Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Review

Product Claim: Totally tugless, two-way makeup remover speeds the departure of hard-to-remove eye and lip makeups. Dissolves and “lifts away” long-wearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. Non-irritating, non-stinging. Ophthalmologist tested. Appropriate for contact lens wearers.Allergy tested and 100% fragrance free. For all skin types, Clinique’s website.

I have gotten this in a sample size of 30ml which would last 6 months upon opening. It’s pretty handy when it comes to traveling since it’s a small bottle with protective-bottle-lid-lock. What I meant in about the protective-bottle-lid-lock is you have to press down the lid then twist to open. I find that this function is pretty useful as it doesn’t spill easily from the bottle. There’s no ingredients listing on the bottle neither any information of it from the website. Maybe the full sized would have it.

However, the bottle doesn’t have any stopper to control the amount of the product. So, one may easily over-poured it and I was one of them when I first used it. Over-poured = wastage. It a clearly shows two separate forms of liquid in the transparent purple bottle, one part maybe oil. This shows the purity of the product and just need to shake well before using.

This is the result of me using it. I know it pretty much looked quite disgusting here but this is one good product. Such a small amount that able to remove all my make-ups. Again, I would like to remind everyone, how much of the product needed is depends on how much make-up you use. I made use of the front and back of the facial cotton. It removes my make-up pretty well almost everything except for stubborn waterproof mascaras especially heavily coated on the lashes. Not that I’m saying that it doesn’t remove it but just not clean enough. Only about 95% is removed. To work the product over my face, I don’t have to scrub it in because it gently removes all the make-up.

It’s very moisturizing and not too oily. I have oily, acne-prone skin. The oiliness matter is at a very minimal level. Although it claim that it is 100% fragrance free, I can smell baby oil from the bottle but the smell doesn’t really bother me because after using it the smell eventually went off. It doesn’t cause any irritation or sting my skin. There was a couple of times, I over-poured the product and my facial cotton was very wet but I used it anyway. The product gotten into my eye and totally doesn’t cause any problem. It doesn’t irritate my eyes, I just felt like something went into my eye and a few minutes later that feeling is gone. Even though I have too much product on my face, it doesn’t really feel too oily.

Comes with protective-bottle-lid-lock
Small amount to remove most make-up
Not too oily
No irritations or stinging
Doesn’t irritate eyes

No stopper to control product amount to be used
Not all the make-up are removed
Not 100% fragrance free

My rating: 4.5/5

Traclyn Yeoh
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  1. I love this eye make up remover, it’s one of my HGs. But it’s too expensive to keep up with, since I go through them so quickly. So I’ve changed over to Garnier Clean Sensitive 2in1 Waterproof Makeup Remover, and it’s excellent stuff.

  2. I’ve been using my L’Oreal eye makeup remover for quite some time, and soon I’m gonna use the one I got from Etude House.. Perhaps when I’ve run out of it I would give this a try 😀 Of course when my wallet is not protesting 😛

  3. @orilovesdurian – Since it’s an over-the-counter product, I doubt it’s affordable anyways. So, I’ve sort of don’t use it all the time to remove my make-up. I still have other removers.

    @Shuu – If you can afford this I don’t see why not. It’s quite a good product. I heard good reviews on Etude House’s. Maybe one day I should try it.

    @LyNn – Yeah, it’s OTC product. For sure to be expensive. I have facial make-up removers and only used them when I’m incredibly tired.

    @Cyndi – Clinique does give me a good impression for now. You should give this a try if you can afford it.

    @J-Ye Loh – Hey girl, thanks for stopping by here. Yeah, I’m currently a beauty addict. Hope to see you around more often!

  4. Hmmm im after a new makeup remover and this sounds like a real gem. One thing that id like to know though is how would this be with sensitive skin? 

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