A very important part of putting on makeup is taking it off at the end of the day. My normal routine is to use face wipes for face and neck and a special oil mixture I make for the eyes. I recently tried a sample of Kate Somerville’s True Lash, lash enhancing eye makeup remover.

This double-action formula gently wipes away makeup, even waterproof types. Its SymLash226 Complex strengthens and promotes lash growth to create stronger, noticeably fuller lashes. This formula also rejuvenates the appearance of the eye area by reducing the appearance of puffiness, smoothing out fine lines, and providing deep hydration that softens the skin.

The first time I used it I made a mess! I closed my eyes, applied a generous amount to each eye, making sure there was plenty of cream on the lashes, opened my eyes and saw I had raccoon eyes! The mascara and liquid eyeliner immediately dissolved and it took me several cotton balls to clear the mess leaving my eyes without a trace of makeup. Now I apply a small amount and it works just as well, without making a mess.

True Lash also claims to help with lash enhancement and reduce puffiness. I haven’t noticed a difference in that sense, but my eyes do feel refreshed and moisturized, a nice feeling after a long day of staring at the computer