I love wearing anything waterproof. From foundation to eyeliner to mascara. So if there's one thing in my makeup bin that I shouldn't run out of, it would be an eye makeup remover.
Last week, I was so happy to stumble upon this:
Wet n Wild Eye Makeup Remover
Whisk away the most stubborn mascaras, shadows,liners and shimmers.Hypoallergenic, Opthalmologist-testedSuitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
It's priced at Php180, but got it for only Php150 after the 20% off. Pretty much a good buy for an almost 90ml of product.
I sniffed, and it does smell like a bit of alcohol. But I still decided to get it.
Let's see how it fares. This is my eye with all the makeup gunk: eyeshadow primer, eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara
And this is after using the Wet n Wild eye makeup remover:
I put the damp cotton on my eye closed and let it stay there for 10-15 seconds. It didn't do anything much so I had to gently swipe the makeup off my lids. It was able to get rid of my eyeshadow. I tried removing my mascara by dabbing and brushing my lashes on the cotton, but it wasn't too successful.
I can say that yes, despite the extra effort to remove my makeup (swiping instead of just letting the damp cotton soften my eye makeup and eventually remove it with just little or no swiping), I can say that this is product is good. It's just that it doesn't really work as it promised. I am pretty much okay with that because I can always say that probably I just wear too much waterproof makeup, if not only for the burning and stinging sensation I've experienced from using this! Yes, the burning was so bad I had to wash immediately.
After two days, I decided to give it another try. Same thing. And yes, I wanted to kick myself so hard because why did I let myself go thru that burning feeling again. After washing, I checked on my eyes and saw a bit of swelling on the lids. My eyes were still stinging so I had to wash again and do cold compress. And then I decided to check online to see if somebody else has experienced what I went thru.
And whoa, most people did! I googled some more and found out that this product has been recalled in Canada last 2009 because of high bacteria levels. See article here.
Probably they changed the formulation or whatever, that's why it's still being sold here. But I don't care anymore. I just knew I had to stop using it, unless I want to go blind or I want my skin to burn. Good thing I didn't get it in my eyes. Geesh, I can't imagine.
So, yes I AM NOT recommending this. And next time, I will research first before buying anything. Sure this costs cheap...but if it will cost me my eyes, NEVERMIND.
Let me know if you've encountered the same thing. I'll continue looking for articles about this product later, and check if they indeed changed the formulation or they still continued to sell it despite the recall.
Oh well, some lessons just have to be learned the hard way.
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