Monday, April 27, 2009

Eye Makeup Remover Comparisons

I ran out of my Softymo super point makeup remover last week so I settled for using the Biore pre moistened clothes, which didn't work out at all! I think the formula or something isn't good for my lashes and I lost a few =/
The mascara I used is the MM Lash Expander Frame Plus for comparison.
I wanted to get either the Shiseido eye and lip makeup remover or the Clinique Take The Day Off but ended up not getting it because they were 36000won and 28000won respectively. Yikes!
Instead, I got an eye makeup remover from Banila Co. It's called It Fresh Sensitive Lip and Eye Makeup Remover for 8000won (100mL) and it's complete garbage, crap, shit and rubbish. It took off the eyeshadows, but the MM mascara didn't even show signs of coming off!!!!

I held the cotton pad on the mascara for 10 seconds and wiped down once and it didn't even budge.
I think this was oil-free so that was part of the problem. However, the Softymo makeup remover I used felt like it was oil-free but it worked fine on the mascara, even if I had to hold it on my eyes longer.
*sigh* Well this won't go to waste, it's gonna end up as my brush/applicator cleaner, just like the Mandom Express Remover haha.

In desperation for an eye makeup remover, I went out yesterday to get the Laneige one. It's for water proof eye makeup and it says in the tiny print that it's "powerful removal". I got this for 15000won and it has 150mL. There is also a regular formula that's not for water proof makeup.
It's a decent eye makeup remover, in the way that it removes the mascara but it takes while. I think it works a lot faster at removing the MM mascara than the Softymo and I also loose fewer lashes.
There's no scent and this formula has an oil and cleanser layer. After mixing, the layers split really quickly so I have to give it a shake again if I need more. My eyes don't feel greasy after using this nor does it make my eyes uncomfortable.

I held the cotton on for 10 seconds then wiped down once and it removed a little bit of the mascara. After a few more swipes, the mascara comes off clean and it didn't leave smudges on my arm or eyes. I'm quite happy with this makeup remover so I hope it doesn't fail me!

For yesterday's look, I finally decided to use my forgotten Maquillage palette in GY865 that I got in Hong Kong.
I have a bit of trouble getting this palette to work. They're brown shades, so it should be easy to use, but the tutorial on the Maquillage website makes this palette look kind of sloppy. I don't know if it's because I'm using a heavy hand, but in person, the middle brown shade makes my eyes look very messy as soon as I'm done applying them.


You don't really notice it in the pictures, but once I apply the middle brown shade, it just looks like I slapped it on the wrong spots. After a few mintues when the shadow settles down, then I think it looks fine.
I also think the white shade (top right corner) is difficult to work with. It feels like an almost cream shadow and I think it's a super pigmented white shade that's really shiny. The purpose of that shadow is to create a "just taken a picture" effect.
According to the She.com video tutorial, when you get your pictures taken with a flash, that light should hit your eye right in the middle and that's what the white shade is supposed to create.
I don't have a problem using the GR366 palette, but the GY865 palette needs a bit of practice to prevent it from looking sloppy.

Coffret D'or FS eyes as base and then I followed the tutorial from the Maquillage website/booklet. I lightly dabbed the top right shade in the middle of my eye and lightly blend it with my finger. I have to be super light with this shade due to its pigmentation and if I over apply, then it just ruins the whole look because it's waaay too shimmery/shiny.
Finished look, no lip color. I'm surprised that my lips don't look as pigmented as they usually do.

I'm totally kicking myself in the ass right now. Remember how I got the Lunasol 10th Anniversary palette the day it came out?? Well, I should have waited until it came out in Korea because there's a GWP with that set at the Lotte Department Store!! It's a 5 piece Lunasol brush set as a GWP!!! I didn't expect that all of the Lunasol items would be available in Korea. Darn my impatientness!!!!!!
While browsing through the Lotte website, I also discovered a whole lot of GWP and sets with almost every brand of makeup at Lotte so I gotta keep an eye out. Currently, the new Laneige White Plus line has a promo going on and there are tons of freebies.show+more-less

26 comments:

Anastacia said...

You've beautiful eye shape!

ning * star said...

hmm, this works better ! aww, is natural look, simply beautiful <3

miemiemie said...

oooh your eye look is pretty and very wearable :) nice one dear

miemiemie said...

ooooh that looks interesting :)

about the hair. the bf doesn't like me curling my hair..he likes it just long straight = so boring

♥akisalove♥ said...

haha I have the same palette.. I soo know what you mean about the middle colour being hard to apply.. I'm thinking it might be the brush.. I might try using a sponge applicator instead.

miku said...

