Clinique constantly knock it out of the ballpark when it comes to cleansers, a skincare staple that so many people overlook. A great cleanser is the way to kick off the journey to great skin, and not all are created equal.
The terms “allergy tested”, “fragrance free” and “dermatologist developed” are all a given when it comes to the beauty megabrand, and the latest releases I have tried from Clinique have been amazing to use and high performance to boot. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil hasn’t left my bathroom sink, and its solid counterpart - Take the Day Off Balm – has recently joined it there.
Now added to the mix is Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick, a highly portable version of the balm that makes the elusive smokey eye an absolute cinch even for novices.
A super delicate and smooth balm, it transforms into an oil to effortlessly remove what the brand call even the “boldest eye looks” (see Fei Fei Sun on the cover of Vogue Italia, above). The portable, quick fix stick allows for fast and easy touch-ups during the day as well as thorough makeup removal at night, and it feels so light and soft that you just know it isn’t dragging the delicate skin around your eyes.
Working to effectively remove everything from a simple shimmer to longwearing formulas, its clever formula contains moisturising agents that help remove makeup and aid in hydrating skin, especially the aforementioned super delicate, thin skin around the eye area. Perfect for travel and your handbag, it allows for targeted and clean touch-ups when changing looks - think liquid eyeliner muck ups, mascara fall out – as well as removal at the end of the day/night.
I have found that when you are using it to remove a small area of makeup, it is best to wet your fingertips a little after applying the product and then massage the whole lot in gently all around the particular spot. For full eye makeup removal, use Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover then rinse with warm water and lightly pat-dry afterwards. Magic.
Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick is available at Clinique counters nationwide and online at www.smithandcaugheys.co.nz and www.farmers.co.nz from July 18th 2016 for a suggested retail price of $48.00. Get in there ASAP!