before and after: liquid lipstick and mascara removed with the makeup remover for stubborn makeup.

For this article I collaborated with Clinique to test out their 'Take The Day Off' make-up removers. As someone who plays a lot with make-up and has dry & sensitive skin, I'm always looking for skincare that fits me. 

First of all, the packaging looks really clean and fresh. Both make-up removers are allergy tested and 100% fragrance free (something my 


 skin really needs, so that's a huge plus for me!).

The cleansing balm (round jar) is a coconut oil like, solid balm that transforms into a fluid oil upon application. It doesn't have any smell and takes off make-up with ease. It's not greasy and not drying, so perfect for all 

skin types. I put it on my face directly with my fingers and take it off with a washing cloth.  

The other make-up remover (bottle) is a liquid, watery substance (water is also the first ingredient) that mixes with a dry oil once you shake it and lifts stubborn eye & lip makeup. I tested it out by removing mascara and liquid lipstick with a cotton ball (see photo). It does leave a greasy layer so it's best to go over it with some water. It's also really good for sensitive eyes and doesn't irritate.

Personally I would use both products at the same time. The cleansing balm is ideal for taking off face makeup and the liquid one removes eye makeup, mascara and lip products really quickly and easily. I have tried both products a few times and haven't gotten any irritation or breakouts. approved!


Take The Day Off cleansing balm

 and the

Take The Day Off make-up remover for lids, lashes and lips

cost around €28,80 and €19,90