In December I received a mini of The Body Shop’s Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. I’ve been consistently using Garnier Micellar Water since last summer, but I remember looking at the makeup removers at TBS and wanting to try out the Camomile range. I have read rave reviews and angry reviews about this product. Some people love it, some hate it. That seems to be the way things go with skincare products as we each have our own unique needs for skincare.
I used three different products to test out the Camomile makeup remover for this post. First, the it Cosmetics No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner which I chose because I have such a hard time getting it off my skin even with Micellar water! Second, Illamasqua’s Precision Ink. I find this product quite hard to remove with drugstore “eye makeup removers”, though Micellar water helps a lot with this. Third, Tarte’s Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara. I’m not a fan of this mascara so I have no problem wasting product on arm swatches.
Here using two cotton balls the right side has been tackled with Micellar Water and the left side with TBS Camomile remover. In the first image I have used one swipe of a cotton ball. The Micellar water made a dent in the Precision Ink and took off a bit of the mascara while the Camomile remover removed most of the mascara but left the other two products intact. In the second image I swiped a second time, and to my surprise the Camomile pulled ahead and removed nearly all of the Precision Ink and the last trace of mascara.
On my last two swipes the Garnier Micellar Water proves to be more effective at removing the it Cosmetics waterproof eyeliner. The Camomile really didn’t do much for the gel formula.
Thoughts I like this makeup remover, but it doesn’t do anything special. You can buy the mini for $6 or the full size for $18. This seems quite a bit much for me, especially when the Micellar water worked almost as well and I can buy a big bottle for $8! This is supposed to be gentle on sensitive skin and remove waterproof makeup but it really didn’t do much on the waterproof pencil. If I was using it on my eye and not my arm there would be a lot of harsh rubbing on the delicate eye area.
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