It's really easy to justify spending a lot on skincare because if a product is going to maybe stop my face dropping into my soup one day it's probably a good investment.
With that thought in mind, I have been trawling my way through a lot of 'high end' skincare bits to see if any of them are worthy of holy grail status and the extra investment. One product that caught my eye was Clinique's 'take the day off' makeup remover because it has a million amazing reviews so how can I miss out on that kind of action?
I already use No 7's remover and have maybe purchased it eight times because ladies it's THAT good, so anything that was going to contend was going to have a pretty hard job. Still, a girls got to dabble and keep her options open, so after using the entire bottle of Clinique's 'take the day off' remover, I'm back with my full review.
My first impression with Clinique's 'take the day off' was o.m.g I've made myself blind. I kind of missed the memo that it was silicone based so it slid straight into the creases of my eyes and right into my eyeballs (well done Emma). I found the consistency of the remover very hard to get used to at first because it felt really 'oily' and left a thick residue on my face which was pretty hard to remove.
I had to wash my face with a cleanser pretty thoroughly to get rid of the remover but the upside of the formula is that it very quickly removed my makeup. It made my makeup just kind of 'slide' off, ready to be washed away with the remover. I barely had to even apply pressure to remove my makeup; the formula just did absolutely all of the work.
Overall it does the job of removing makeup really well, but I wouldn't purchase it again. The Clinique remover was quite expensive at £18, and the residue it left was a bit of a faff every morning as it was fairly hard to remove. Still if you had the budget for this and didn't mind the extra work of a silicone formula it is really good at removing makeup. For me though, the No 7 remover is just as good at removing makeup, is only £8.50 and I much prefer the feel of the product on my skin and that it's less work involved.
Overall rating: 7.5/10