Wednesday, July 4, 2012

[Review] Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Make Up Remover

I haven't posted up a review in a while, and since I've mostly been writing reviews for "lower end products", I decided to choose something high end today. 

To be honest, then I am not a big fan of Lancôme. I feel that Lancôme has such a high price range, when really - I can find other products that work better and are only a fraction of the price. I'm not saying that their products are terrible; it's just that I can't find a good enough reason to truly justify the price. Also, Lancôme does aim its products at older women and more mature skin, so it's not entirely "suitable" for my age. 

My mum on the other hand, is quite the fan of Lancôme. She often buys those special "gift pack promotions" they do during certain seasons, but she doesn't end up using most of the products given (which I find is a huge waste ^_^"). She doesn't use eye make up, as she feels her eyes are too sensitive for them.

So, she ended up giving me most of the eye products in the gift pack (which were mostly sample sized). I honestly wasn't expecting much from the Bi-Facil, since it was only about 30mL worth of product. Overall, then I can say that I was pleasantly surprised. 

First Impression: When I first saw this, I thought that the packaging was very sleek and in the typical "Lancôme Style". It's very travel friendly, and handy for on the go situations. You can easily put it in your purse for touch ups throughout the day, or if you're at a special event. It didn't have a very strong scent, and I found the formula was quite interesting. What I didn't realise was that you had to shake the product before use, since the formula does separate over time. 

I was intrigued by it, since it claimed to be "non-oily" and for "sensitive eyes". What I look for in an eye make up remover is for 1. It can do it's job and remove even water proof make up, and 2. If it stings my eyes or not. Your eyes are super important since you only have one set for your whole life, and you don't want an eye make up remover that will harm your eyes, or cause discomfort (especially for contact wearers). 

I tipped a little of the product onto a cotton pad, and sweeped it over my eyes. To my surprise, it removed most of my eye make up so effortlessly. All my eye-shadow was removed in one go, and most of my eye-liner. I had to use a cotton tip to get into the little crevices, but it really didn't bother me so much. It even removed my waterproof mascara! And the great thing was that I only used the smallest amount of product. 

I was very impressed, since it did not sting or cause discomfort to my eyes whatsoever. It left my eye area feeling clean, but it did leave a slightly oily residue. I do have to say that I don't like the opening of the packaging, since when you tip the bottle over - you can't control how much product you want on the cotton pad.

Several times I poured a little too much, which is a waste considering you don't need that much at all. Taking into account the steep price range, you really want to use as much of your product as possible. 

What I Like:
+ Effortlessly removes my eye make up (including waterproof products)
+ Does not sting my eyes whatsoever (great for sensitive eyes)
+ Sleek, great for travel packaging. 
+ A little goes a long way. Using a small amount on a cotton pad will do the job just fine. 

What I Dislike:
+ The steep price range. If you use this on a daily basis, this will eventually take a toll on your pocket.
+ Does leave a slightly oily residue behind. This excess however, can easily be wiped off. 

Overall Opinion: This is a great product guys. It does everything it says its suppose to do, and there's really nothing more I can ask for in an eye make up remover. It removes waterproof make up, its great for sensitive eyes and a little truly does go a long way. The only thing I can really fault it about is the steep price. If you're the kind of person who uses waterproof eye make up on a daily basis, this can become quite pricey to constantly buy over time. 

Other than that, I definitely do recommend this products guys ^_^

Would I Repurchase? I would probably scout around for other more affordable eye make up removers. If I'm unable to find one, then I would definitely go back and repurchase this one. 


1 comment:

  1. I don't bother buying the full-size version of this, I just use the samples and it's wonderful. Like your mom, my mom is a big fan of Lancome and faithfully uses the cream cleanser, which is about 35 dollars. At my local beauty department store, when you make a purchase at Lancome for $35 and over, you qualify for a bag of beauty samples, and it always includes the makeup remover since it's one of the best-sellers. Since my mom doesn't use makeup often, she gives me most of the samples which also include lovely eyeshadows - I don't even buy eyeshadows. Ever. Because I have so many from Lancome and the sample sizes are quite generous - mascara (love their mascara. Too expensive to buy it, but love that it comes in a sample), and lipstick (nice and creamy, love the formulation).

    If your local department store does that, I suggest you mooch off your mom's samples that she doesn't want because they're quite lovely! Haha! :)