Name: All Mascaras! Complete Eye Makeup Remover
Brand: Helena Rubinstein
From Helena Rubinstein’s website:
All mascaras! instantly removes all types of make up through a gentle cleansing.
What I liked:
– removes all traces of makeup quickly and effectively
– gentle, doesn’t irritate eyes
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– the price
Every time I go shopping, I’m always drawn to the Helena Rubinstein counter. I like their simple yet modern packaging. Everything looks so elegant and sophisticated! But the products are very expensive so I always walk away empty-handed. I guess I’m too scared to fall in love with a product that I know I can’t afford to repurchase.
That’s exactly what happened with this makeup remover. I purchased it as part of a set containing also Glorious Mascara and a sample of Collagenist Eye Zoom with pro-Xfill eye cream for €27.99. I couldn’t resist the offer but I’m now wondering what I’ll do once the makeup remover runs out. It’s the best eye makeup remover that I have ever tried but I can’t neither afford nor justify spending so much for it *sighs*.
The makeup remover is bilayer. One layer contains cleansing oils and the other an aqueous solution. Therefore, you need to shake it well before every use. This is effective at removing all traces of makeup, including waterproof mascaras, with just a couple of wipes.
The remove is very gentle. It doesn’t irritate, sting or burn my eyes and would be suitable even for people with sensitive skin or those who wear contact lenses.
I like the packaging: simple but pretty. The light blue bottle has a gold and white screw cap. It is see-through so you can see how much product is left in it.
The main solvents used in the product are isododecane, which removes makeup and has a weightless feel on skin, and Cyclopentasiloxane. It is a silicone that has emollient properties. Like all silicones, it is easily spreadable and gives a silky & slippery feeling to the touch, but can cause mild skin and eye irritation.
Overall, this is an excellent eye makeup remover. It removes all traces of makeup in just a couple of swipes and is very gentle on the eyes. However, it is very expensive.