Name: Gentle Two-Phase Make-up Remover Eyes-Lips
From Collistar’s website:
Safe and effective, eliminates rapidly all types of make-up, including waterproof, while at the same time moisturizing and giving a sensation of well-being to the eyelids with extracts of mauve and calendula. Made of two phases which get activated by shaking the bottle.
What I liked:
– removes all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara
– gentle, doesn’t irritate eyes
– doesn’t leave an oily residue behind
What I didn’t like:
– the bottle has quite a big opening so you can pour out more product than necessary
– the price
I do have a love/hate relationships with bilayer makeup removers. There’s no doubt that they are very effective at removing even the most stubborn and waterproof makeup, but most of them aren’t gentle enough for my sensitive eyes and sting them. So, I picked up a bottle of Collistar Gentle Two-Phase Make-up Remover Eyes-Lips, hoping it would really be as gentle as it claims. And it is. 🙂
Just like any bilayer remover, this too has an oily layer that removes makeup and a water solution to give a fresh feeling to the delicate eye area. All you have to do is shake the bottle, pour some of it on a cotton ball (be careful as the hole is quite big and you could accidentally pour more than necessary) and wipe off your eye and lips makeup.
All it takes is just a couple of swipes and every trace of makeup, including waterproof mascara and lipstick, is completely removed without leaving an oily residue behind. And as I mentioned above, it is so gentle that it doesn’t irritate eyes. I guess one of the main reasons why it is so delicate on the eyes is that it doesn’t contain a fragrance (products to be used on the eye area never should). All in all, it is a pretty effective makeup remover.
The only con is the price. At €18,00 (although you can often find it at a slightly discounted price) isn’t cheap but the bottle is big (150ml) and will last you for ages. My bottle is actually smaller (only 50ml) as it was part of a kit I purchased a few months ago that included some of the most popular products from Collistar at a bargain price. Collistar often includes this makeup remover in such kits so you can opt for one of those if you’re interested in giving this product a try.
Available at: Collistar counters
Collistar Gentle Two-Phase Make-up Remover Eyes-Lips is a gentle and effective eye and lips makeup remover that takes off all traces of makeup with just a couple of swipes. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind and it doesn’t irritate eyes. However, it is expensive and it’s also easy to pour out more product than it is necessary.