Botanics kindly sent me some products over the past few months, and I am finally getting round to giving them a proper review (Is proper even a word? I’m going to use it anyway). Keep reading to find out what I think about the Botanics all bright soothing eye makeup remover.
I posted about me using the eye makeup remover over on my Instagram stories (now available to watch in my highlights) and I got a positive response. I asked you guys if you would like a more detailed review, and the mass vote was yes. How could I say no eh?
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I’ll be completely honest, at first I thought it was micellar water, so I went to town and poured it religiously on my cotton pad. Mistake number one! Less was definitely more. I had to shake the bottle vigourosly to mix the contents in the bottle, because it was a bi-phase product.
What is bi-phase?
Bi-phase products basically contain two separate formulas inside them that don’t mix well, and sit on top of each other instead of merging. But when you give the product a good shake, they merge enough to be used. This is the whole concept behind bi-phase products, which generally comprise of an oil based layer and a water based layer. This makes it easier for makeup removal because the oil would break down the products, and the water based would give a good clean and maybe moisturise. This would depend entirely on the ingredients used, and formulas created.
What did it feel like?
Oily. I’m not 100% sure if it felt a bit grim because i’m not used to it, but it didn’t spark my fancy. I did use it on part of my face, and it felt a lot more comfortable. I think it’s just one of them products where you’d play around with how much to use till you find the perfect amount.
Would I use it again?
Yes, I do like that it has the two formulas inside, it saves me a step in my makeup removing routine where I’d first go in with coconut oil to break down my makeup. But, on the eyes it just felt a little much. From now on I’ll be using a lot less of the makeup remover, and focus on building it up instead.
What about it being ‘all-brightening’?
Well, it’s an eye makeup remover. I’m not expecting it to make any differences to be quite honest with you. I wouldn’t buy the product for this purpose, only for it’s bi-phase content and pretty packaging. If I wanted to focus on brightening my eye area, I’d use the Botanics All Bright Refreshing Eye Roll On, or the concentrate serum.
After using the product again, my opinion has slightly changed. It is still slightly oily for my liking, but it removed my eyeshadow like a dream! Mascara not so well, but after a few rubs my lashes were clean. Oily, but clean. I’ve understood the best way to use it is to hold the cotton pad soaked in the eye makeup remover on the eye, wait a while, then gently swipe (instead of going straight in and rubbing). For the price it’s a great product, it’s mainly organic and cruelty free!
What do you think of the range? Have you tried any of Boots Botanics products?
Just want to say a huge thank you to botanics for sending me these, I’m super grateful to try them out. Regardless of me receiving these products, all opinions are completely my own.
Lot’s of love,