Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover vs. up&up eye makeup remover

Move over, Neutrogena, we think up&up eye makeup remover is just as good at getting rid of our Friday night smoky eye.

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As the daughter of an old-school makeup minimalist, I watched my mother take her eye makeup off with Vaseline nightly.  As I started using makeup myself, I continued the tradition and always have Vaseline in my makeup bag.  Not to knock Vaseline, but it is not always a great makeup remover because its thickness takes a couple eyelashes off along with my mascara.  I decided it was time to make the switch to a gentler more purposeful remover.

Weekend nights for Brandefyers always mean some type of soiree! After a Friday night engagement party, it was time to turn back into a pumpkin and take my sparkly eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara off.  I used a cotton ball and the Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover on one eye, and the up&up dupe with a cotton ball on the other.

Both products have nearly identical ingredient compilations.  I found the look, smell, and consistency to be almost the exact same.  I am now a believer and will save the Vaseline for my chapped lips.  After sharing the product with other Brandefy friends, we recommend you switch and save a couple dollars. Cheers to waking up sans raccoon eyes!

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