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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Review: Annabelle Eye Makeup Remover Cloths

Annabelle is by far one of, if not the, best drugstore brands on the market (and it's Canadian!) so I was intrigued when I received an email yesterday showcasing a few of their new Summer items. I went into Shopper's today to have a look-see. I was specifically looking into the eye makeup remover wipes (review to follow) as they claim to remove waterproof products. The creme remover I am currently using is great, but doesn't get all of the waterproof stuff off. I was also thinking of picking up a few waterproof smoothliners, but I didn't see them. I'm going to look again tomorrow, as I have to go back because my optimum points didn't go onto my card. Grr. Anyway, on with the goods:
Annabelle eye makeup remover pads: two packaged together
From package: "Annabelle Eye Makeup Remover Cloths lift away eye makeup in one quick step; hypo-allergenic cloths are suitable for sensitive eyes, easily dissolve long-wearing and waterproof makeup and are fragrance free." These cloths come packaged together in two 15 wipe packs instead of all 30 together. I think that is a marvelous idea, as it keeps the wipes sealed better, longer, thus you are less likely to end up with dry wipes. The Annabelle website has the suggested retail price as $8.95, but at Shopper's I paid $9.99 (works out to $0.33 per cloth.)
Before (inset) and after
When I opened the package, I was a little surprised at how small they are, but then I remembered that they are just for your eyes, so really they are rather generous. The package says that they are fragrance free, but to me they have a really pleasant sweet smell, almost like almond. To the touch they do not feel very moist, but they did a great job removing my makeup. The mascara that I wore today was waterproof but my liner was not (I think most of it had melted away anyway...) The wipes removed everything. There was not a single bit of mascara left. I specifically used the wipe on my lower lash line (as close to my eye as possible) and there was no stinging, watering, or general "ouchies." I was even able to use one cloth for both eyes. At first I didn't think that the wipe was damp enough, but I flipped it over and had no troubles getting everything off my other eye. I am really pleased with these wipes and will definately keep them on hand for waterproof makeup.

2 comments:

  1. oooo! i love annabelle as well! i've been needing to find a new makeup remover lately as mine (from marcelle) is slowly running low... but i wear covergirl's lashblast in the waterproof formula.. which is pretty much the toughest thing to get off haha. i wonder how these would work! definately need to hunt these down :D thanks for posting!

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  2. No prob! Thanks for reading :D
    I have yet to try lashblast, but I am thinking I will have to as I have heard good things.

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