The heavyweight: Homemade Organic’s by Jen Eye Makeup Remover


So if you read my post on CoverGirl’s new Bombshell mascara (or even just tried it out), you would know that that stuff is nearly impossible to remove.  So much so that whenever I think about wearing it, I remember that it’s not worth the hassle of the removal process (sometimes it’s a night cleanse and day cleanse affair to remove all of it).  I do like the way it makes my lashes look, so I had to pull out the big guns and find a makeup remover that would take it off easily and quickly.

Well, my friends, I found one.  I’ve tried oil makeup removers, oil-free ones, wipes, you name it.  But a cream makeup remover?  Nope.  Then I got Homemade Organic’s by Jen’s Eye Makeup Remover, which is an all-organic brand from Nova Scotia.  The seller, Jen, lives on the East Coast of Canada and ships her products out nationally and internationally through her Facebook page, Homemade Organics by Jen.


The Eye Makeup Remover contains organic unrefined coconut oil, organic olive oil, vitamin E, and lavender essential oils. The combination of all these ingredients work magically to remove all eye makeup, even hard-to-remove mascaras (cough CoverGirl Bombshell cough).  You use this stuff a little differently than your run-of-the-mill drugstore makeup remover.  Grab a small amount of the stuff and then work it on your eye area for around 20 seconds, really working the product into your lashes (I like using my finger and moving it up in a sweeping motion, similar to how you would work a mascara wand).  After, grab a tissue and just wipe it away, there is no water needed.  The product becomes like a serum that you use as an overnight eye cream, so it’s a double whammy.


The eye makeup remover retails for C$15 for a four-ounce jar.  Since you only need a little amount, this will last you a while and it has a shelf life for two years.  If you have hard-to-remove mascaras, you seriously need to invest in this.

Also, because the product is all-organic, it’s good for you and won’t cause any harm.  As much as I love my other makeup removers, it’s probably not a good thing to get chemicals in your eyes.  I have found that this stuff can leave a slight film on your eyes, making them blurry (due to the ingredients), but it goes away quickly.  Also, just the fact that I know what every ingredient looks like doesn’t cause any alarm bells for me.

What’s your favourite makeup remover?

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