Beauty Buys: Gentle and Effective Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Removers

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By Butterboom Writers  /  July 26, 2013

Our top picks for makeup removers in Hong Kong. So what eyemakeup removers do you use? We decided to do a bit of research on this beauty essential product to give you the lo-down on the best products in different price range.

Now the skin around the eye area is pretty delicate, which makes sense to invest in a separate makeup remover, especially if you’ve sensitive eyes as well. A dual-phase formula is thorough in removing heavy makeup like lash extensions and stubborn waterproof eyeliner and mascara.  The oil phase gently dissolves all traces of oils and pigments in the makeup while the aqueous or solution phase takes away residues and impurities.

Just give the contents a good shake before use so the two separate layers are mixed evenly. Soak with cotton pad and hold it down on makeup for at least 5 seconds, sweep it over and voilà, you end up with clean lids and lashes.

These are our favourite dual-phase eye makeup removers:

Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-up Remover

Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-up Remover HK$320/125ml. This product from Elemis is a blend of natural spring water and white flower extracts (white water lily and white peony to tone and refresh the skin), giving skin that soft, hydrated after-feel. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearer and very effective, just wipe and the makeup comes off. Available at Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 2918 1543.

Guerlain Secret de Pureté Bi-phase Eye and Lip Make-up Remover

Guerlain Secret de Pureté Bi-phase Eye and Lip Make-up Remover HK$425.50/125ml. If you feel an absolute need to splurge on a little something, this would be it. This top-of-the-range makeup remover wipes off makeup easily and contains crystal lotus flower as the key ingredient, which purifies and restores skin’s natural radiance while smoothening the appearance of fine lines. Available at
Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover

Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover HK$190/125ml. Going the natural, organic way? This product fits the bill. Organic ingredients include camomile extract, cornflower water and rose water, which all serve to soothe, relax, calm, soften, refresh and hydrate skin. Available at

bareMinerals Instant Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

bareMinerals Instant Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover HK$180/120ml. A unique mineral complex binds moisture to the skin while naturally-derived emollients helps condition it. The formula has a fruit-infused water blend of kiwi, apple and cucumber. It’s free of parabens, sulfates,  phthalates, synthetic fragrances and artificial oils. Available at Lane Crawford, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2506 1515.

No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-up Remover

No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-up Remover HK$99/100ml. For drugstore options, this is a product that cleanses without having to tug or pull, making it gentle not just on your skin but wallet too. It’s fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic and suitable for sensitive eyes. Contains pro-vitamin B5, a moisturising agent, as well as cornflower and watermelon extracts to soothe skin. Available at Boots outlets.

Bioré Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip

Bioré Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip HK$60/130ml. A great buy for budget beauties. Even though it’s the cheapest of the lot, it’s remarkably effective. The micro-cleansing formula contains hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated and conditioned. Besides this being extremely affordable, we like how our fingers and eyes stay relatively grease-free. Plus, it comes in a cute pink bottle! Available at Bonjour outlets.


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