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Sometimes I get a little lazy when it comes to removing my eye makeup. After a long workday, it’s just easier to wash my face in the shower and slather generous amounts of lathery facial cleanser over my eyelids to get rid of mascara and liner. However, these days I have become far more disciplined and now remove my eye makeup in a gentle, non-abrasive way with a little help from Mandom Cleansing Express Eye Makeup Remover.

This is a double-phase makeup remover (like Lancome’s Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover and Bobbi Brown’s Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover) , which is to say that it’s one layer oil-based and one layer water-based. The formula is activated when you agitate the two. Mandom also claims that this remover contains deep-sea water (although this concept is a little lost on me) and Vitamins B and E to help ensure that the delicate skin around the eye area and eyelashes are protected.

This product’s method of use is simple and quick: shake well in order to mix the oil and water-based layers, apply some to a cotton pad (or ball, should you prefer that), hold it to your eyelid for a couple of seconds, and swipe away (in just one direction, and don’t pull on your skin – be gentle and your skin will thank you!). Mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner comes off quite cleanly. Just repeat the procedure to get rid of any residual bits that might be clinging on for dear life. It generally takes me two swipes across each eyelid to get rid of everything – not bad!

I really like that this remover is fragrance-free, preservative-free and hypoallergenic. Many other removers I’ve come across have smelled like flowers or been brightly coloured (like Maybelline’s Eye and Lip Makeup Remover), and it’s refreshing to use a product that’s uncomplicated and does the job decently.

Did I run into any problems with this product? Well, only one – the first couple of times I used this, it caused minor bouts of eyelash shedding, but I have run into no issues at all since then. Also, as I have oily skin, I thought I wouldn’t much like the oil component of this remover, but it left no sticky feeling, no oily residue, no greasy after-feel.

Pour conclure, this remover has become a bit of a budget staple in my makeup arsenal and I’m more than happy to repurchase 🙂 A 145ml bottle of Cleansing Express Eye Makeup Remover retails at your local pharmacy for SGD 12.90, which is a pretty great price for a reliable product.

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