Monday, October 01, 2012

Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover

I like to always have an oil/water eye makeup remover around (you know the kind: the double phase two layers of liquid you shake before use to activate). Since I liked the travel size GWP of Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover I bought the full size bottle.

Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover is a quick and effective product that dissolves almost any eye makeup within seconds. It helps to soak a cotton pad and let it rest over the lids/lashes for a few extra seconds, especially when dealing with long-wear and waterproof products. The one item that seems to give this Clarins cleanser a serious fight is YSL waterproof eye pencils, especially when I use them to tightline.

The one reason that makes me reluctant to endorse Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover is the size of the bottle's opening. It's too large and no matter how careful I'm trying to be, the liquid constantly overflows, soaks the cotton pads and even spills on my dresser and the occasional cat that gets in the way. It's probably that old trick we've all heard about used to make people buy more shampoo. I'm not amused, though, and it's reason enough to not repurchase.

Bottom Line: Why do I even need something other than Bioderma?

Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover ($26.50) is available from Sephora and at the counters.

Photo (of Angela Lansbury) via Straight, Stirred Up With A Twist.


  1. I very recently discovered Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover. And I agree: the bottle's opening is too big--very annoying! However, I cannot believe how quick and easy it is to take off the eye makeup with this. I never wanted to spend money on such a product, having tried other ones from cosmetic companies with less than impressive results. For years, I used cold cream followed by witch hazel on a cotton pad. I love the Clarins but it is expensive, compared to my old method :-) Maybe I'll give the Bioderma a try as well.

  2. I like Clarins eye remover, it's one that never irritates my eyes. It also has a nice conditioning effect on my lashes which is very nice!


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