Oh, that palette looks incredible!

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

sorry the banila co makeup remover didnt work! i know the feeling of using a crap remover! lol. at least the laneige one worked! thanks for the revew!!

what a cute look! great for everyday!!

Tracy said...

Neutrogena eye makeup remover is pretty good for the price. And for a higher end user, lancome is lovely. :)

val_chante said...

I think the eyeshadow color looks really good, but I understand where it can be hard to apply some colors.

Too bad the cheaper makeup removers didn't work ; ; Clinique is so nice, but too bad it's expensive there >.<. It only costs about $17.00 USD here so if you want some I can pick it up for you~

Also I think someone else mentioned Neutrogena. It works good too, but since I wear contacts I found that it leaves my eyes blurry after I used it XD

How awesome the Lunasol set comes with brushes! I have been looking for a place that sells the Lunasol brushes for a long time XD
How much does the set cost in USD?
It sounds nice~~~

fuzkittie said...

Good comparison~ Wow Clinique is so expensive there, haha.

Becky said...

Thanks for the review~ I'm looking for a new makeup remover myself. The ones that are not oil based I find could never remove my MM mascara... I'm going to give the LaNeige one a try :)

PowderPuffGirl said...

wow thanks for the great review!! love how natural ur makeup looks!! you have such pretty eyes :)
THUMBS Up!

Gaby said...

You should try jojoba oil as a make up remover. It's works great at removing eye make up.

AbcGrrrL said...

Thanks for the review. Now I wanna check out the Laneige makeup remover (cuz I'm running low on mine!) I wonder if they sell it in the states... I like your eye of the day :)

GirlAboutTown said...

ooo i like the maybelline one....its only like 5 bucks and its almost always buy one get one free and its really good at removing my eye makeup...do you use any ohter ones?

AbcGrrrL said...

I wanna see your DisneyWorld scrapbook. Take a couple pixs of your scrapbook :) I wanna get some ideas. Korea sounds SOOO fun!!

hellokittyromance said...

the look is really pretty! :] and very natural

thanks for commenting on my blog ^^ and yes, it is my first time wearing any sort of contacts. i didnt even go to my doctors o_O maybe i should have gone haha. but its really comfortable, so far im not having any problems.

innerchild said...

I use just plain mineral oil (Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil) to remove MM Lash Expander Frame Plus cos the emulsifiers (the second layer) in regular eye-makeup removes burn my eyes and give me eczema patches! xD I keep recommending this to anyone looking for good, cost-effective eye-makeup remover, and I recommend it to you too. It's not as thick as jojoba oil or olive oil, and it won't give you milia xD Well, for me, I've been having great success with it. I was doubtful when I first tried it out, but you gotta try it out sometime!

Gloria said...

i have the laneige one but i still find it doesn't work very well with my mascara so back on the hunt other than that it works great^^

Audrie said...

that sucks!! Yea I'm not a big fan of most eye makeup removers, the only ones I've liked are the Lancome Bifacil and the Clinique one that comes in a purple bottle. Waterproof mascara can be so stubborn to remove! I stick to my cleansing oils hehe.

Anonymous said...

hihi! love your blog. :) hee, just my 2 cents worth here. My HG eye make-up remover is by Etude House (as reviewed by lotuspalace here: http://lotuspalace.blogspot.com/2008/08/etude-house-dr-mascara-fixer-kit.html) it removes MM mascaras wonderfully without stinging! :)

MiuMiu said...

hi anon,
thanks for the comment =)and the for the suggestion, i'll keep that in mind when i run out of the laneige. I'm sure etude house is waaay cheaper than the laneige anyway hehe.

Glow Chaser said...

YOu have gorgeous marble eyes!

Thank you for this post. I have to say I am staying put with my Lancome bi-facil. Its a long term relationship! lol

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

aww I know, I hate it when I buy something immediately and then they come out with a better offer later.

And re your comment, you're so right, we never get anything nice in Canada for GWPs...never anything full sized. Another reason to shop in Asia :)

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

I've problems removing mascara too :( esp MM mascara. Don't you think they're like the hardest to remove?

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

Currently, I prefer to use Elianto Eye Makeup Remover.. it removes MM mascaras in a breeze... only KATE Wax mascara is a pain on the neck.. Hahaha...