As I suspect is the case for the majority of people, I tend to think of makeup when it comes to NARS, however, I was intrigued to try an item from their skincare line, namely the Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.
NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover is presented in a square bottle which I felt looked very chic and was more than happy to have on display in my bathroom. It has a screw top lid with a small hole in the top of the bottle for controlled dispensing of the product, with no wastage. I liked that the bottle was transparent so that I could see how much product was remaining.
It is a bi-phase (2 layer) product which you need to shake before use so that the layers combine.
One of NARS' claims is that the eye makeup remover is suitable for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes thanks to the inclusion of soothing cucumber and chamomile. I fall into both of those categories and can attest to the fact that it felt cooling on application and didn't cause any irritation.
It quickly made light work of even the heaviest smoky eye. Whilst I don't use waterproof mascara, I've recently been reaching for long-wearing eyeliners and found that the bi-phase formula lent itself well to effective removal. It's worth pointing out that I did notice some residue of the product, which contains glycerine, silicones and other emollients, on my eye area after use but nothing that particularly bothered me.
Thanks to its effective formula, a little goes a long way and the bottle has lasted well. Having said that, I'd still struggle to justify a repurchase given the hefty pricetag of £18.50 for just 100ml.
Eye makeup remover isn't something that I personally feel the need to spend a lot on- there are good options at the drugstore that I'm more than happy to use & I'd prefer to put the money towards a good cleanser or moisturiser instead. However, if you're in the market for a new high-end eye makeup remover then I'd definitely recommend NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.