If there’s one thing all makeup lovers agree on, it’s that eventually, you have to remove it. Unless you have some of that tattooed eyeliner I guess! But for most of us, the make up comes off, and the easier that is to accomplish, the better. Today I’m sharing two brand new options for the job, the Amie Bright Eyes Very Gentle Eye Makeup Remover* and New Bloom Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes*.
First up is the Amie Bright Eyes Very Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. This is an oil-free formula, so there’s no greasy residue. It contains refreshing cornflower and cucumber, and they even suggest storing it in the fridge! I haven’t tried that because I don’t really like cold stuff on my face, but it is a cool idea. Like all of Amie’s products, it’s quite natural with no parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, petrochemicals, or animal extracts. I pour some onto a cotton pad and hold it over my (closed, of course) eye to remove my makeup, and it does a fantastic job. However, even though it claims to be gentle, the packaging even warns to avoid contact with eyes, and if you do get any in your eye it is irritating, so while it’s not quite Bioderma-gentle, it is still much nicer than plenty of other “gentle” eye makeup removers I’ve tried in the past. I’m also reconsidering if my eyes are just sensitive based on my experiences with makeup removers!
I know they aren’t the best option for daily-use, but I just love the convenience of makeup remover wipes, especially since I try to cleanse my skin afterwards either way. The Amie New Bloom Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes are fragrance-free, although I find they have a light scent I really like, probably because aloe is the second ingredient. They also contain ingredients like pomegranate extract and green tea. The wipes themselves are quite thin and small, so if you’re wearing much makeup you will probably need more than one to remove it. I don’t find them nearly as effective at removing eye makeup as the Bright Eyes Remover, but the formula also doesn’t irritate at all, though it still recommends to avoid contact with eyes. These wipes are refreshing to use, but I wouldn’t rely on only them if wearing a full face, or any stubborn makeup.
Amie is a UK brand that uses natural and gentle ingredients so that the things you’re putting on your skin have benefits for it as well, even if you’re just doing it to remove makeup. I love that philosophy, and I found the Bright Eyes Very Gentle Eye Makeup Remover to be quite effective, but it wasn’t quite as gentle as I hoped, while the New Bloom Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes were gentle but not quite as effective. Personally, my favourite products from the brand are still their Exfoliating Daily Wash and Deep Cleansing Mask, which you can find reviews of here.
How do you take off your makeup?