GARNIER Essentials Eye Remover Review


I’ve heard so many raves about this eye-make up remover, but after using it, I was pretty disappointed.

It comes in a 250ml bottle with a flip opening. IT is really cheap, I think around $4 in Croatia.

I generally wear a lot of eye-make up (primer, several eyeshadows, liner and mascara), so I’m always looking for the perfect remover which will take off all the make-up without unnecessary scrubbing. Since it claims that it removes waterproof make-up, I have thought that Garnier Essentials will be perfect.

However, it didn’t impress me. I need a lot of remover and even then, the make-up isn’t completely gone. Even though it claims that it is for sensitive eyes, it managed to irritate my eyes (which aren’t sensitive at all).

What this is good for is to use it to remove eye-shadow fallout or to do clean-up after applying eye make-up.

It is a “won’t buy anymore” for me because it seems that it works on removing eyeshadow, but it fails when faced with non-waterproof mascara and liner.

Project 10 Pans: Update #1

As most of you probably know, not long ago I’ve started my Project 10 pans, which will help me to finally spend some of the items that I’ve been keeping half-spent in my stash for years (I think that the oldest item is Guerlain Kiss Kiss Maxi Shine lipstick, which is over 5 years old, and surprisingly, even now it is the same as it was the day I bought it – it didn’t changed the texture or the smell).

The list of all the items I’m planning to spend can be found here:




Today, I reporting on my first two weeks of the project.

Click to see my PROGRESS

CARITA Ideal Douceur Eau Lactée Milky Water Review

Carita is not a widely known brand, and sometimes it seem to me that it is very underrated. I often get the impression that if the brand isn’t big in the USA, it doesn’t exist ( a shame really, as many excellent brands are overlooked).

Carita Ideal Douceur Milky Water is a cleanser appropriate for sensitive skin. Full size retails for 35 euros/ $52 for 200 ml (6.7 fl.oz.). I’ve used one 5ml sample, which was enough for five times.

Just like the name suggests, this cleanser looks like a milky water. I massage it into the skin and then remove the make-up with the wet cotton. The instructions say that it doesn’t have to be rinsed, but I rinse it nevertheless. It can be used both on eyes and the face.

I’m always searching for a good, more affordable make-up remover which will take off all my make-up both from the eyes and face. Sisley Cleansing milk with Sage is good, but very expensive. Sisley Lyslait is not as good. L’Occitane Almond Apple Cleansing oil is excellent, but it cannot be used on the eyes. Well, I think I have finally found a HG.

Carita Eau Lactee is an excellent make-up remover. It takes all the foundation and it dissolves the mascara without irritating eyes or making my vision blurry (like Sisley Lyslait does). It doesn’t irritate my skin, it doesn’t break me out and it is not drying.



ESTEE LAUDER Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Review

Since I wear a lot of eye make-up, I need an efficient make-up remover which will take all the layers of eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara without unnecessary tugging. So far, I’ve only used drugstore eye make-up removers, not wanting to waste over $20 every three weeks, but last week I received 30ml of Estée Lauder Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover as a GWP together with Sumptuous mascara.

This comes in a dark blue plastic bottle and the opening on the GWP bottle is too wide, thus making it easy to spill the make-up remover. 

The consistency is like water, and if you shake it, it foams slightly.

Unfortunately, even water removes make-up better than this. I’ve spent almost half of the bottle trying to remove make-up and I still woke up with the black mascara smudges around eyes the next morning.

To conclude: this is the worst eye make-up remover ever. The only good point is that it is not irritating.