Wednesday, February 23

Nivea: The Eye Makeup Challenge

Can Nivea live up to the challenge of removing mascara, liner and shadow?

It's On!

The Challenge:
I've applied different eye products to my hand and after letting them dry for 20 minutes I am going to see whether or not Nivea Visage Extra Gentle Eye Make-up Remover can remove every last trace. I'm going to soak a cotton pad with the remover and gently swipe over my hand with the remover. Will it work?

The Products:
Here's a diagram of what I applied..

The Results:

Sleek's Eyeshadow:
 It took 9 swipes to remove, and only then had it just smudged. I seemed to stain my hand and didn't remove easily. 3/10

MAC Eyeshadow:
 This removed really easily in 2 swipes and left no staining. I didn't even have to rub to remove this! 10/10

No7 Eye Pencil:
 It took a lot of scrubbing to remove this eyeliner, and that involved tugging hard at my skin! It had still stained my skin after and I felt my skin was sore and red. 1/10

Benefit's Bad Gal Eyeliner:
 This was weird.. It felt like the top layer was removed easily but I had to do a bit of rubbing to get the rest off. It did take a lot of scrubbing and there was a clear stain. It wasn't half as bad as the No7 pencil though. 4/10

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara:
 I removed this simply and easily, in fact it removed straight away with no pressure at all. 10/10

No7 Mascara:
 I had to rub at this mascara a bit, a little too much for the eye area. It hadn't completely vanished either. 3/10

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara:
 This didn't fare too well. I had to literally crumble it away with the remover, and the area was very sore afterwards. However this mascara was waterproof! 0/10

On The Eye:

I also tried it on my actual eye makeup which was looking very worn-in after wearing it all day. I wasn't very pleased with the results, as my mascara had just been caused to flake and the eyeliner was hardly removed. They eyeshadow did remove quite easily though (MAC).



Do you know of any good eye makeup removers that can remove even the most waterproof mascara?


  1. Great challenge. Its crazy how some things are so easily removed while others stay on forever. I just started using Bioderma makeup remover. Its a little on the expensive side but it works really well. L'Oreal also has a really nice oil remover. Hope that helps.

  2. I used this Nivea one for a while and it doesn't remove all of the eyeliner/mascara from your eye!

    I find the Clarins Instant Eye Make Up Remover is the best one for removing waterproof mascara! :)


  3. Thanks for the review and pictures.:D

    Have you tried the M.A.C. Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover?:D Works like magic!

    ***** Marie *****

  4. I am loving the Botanics one at the moment ;) xx

  5. I know you don't have Sephora in the UK, but if you ever get the chance to travel to a country that does, I'd definitely recommend trying their waterproof eye makeup remover. Simple makes some great eye makeup remover too. xx


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