primark eye-makeup remover review 

Almost Couture Manchester Fashion Blog

I used a product from Primark on my eyes and I haven’t gone blind. What a happy, happy day.


Okay; that was unfair. After the downright success of the Primark makeup brushes (which I still use to this day) and the Primark eyelashes (ditto), I’m almost not surprised that this product was halfway decent. And didn’t melt my eyelids off.

Now I’m working  (read: have a regular salary), Primark has somewhat lost its appeal. Like yeah – it’s dirt cheap – but I’d rather pay slightly more and get something not as likely to fall apart after one wash. That, my friends, is called ‘not succumbing to false economy’, and why I now class myself as a fully-fledged adult.

However, sometimes the polyester allure of Atmosphere simply becomes too much and I drag myself into the mayhem. On my last trip, I came away in full body sweats and a desire for a shower, but also with this eye-makeup remover for the staggering price of – wait for it – £1. Not even the £1.50 advertised on the bottle – it was on sale. 

It did cross my mind that it may possibly be battery acid, but by George – do I love a bargain. I also grabbed some Primark £1 cotton pads, because I take a HAM approach to everything I do. You’re welcome.

I wear a lot of makeup, that’s no secret, so when this actually managed to take all my makeup off in only 2 cotton pads I was pretty amazed. I didn’t think it would literally be paint stripper – or just water – in a bottle, but I was pleasantly surprised that it worked seemingly well. I got a little in my eye which did sting like an absolute bitch, but I can still see, so I’m taking that as a bonus.


Would I buy this again? Well, the likelihood of me actively seeking it out to buy, rather than just popping into Boots for a bottle of my usual Botanics remover, seems far fetched. Having to go into a Primark every time I repurchase? No thanks. However, if someone thrust it at me? I’d take it, quite happily.

If you find yourself in dire need of makeup removal when you’re knee deep in the flammable man-made materials of Primark, this is a good shout. It did the job, didn’t sizzle my face away, smelt fine and didn’t require excessive amounts of product to do the job.

I realise this “review” (using the term loosely) isn’t particularly in depth, but what can I say about a £1 remover? You’ll just have to try it for yourself.

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