Ok, story time.
Is it me or do you find it utterly irritating when eye makeup remover is dubbed as being for eyes and lips? That’s a total pet peeve of mine. Seriously, how many people are sporting lippies that are so bulletproof you need to remove that crap with eye makeup remover. “Hi honey I’m home can you pass the eye make remover so I can remove my lipstick? k, thanks! Let’s have dinner!”
Just for the record I’ve never found myself wiping down my lips with a cotton pad saturated in eye makeup remover and I probably never will. I understand the mentality of it and that on occasion people are sporting some sort of lipstick that perhaps…kinda…sorta…may need to be removed with something stronger than a mere tissue but honestly 1. my lipstick doesn’t even MAKE it to the end of the day so I do not need a liquid remover for it and 2. If it’s still hanging around I simply wipe it off with a tissue.
Anyone with me?
But anyway, ’nuff ranting from me. That rant was brought to you by my current review actually, Lumene Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (for eyes and grrrrrrrrrr lips).
Check it after the jump!
I admit I’ve been creeping around the CVS aisles and staring down Lumene and guess what? Lumene has been winning. The brand intrigues me as of late and I’m always looking for the next thing I want to review so why not stick up a few babblings about Lumene right?
I ran out of Sephora Eye Make Up Remover and I have a really awesome friend and reader grabbing me some remover from Skin Food but until that arrives from Korea I hot footed it over to CVS to grab some eye make up remover. My game plan was just to get something quickly because I was in dire need and my schedule is packed up the nines so I can’t go to Sephora at the moment. You see if I go to Sephora it’s not like I can go in, grab the remover, and leave. Sephora is an all day project…you know what I mean I’m sure.
Anyway. Normally hate drugstore removers but I was just deseperate for something to last me over the next two days until I did have a sec to get to Sephora so I ended up picking up Lumene Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover because I remember my dear friend and reader, Mandy, rec’ing it.
So what do I think?
It’s a dual phase remover and runs on the cheaper scale of things at $6.49 for 3.4 oz. L’Oreal, the only other somewhat decent remover in the store, runs around $8 and change.
For me this is the kind of remover where I think to myself, golly I sure am glad I’m following up with an oil cleanser after this. It removes shadow and mascara well enough but I never get that fully clean filling which makes me feel relieved when I hit the oil cleanser because I know the left over bits will be cleaned away thankfully.
Sadly, this doesn’t do the full job for me particularly because I have to use a heavily saturated cotton pad to get even half of my makeup off and on top of that I’m still left with bits of mascara. Decently priced and good for anyone who doesn’t use a ton of eye makeup I’d say but anyone who sports multiply layers of mascara and pigmented eye shadow probably could do better in the realms of eye makeup remover.
Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.