I promised this post to fair Rude Doodle some time ago but because I've got a memory like a sieve and the attention span of a goldfish I totally forgot. So here we are now children, and we're about to start talking eye make-up remover. This is one of the products I will preeeeeech about if I find a good one because it can make such a difference to your routine; if you don't take your make-up off properly then you'll end up either looking like a panda or Phil Mitchell post-bust-up. I've found a few removers which I have been using religiously for a long time so it's time to share my secrets.
I adored the Chanel bio-phase remover for a long, long time. It's expensive at around the £20 mark but one application and sweep across the eye gets rid of any residue your mascara may leave behind. With this remover you'll not wake up with a fleck of black in sight, as long as you use it properly anyway. So I was all happy as Larry with my Chanel when the Bourjois version came out - same company, practically same formula but 25% of the price... you can grab this from Boots for £4.99! Just shake the bottle up to mix the two layers and you're eyes will be clean without the greasy residue that a lot of dual-phase products leave. I haven't found a remover to beat it at all - a lot of bloggers go on about the Botanics one but I find it's nowhere near as effective and leaves my eyes feeling greasy. This is a bargain and you need it now!
If I'm feeling lazy then I use my Dior daily cleansing water all over my face and eyes as it removes every trace of make-up really delicately. I normally quickly wipe the surface make-up with a baby wipe and then use this all over - it literally gets deep down to remove all the grime while feeling like you're using pure water. It doesn't sting or burn my eyes and when I use it alone I still don't get panda eyes the next morning. Again, this is a pricey one at around the £20 mark but I genuinely believe it's worth the cash... I'm nearly at the end and will be buying myself a new stash come pay day!
If you're in a hurry, want something cheap and effective then this is the one for you. Johnson & Johnson's 3-in-1 or their eye make-up remover pads are really great if you don't wear that much make-up or you're just in need of a post-party solution. These are £3.99 and last for a month - you get 30 pads in each pot so it doesn't go far, but they're great as a quick solution and definitely better than grotty face wipes. (Don't even get me started!) So I hope that helps!