Yes I know I’ve been raving about Face of Australia lately, but I really couldn’t help it when I keep discovering more gems with that brand. So please bear with me with one more review. This baby came just in time when I had about 5 uses of my current eye makeup remover left.
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover Lotion is an innovative “tear compatible” pH sensitive formula that is perfect for all skin types particularly those with very sensitive skin or eyes. The dual phase formula is Oil and Paraben Free and contains soothing Cornflower Extract.
This is an oil-based eye makeup remover. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but personally, I prefer oil-based eye makeup removers as I think they remove stubborn mascaras better.
My prerequisites for a good eye makeup remover is that 1) it removes eye makeup well (this includes waterproof mascara and more importantly 2) it does not sting the eyes. I’m very glad to say that this makeup remover ticks both boxes. Easily.
Users of Majolica Majorca mascaras (especially the ones that come with the comb, not the brush wand) will know what a pain in the behind it is to remove at the end of the day. The FOA makeup remover had no problems in removing that mascara. What I normally do is, soak a cotton pad with solution (don’t be stingy, soak it HARD), gently press it against my eyes (Lisa Eldridge-style), hold it there for a few seconds, very gently massage the area and then only, again, very gently, wipe off.
Next, soak another cotton pad with the makeup remover, fold it in half, sandwich the eyelashes in between, hold it for a few second, and then very gently wipe off. This removes all traces of mascara. The FOA eye makeup remover is very gentle on the eyes and does not sting, which is good since I like pressing the cotton pad against my eyelids and keeping it there for a few seconds.
Best of all? This gem is less than a tenner. Score.
Face of Australia Gentle Makeup Remover retails at AU$8.95 for 125ml and is available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies nationwide.
What I like about it: Gentle on the eyes, does not sting, removes eye makeup well, cheap as chips.
What I do not like about it: Nothing.
Note: This product was provided for consideration.