Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Product Review: Lancome Bi-Facil Makeup Remover



At a Glance:
Price: RM95 (approx. US$26.38)
Website: Lancome.com.sg
Weight: 125ml / 4.2 Fl. Oz.
Made in: France
Likes: Removes waterproof makeup effectively, lovely rose scent
Gripes: Price!
Repurchase: Most likely no
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars! Would be HG if it weren't for the high price!


Ingredients:
Water/Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Isohexadecane, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Poloxamer 184, Dipotassium Phosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium EDTA, Quaternium-15, Benzalkonium Chloride, Fragrance, 540704.


Product Description:
Double-phase, fresh-as-water liquid eye makeup remover.

Activates when shaken to gently whisk away even waterproof eye makeup, while conditioning and refreshing the skin. Ideal for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers. Leaves eyes feeling cool and relaxed, with no oily residue. Ophthalmologist-Tested For Safety.



Actual Product Pic:

This is not the actual product, but a sample! :D

Texture & Scent:


Like the Loreal makeup remover, this one has two layers too - on oily one on top of a watery layer. This remover is very fluid, so it pours out easily unto a cotton pad! This has a really lovely rose scent which i love!! :D

Packaging:


The bottle i got is a sample, so it doesn't look like the real thing! lol! The real bottle comes in a round bottle with a twist off cap, much like their toners :)

Time Test:
This remover removes waterproof mascaras exceptionally quickly, which is really amazing!! It took less than 3 minutes to remove everything from my face!! :D

Price & Availability:
This cleanser is priced at RM95 (approx. US$26.38) and should be available at most Lancome counters. It's also available for sale on Strawberrynet.com for US$30!

Usage:
I use this to remove my makeup!! I can foresee myself using this to remove my sunblock too!! :) You do need to follow up with your facial cleanser to remove the oily residue! :D


My $0.02:

I got this sample as part of a gift with purchase set! :) Now i know why so many people name this their Holy Grail makeup remover! It removes makeup so well, and in such a short time!! It doesn't sting my eyes, and it smells amazing!! :D

As usual, here's the before and after pics for your perusal! :D

Before (FOTD here):


After:


Heavy liquid liner, waterproof mascara, lipstick, all gone in a jiffy! :D

I know this has been compared alot to the much cheaper Loreal makeup remover, and since i have both products, lemme give my humble $0.02 on how they compare to each other!

The most obvious difference is of course the price!! You can get 4 bottles of the Loreal one with the price of this!! *faints*

Both of them serve their purpose well, but this one removes makeup much faster than the Loreal one. Also, i find that this removes makeup with one swipe whereas for the loreal one, you sometimes may need to wipe a few times before the makeup is removed thoroughly!

Texture wise, this one is slightly less oily than the Loreal one, but to be honest both of not really that oily to begin with!!

And finally, this one smells AMAZING!! (ok, i realise that i have been repeating this alot so i'll shuddup now! hahaha!!) :)

So my conclusion is, while the Loreal one is amazing and it gives you ALOT of value for your moolah, this one is definitely superior. Unfortunately, the high price tag is making me gag, so unless i'm feeling particularly generous, i don't think i'll be repurchasing this! :D


Credits: Product photo from Lancome-usa.com.

12 comments:

  1. great review! have you tried the Clinique take the day off makeup remover for eyes and lips? it's my HG. It works just as well as the lancome one IMO, and it's not nearly as expensive.

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  2. wow thanks for the review! I am currently using the L'oreal one too and they work but I have a feeling the Lancome one removes faster! but of course..look at the price! they should work better :D thanks for your review!

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  3. GREAT review i will deff try this one out.

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  4. kkkatie: thanks for the recommendation!! I've never tried Clinique's one before (i'm a little paranoid about using their products because i saw how it gave my mum's friend an acute allergy attack that left scars on her face), so maybe i should!! :D

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  5. Nikki: yeah! The loreal one is good enough already!! The lancome one is really expensive to justify buying one, when a drugstore version is not too bad!! :D

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  6. Karen: thank you!! Do let us know if you like it or not! :D

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  7. Hi! dropping by from Connie's blog. :P I have this sample too (came with my virtuose mascara) and I love it so much! I'm so sad it's finishing cos I don't think I'll splurge on the actual size one. T___T

    I love it cos it doesn't sting my eyes and there's no need for rubbing and rubbing just to get the waterproof eyeliner and mascara off. :)

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  8. Hello heidi!! Thanks for dropping by! :D

    Awwww... yeah!! this one's too expensive to repurchase ya!! I love it too!! I like how it removes mascara and liner in one clean swipe!! :D

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  10. wow. everyone is raving about this. but the price is indeed a setback. ouch in the pocket!

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  11. Yeah... the price is definitely a major setback!! What a shame! :(

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  12. I love Lancome Bi-Facil and still use it sparingly. For me, Neutrogena's eye makeup remover is equally as effective and removes ALL makeup... it might leavesa slightly oil-feeling residue, however for a fraction of the price of the Bi-Facil, why not!?

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