November 18, 2015

Kiko Cleansing Eyes & Lips Review

I purchased this item.

Kiko Cleansing Eyes & Lips

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.

My problem?

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

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Mags

    Hey Muse, the Jordana eye makeup remover is the same as the Milani one if you can get your hands on it. (I think they’re sister companies). The company’s website has it.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Mags, I knew they were sister brands but didn’t know Jordana had eye makeup remover!!!! Will have to try!