Hi my angels, well its raining cats and dogs outside. Last year it hardly rained but this year a crazy rain show is on these days. So today we are going to talk about my new favourite makeup remover. I always try to be as elaborative in my reviews as possible so I thought a mini demo would be nice for a makeup remover. I picked this baby up during my wedding shopping and have been heads over heels in love with it since then. Let’s get right into the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Review, Demo.
Product Description by Sephora for the Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
What it is
A waterproof eye makeup remover suitable for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes.
What it does
This do-it-all formula removes waterproof makeup and contains a lash-strengthening complex that’s rich in flavonoids and olive wood extracts.
What it is formulated WITHOUT
What else you need to know
HydroSenn+ is a plant-derived ingredient exclusive to Sephora that leaves skin feeling soft and luxuriously comfortable. This product is ophthalmologist tested and suits sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. It is not tested on animals.
-HydroSenn+: Moisturizes intensely; forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to retain water for optimal moisture that lasts all day.
-Procapil®: Supports natural lash growth.
-Cornflower Extract: Softens and soothes skin.
-Pro-vitamin B5: Supports natural cell renewal and has moisturizing properties.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Maltodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Poloxamer 184, Hydroxycetyl Hydroxyethyl Dimonium Chloride, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, CI 61570 (Green 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, BHT.
Price of Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
Available in 3 sizes i.e. 50 mL, 125 mL and 200 mL.
₹ 460.00 for 50 mL in India.
$ 4.00 for 1.69 oz in the USA.
Sephora currently does not have any stores in UK.
In Detail Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Review, Demo and My Experience
The makeup remover comes in a transparent clear plastic bottle with a black screw top. The product itself is in two phases. The phase at the bottom is blue in colour whereas the phase on top is clear. It looks super pretty btw 😀 The reason why the liquids stay separated in two different phases is because of their different densities. Two fluids of different densities do not mix just like oil and water. The bottle has all the details written on the outside including the ingredient list.
It has a very mild scent to it which is hardly noticeable. The bottle has to be shaken well before use so that both the liquid phases mix well. That’s when I take it on my cotton pad. It has an oily consistency but doesn’t feel greasy.
In the pictures below, I applied 7 Kohls or Kajals in a row. I let them stay for 15 minutes on my skin so that they set properly. The 5th and 6th ones are a pain to take off usually. Why I chose Kajals for this demo was because I find Kohls are one of the hardest things to remove apart from waterproof mascaras. So I really wanted to put this makeup remover to a hard test.
How I Use it
I take my cotton pad soaked in makeup remover and put it on my skin. Let it sit there for 10-15 seconds while I very gently move it a little. Then in gentle swipes, I work my way from inner corners towards the outer corners of the eyes. It take 2-3 swipes to remove the makeup completely.
This product literally removes all my makeup without me rubbing or tugging my skin. The very important thing here is, I need to have enough product on the cotton pad and leave it on for 10 seconds before I start swiping the makeup off. In one swipe it removes 90% of the makeup. Then in further couple of swipes it takes care of the stubborn waterproof mascaras and kohls. After I am done, there is absolutely no traces of makeup or pigment on my skin.
It never irritated my eyes or any other part of my facial skin. Although it is an eye makeup remover, I usually use it like a total makeup remover because it works pretty well. It removes lipstick stains from the lips like a pro. After removing my makeup with this, I take some wet wipes to clean my skin off any extra product on my skin or wash my face using my regular face wash.
My skin feels clean and best part is that this product does not leave a heavy oily residue behind. Overall I have to say that I have been loving this product. Though it does seem slightly pricey for the quantity provided, it does last pretty long.
More Photos and Demo
PROs of Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
1. The packaging is pretty and travel friendly (50 mL). There are other size options to choose from as per needs.
2. Melts off the makeup in 10 seconds.
3. Removes stubborn waterproof mascaras and Kajals.
4. Even lipstick stains from the lips can be taken off with it.
5. I have used it for my overall facial makeup, it works well.
6. Never caused any irritation on my eyes or skin.
7. Quality wise performs pretty much like the high end Lancome and Clinique makeup removers.
CONs of Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
1. Sephora does not have online ordering facility in India yet and has stores only in a handful of metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Let me know in the comments below if you know of more cities which have sephora in India.
1. Ever been skeptical about wearing waterproof mascaras because they are too difficult to remove? Don’t worry anymore if you can get your hands on this product. It efficiently takes off even the most stubborn makeup.
2. Make sure you let it sit for 10 seconds at least on the skin otherwise you won’t find it working as well.
3. Be very gentle while removing eye makeup, do not rub or tug on your skin around the eye area.