I'll admit it, I rarely buy own brand skincare products. I also rarely buy eye makeup remover, preferring to dissolve my eye makeup with a good dose of oil cleanser. When a beauty therapist recommended Waitrose Pure Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, though, I had to buy a bottle and try it out.
At a very wallet friendly £1.94 a bottle, the packaging is basic and functional. The product within, though, is surprisingly good. It's a thin, slightly cloudy liquid, with very little discernible scent, and rubbed gently over the eye with a cotton pad, it effectively removes eye makeup. Granted, you'll have to apply a bit more pressure for waterproof formulas, and ultra waterproof products may not come off cleanly, but for normal eye makeup, it works a charm. The eye area is left feeling cool, clean and refreshed, with no residue and absolutely no stinging at all. Even with oil cleansers, I'm sometimes left with eyelashes that feel like they've still got a bit of mascara clinging to them, but with this remover, my eyelashes are left absolutely clean and soft.
Overall, this is a gem of an eye makeup remover, and one I'll definitely repurchase. At £1.94, it's perfect for the smallest of budgets, too, leaving more money in your wallet for high end lipstick - works for me!
If you'd like to try Waitrose Pure Gentle Eye Makeup Remover for yourself, you'll find it at Waitrose and Ocado, where 200ml will cost £1.94. What do you think? Tried this yourself? Already got a favourite budget eye makeup remover? Let us know in the comments!