Saturday, 5 May 2012
kleenex sensitive eye make up removal wipes
I picked the Kleenex Eye Make Up Removal Wipes for sensitive skin up in Sainsburys a couple of weeks ago. There was no real reason, but I'd heard Kleenex had bought out some facial wipes and so was interested to try something from the range. Better still, they were on a half price offer so cost me only £1.49 for 24 wipes instead of £2.99 (this offer is still on if you're interested!)
The wipes claim to gently and effectively remove eye make up including waterproof mascara. Now, the first thing I noticed about these wipes was the odd texture of them. They're not soft like most make up wipes are, they feel more like hand sanitising wipes so they're quite rough. Due to this I don't find them gentle at all for taking off eye liner or eyeshadow. While they definitely do remove all traces of eye make up, I can really feel them dragging across my lid which makes them sting... not nice.
However, after realising this and stopping using them on my lids, I started using them to take off just my mascara. For this they are absolutely brilliant. I gently pinch my lashes and almost massage them a little and then very gently pull. This instantly removes all traces of mascara, including waterproof! When used just to take your mascara off, these wipes are so much kinder to your eyes than having to scrub to get stubborn mascara off with a normal make up wipe. My test for a good remover of mascara is when I can see my lightly coloured natural lashes and I definitely can after using these.
The other thing I like is that they don't feel greasy. I'm really not a fan of oily eye make up removers which make you feel as if you've dipped your face in sunflower oil (see my review of the No7 Eye Make Up Remover here). The actual wet product just feels really moisturising, sadly it was just the texture of the wipe that made them feel so rough.
Would I purchase these again? Despite the uncomfortable feeling of these wipes on the lid, I definitely buy these wipes again just to take off mascara as they do make the process so much easier and gentler on your lashes.
As I said, these wipes are currently half price in Sainsburys so are £1.49!
Posted by Florence