“ Brand: Boots / Up Remover Pads / Type: Eye Makeup Remover / Subcategory: Pads / Suitable for: Eye „
I do use a few items from the Boots essentials cucumber range occasionally, and I'm happy enough with most of the items that I've tried. One of the items in the range that doesn't really suit me though is the eye make up remover pads.
Like most of the items in the essentials cucumber range the eye make up remover pads are priced at just £1.50. You get a small tub containing 40 small moist circular pads. I do normally use liquid eye make up removers, but figured that I'd give these pads a go as they would be handy for travelling. I like that they're packaged in a little tub with a twist off lid, as this ensures that the pads will stay wet and moist until you've finished the tub.
The pads are quite small, and very, very thin. I would actually say that they're not 'wet' as such, I'd say that they have more of an oily and a greasy feel to them than a damp feel like a face wipe. I also don't think that they smell all that great, they certainly don't smell like the other products that I've tried in the cucumber range, I would say that they have quite a chemically fragrance to them.
As for removing eye make up, well I personally didn't think that these little pads were that great. They claim to remove waterproof mascara - which they didn't, and they also struggled with dark and heavy liners - they always left traces of my liner close to my lashes which then turned into panda eyes overnight. I found that I was using up to 4 pads at a time to try and remove heavy eye make up, making the little pads not so cheap and economical after all.
Another issue that I found is that the pads are far too oily and greasy, they left an oily and greasy film on my skin and they also seemed to irritate my eyes and my contact lenses. On the plus side though they didn't dry out the delicate skin around my eyes! I couldn't use these make up remover pads and then a face wipe, I always had to follow these up with my wash off cleanser to get rid of the oilyness and greasiness on my skin. They are easy enough to use and wipe over each eye, but they do slip and slide around in your fingers and over your skin a bit too much as they're so oily and greasy.
I haven't finished the little tub, I've got about a dozen pads left, and I will hold on to them for emergencies. I wouldn't buy another tub though.