As I discussed in my post last week, I occasionally like to go for easy options and different alternatives when it comes to my skincare and makeup routines. Today, I’m reviewing the Boots Eye Make-Up Remover Pads from their Essentials range, which you can buy for £1.50 each. I have three little pots of these, from when they were advertised on a 3 for £3 deal a few months ago.
I don’t really care about using this for their intended purpose, since I’ve been using my L’Oreal Micellar Makeup Remover as my actual makeup remover product. However, since I do like to test out products on the back of my hand before I use them – like my gel eyeliner or when I swatch products for my blog posts, these makeup remover pads are great to use instead of using an entire makeup wipe to remove one tiny bit of makeup from the back of my hand.
The product is basically thin pads soaked in makeup remover, and if you were to use it for its intended purpose, I would suggest placing them over the eyes for a few seconds so the makeup remover can melt down the makeup, then very gently start to swipe the pads over the eyes to clean the makeup off. I will warn you: it will take some time to clean the eyes completely, and you can enjoy the not-so hot mess after the makeup remover has started working. These are literally soaked through in makeup remover, so even on my hand, it leaves a lot of residue once it’s been used.
However, I don’t use these makeup remover pads for that purpose at all, as I’ve already mentioned. I find these are useful for cleaning up after writing blog posts so I’m happy to keep this little pot to the side on my desk.
As a product, it’s one of those “unsung heroes” of sorts, as it’s not the kind of product you really think much of. If you’re a fellow blogger, you may find these really useful, especially as they’re super cheap. Like I mentioned before, these do leave a slightly greasy residue after you use them, so tissues are useful for cleaning up the worst of it, but otherwise I don’t have many complaints. You can easily take advantage of these as a travel or on-the-go in your bag, although I don’t think I’ll use them for that purpose myself.
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