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I aim to use Clinique products as regularly as I can as I feel they work fantastically well with my skin. Clinique products are a high end product which give good results but are not too harsh on your skin.
As with all Clinique products this eye make up remover is in a simple bottle with all the information you need presented in white. The flip top lid is very useful when you are using this make up remover as there is no mess created. The flexibility in the bottle also enables you to use every last drop of the products, something which is a must in a pricey product like Clinique. The eye make up remover cream itself is white in colour and is thick enough to remove the most stubborn of make up without leaving a residue on your eyes.
I found I only had to use a pea sized amount of this eye make up remover to get rid of all traces of my eye shadow, eye liner and mascara every day. The cream spread smoothly over my eyes when used with a cotton wool pad. When removing my make up it did spread my mascara over my eye lid and underneath my eye but with one wipe of a clean piece of cotton wool it would be removed. This remover is gentle on your eyes as well, it does not irritate your eye if you accidently get some into your eye and will not leave it bloodshot.
At £14 for a 75ml bottle this is typically priced for Clinique products and is expensive for an eye make up remover but I do like the results of this product as it is effective and does not leave your eyes looking red and irritated. This is a great product if you have sensitive skin and are looking for a product which does what it says on the tin.
This was another product that I got free in a little trial sized tube. For those of you that know the Clinique brand or have read any of my other Clinique reviews I have mentioned that a lot of the time the Clinique brand do a promotion called "Bonus Time" where if you buy 2 full sized products then you can get a little pack with a good few trial sized products in it. I like a freebie so I tend to buy my Clinique products in 2's to get this little freebie which I think why not do this.
I got this in a 15ml tube which done me a good couple of goes. The right price of this normally is £13 and this is for the full sized 75ml tube. Quite an average price for something from this brand name.
The tube looks like the picture. I've never been overly keen on the light green colouring of the branding as it isn't all that exciting colour wise, but it's alright and anyway it's about what's inside that counts.
This is a white lotion, which seemed a bit different to me as usually eye make up remover is a clear liquid and i thought this would be a bit niggly. Just put a blob of this onto a bit Cotton Wool and wipe over your Eyes. I had the image that this would sting, but it didn't and was nice and gentle of my Eyes. I just put a little bit of this on the Cotton Wool figuring that if it wasn't enough then I could always add more, but even just a little of this goes a long way. It is easy enough to get a little of this out the tube as when you squeexe the tube then it comes out in a small amount anyway.
After using this my eye area looked fresh and clean without looking red and dry, and this removed my Make up with just 1 sweep.
A good product, but a cheaper brand will do just as good a job.
For a long time I have used Boots own brand eye make-up removal products, however I had a gift voucher to spend in Debenhams and so I decided to visit the make-up counter to see what I could find to spend it on!
After a good browse round, I arrived at the Clinique counter where a really helpful and informative assistant advised on which products would be most suitable, after much consultation I decided to purchase the Clinique naturally gentle eye make-up remover. I opted for this product as I thought it would be something I would actually use as opposed to buying and later leaving it in the cupboard and never using!
~ Pricing ~
Priced at £13 for the 75ml tube, it is an expensive product however Clinique is known for being at the more luxurious end of the make-up market, so therefore on comparison to other brands of such stature, it was about right. When I looked around at other stores at a later date, I found that £13 was a competitive price for this item. For this money I was certainly expecting for the product to exceed my expectations and be a lot better than my much cheaper usual make-up remover!
~ The Packaging ~
The lotion is white in colour and is packaged in a fairly standard light olive green squeezy tube, where it is accessed through the flip cap. The tube isn't overly appealing however it is clearly identified as a Clinique product through the large C logo on the front, and is clearly fit for it's purpose as I didn't have any leakages from the tube when standing, and also the tube was functionally designed so that it stands level on it's base, which is the flip cap.
~ My Opinion ~
The lotion itself is of a reasonable consistency, more on the thinner than the thicker side. It flowed from the tube with great ease and onto a cosmetic pad that I used to apply to my eyes.
As someone with sensitive skin I was slightly concerned I may have a little irritation, but as the assistant informed it is suitable for all skin types I took the chance and she was right! The lotion agreed with my skin and didn't leave my eyes feeling itchy or dry whatsoever. I found that I didn't need much of the lotion to remove my eye make-up, compared to my usual remover. I guess it's true sometimes you do get what you pay for! A little did really go a long way. In terms of value for money it is pretty good too, I have had the tube around a month and there is still quite a bit left after using almost daily.
When I applied to my eyes it had a slight cooling effect, this may have just been because the lotion was cool against my eyes after a long day at work!
Overall I have been really pleased with this eye make-up remover and will definitely buy it again. I know it is an expensive product, however as someone who used to buy cheaper versions, I have been converted. I would most definitely recommend to anyone.
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In case you've never heard of them, Clinique are a top-end, French cosmetics company. They do a range of cosmetics including facial cleansing, make-up, bath products and fragrances. Their pull lies in the fact that their products are of a high quality but are also very gentle and ideally formulated for sensitive skin.
I was given some Clinique products recently, among them their Naturally Gentle Eye Make Up Remover and thought I'd share my experiences with you all!
I don't usually use Clinique products, purely because I can't afford them. My usual eye make up remover is Boots Fragrance Free Eye Make Up Remover (£1.49 for 150ml). At £10 for 75ml, the Clinique product costs thirteen times as much - but would it be thirteen times better?
Clinique's eye make up remover comes in a green tube with their logo on the front in silver. Everything is written in French and English. The instructions are written on the back and simply advise you to use cotton wool pads and a downward sweeping motion and to avoid getting in your eyes. What else is there to say?
The product itself is the consistancy of baby lotion, white and fragrance free. It soaked into the cotton wool pads well and with just a few downwards strokes all my eye make up disappeared. I wear contact lenses and didn't notice any adverse reaction and my eyes didn't feel greasy afterwards like they do with some lotions.
So was it better than the Boots eye make up remover? Well, no. It was exactly the same. And I mean EXACTLY the same! I even went so far as to dollop some of each lotion on two seperate pads and have a good old inspection, and without a chemical analysis I would be hard pressed to tell which was which.
So will I be using Clinique in future? Not on your nelly! It does the job perfectly well and the tube is very smart, but for £10 a tube I'd want a few more bells and whistles.
Clinique's gentlest eye make up remover ever. This rich creamy lotion spreads evenly and quickly, while effectively removing all signs of makeup. As gentle to the eyes as tears. Appropriate for all skin types. Benefits: Extremely gentle, highly effective eye makeup remover. Creamy lotion thoroughly removes even stubborn eye makeup without tugging or blurring. Use Everyday, to remove eye makeup.