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Review – Klorane Waterproof eye make-up remover

4 Oct

 Klorane Waterproof eye make-up remover with *bonus* soothing cornflower.

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I received this sample in my Birchbox.  You can also get it from Sephora and it retails for $16.00 for a little over 3 fl oz.

What they claim:

What it is:
A bi-phase waterproof eye makeup remover with soothing cornflower.

What it does:
This gentle formula quickly removes all types of long-lasting makeup, even waterproof, and strengthens eyelashes without any oily residue. It is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, and is enriched with cornflower extract to soothe and decongest.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates

What else you need to know:
This product is also hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested, silicone-free, phenoxyethanol-free, and vegan. It is formulated to reduce the risk of allergy.

Since the 12th century, cornflower has been used for its medicinal properties to relieve tired and irritated eyes. Its blue color was considered a token for healthy eyes.

Research results:
In a clinical study on eyelash loss after daily application of Klorane Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover for 2 weeks:
– 75% reduction in eyelash loss was measured

My thoughts:

I will just come out and say it; this is probably the best eye make-up remover I’ve ever used.  There is absolutely no eye sting. Zero.   Nada.  Zilch.  My eyes don’t water, burn, itch.  NOTHING.

Does it remove eye make-up?

Yes, as good as any other eye make up remover.  Go over the eyelid a few times, let it soak into the lashes a bit and you are make-up free.

Do you have a reduction in eyelash loss?

Actually, maybe.  I had noticed the other day that I am losing less eyelashes.

Does it stay oily after using?

No

Will I purchase?

Yes, very much a yes.

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Review – GARNIER Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller

18 Feb

I bought the GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller about a year ago.  I wanted something I could keep in my purse to freshen up when I am going out after work.

This is also before I knew about Dream Lumi from Maybelline or YSL eclat touche.

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You can get this at Ulta for $12.99 USD.

What is it?

From Ulta:

Instantly roll away dark circles. Caffeine Gel + Rollerball energizes and stimulates microcirculation. Lemon Essence brightens. Tinted mineral pigments instantly corrects dark circles. Over time, lack of sleep and daily fatigue make eyes look tired. Microcirculation slows and the delicate skin around the eyes becomes thinner and more translucent. Dark circles and shadows appear. Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller is right for you if you want to instantly correct the appearance of dark circles and brighten the skin around your eyes

My impression?

This is a very sheer lightly tinted concealer.

Does the caffeine work?  I don’t have dark circles, so I cannot attest to that claim.

I really like that it’s a roller ball and I don’t have to dip my fingers into a pot.

Does it cover? Yes.

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GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller applied.

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GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller blended in.

As you can see, this color is a bit yellow in tone.  This may work better for you if you have more yellow in your skin.  Doesn’t work super well for me.  Also, I think it looks better on my hand than it ever does under my eyes because of the color issue.

When brought up to the lower lash line, this may crease.  To get around that or if you are drier around the eyes, apply eye cream before putting on GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller.

I keep a cheapie eye cream and this in my purse for a quick pick me up.

It does brighten up the eye area and makes you appear refreshed when applied just right.

Will I repurchase GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller?  Probably not.  There are a lot of products on the market that do similar and I am anxious to try them.

Have you tried GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller?  Do you like it>

~Anna