Thursday, 19 June 2014

Review: Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Eye Makeup Remover

Hello everyone! Today I have a review of Isehan's Kiss Me Heroine Make Eye Makeup Remover, the 110ml bottle type. I have almost finished up this product so I thought I'd write a review on it.

productinfo 
Brand: Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make (just known as Kiss Me Heroine Make or just Heroine Make)
Name: Eye Makeup Remover
Price: £9-£10
Where to buy: eBay, Amazon (for a whopping £30), Rakuten, Sasa (Set with Long & Curl Macara and a mini bottle of Eye Makeup Remover)

Kiss Me Heroine Make has two eye makeup remover types - one in a mascara tube packaging that is specifically designed to only take off the Volume & Curl or Long & Curl Mascara-  it doesn't remove eyeshadow or eyeliner because it has a brush applicator to brush the remover onto your lashes only. The next type is the one I bought; a pink two-type remover in a pink bottle with 110ml of product in it.

I originally bought Kiss Me Heroine Make's Volume & Curl Mascara and read you should buy the remover with it. I was like 'Pffft, how long wearing can it be?!'. I was wrong...so wrong...I used my regular maekup remover, olive oil and baby wipes and the mascara would not come off. I tried to peel it off my lashes and only proceeded to pluck my eyelashes out. After about 5-6 tries of olive oil, baby wipes and foam cleanser, I finally got it off but I bought the remover online and put the mascara away until the remover arrived. Since then, I've found another remover that gets the mascara off; Etude House Real Art Cleansing Balm so if you have a cleansing balm like that already, like Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm or Verikos Deep Cleansing Balm, then you probably don't need the remover. If you don't have a heavy-duty makeup remover like that though, I highly suggest you buy either Kiss Me Heroine Make eye makeup removers along with the mascara.
packaging
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The packaging is super cute and pretty! It comes in plastic blister-type packaging with a blue card backing but is very easy to take out of the packaging, unlike some Western blister packaging where you could literally kill someone with the sharp plastic. The bottle is pink and has a diamond shaped top with the gold logo on the body of the bottle. It looks really cute and princessy on your dresser, but also kind of like a secret princess potion? Like it's a magic serum or remover that takes care of your skin!

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The remover is one of those separated two-type ones where you have to shake it up before use. The oil sits on top of the other ingredients so you have to mix it thoroughly before use.

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This is the size of the bottle in comparison to my hand. Again, it's 110ml and looks like it would last quite a long time but looks can be deceiving.
application

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Here's a photo of me at the end of the day, about to remove my eye makeup. I'm wearing the Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara here too but I'll take better photos for that review.

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Sorry for the super bad lighting; I only remove my makeup at night obviously so today's review features super yellow artificial light.

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I saturate two cotton pads with the remover. You use quite a bit of the product with just one use unfortunately - in order to get an effective removal of the mascara, you need the cotton pad quite saturated, a little dab won't do. I think it's the same with any liquid type eye remover. I soak the pad until it is wet on the other side too, so I can use both sides. I hold the cotton pads onto my closed eyes for about a minute and then start to wipe downwards multiple times.

Originally I only held the pads on for a second then started to remove the mascara - I was kind of annoyed because it still took a lot of wiping and rubbing my lashes between the cotton pad to remove the mascara, something I was trying to avoid by using a better makeup remover. The more gentle you can remove your eye makeup, the less you pull on your skin and can cause wrinkles or irritation as well as loss of lashes.

However, by holding the remover on your eyes for about a minute or so makes a lot of different. It really only takes 5-6 strokes downwards and outwards to remove your entire eye makeup; primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara, both upper and lower lashes. I then gently wrap the cotton pad around my lashes and pull off any remains but it's a lot gentler than my original method because the mascara is softer and easier to remove, so that you don't tug at your lashes.

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Here's the original side of the cotton pad. You can see my shimmer eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara all mixed into one...yummy...however, you can't see the mascara strokes individually so it really does melt all eye makeup off.

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This is the second side of the pad that I use for the remains. You can see there's not much extra makeup on there at all.

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Here's my makeup free eye after using the remover. This isn't after using a foam cleanser or anything afterwards, just the Heroine Make remover. You can see it gets all traces of makeup off!

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mythoughts
At first I thought this makeup remover was mediocre because I tried to remove the eye makeup and mascara immediately but you really need to let it sit on the eye for about a minute or so. After that, all traces of eye makeup are so easy to remove, it's a lot easier on your delicate eye skin and lashes. I've lost a lot less eyelashes using this remover than trying to struggle with my original one and the Volume & Curl Mascara.

However, something I forgot to mention is that the remover does not last long at all. I thought 110ml would last 2-3 months at least but it probably lasted about a month of using it 2-5 times a week. Like I touched on above, you need to saturate the cotton pad with the remover for it to be effective. This isn't the makeup remover's fault though, you have to do that with all liquid type eye makeup removers. However, because I have to order this online and it's £9, I feel it's inconvenient to use this all the time and cost ineffective. If I could pick it up in a local drugstore and pay less for it, I could understand but that's not the case. Therefore after getting halfway through this product in about two weeks, I set about finding a new makeup remover that would remove my Volume & Curl Mascara and last a lot longer. I did find that, with the first new product I tried actually but I'll save that for another review! Consequently I'll give the Heroine Make Eye Makeup Remover 4 stars out of 5. It does its job really well but it is used up too quickly for the price and I have to wait a long time for it to arrive to use all the time.

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