Review of Loreal Eye Makeup Remover | Countless bottles used!

After depleting countless bottles of L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover, it’s about time this darling gets elevated to my SUPER Holy Grail List. Read on to find out what kept me buying this for years and how this product fare against Lancome Bi-Facil – an eye makeup remover I often regard as industry benchmark. Psst! Lancome was the first product that came out with such dual-density formulation.

L'oreal Lip and eye make-up remover
L’oreal Lip and eye make-up remover

What’s Great about L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover? 

1. Removes Stubborn Eye Makeup Effortlessly

Waterproof mascara or any stubborn eye makeup will succumb to L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover, and melt effortlessly. No tugging. Best of all, the experience is cool and refreshing and the liquid feels like water. Nothing greasy enough to blur your vision.

Look out for the test below and see if it cleans as well as Lancome Bi-Facil.

2. It’s Gentle 

I’m not saying this just because the bottle label described it as “Gentle”. From years of using L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover, I knew how easy and quickly it was to remove stubborn eye makeup with this product. Minimal tugging action would always be good for the delicate eye areas, which by the way wrinkle faster than other part of the face. 

L'oreal Lip and eye make-up remover
L’oreal Lip and eye make-up remover

3. No Stinging

If you have been tolerating makeup remover that stings in the eyes, you may likely be using a general oil-based makeup remover that’s meant for the entire face.

Why suffer? Go for L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover, Lancome Bi-Facil or other specialised eye makeup remover. Most of them are comfortable to use even if the liquid enters the eyes.

3. Oh so Cheap! 

What set L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover apart from Lancome Bi-Facil is the price point.  L’oreal retails for a fraction of the price of Lancome. I normally get it from Swanston (a parallel import shop in Chinatown) for around $6.

What’s more, L’oreal and Lancome are from the same parent company, i.e. Loreal.  Does that explain why the cheaper L’oreal brand works equally well, at least before conducting any scientific experiment?

Without further ado, let’s get the experiment going so that we know for sure if it’s as good as it feels. I’m curious too!


Loreal Eye Makeup Remover against Lancome Bi-Facil

Step 1: Apply waterproof and smudgeproof eye makeup

I’ve drawn two sets of pattern on my inner arm, using the most stubborn eye makeup I currently own.

L'oreal vs Lancome Bi-facil eye make-up remover
Stubborn eye makeup for testing purpose

Step 2: Wet cotton pad with eye makeup remover

The two bottles – L’oreal and Lancome Bi-Facil – received a good shake for the dual-density solutions to combine. Next, cotton pads wet with each solution were laid upon the stubborn eye makeup areas.

L'oreal vs Lancome Bi-facil eye make-up remover
Cover eye makeup with each solution

Step 3: Lift Off cotton pad

With zero swiping action, the cotton pad were lifted off. No distinctive difference to how the two eye makeup remover perform at this stage.

L'oreal vs Lancome Bi-facil eye make-up remover
Without any swiping action

Step 4: Wipe off makeup

One swipe was given to each testing area, followed by two more swipes.

L'oreal vs Lancome Bi-facil eye make-up remover
After one swipe
L'oreal vs Lancome Bi-facil eye make-up remover
After 3 swipes

The Result

I hereby confirm my numerous years of using L’oreal Eye makeup remover, that there isn’t much distinctive difference between using it or its big sister – Lancome Bi-Facil. That is, L’Oreal is as good as Lancome Bi-Facil! Hooray to cheaper yet quality products!

Must-read: Review on Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover

In case you thinks this is a given, Innisfree Apple Juicy Eye Makeup Remover didn’t fare that well in a similar experiment. 


Final Recommendation

Given how much more affordable L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover is, isn’t it obvious which we should get? =) Rating: 5/5

Now, I’ll let you in another secret. Maybelline Eye Makeup Remover works the same for me as L’oreal or Lancome.

I used them interchangeably – so all are my holy grail. LOL.  When I have the time, I’ll do the same experiment on Maybelline. But I’m already quite sure the result would be the same as this review just based on usage experience. =) Which would you get? 


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