Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

I bought The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover when I was looking for a new retractable powder brush the other day. As I can remember, I've seen somewhere raving about this Camomile Eye Makeup Remover, thus I've decided to give it a try since my Elianto Pomegranate Eye & Lip Makeup Remover is finishing soon. 

There are 2 types of Camomile Eye Makeup Remover, which is normal for non waterproof makeups and another one is this Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. Of course, I would purchase the waterproof type since I'm using my Kate waterproof gel liner and waterproof mascara too. 

It's scented free, not oily as it is in light cream type and white in color. It does stings if the cream gets into eyes, other than that everything is fine. I'm so used to oil/fluid type of eye makeup removers, this eye makeup remover did makes me a little bit frustrated.  My normal routine to removing eye makeups is to pour a certain amount of liquid type of eye makeup remover on 2 pieces of cotton pad. Place these pads on one eye each, waits for 20 seconds, ho-la... everything is clean and neat even on my Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel mascara. No rubbing at all. 

I can' t use the same method anymore since Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is in the cream type. According to the instructions, squeezes out a certain amount of cream from the tube and gently massage them over eyes area, this will dissolves every single eye makeup. Use cotton pads gentle swipe away the cream and it will be all cleanse up. There's no needed to use too much as our area around eyes is not that big either. I was using too little on the first day and the mascara just wouldn't comes out. On second day, I was using too much and cream got into my eyes, it hurts. On third day, I've tried little by little to buildup the amount of cream, this was much better. It cleansed everything and did not gets into my eyes but I found this method is slow and needs a lot of rubbing and dragging. For that particular reason,  to take out liner on tight lining is such a painstaking procedure.

Although, it did dissolves my waterproof eye makeup but it also takes some effort to cleanse up the mess too. I don't like the idea of dissolved eye makeup all ended up transferring to my face. As I massaging the cream on area around my eyes, the colors will create a huge mess on my face. So ugly and I also don't like to rub on my eyelids or lashes in order to take out the mascara and eyeliner. It also takes longer time for me to removes makeups because it needs a lot of massaging to take out the makeups especially on lashes. I find that Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is quite effective on removing the makeup but not so user friendly, at least for me. I'm a lazy bum... Hehehe...   


  1. Thanks for the review. I'm also used to oil cleansers so this may take too much effort for me. I'm also lazy!!! (Hey I'd rather hurry to bed than spend more time taking off my makeup!!)

  2. yes, we are sharing the same sentiments.. hahaha I would rather to sleeps more than removing makeups.. LoLz...

  3. hmm i use shu uemura cleansing oil for my eyes and a different cleanser for my face, even though the oil can be for my face too.

  4. I love Shu Uemura cleansing oil, but I always using it sparingly because it's quite costly over my side. I would still prefer on oil cleansing method, maybe is my perception.. I always feel oil cleanse my skin better than any others. Hahaha...

  5. so you will rec shu cleaning oil over this? if so, then i am giving it a try as i am searching for a new eye makeup revomver that's super heavy duty because I use too much waterproof makeup. thanks

  6. hi Jojoba,

    Normally I'll use Elianto Pomegranate Eye & Lip Makeup Remover first then only Shu Uemura comes in...I thought since I'm going to remove face makeup, might as well bring the oil to my eyes area for a double cleansing...hahahaha...


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