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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Two Beauty Fails


As a beauty product addict I try out a lot of different products, even if there is something in a particular category that has already stolen my heart as a "holy grail". One of these products is Duo lash glue, (which is 20% off right now here) and even though I am very loyal to good ol' Duo I decided to try something new during my last lash application. I was in Atlanta with Blair, and saw that she was using a new lash glue, the Andrea Modlash Brush-on Clear Adhesive.  I was in her room getting ready and thought, "Well, I might as well try this instead of having to run back up to my room to get my Duo glue!" So, onto my lash the glue went and onto my eye the lash went, the end. 

Just kidding. Not the end. It was the beginning... of a fail product.

Stick with whatchu know, girl. This stuff was bad in every possible way for me. It stung, it crusted up at the corners of my eyes, and it was a b*tch to remove. There was nothing about this that I liked, except that it was clear from the beginning, whereas the duo is white and then dries clear (but I mean, seriously, that's not even a big deal). My eyes did not like this stuff, at all.

The other fail is also an eye product, in the form of eye makeup remover. I adore the CVS brand one that the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover is supposedly a dupe for, so when I ran out of it and wasn't near a CVS (hello, Walgreens!) I thought this would be the closest to what I know and love. It's not. 

The CVS knock-off is on a totally different level than this stuff. I do not like this. It doesn't work well and I don't like the texture. What confuses me most is that this is a double-layered product which you are supposed to shake, and yet it is oil-free. So what on earth is the oily substance? Someone please explain this to me - I am quite weirded out. Either way, I don't like the texture at all - it feels a bit rough and slimy at the same time, which is hard to explain but not nice to use.

I'll be using up the eye makeup remover but I won't be repurchasing it, but the eyelash glue... that's not going near my eyes again. My eyelids want to scream and run in the other direction when they see this glue based on how hard it was to remove my false lashes. 

Oh, and to make everything even better, I used these in combination... so I was removing my falsies (applied with this lash glue) with this eye makeup remover. Yikes. 

*Pours a glass of wine*

60 comments:

  1. I can't stand the neutrogena eye makeup remover, I don't understand WHY it works for people because it certainly doesn't work for me! Haha great post!

    Hug, Kiss, Makeup!

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  2. I hated the makeup remover too! It barely removed anything, much less waterproof mascara as it claimed. I used it up and I've vowed to never repurchase again!

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite

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  3. Bleh, sorry to hear these didn't work well at all!

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  4. You are such a down to earch sweet individual. I love to read your blogs as much as listen to you on youtube. Your career will be tremendous and you deserve it:-)

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  5. You are such a down to earch sweet individual. I love to read your blogs as much as listen to you on youtube. Your career will be tremendous and you deserve it:-)

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  6. AW I love that eye make up remover. But--I do just use it for after I use my Clinique Take the Day off balm and wash my face. Or I'll use it before if I have on super heavy eye makeup. Sorry you didn't like! :(

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    1. How do you like the Clinique Take the Day off balm?! Interested in trying this!

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  7. Shouldn't that say "kindergarten" not "kindergarden"?

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    1. I think she spelled it phonetically.

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    2. I think she spelled it phonetically.

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    3. I think it is right, it is actually derivated from the german word because a german scientist invent it :) I'm sorry if I am a nerd now :) I am a student psychology and I saw that in class :D

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    4. (so I mean it should be with a 't' and not a 'd' ;)

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  8. The Neutrogena eye make up remover works amazing on me! Maybe it's just a hit or miss with some people.

    Love you Elle!!

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  9. I didn't like that make up remover either it leaves such an oily residue on the skin and it stings soooo bad! What is with it!?


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  10. I liked the eye makeup remover better than the walmart brand. However I bought the Clean & Clear eye makeup remover and I love that alot more then either the Nutrogena one or the Walmart brand.

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  11. I disliked the Neutrogena one too! It felt so oily on my lids! :O I much prefer the CVS one :)

    http://cstephrun.blogspot.com/

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  12. I used that eye makeup remover, and was equally confused by the oily-ness of an "oil-free" product. Plus, I had a reaction to it, and my eye area was itching, burning, dry skin. Not fun.

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  13. I like the Neutrogena make-up remover, but I only use it before bed - you definitely can't apply makeup on top of it!

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  14. Sad to hear the lash glue stung your eye, i know how painful that is!

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  15. Hi Elle I like the Neutrogena brand but just not the eye make-up remover.
    I tried the Garnia 2 in 1 make up remover and even though it felt greasy/oily it removes waterproof make-up with ease.
    Thanks for sharing this post with us :)
    http://sassylittlenails37.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I love the picture for this blog, just made me smile!

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  17. LOL! I love how you wrote this. So funny :P

    - http://bookshelvesandvanities.blogspot.com/ -

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  18. I hate that eye makeup remover too! It doesn't remove my makeup at all it just makes my eyes feel covered in oil! it feels like it is repelling the mascara rather than breaking it down if that makes sense? Not a win for me at all!

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  19. I hate that eye removers as well. I'm using it as an all over remover to use it up fast. I hate how oily it is. I'm going to buy the CVS one next. I understand about the roughness, because I use a cotton ball that isn't rough but somehow was tearing up my skin when I uzed this remover. I also think it is contributing to acne. I have flare ups every time I use it. Gross! :'(

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  20. That lash glue sounds disastrous! Thanks for the honest reviews!

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  21. I didn't like that eye make up remover either. My FAVORITE is the pond's make up remover/cleanser. It gets everything off so easily, I'm never trying anything else again.

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  22. Hey Elle,
    I tried the eye makeup remover as well and didn't like it. However, it worked excellently to give my brushes a little clean! Maybe you can use up the rest that way? I just put a bit of it on a paper towel and swipe my brushes.

