Review: Clinique's Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent

The thing with eye makeup is that no matter how beautiful you've done it, you eventually have to take it at the end of the day. When make up and skin experts say that the trick to beautiful skin is removing make up every single night, it was for a reason. Makeup clog pores, cause breakouts and sucks the health out of the skin if left too long.

Choosing to accentuate your eyes with eye make up every day entails a responsibility --- that is to remove it at the end of the day no matter how tired/drunk/lazy you may be. I'd have to admit though, there are times that I purposefully forget to remove my makeup. Those are the times that I almost crawled home from fatigue and sleepiness which brought me to the search for a new eye makeup remover.

I used to use a makeup remover from Fasio. It was only an accidental buy that seemed to work so I didn't replace it. The thing with it though was that the after-feel of it was rather oily that I have to work up a lather after I use it.

When my boss returned from the US, it was extremely fortunate that he gave me this as one of his pasalubong

Clinique's Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent
$16.50 for 4.2 fl. oz [approx. PhP 792] 

Clinique says:

Unique formula quickly removes all eye makeup, from lashes to brows. Perfect for quick makeup changes, touchups, repairs. Cleans eye area easily without disturbing other makeup. No rubbing necessary. Oil-free, blur-free, sting-free. Ophthalmologist Tested.

What I liked about it:

Eye makeup quickly dissolves in this product. I've been using Maybelline Volum' Express Cat Eyes and Cover Girl Lash Blast simultaneously, both waterproof but are removed in 15 seconds or less with this.

  • Does not sting at all!
  • Scent is the same as other Clinique products. If you've tried their clarifying lotion, they smell the same.
  • It's true! No rubbing needed!
  • Works well when I poke my eye with a mascara wand and mess up the whole eye area. I just dip a Q-tip onto it and clean the mess in 5 seconds.

What I didn't like about it:

  • The packaging! Just like the other liquid products of Clinique, the bottles have no stoppers. If I was a little more careless, I would have spilled everything by now.

I give this product 4 out of five stars :)