I picked this one up from Majolica Majorca one day a few months ago simply because I had no idea what it was. Eyes Reset Gel that “Fulfills All Your Wishes”. What on earth do you think it is?
It turns out that this mysterious resetting gel that fulfills wishes like a genie, is actually an eye makeup remover. Could have fooled me! I thought I could just rub the tube and have a genie appear and “fulfill all my wishes” 😛
So as I said, it turns out this is an eye makeup remover, or specifically, a mascara remover. Majolica Majorca mascara are notoriously hard to remove (I tried one of the mascara but had no problems with removal using regular cleansing oil) and I guess with the reputation it gained for having mascara that holds fast to lashes, they needed to create a product to remove it.
The product squeezes out a thick gel. The instructions say that you are to use it with dry hands and on dry skin. Sounds familiar? Yep. Its the same way you use cleansing oil.
So I did.
I squeezed out some gel, applied it with my fingers to the eye area, massaged it for a few minutes (it becomes quite emollient upon contact with the skin) and then was at a bit of a loss. Do I tissue it off? Do I wash it off? I was only doing my eye area. What about the rest of my face?
In the end, I settled for using a tissue to wipe off the gel. It seemed to do its job. It got rid of eye makeup and mascara well enough but it left behind a greasy residue on my skin and when it gets into my eyes my vision gets blurred. No matter. I was going to wash my face anyway so it wasn’t too much of a bother.
What was a bother was having to clean just my eye area with this product, when I usually do my whole face with cleansing oil and get it all off at one go. So, I thought that since it worked like a cleansing oil, I could try using it as a makeup remover all over my face! Smart right?
Wrong. It isn’t liquid enough to use all over your face so you end up using a lot. It also does not clean the facial skin as well as regular cleansing gels or oils do. It sits on the skin and leaves a sticky gel residue that really bugged me. It does not emulsify very well too with water.
So, lets just say that I’m not sure what to make of this product. Its too much of a bother to use on its own just for the eyes. It leaves behind a greasy residue I dislike and it doesn’t do more than what my regular cleansing oil already does.
What it does very well, is get rid of spot mistakes. Perhaps you’ve applied mascara and gotten it all over your lower lid. This Eyes Reset Gel does a good job of getting rid of the problem without mussing up the rest of your makeup. But then, so does a regular face primer.
So yeah. I’m not sure what to make of it at all
Pros: Removes eye makeup and mascara well enough, Removes spot makeup mistakes, Gel in a tube is handy to use
Cons: Leaves a greasy residue on the skin, Too much of a bother to use if you already use cleansing oils
Have you tried the Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel and does it “fulfill all your wishes”? As you can see, it failed to fulfill mine in a spectacular way.
Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel retails at RM29.90 at Majolica Majorca counters at Watson’s and Sasa stores nationwide. Get it when it goes on sale.