'Tis the season of smokey eyes, late nights and panda eyes in the morning. When you come home from a night out it's sometimes too tempting to skip the makeup removing process. Then for the times I am good and head to the Micellar water or hot cloth cleanser I normally forget how many extra layers of mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow that I have on that I do a rubbish job and still look like I've been given a black eye in the morning. Because I wear extended wear contacts, which means I sleep with them in, and they can react to any eye makeup left on over night I wanted to make sure I had something to help me out. Red, sore and watery eyes aren't a good look at the best of times and especially not at Christmas with all the parties and socialising.
Lots of skincare is on offer at Boots at the moment and the Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover was less than £2. It had mostly 5 star reviews and is a brand I tend to trust so I bought it at the start of the month ready to tackle my They're Real mascara and eyeliner combo. It's such a gentle make-up remover and doesn't take much rubbing because it dissolves everything in just a few seconds. It doesn't take much, just a quick dribble onto a cotton pad with the handy little bottle that stops me making an absolute mess. It does have an oily texture but there isn't an oily residue left behind. You do need to remember to give it a good shake to mix it all up so that the oil phase works with the aqueous phase meaning your make-up is removed with a gentle, caring protection. It definitely works and is 100% safe with my contact lenses.