I had the Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make up Remover ($36CAD) for about a year. As you can see from the photo that it is empty now. Hence, time for a review.
I know this has all the rave online but I didn’t know about it for a long time. A few years ago, I was looking for a good eye makeup remover at Sephora. The sales associate recommended me the Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes, which was suppose to not sting my eyes. The product has proven otherwise (just FYI, it did a decent job at remove eye makeups but sans sting would be great).
When I had a sleepover at a friend’s place, she let me borrow her Lancome Bi-Facil to take off my makeup. On first impression, I like the fact that you have to shake it up to mix the oil and water. It makes me feel like I’m in Chemistry class. On top of that, it didn’t sting my eyes.
Needless to say, I had to grab my own bottle of this. Because a lot of eye makeup doesn’t stay long on my Asian eyes, I tend to go for long lasting/waterproof products whenever I can. This product does a good job of removing. It is very gentle as well. I use the product with cotton rounds and put it on my eyes for 30 seconds then wipe away. Most of the product will come off within a few wipes.
There is a lovely scent to the Bi-Facil. I am horrible at describing scents so I can’t tell you what it smells likes. In general, I prefer fragrance free (if I want fragance, I will use perfume).
It does leave some oil residue around my eyes. This is not a major issue for me because I always wash my face before I go to sleep anyway.
Would I repurchase? – No, as much as I love it, I can’t justify spending $36 CAD on an eye makeup remover. There are some drug store dupes that I am going to try.