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Review: Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover

One thing that I buy frequently is eye makeup remover. I used them up quite fast as I do my eye makeup everyday. Although not a heavy makeup but reasonable amount is needed to remove all the waterproof mascara and eyeliner.

Today’s eye makeup remover review is from none other than Clarins! I bought a bottle of Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover back in October 2011. This remover is 125ml and cost RM98. It’s a bi-phase remover which is meant for heavy and waterproof makeup. So far this is the most expensive eye make-up remover I ever used! Hope it’s as good as their skincare aight!

What I love about Clarins’ way of packaging their product is that they always shrink wrap the bottle cap part which is mostly covering half of the bottle or jar. This gave me a self relief that no one have open or used it before.

At the back of the bottle you’d find the usual info. Don’t you just love the sky blue color?

Shake well before use. Soak a cotton pad with product and wipe gently over eyelids then lashes without rubbing. Use a separate cotton pad for each eye.

This is how I remove my eye makeup.
Firstly, shake the remover vigorously to mix the liquid as this is bi-phase remover. Soak a cotton pad with remover in a line form. Refer picture below.

Then place the soaked part of the cotton pad under the eyelash and press onto your eyes. Stay in the position for 1-2 minutes and move your hand gently. Not rubbing but just move gently from left to right without the cotton pad moving. You’d notice all the eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner is transfered to the cotton pad :). Refer picture below as well.

Gross. I know.

Turn the cotton pad to the other end which is unused and swipe eyelid gently to remove the remaining traces of eye makeup as well as brow.

Obviously it does! I absolutely like this eye makeup remover very much that I bought another bottle at last year’s beauty fair.

1) Pricey (RM98) but huge bottle of 125ml.
2) Removes waterproof makeup completely. Even Coffret D’Or stubborn liquid eyeliner. Phew!
3) Doesn’t irritate eyes. Suitable for contact lens wearer.
4) No eyelashes fall out.

Definitely yes. This will be my main eye makeup remover but I will also stray to other brand just to try out.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.

Clarins Make Up - Remover

Review: Clarins Cleansing Milk With Gentian

I have been using Clarins Cleansing Milk With Gentian since May 2011 as daily makeup remover and I’ve been liking it since then. I finished a 400ml jumbo bottle last month and I’m now using the 200ml bottle which I think is going to finish soon :). Time for a review!

I own Clarins Cleansing Milk With Gentian in 3 different sizes; 50ml, 200ml and 400ml. Still searching for the 100ml to complete my collection LOL!!!

Deluxe sample size 50ml | Retail size 200ml RM95 | Limited Edition Jumbo size 400ml

Beauty Benefits
A velvety light textured emulsion in cool white, with a fresh natural fragrance and a similar pH to the skin. It leaves skin thoroughly cleansed and calmed.

Gently cleanses and removes all makeup and impurities, to leave skin looking clear, pure and luminous while preserving the skin’s hydrolipidic film.

Active Ingredients
-Bioecolia: preserves the skin’s balance.
-Hydrophilic oils: cleanse.
-Vitamins A and E: improve skin quality.
-Gentian: tone, healing properties.
-Iris, Hawthorn: decongest, astringent, normalize, bacteriostatic.

The question is how to use this cleansing milk? As you might aware from most of my Clarins review, Clarins do not recommend swiping method which could pull you skin elasticity away! The correct way to use this is as simple as ABC. It is called Clarins gentle cleansing method. To increase effectiveness and prevent over-stimulation, Clarins recommends the following technique: Place hands flat, without pressing, over the entire face and then lift briskly away to create a suction effect. This literally draws out and lifts make-up and grime as gently as possible. Repeat this movement five or six times, then rinse skin thoroughly with tepid water.

Still a bit blurry? Here’s a simple pictorial.

I smudge some BB cream on the back of my hand. I applied more so that you can see clearly when the cleansing milk breaks down the BB cream.
As it’s just a small portion on the back of my hand, I use reasonable amount of cleansing milk. For the whole face, you need at least a 1cm height of a 50cent amount.
  First, place hands flat, without pressing, over the entire face. This is when all the cleansing milk is on your face.
  Then lift briskly away to create a suction effect starting from the middle of your face to the outer corner of your face. Don’t forget your forehead and chin. For the whole face do at least 5 to 6 times until the cleansing milk emulsify the makeup! When the cleansing milk disappear a bit and the color changes, that means you’ve cleaned your makeup off. Rinse with water. For me I’d wash my face again with a cleansing foam and scrub once every 2 days.

The result? Soft, bright and clean face from makeup! I find this cleansing milk very effective in removing all my makeup as I don’t see any traces on the cotton pad when I tone my face with toner.

All clean!

1) Clean all makeup and leave no traces.
2) Face is more soft and bright after using.
3) Doesn’t leave the skin tight after using.
4) Love the scent.
5) One bottle last quite long too.

1) Need to wash face with cleansing foam after using as this could be a bit oily even after removing. Perhaps this is cream-based. I have no problem with washing face after that as that is the correct way to go.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.