The product: A portable take on Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, this new twist-up stick allows for targeted makeup removal around the eye area.
The selling points: This balm-to-oil stick doesn’t leave behind any residue, making it ideal for quick touch-ups and look changes on the go—especially useful for makeup artists facing a long day on set.
The key features: It’s strong enough to remove long-wear eye makeup, yet lightweight in texture, and contains hydrating ingredients that care for delicate skin. Like all Clinique products, it’s allergy-tested and fragrance-free.
Apply the soft balm to dry skin, then massage the product until it melts into oil. To remove just a small area of makeup, wet fingertips and continue massaging gently around the specific spot. Or for removing everything, rub around the eye area before rinsing with warm water, and then lightly pat-dry.
Who it’s for: It’s handy for beauty pros, as well as everyday consumers looking for a lazy way to remove their smoky eye at bedtime, and frequent flyers wanting fewer liquids in their carry-on.
The launch date: Clinique Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick, $24, is available at Clinique counters across Canada.