And by that I mean... I did not use it. Or own it. Or even look at it in the stores, really. It's supposedly awful practice, but I've always taken the more straight-forward and rough approach of using a wet washcloth in the shower to remove my mascara from my lashes. "Manually," if you will. I'd grasp my lashes between my washcloth and basically pull on them from root to tip, removing mascara along the way. Pretty sure it's the best way to prematurely make your eyelids go bald, but WHO HAS TIME FOR REMOVING MAKEUP THE GROWN-UP WAY?
Well, apparently I do now.
I blame my new need for eye makeup remover on Maybelline's The Rocket Volum' Express mascara. Do you guys use this stuff? It's awesome - it really is... but good god it's difficult to remove! It acts like it's a waterproof mascara or something! (It isn't, I swear... I triple-checked.) So now that The Rocket is my everyday mascara and it refuses to just be muscled off, it's become time to re-evaluate my removal strategy. Maybe even actually use some of those eye makeup removers that I'd been gifted at the #blogvancity event back in September. (Read all about it here.)
So what did I discover?
THIS STUFF RIGHT HERE:
|. and yeah, there's french all over it. welcome to canada, y'all! .|
It's the Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, and I was generously given a full-sized, 4-oz bottle of it in my
In the month following #blogvancity, I tried out this product a couple of times... but since I wasn't in the habit of regularly using eye makeup remover, it didn't really catch on with me at first. However, the more I realized that The Rocket is seriously a biatch, the more I warmed up to the idea of using something gentler to remove it. Beauty requires some sacrifices, you know. Like giving up a long-standing practice of abusing your poor eye lashes with a washcloth.
I'm happy to report that, while it's still not a daily habit, I've started using this eye makeup remover a lot more lately. It's really gentle, just like the package says. After applying some of the product to a cotton pad (enough to soak the cotton pad through slightly), I just place the pad over my closed lid and move it in small circles over my lashes. And guess what? The Rocket slides right off! NOT SO HOT NOW, EH ROCKET? #TakeThat! (#ReallyGently!!)
Have you used this particular eye makeup remover before? I've tried a few brands, but this one is definitely my favorite so far. I'm going through this bottle pretty quickly though, so if there's a holy grail of eye makeup remover that you think I ought to know about, tell me in a comment!
I received this product fo' free in a gift bag from a blogger event,
but all opinions are MINE! ALL MIIIIINE!!!!! MUAHAHAAHAH!
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