I've been using Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover for years. It is gentle, water-like product. No disgusting film on your eyes and on the skin (but afterwards I do always cleanse my face with water, before applying moisturiser). The smell is so subtle I never really notice it. And it removes mascara and other makeup products so easily. Great product overall. The price isn't budget-friendly, but I've been buying it anyway.
And then I've found a dupe. Which is like 8 times cheaper :) The same gentle water-like texture, with barely noticeable smell, and removes makeup just as great as Clarins. The formula is somewhat similar, both products contain cornflower water and camomile extract with gentle surfactants.
Win-win!It is called Green Mama eye makeup remover lotion cornflower water and oat (Васильковая вода и овес).
The Green Mama eye makeup remover lotion cornflower water and oat still isn't the most affordable eye makeup remover on the market. For example, Garnier micellar cleansing water is cheaper if you compare the price and the amount of the product. But I like the Green Mama one better :)
Garnier is about $5 for 400 ml, Green mama is about $3 for 100 ml, and Clarins is about $28 for 125 ml.
Currently brand Green Mama can be found mainly in Russia and neighboring countries (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan). If you happen to travel there, do buy some Green Mama products - hand creams, foot creams, lotions, etc. They can be affordable and delightful gifts from Russia for your friends and family.