05.08.2013
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Instant Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
$18
Expert Rating
Community Rating (1)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:05.08.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

This is an effective, lotion-y eye makeup remover that, true to claim, easily removes waterproof makeup, including mascara. The numerous mineral ferments this contains reinforces this brand’s love of all things mineral but in truth they have little benefit for skin. Instead, the workhorse synthetic ingredients are what’s removing your makeup and leaving skin feeling smooth.

Although the formula is fragrance-free, it contains a couple of plants whose fragrant components may be problematic for use so close to the eyes (getting apple or kiwi juice in your eye stings). Without these potential troublemakers, this makeup remover would’ve earned our highest rating for its effectiveness. As is, it’s still worth considering yet, for less money, you can find gentler makeup removers.

Pros:

  • Removes all types of makeup easily.
  • Doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Contains a couple of potentially problematic plant extracts.
Community Reviews
Claims

Gently dissolve waterproof mascara and long-wearing eye makeup for perfectly clean lids and lashes with no greasy residue. This dual-action formula lifts away impurities without any tugging, pulling or stinging. A unique mineral complex plus naturally derived emollients keep skin moisturized while cucumber soothes the delicate eye area.

Ingredients

Isopropyl Isostearate, Water, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Poloxamer 123, PEG-32, PEG-6, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Water, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Trisodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

Brand Overview

Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.

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Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.