Mascaras were evaluated for flaking, clumping, natural-looking finish, ease of removal and impact on contact lenses. Makeup removers were reviewed to find out if they conditioned the eyelashes, soothed under-eye skin, or left a film.
Cover Girl® LashBlast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara
“I liked this product a lot. It goes on easily and does not feel clumpy or heavy. I think it gives a natural finish and doesn't flake off. If I apply a couple of layers, my lashes look longer or thicker, but not goopy. I wear contact lenses and the mascara did not affect my contacts and came off easily with remover.
“I loved this product – the mascara is light and doesn't feel heavy once it's on. It stays on nicely in the pool and comes off easily with remover. I would buy this mascara in the future because I like the performance and feel so much.”
L'Oreal Voluminous® Million Lashes™ Waterproof Mascara
“L'Oreal Voluminous went on easily, made my lashes look great and stayed in place through a 75 minute hot yoga class which involved a lot of sweat and wiping my face with a towel.
“This mascara is just as effective as the original, non-waterproof version that I use every day! I applied in the morning while on vacation and never got the "raccoon-eye" look even after hanging out at the pool all day. It gives me thick, lush eyelashes while still allowing for a natural no-make-up look. Because it is so effective, it was a bit hard to remove but that is a drawback that I can deal with!”
“The L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara in waterproof is my new obsession! I love the brush; it fans out my lashes and leaves them looking full and lush. I don't get the "spider legs" look or clumping as I do with a lot of other mascaras out there and I've tried my share of them. There's no flaking and absolutely no rubbing off onto my eyelids during the day.”
Maybelline Volum' Express® The Falsies™ Black Drama Waterproof Mascara
“This mascara did give my lashes dramatic volume and length, which I loved... but not for a day at the pool. When I go to the pool or gym, I am looking for a more natural make-up look. I think this mascara would be perfect for the bride that is looking for a dramatic lash look that won't run when she gets emotional. This mascara did work well when applying a second coat. It did not flake at all. At the end of the day, it came off completely with no issue.”
“I really like the Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies waterproof mascara. The key to the falsies look and making your lashes look amazing is using an eyelash curler before applying. The waterproof mascara is great for keeping that bright-eyed, curled look last all day!”
Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
“The Neutrogena Towelettes are ideal for travel. It took off the mascara with a little work as well as the rest of my makeup and left my skin feeling clean and soft.”
“These are by far my favorite eye/face make-up remover! They have a very fresh scent and leave your skin feeling very clean and fresh with no residue. They are also very gentle as I did not lose any eyelashes even when applying a bit of pressure with use. The portable case also made it easy to travel with and does not require you to bring cotton balls/pads to apply it with.”
“I liked the soft feel and convenience of these wipes. I would definitely buy this product!”
L'Oreal® Clean Artiste Eye Makeup Remover for Waterproof and Longwearing
“I had preconceived notions that this remover would be too greasy, but was pleasantly surprised with how light it was. It removed eye makeup easily and allowed for me to control how much or little I want to use, depending on my makeup application that day. I always wash the remover off afterwards to remove any residue left behind this remover cleaned up well and left no traces.”
“I like this make-up remover. It is effective, not too oily and removed even the most stubborn waterproof mascara. After using this remover, I had to wash my face thoroughly so that I did not feel a residue. It did not burn my eyes and did not leave a film in my eyes.”
Almay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads
“I love the Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads! They're really gentle yet get the job done with a little scrubbing, particularly with waterproof mascara. They don't leave any residue, which is great! I would really like to see the pads a little bigger, as it takes two pads per eye, but other than that I definitely like this product.”
“This product would be very effective at removing the toughest make-up or even false lashes.”
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