Kiko Cleansing Eyes & Lips Bi-Phase Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips recently caught my attention while I was shopping at the Kiko store and I decided to pick a bottle up as who the heck knows what happened to that wonderful Milani Eye Makeup Remover (Was it discontinued?! Can they just not keep it in stock!?)
I’m always looking for that holy grail eye makeup remover that’s going to treat me as wonderfully as Lancome Bi-Facil but at a fraction of the cost.
Now I love me some Kiko! I’m kinda sorta obsessed with the brand at the moment but I’m sad to say I wasn’t too impressed with their Cleaning Eyes & Lips Makeup Remover.
This is an inexpensive $9 bi-phase eye and lip remover that contains sweet almond oil. It’s fairly gentle and doesn’t leave my eyes greasy or oily nor does it give me trippy cloud vision.
It only removes about 85% of my eye makeup. It does great with shadow! It whisked eyeshadow right off without a hiccup and gently too without drying my skin out. But mascara, well, it struggles with mascara a fair bit. I tested it Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes and Perricone No Mascara Mascara (my two go to holy grail mascaras) and it kinda sorta struggled to remove them both completely. I’m not going to say it didn’t remove some of my mascara because it did but following up with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water showed I had a good deal of mascara still on plus you can actually kinda sorta see mascara on my lashes after using it. I also tried it with long wearing lipstick and it worked quite well removing it but I admit I hated the taste of it in my mouth! It was kinda bitter!
All in all Kiko Cleansing Eyes & Lips might be a better pick if you wear minimal makeup. It does have very, very good reviews but personally it didn’t quite work out for me.
If you want to give it a whirl yourself it’s available in stores and online at www.kikocosmetics.com.