Eye makeup removers….. is not something I usually use. I may dust some powder on my face and leave my eyes naked, but I seldom put on eye makeup without a hint of face makeup. That’s why I usually use my face makeup remover for eyes and the cleansing water/oil/balm works fine. However, maybe the face ones are too harsh for you or you want something strictly for eyes (especially if you tightline). I acquired them through gift with purchase during holiday season and they are from good brands, so might as well try them out.
The three I’m reviewing are Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, Lancome Bi-facil Eye Makeup Remover and Guerlain Secret Du Purete Biphase Eye & Lip Makeup Remover. Honestly, from skimming online it seems the Lancome and MUFE Sens’eye are the two most popular eye makeup remover. However, the MUFE Sens’eye makeup remover seems to have been reformulated at some point last year or so and I’m not sure if the one I have is the old or new one, so I did not put it in this batch of testing.
Since this is about eye makeup remover, I test the makeup removing power on the most longlasting eye products I have: Maybelline Color Tattoo, Marc Jacob Highliner and Stila liquid eyeliner. Most makeup removers can take off powder products with no problem so I focused on cream, waxy crayon and liquid liner.
- Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – it feels like cleansing water, but with a bit of slip like…very very diluted soapy water? Eitherway, it is gentle on the eyes and leaves no residue, so you can apply makeup afterward if needed.
- Lancome Bi-facil Eye Makeup Remover – it’s a mix of oil and watery liquid so make sure to shake well before using. It feels a tad greasy.
- Guerlain Secret Du Purete Biphase Eye & Lip Makeup Remover – it’s a mix of oil and watery liquid so make sure to shake well before using. It feels a tad greasy.
After 5 slow wipes with the makeup remover, there seems to be a difference between the three products. Estee Lauder was able to remove the liquid liner almost instantly, takes awhile to work on cream and had difficulty removing Marc Jacob highliner. Lancome Bi-facil dissolved/removed all three different products at a slightly faster rate than Guerlain. Out of the three eye makeup removers tested, Lancome Bi-facil removes all makeup the fastest (Guerlain is not bad, but it seems to be oos in a lot of place online so…). All three of them are safe for sensitive eyes, but make sure you check the ingredients list just in case.
Sometimes after removing eye makeup, I wipe them over my face/lips if I’m just wearing a dust of powder. However, I much prefer to use one makeup remover for face and eyes so I would go for Bioderma or KGD cleansing water instead of these, but Lancome Bi-facil is as good a product as they say. So that’s my little venture into eye makeup remover, what is your favorite eye makeup remover?