Speed Review: Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Today's review is on a gift with purchase with an Estee Lauder purchase some time ago. I've decided to do it in a different format to my other reviews, which are usually in long paragraphs and can get a little lengthy. I'd love to know if you prefer short bullet point reviews or longer, paragraphed reviews.

The Good
- It is a very gentle product, as it doesn't irritate the skin around the eye at all. This makes it suitable for those with sensitive skin.
- It is oil free, so it doesn't leave the eye area feeling oily.
- It wiped off eyeliner with ease.

The Bad
- My eyes are pretty sensitive and I have gotten the product into my eyes a few times and it has stung like crazy.
- It doesn't remove mascara very well. I still had remnants on my lashes after use. I found that you have to use quite a lot of pressure to remove the mascara fully. Don't even get me started on how ineffective it was at removing waterproof mascara...
- The bottle top is huge, so loads comes out at each use and there is a lot of wasteage.

The Opinion
I'm glad this was only a GWP, because I would have been disappointed if I had purchased it. I won't be buying a full size bottle, as you can find much better eye make-up removers for less money.

What eye make-up removers would you recommend?

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. Bobbi brown long wear one is just as good...u must try it.

    1. Ooh, thanks for the recommendation! I will look into it xx

  2. I have very sensitive eyes so the only one I use is Simple's eye make up remover and I love it. I have tried others before but this has always been the best for me and so affordable!

    Laura x

    ps... I quite like short and snappy. These bullet points were great for me! Maybe combine with a few paragraphs that are more descriptive then a bullet point summary?

    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I've never really tried anything from Simple, but I'll have to look into it. Also, thanks for your feedback! I really appreciate it xx


  3. That's interesting! Can you please share more about it? Thank you.

    Gentle Makeup Remover

    1. All my thoughts about this product are in the review above :)