Review: ALMAY | Gentle Waterproof Eyemake Remover

Just as waterproof mascara is an indispensable part of my regular makeup routine, taking off all that eye makeup requires some serious makeup remover. Since finishing up my last bottle of Neutrogena, I popped open something new this time from Almay, a brand which has built it’s reputation on gentle, hypoallergenic products for the face.

Brand: Almay
Product: Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover*
Size: 118ml / 4 oz.
Price: $7.50CAD
Detail: Fragrance free, hypo-allergenic, bi-phase product
Availability: Drugstores nationwide
Would I (re)purchase: No.

Like most waterproof targeted eye makeup removers, Almay’s version is a bi-phase product consisting of two different liquids that must been mixed together in order to activate its cleansing properties. Fragrance free and with a lightweight consistency, it has a simple hole opening which makes it easy to pour out the product onto a cotton round.

Now as this is a waterproof makeup remover, it’s only fair that I put it to the full test. On a regular basis, I wear a combination of waterproof liner, mascara and false lashes so I have some of that swatched on my hand (below) along with a bit of eyeshadow as well. Applied to a cotton wool and held to my skin for 10 seconds, the first wipe emulsified a good amount makeup and 3-4 passes later everything was gone.

The results are very similar when used on my eyes and if I have a bit more patience at that time of the night, this does do it’s job. However I find that compared to other waterproof removers, it not only takes a bit more product to fully take off my makeup but it also takes more time for it to emulsify everything. For anyone wearing false lashes, this also seems to make eyelash glue more sticky and wet instead of sliding it right off my natural lashes. And while this doesn’t leave any noticeable oiliness or residue on the skin afterwards, there’s still a little something there that doesn’t feel completely fresh and I’d usually rinse with water afterwards.


If you’re already an Almay fan who loves their hypoallergenic and fragrance free products, this does get the job done. However for someone who wears heavier eye makeup, there are other products in the drugstore which work more efficiently overall so while I will continue to finish up the bottle, it’s not something I would pick up again.

Ingredients: Aqua ((Water) Eau), Poloxamer 184, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Caffine, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camella Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Disocium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, 23030.

Haul: SkinFood products and old love goodies

Yes yes, I know I am still digging through my Project 10 Pan stash. But these were ordered before that started 🙂

I’ve always been interested in SkinFood products, they are a Korean based company that goes by the motto “fresh food for your skin”. Very literally. They take all kinds of fruits and veggies then combine them into their makeup, skincare, haircare products. [Broccoli sunscreen anyone?]
Beyond the concept of their brand, their packaging is also super darling.

So…are you ready for some SkinFood?

SkinFood Tomato

*This is their Tomato whitening range. As you may know, tomatos contain anti-oxidants and vitamins which help to clarify your skin. I purchased the serum and the day cream both of which come in nice weighty [but tough plastic] pump bottles.

Skinfood Mochi

*How darling is this?!?! This is a compact powder. I love that the design separates the puff from the powder with a plastic hinged plate that you can flip down when not in use. Everybody stays clean! Note how it comes packaged in a sealed packet [almost like a snack].

Next we have some goodies from
I picked up some discontinued goods are great prices.

Rimmel EyeGloss

*I totally remember this from like 5-7 years ago! They also had a blush in the same type of pan. This eye gloss is super metallic…just the way I like it.

Maybelline Coral Crush

*This is probably an over-stocked item. One of Maybellines’ new and probably best selling lipsticks. I picked up a nice bright coral.

Age Perfect Foundation

*So you all might be wondering why I need an –anti-aging foundation. [Or maybe you wonder why the heckers do I even need another foundie at all.] I tried this out maybe a year or so ago, because I really liked the concept of cream foundies. This one was smooth and light, didn’t break me out and just made my skin look so bright and luminous.

Almay Luxury Finish face powder

*Lastly, can you believe that I have NEVER, EVER owned a loose face powder? I’m wholey devote to my Guerlain Les Voilettes but I’m picky about the ingredients in my loose powders. Most “moist” powders contain mineral oil which is a big no-no for my skin. This one by Almay does not. It was soft but not too talc-ish.

HoPe you aLL have a FAB suNdaY 🙂