I recently bought the MAC Gently Off Eye And Lip Makeup Remover because I was having such a hard time removing my Fasio Ultra Curl Lock Mascara (see review here). I read great reviews of this product online about how it works wonderfully for removing waterproof eye makeup. Let's see if the MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is stronger or if Fasio Ultra Curl Lock Mascara is tougher!
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What is the MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover made of?
This product is half oil half water so you have to shake it well before using. The picture above is the after. The picture below is before shaking. As you can see, there are 2 separate layers:
Does it get the job done?
I have to say I am pretty disappointed by the MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover. The review online seems to praise this as the best waterproof makeup remover out there. However, it still doesn't beat the Fasio mascara! It only gets 60% of the mascara off. The remaining I still have to go through my regular Shiseido Perfect Whip Foam Cleanser to get the job done. It's only worth a 2.5/5.
The MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover does burn my eyes slightly once it got into my eyes; although I quickly wash it off under running tap water and it's fine. I found lotion eye makeup remover is normally more gentle than these oil/water based formula. Since it doesn't cause too bad burn to my eyes, I give this 3/5.
I call this the P/E ratio (not to be mistaken for price-earning ratio for you financial geeks out there!). Basically it is about how effective the product is relative to its price. When I write a review, I hope it is as useful to my readers as possible. As always MAC items are pretty reasonably priced. This MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover costed me less than $30. However since it only gets 60% of the makeup removed, I don't think it's worth the full $30. I give this 2.5/5 as well.
Will I buy it again?
Probably not as I rarely use water-proof makeup and I probably won't get the Fasio mascara again. I am not a fan of this product as it does only a so-so job. Anyways I hope you like this review! If you have any better waterproof eye makeup remover that is better this MAC Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover please let me know!! Thanks! Note: I have a few guest bloggers coming up so stay tuned! Also if you are interested in becoming a feature blogger on my site and for me to write a guest post on your blog, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org!
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