If you’ve heard of Model in a Bottle it’s probably because of their signature product, the makeup setting spray. You also may have heard of their eyebrow sealer, which I’ve heard is absolutely amazing and a must have if you have an issue with your brow makeup moving. But have you heard of their eye makeup remover? I hadn’t, until I was gifted a bottle at The Makeup Show LA’s blogger preview event!
Always curious to try new makeup removers, I was extra intrigued because of the name. It’s called Super Gentle eye makeup remover. Normally I use Bioderma Crealine h20, and I’m a huge huge fan of micellar cleansers because they are SO gentle. I’ve tried other makeup removers that CLAIM to be gentle that aren’t, too. So how does Model in a Bottle’s makeup remover stack up?
Pretty darn well, actually. It definitely lives up to its gentle claim. It’s extremely gentle on my sensitive eyes. They claim it’s safe for contact users and I could see how that is true because it’s so mild. It looks and feels like water, but removes makeup and mascara much easier. ;) The only thing it had a little trouble with (or rather, I had trouble with while using it) is removing Stila Smudgestick eyeliner. However, that shit stays even on my waterline; it’s TOUGH to remove with anything, it wears so well.
The packaging is a clear plastic bottle with a pump that locks and unlocks easily. A+ for that locking and unlocking pump – you won’t need to worry about chucking it into your kit and having it open up etc. The one downside to the packaging is that if you wanted to dip a q-tip in and use that to scrub at your pesky waterproof eyeliner, you’d have to unscrew the whole top off. Pretty small downside though compared to all the positives.
Water(Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Chamonilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativas (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Algae Extract, Mugwort ( Artemisia Vulgaris) Extract, Citric Acid, Methylparaben
Overall, I’m a fan! I’ve been using it quite often lately and I am definitely glad to have it in my arsenal. Model in a Bottle products are available from Model In A Bottle and Amazon as well as specialty retailers such as Naimies. The 4 oz bottle is $14, made in the USA, and not tested on animals.