May 15, 2013

Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Review

Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

I know, I know why am I reviewing Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover after last week’s fiasco with the Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads right?

Well, I did purchase these together so I thought that lightening wouldn’t strike me twice. Thus I decided to try this formula in the hopes it would be better than the pads.

I’m unsure if Almay has every offered bottled eye makeup remover before. I honestly can say I don’t recall it and considering they have new displays popping up with a variety of eye makeup removers perhaps this in fact a new product. But feel free to correct me if isn’t as after all those pads were merely repackaged as I learned. Oh woe is me.

This appears to be a dual phase remover but look closer and it kinda resembles water and oil. Thankfully it isn’t oily though so no trippy, cloudy vision after use. It swipes on easily and leaves eyes soft after use but not greasy.

Almay Longwear Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

It’s excellent for lighter eye makeup removal and does a fair job removing powder and cream eyeshadow. My main issue with it was the fact it does a little bit of a poorer job with waterproof mascara. After removing my eyeshadow and swiping a few more times to get at my mascara I still had a good deal left over on my lashes that this didn’t do well at completely removing.

I personally rely on my eye makeup remover to remove both my eyeshadow, liner, and mascara prior to using cleansing oil to do the rest of my face. I dislike have streaks of mascara under my eyes and cheeks as I rinse my face off which is the reason I use an eye makeup remover to get it all off prior to washing my face.

Unfortunately, Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is indeed quite gentle but a little too gentle as it did a poor job removing all my eye makeup. This is great for those who wear a lot less eyeshadow and eye makeup than I do.

Tried it?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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  • Courtney

    Yeah, I bought it the other day. I was excited to try it, thinking it would be like the LancΓ΄me eye MU remover. Not so much…. I am a slave to cream shadows, gel liner, and waterproof mascara, and my oil cleansers do a better job at getting my eye MU off. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll end up using it, or give it my mom. Lol. Have a good week, Muse!

    • the Muse

      hey court! happy almost weekend πŸ˜€ I thought the same but unfortunately its for sheerer eye makeup than I wear 😑

  • Liz Cat

    I haven’t tried this one, but they did offer a bottled one before. i’m blanking on the name, but it looked similar to the old packing on the pads. I got the oil-free one, hoping for no blurry eyes but man it BURNED! it had basically the consistency and makeup removing abilities of water, if said water also had some type of fire particles that almay shoveled up from hell itself lol.

    • Cray

      I tried this version & had the same burning feeling. I had to keep my eyes tightly shut or if it got in my eyes, Wow it hurt! I used to use the oil based version, much better, NO BURN, but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere.

      I am wondering what Almay is doing to this makeup remover because it doesn’t seem good. Everyone should complain! And stop using it! From the looks of this post it’s been going on for a long time and still it to this day!!!

  • dia

    I’ve been using the oil-free version (older formula? the bottle looks different)- it’s decent but not great. I bought three bottles when Ulta was having a sale and now I’m stuck with them!

  • Kk

    If you notice a bit of a sting when it gets in your eyes, you are not alone. This eye mu remover put chemical burns on my cornea! Thankfully it healed up fast, but it was painful and kept me from doing anything at all that day. I applied the remover with my eyes closed and on this day accidentally got a little more than normal in my eyes. Beware! No fun!