Amie Bright Eyes – Very Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 18 - 2010

My name is Charlotte and I’m a mascara-a-holic.  And a khol-a-holic… and an eyeshadow-a-holic.  You get the picture right?

The day I leave the house without mascara as a bare minimum, is the day I leave the house in 6×2 box.

Again, I’m painting it vividly for ya.

This means that come bedtime… I need my cleansing oils and I need them to work.  They generally work well, but I still keep a bottle of eye makeup remover in my arsenal to swipe over any leftovers.

Since my Bioderma Sensibio ran out, I’ve been using the Boots Botanics dual phase one that is generally adored and worshipped across the blogosphere.  It’s good… I’ll give it that, but it leaves a residue… a film.  The last thing I want post-cleansing is a film of oil on my eyelids.

I was sent the Amie Bright Eyes Gentle Eye Make-up Remover a little while ago and it’s well and truly taken up residence as my go-to remover ever since.

It has a water-like texture, similar to my beloved Sensibio.  Unlike the Bioderma, this is scented… and will sting if you get it in your eyes.

Unlike the Bioderma, it’s easily accessible in the UK.

I dispense a good few shakes onto a cotton pad, giving it a liberal soaking and then simply hold against my closed eyelid for around 30 seconds.  I apply a bit of pressure with my fingertips to ensure that the product is making contact with the makeup.  Once I get bored (which, let’s face it… is probably far less than 30 seconds) I give a few gentle downward swipes and stare in amazement at it’s effectiveness.

I should, at this point… tell you that I don’t wear waterproof mascara.  Waterproof cream eyeshadows?  Yes.  Mascara… no.  This may make a huge difference to it’s effectiveness for you.  For me?  I’m happy to recommend it.

The above shows removal of khol eyeliner and a good dose of mascara.  Notice that there aren’t any ‘swipe’ tracks because the product had already dissolved everything before I’d gotten that far!

I feel that after such a glowing review, I want to redress the balance a touch and simply reiterate 2 things.

1. This does sting if you get it in your eyes.  If you have very sensitive eyes, this may not be for you, I really recommend getting your hands on some Bioderma Sensibio if sensitivity is your major concern.

2. I don’t own a waterproof mascara to trial this on.  I don’t have watery eyes and I hate swimming pools and sad films.

I’ll be picking up another bottle when this one runs out.  Until I can beg, steal or borrow some more Sensibio that is ;)

Amie Bright Eyes Very Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (£4.75) is available from John Lewis, Waitrose and online at Amie Skincare


12 Responses to “Amie Bright Eyes – Very Gentle Eye Makeup Remover”

  1. I tried this a while ago after reading Yinka’s review and really liked it. When I went to pick up another bottle though I found that Boots and Superdrug don’t seem to have it anymore – sad days. Picked up the Botanics one instead and yes – way too much residue. Not a fan. Will need to look in John Lewis and hope they have it!x

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  2. GrumpyTart says:

    I’m obviously missing the point here but I just use Nivea Visage facial wipes and they remove everything including waterproof mascara. I gave up using a separate eye makeup remover when I started using them

    And BTW, I hate you, you’ve got fab eyelashes that could get away with no mascara!

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  3. Rhamnousia says:

    You were doing well until you said they sting.

    I never seem to get on with liquid removers, I don’t think I know how to use them. I don’t want to press a soaked cotoon wool pad against my lid because the liquid seeps into the eyeball and I don’t get my lashes clean enough rubbing the pads under them so liquid removers get a big no no from me.

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  4. nicolajones says:

    Hi Charlotte!

    I emailed a week or so back re. the Naked palette – thanks for the advice…that will be fine, time-wise, so I’m happy!

    Just leaving a comment cos I’m in France until mid-Sept, and would be happy to custom purchase some Bioderma for you ;o)

    Just drop me an email if you’re keen!
    Nic

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  5. Ooo I’ll look out for this! What Nail polish o you have on. I like the rainbow sparkle!

    Emma :)xx

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  6. Rae says:

    Awww, this is SO cute! (Yes, I just got distracted by the packaging… of a makeup remover…)

    But seriously, it’s adorable! And it does sound lovely ;)

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  7. Jan says:

    I too like the Bioderma, not tried this, but good liquid eyemakeup removers in UK I’ve tried which don’t irritate my sensitive eyes are Body Shop Camomile, and Gatineau floracil. Have to agree with Grumpy Tart – look at those eyelashes!

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  8. Meeta says:

    I managed to get 3 bottles from Superdrug for 50p each on clearance before they stopped stocking them. It is a strange remover in that sometimes it stings my eyes, sometimes it doesn’t. Odd. Nevertheless a very good remover.

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  9. Bevi says:

    Well you’ve made me happy twice today – first the Urban Decay Black Palette and now this. I’ve been looking for a good eye make up remover that is cruelty free and preferably BUAV approved and you’ve handed it to me on a plate. And VERY easy for me to get hold of. Thank you. :)

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  10. Julia Arenas says:

    If it’s going on my eyes I can’t afford sting…hopefully they release an unscented one? I’m an artist, need to take care of my eyes…

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  11. Lillian says:

    I’ve heard lots of good reviews about this and yours makes it sound great! Sadly i have sensitive eyes so this probably won’t be good for me :(

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  12. Carla says:

    Hi,

    Do you know if Bioderma is Cruelty Free? Want to try it, but really want to stick with companies that don’t test n animals.

    Cheers!

    C

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