07.15.2013
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Clean Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
Rating
4 fl. oz. for $5.99
Category:Skin Care > Makeup Removers > Eye Makeup Removers
Last Updated:07.15.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This fragrance-free makeup remover is a simple liquid that works quickly to remove all types of makeup without leaving a drying residue. True to claim, this works without "harsh rubbing" and is suitable for all skin types. This missed our top rating due to the formula lacking soothing agents to make the process of removing makeup even better. Still, the price is right and this does its main job efficiently.

Pros:
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Removes all types of makeup with minimal effort.
Cons:
  • Formula lacks the soothing agents the best in this category have.
Claims
Oil-free, dual phase formula leaves no greasy residue. Quick dissolving power with no harsh rubbing.
Ingredients
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Decyl Glucoside, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, FIL D45113/1
Brand Overview

Maybelline New York At-A-Glance

Strengths: At least one excellent product (if not several) in almost every category; many excellent foundations; superior mascaras; inexpensive makeup brushes; some terrific concealers, powders, blush, and lip color options.

Weaknesses: Some of the foundations with sunscreen lack the right UVA-protecting ingredients; disappointing lip balms; the Great Lash mascaras tend to be mediocre to downright bad.

Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the world—it's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996 and that's when things really started getting much better. Both companies specialize in offering a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, and many of their foundations have the same strengths and weaknesses (smooth textures and finishes plus the inclusion of sunscreens that are often without much-needed UVA-protecting ingredients).

The powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor are impressive and inexpensive. Although L'Oreal remains the more sophisticated and refined of the two lines (and now they have credible products, not just sleek ads, to back this assertion), Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Price-wise, Maybelline is the least expensive of the L'Oreal-owned cosmetic lines (which also includes Lancome, Biotherm, Vichy, and Kiehl’s), and smart shoppers will note the similarities among brands that, with conscientious shopping, can really save you money without sacrificing quality or performance.

For more information about Maybelline New York, owned by L'Oreal, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.

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