12.19.2014
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Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover
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4 fl. oz. for $6.99
Category:Skin Care > Makeup Removers > Eye Makeup Removers
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a very good dual-phase eye-makeup remover that also happens to be exceptionally gentle and fragrance-free. It works quickly and efficiently to remove all types of makeup, including waterproof mascara. The price is great, too!

Claims

Instantly dissolves every trace of eye makeup, even long-wearing foundations and waterproof mascaras, while gently conditioning your lashes.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Panthenol, Poloxamer-184, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride

Brand Overview

L'Oreal Paris At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly prices; good makeup removers; wide assortment of self-tanning options; one of the best, most comprehensive makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in almost every category; the mascaras are a tough act to follow.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas; many of their skincare formulas contain problematic amounts of fragrance and/or other irritants; exaggerated anti-aging claims.

L'Oreal's extensive makeup collection retains its stature as one of the better selections at the drugstore, though they have stiff competition from Revlon and, in some cases, sister company Maybelline New York. In recent years L'Oreal has made significant strides with foundation shades, powder textures, concealers, and, of course, superlative mascaras that rarely fail to impress. Their lipsticks are excellent and you will find many L'Oreal makeup products have a Lancome counterpart, and that the differences are minor—if there are any at all.

L'Oreal's displays in many drugstores reflect better-organized products and shade categories (though testers are still scarce). Given the number of lipsticks they sell, it only makes sense to put them in color families so consumers have a better shopping experience. Their True Match products are also sensibly laid out, but the rest of the foundations aren't as organized, likely due to the smaller selection of shades. Speaking of foundations, L'Oreal has made further strides by offering more that provide sufficient UVA protection. Revlon still has the edge for consistently launching impressive foundations with sunscreen, but at least L'Oreal is (finally) catching up.

The bottom line is that every category of L'Oreal’s makeup has some winning (and in some cases, benchmark-setting) products.

Unfortunately, despite the brands’ enormous presence in the beauty industry, L'Oreal's moisturizers and treatment products are a nearly all unremarkable and repetitive. When it comes to moisturizers or serums, just about anything from Dove, Olay, Neutrogena, or Aveeno is preferred. L'Oreal does well with most of their cleansers, along with scrubs and self-tanning products, but given the widespread availability and financial resources of this line, they could be doing so much more. The good news is their makeup has made major strides and now ranks as the best overall color collection at the drugstore—imagine the results if their skin care followed suit.

For more information about L'Oreal, call (800) 322-2036 or visit www.loreal.com or www.lorealparisusa.com.

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06.01.2015
The best drugstore remover

I hold this on my eye for a few seconds with a cotton pad and the most stubborn make-up is a breeze to remove. It's gentle on my skin with no oily or creamy residue.

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KT L.
04.04.2015
the best

easily removes matte foundation and rinses off!!

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SUSAN T.
02.26.2015
proven product

removes every trace of eye shadow, liner and mascara - no rubbing needed - this is a favorite

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n
01.09.2015
Good; not great

This was a good drug store option, however it still doesn't perform as well as the Mary Kay eye make up remover I'd been using for years. I felt I had to use a lot of product and rub excessively to remove my mascara. Good if you're in a pinch, but there are better performing options out there.

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Melinda m.
01.09.2014
Love it

I absolutely LOVE this make up remover. I've been using Revlon's Colorstay Overtime mascara. It is more then tenacious to take off and I had a sample of Paula's Gentle Touch make up remover that I tried. For me Paula's didn't touch the mascara. L'Oréal's Artiste DID. I have had no issues with getting the top on or off.

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Peggy F.
02.01.2013
Good but the safety lis impossible

Unlike other removal bottles this one has a safety lid much like a prescription bottle. However, it's much worse. Once you close it tightly to ensure it doesn't leek during travel it's impossible to open again. I tried everything and finally had to throw it away. It's a shame because it's a good product.

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