Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Review: W7 City Slicker Eye Make-Up Remover*

I was recently sent a few W7 bits and pieces to try out, one of which was their City Slicker Eye Make-Up Remover*; I wasn't even aware W7 did any skincare products so I was pretty keen to see how this would fare in terms of removing tough waterproof mascara without stinging my sensitive eyes! The packaging of this product is very basic; a clear plastic bottle with a white screw cap, and very minimal details printed on the label: "Shake well before use. Apply eye make-up remover to cotton wool. Removes all eye make-up including waterproof products." So, er, that didn't give me much in the way of expectations!
W7 City Slicker Eye Makeup Remover
[Ingredients: Aqua, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane/Cyclohexasiloxane,
Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol/Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA.
May contain: CI 61565, CI 42090 (FD&C Blue 1).]
The product itself is a bright blue in colour, consisting of a oil/water mix which combines when you shake the bottle prior to using. I've been soaking a cotton pad with the liquid, pressing against my eye for 10-15 seconds, then wiping away before repeating on the other eye. I've found that it easily removes all traces of eyeshadow, and the majority of my mascara is also removed; I'm currently alternating between Benefit's They're Real!, which is notoriously difficult to removed, and a waterproof Max Factor mascara, which is removed almost completely by this product. Any last traces are easily removed with my regular cleanser. I do find that City Slicker leaves a slightly oily feeling to my eye area, but again once I've cleansed my face properly this is no longer a problem. I haven't found it to irritate my eyes or sting at all, which is an obvious bonus!
I've really struggled to find stockists of this product, although I have found it on eBay and on Amazon at £3.99 for 140ml; at that price I think it's pretty good value as this size bottle will last me around two months, but I don't see myself going to the hassle of re-ordering it when it's no better than the Garnier product I was using previously, which is much easier to find! It's by no means a bad product, it just isn't readily available enough for me to continue using it.
Have you tried W7's Eye Make-Up Remover? Did you know the brand offered skincare products? What are your thoughts on using budget brands like this on an area as delicate as the eyes?

xo
[*This product was provided for review purposes; as always, all thoughts are 100% my own.]

7 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting product, if it can get the majority of They're Real! off then I'd say you're on to a winner!

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    1. That was pretty much my thoughts! :) xo

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  2. This sounds nice...I find it so hard to get my eye makeup off with makeup removers, that I use cleansing oil before and then go in with regular makeup remover to get off what cleanser didn't remove.

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    1. Cleansing oil is pretty good for removing eye makeup! This is just specifically designed for the job so I guess you don't have to worry so much about it stinging etc. :) xo

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  3. That's such a good price for the amount of product you get :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  4. Ohh this products sounds great and is so reasonable too! Lately i have found removing my makeup such a chore lately, so any product that can help me remove my makeup quicker and a lot smoothly is one i would like to give a try :)

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  5. I love W7 products.. they're always such amazing quality. I ordered a load of their products the other day, I can't wait to try them xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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