and others just weren't very effective. This was brilliant. It removed every trace of eye-sahdow, long lasting mascara and eyeliner, and left my eyes feeling clean, fresh and unirritated. I like the fact that you rinse with cold water, as this makes me feel fresher, but for some people, that could be a disadvantage. As soon as my sample bottle ran out (It lasted a good while), I brought one, and intend to continue using it. EXCELLENT!!
I had this product free with a makeover at the clinique counter and am definately considering buying it. When you apply put a little on a cotton wool pad a lightly wipe the eyes, like I said only use a little bit as it is so good it does not need much. The makeup on the eyes just wipes away and you do not even need to wipe hard. Once you have removed your makeup, the good thing is you can re apply straight over it, as that is what it is designed for, if you need to get the day makeup off and re apply for the night. It is a good remover but it also is very expensive, it would cost over £15, but the amount you need to use makes a last a lot longer than a lot of other eye make up removers. The product is fragrance free so it is good for the people who have sensitive skin
I use a liquid eyeliner and mascara everyday, so I need a decent eye make-up remover. Well, I certainly don’t want to wake up looking like a bamboo eating teddy bear! I’ve tried most tricks in the book, from using soap and water all the way through to leaving it all on over-night and building up the layers – euurrrgghh! Most of the actual cleaners I’ve used have either been too greasy and they seemed to smear my eye make-up rather than remove it, or, I need to rub really quite hard. Not something us ‘young’ ladies should do (if we want to keep the crows feet and lines away). This is where ‘Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent’ is different; it’s quick and easy to use. I use a cotton wool pad, tip the bottle quickly and gently wipe from the corner of my eye outwards, there’s no need to scrub either, just wipe 2 or 3 times more, rinse off with lukewarm water and voila – no more poppy the panda! I find it very gentle and if I do get it into my eyes it hardly stings at all, but be careful if you have very sensitive eyes, I would suggest that you speak to the ‘Clinique lady’ (she’s not that scary – honest) and she should be able to suggest something else in their range. It’s fragrance free and they say it’s been ophthalmologist tested – we have to believe them on this one – don’t we? I first tried this product as a tester at one of their ‘bonus times’ but now I buy the full bottle, and at 13.50 it’s quite expensive just to take your face off at the end of the day, but hey – treat yourself, you deserve it. I found the tester size is just right for taking on holiday or for weekends, but the 4.2fl oz. Bottle will last about 7 or 8 months, if you’re running out, add a little water to the bottle, just a little tip of mine which works!
I am not renowned for wearing make-up on a day to day basis. This has a lot to do with laziness on my part coupled with a long-held belief that it is nice to have somewhere to 'go' with your make-up in the evenings. And it is in the evenings that I sometimes 'go' a little mad, being a fan of eyeliner and mascara. However, I am frequently to be seen of a late night, attempting to chisel the gunk back off again - finding that my eye make-up choice seems to vacilate between a. will not be moved by water, but will be moved by pillowcase and b. runs all over face, towels, cloth etc, etc. You notice I use the word 'water' here - largely becuase I have struggled to find a commercial product that doesn't leave my eyes stinging and red raw after use. So imagine my delight when upon purchasing a couple of Clinique products I was given a 'goody bag' containing, amongst other things, a make-up remover which claimed the following: 'Known as the 'vanishing act', a fast dissolver of all eye colour... oil free and sting free.' Sounded fantastic, with the possible exception of the word 'solvent' in its name, which had me thinking of disillusioned youth, glue and plastic bags. However, the packaging looked friendly enough, the usual simple plastic affair, with the 100 per cent fragrance free liquid glowing a cool blue within, it really looked quite welcoming. But, upon adopting the stance - large cotton wool ball dunked in solution - I discovered the blurb was lying. When I wiped the bud over my eyes it did indeed sting - not as much as some products I have used in the past - but enough to leave me clutching blindly for the cold water tap. However, despite the initial stinging I discovered it had certainly removed all traces of the make-up. It also managed the feat of removing the make-up without making me look like a small panda or an extra from
a Kiss video - a definite plus. Oil free it certainly is, sting free? Well not for me. In conclusion, this latest addition to the removal gang will certainly banish those late night black eyes, but boy, does this stuff smart. Face Facts Clinique products are available from most department stores including Debenhams and House of Fraser.