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  23. I hated the Nuetrogena one as well. It felt heavy and oily and just clingy to my eyes. It was a fail for me as well. I did get a full-sized sample of the Estée Lauder eye makeup remover and I heart it so much! It isn't heavy, it literally melts the mascara off my lashes and doesn't make my eyes feel heavy and oily. I'm a duo girl as well, I've tried anything else. Good to know that I should just stick to what I know.

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  24. I hated the Nuetrogena one as well. It felt heavy and oily and just clingy to my eyes. It was a fail for me as well. I did get a full-sized sample of the Estée Lauder eye makeup remover and I heart it so much! It isn't heavy, it literally melts the mascara off my lashes and doesn't make my eyes feel heavy and oily. I'm a duo girl as well, I've tried anything else. Good to know that I should just stick to what I know.

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  25. Great Review Elle!

    http://evithefashionista.blogspot.ca/

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  26. Those products sound really bad; definitely won't be purchasing them. You're so funny Elle! Love you <3 xx

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  27. Why is a good makeup remover so HARD TO FIND?!
    It's so difficult!
    Any recommendations?
    xoxo,

    http://www.berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk

    PS.Love the animations! :D

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    1. She said she likes the CVS one. I've tried it and it's pretty good and not too expensive.

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    2. The Lancome "Bi-Facil" eye makeup remover is great in my opinion. Water proof mascara and liner truly melt off and the bottle lasts a long time! Check it out :)

      www.lindsandbells.blogspot.com

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  29. Elle, you should try using cleanse off oils to remove your make up! :) They remove my eye make up so well! And I've read everywhere that it works well for oily skin too because apparently the oil clings onto oils on your skin to remove it :)

    www.doseofsprinkle.blogspot.com

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  30. I just love how you wrte - so funny! And a good, honest post :)

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  31. Strange that in an older video about your daily routine, you claim that you love everything from neutrogena?

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  32. I agree! That makeup remover is just terrible! It feels all slimy and gross. And yet it supposed to be oil free.. >.> for a drugstore remover, I usually go for Almay's. Great post!

    Xx,
    E
    curiositydidntkillthiscat.blogspot.com

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  33. I will have to try the CVS eye make up remover, I love the Sonia Kashuk eye make up remover. It is the only one that doesn't burn my eyes.

    http://aclotheslook.com

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    1. might try that one when I run out of my current makeup remover! thanks for the recommendation :)

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  34. I love the Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover, but I HAVE always wondered why it separates if it's supposed to be oil free. Maybe the difference in why it works for some people and not others is the mascara you use? I use Maybelline Full and Soft.

    Great post as always, Elle!

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  35. Yeah, the makeup remover is kind of uncomfortable... it has Cyclopentasiloxane, which is a silicone, not an oil. but still is not water soluble...

    www.klimver.blogspot.com

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  36. I was just wondering myself what that oily stuff is if it's supposedly an "oil-free" makeup remover... I never really liked it, just used it to use it up... Oddly enough I watched one of your videos where you raved about the CVS brand and I was like "wow lemme get my hands on this" but (like yourself) I didn't have a CVS near me... I got the neutrogena one and I was NOT impressed... Barely took off my regular mascara let alone waterproof!! I will have to try the real CVS one though, glad I saw this post! Thanks Elle! :)

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  37. I hate that makeup remover, too! It's so oily-feeling and ineffective. I ended up giving it away because I couldn't stand it!

    xx
    http://simplebeautytalk.blogspot.com/

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  38. My favorite eye makeup remover is Lancomes! Works great!

    www.lindsandbells.blogspot.com

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  39. Not to mention that it claims to be oil-free and yet it still kinda feels oily and you're right, WHAT ARE THE LAYERS??? freaks me out too! Although I don't like it, it didn't sting for me. YAY
    xx Phoebe

    http://phoebeevelynlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  40. OMG you have such a beautyful blog :3 would you like to follow each other ? let me know ^.^ kisses
    http://mysecretkawaidream.blogspot.it/

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  41. I love Duo eyelash glue as well- glad I read this! I always try different things too even when I love a product, won't be doing that with lash glue. Love your blog and your honest reviews, Elle!

    Greetings from Germany!

    Kate
    kateberlinsays.blogspot.com

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    1. Duo eyelash glue is absolutely the best! Girls I just started a youtube channel check it out maybe? I just have 56 subscribers so some more could be encouraging :) www.youtube.com/preppyandrea94 www.blogger.com/shineonbyandrea

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  42. I didn't like that eye remover either. It made my face feel so greasy, and it wasn't very effective!

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  43. I used to hate that Neutrogena makeup remover as well. It's definitely still not my favorite, but here are some tips to get the most effective use out of it:

    Put a good amount of product on a cotton pad - hold the pad over your eyelid for a few seconds - basically long enough to allow the product to penetrate the eye makeup. Then GENTLY swipe from side to side. I find that if I take this approach - the makeup just sort of slides off. If I am rough at ALL or try to rub too vigorously then no makeup comes off and I end up just hurting my eyelid! Definitely still leaves a greasy finish (what IS that?) but makes it tolerable until you use it up!

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  44. I used to use that eye makeup remover and it was very greasy...

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  45. Hey :) How do you edit your pictures? I love your blog! <3

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  47. The oily stuff is probably silicone based, this product has two in it cyclopentasiloxane and cyclohexasiloxane. Some silicones are, like oil, less dense than water. Love this post it's so well written and funny.

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  48. I can't tell the difference between the neutrogena one and the cvs one. They both work totally fine for me... but I am also disturbed that it feels oily and yet is oil-free! How does that work?!?

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