Size: 100 ml
What it claims: Removes durable mascara and eye makeup in one quick and easy step
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, water, hydrogenated polydecene, dipropylene glycol, alcohol denat, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, parfum, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, benzophenone-9, caprylyl/capryl glucoside, betaine, butylene glycol (and) water (and) portulaca oleracea extract, disodium EDTA, rosa centifolia flower water (and) alcohol denat, red 4, blue 1, yellow 5
Etude House Mascara Remover is just like any other eye makeup remover, despite the name only stating mascara. Like most eye makeup remover, it comes in a clear and rose biphase liquid. The size is travel friendly, 100 ml 😉 . The direction from the bottle says: After shaking bottle to mix oil & water layers, apply solution to cotton pad until wet. Apply wet pad to eye, hold for 10 seconds and then wipe to remove makeup.
I found that holding the cotton pad soaked with Etude House Mascara Remover for 10 seconds is not enough. I needed at least 20 seconds with a very gentle pat (do not rub your eyes too harsh, EVER!) before all of my eye makeup were completely removed. It did not feel too oily and my eyes were squeaky cleaned. There was not any black residue from mascara and eyeliner found after removal. Although the name states mascara, it removes my eyeliner way better than mascara :P, even the waterproof one.
I have one grip though about Etude House Mascara Remover. It did not perform as well as it claimed to be in removing waterproof mascara. I had a tough time removing my waterproof Covergirl Lash Blast. The mascara came off eventually, but it took longer than when I used L’Oreal eye makeup remover. Other than that, this eye makeup remover performs a good job :).
Etude House Mascara Remover has a slight flowery smell. I do not have problem with it as the smell is not too overwhelming. For those who have sensitive eyes, fret not, this eye makeup remover is pretty gentle. I have sensitive eyes, slightly strong chemicals will cause my eyes burning. Yet, after about a month using Etude House Mascara Remover, I never experienced any, so a big yay for that 🙂
Will I repurchase? I think I will stick to L’Oreal eye makeup remover as I tend to use waterproof mascara, but it is otherwise, I’d recommend to get this one.
Plus: affordable, travel-friendly, does not irritate skin, has a pleasant smell, completely removes eye makeup
Minus: requires a bit more work when it comes to waterproof mascara