Okay, so I’ve frequently mentioned how I don’t have a massive budget for beauty products these days and it’s at this point that I need to fully disclose where I purchased this little gem – at a charity sale for a local hospital for TWO EURO! BRAND SPANKING NEW. With the sealer plastic and all in tact. Can you ever beat that deal?! I don’t think so. Proof that when you go to help a good organisation, karma pays back tenfold! 😉
First things first, here’s some brief info about the product:
The company as a whole is cruelty-free and paraben-free so you know it’s all good for the little furry faces out there. This eye makeup remover comes in the form of a paste, meaning its spill-proof and extremely easy to use. It’s fortified with vitamins A, C and E and a blend of plant-derived sterols and lipids, meaning it’s super hydrating and doesn’t burn the eyes out of you (having made that costly error with other removers, it’s not one I’d endorse). In fact, my previous negative experiences of other makeup removers had actually made me hesitant to wear anything on my eyes because frankly, the removal was too painful!
When I took this rather-substantially sized jar home, I admittedly didn’t put much faith into it… I just wasn’t convinced that this could work. I have extremely sensitive eyes, and dry skin, redness and even swelling have been an ongoing battle the past year or so, so eye makeup removers had been a disaster for me. In fact, this sat in my drawer for a while before I rediscovered it one day while trying out different eye makeup and gave it a go (read more about shopping your stash here!) .
It is incredible. You scoop a little bit out with your finger, rub it on the eyelid for 20-30 seconds (if even), clean away with a cotton wipe and you’re sorted. No burning, no rinsing it out, no feeling like every ounce of moisture has been sucked from your skin with a hoover. It really works and removes everything including water-proof mascara.
So now, the price-point. I can see how it might seem steep (usually around €25), but the reality is a little goes a long way and you’ll be getting use out of it for a lot longer than a standard remover meaning significant savings overall. Annnd what’s more – Cloud10Beauty sell it for a steal at €18. That’s with FREE delivery.
This is my absolute Holy Grail eye makeup remover and honestly, I can’t see myself ever trying something else as long as this little gem is available.
Have you tried it, or anything else by TheBalm? I’m oogling their newest palettes for Christmas! Please let me know if you have any product recommendations!