It’s micellar, micellar, everywhere! Yeah, here’s another micellar makeup remover, this one from Lancôme.
We JUST talked about micellar magic a few days ago in that post about the MAC Gently Off Wipes + Micellar Water Wipes, which… Ah! So pink!
Lancôme Bi-Facil Face Makeup Remover ($40) combines an oil-based makeup remover, like the one in the original Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover (which is EPIC!) — with micellar water. You shake the bottle to mix the oil and water, soak a cotton pad with said elixir, then wipe your makeup off your face.
The oil is supposed to whisk away face makeup (even the most stubborn kind) while the micellar magic cleanses your skin. Two in one.
Sounds like a lazy girl’s dream come true, right?
NOPE, I’M HELLA CRABBY.
Heck, I don’t even feel the need to rinse my face with water afterward, because it feels that clean.
Now for the but part, though…
Are you ready for it?
But it doesn’t work on eye makeup! — which is totally blowing my mind right now. WHY?! I mean, it’ll handle a light layer of non-waterproof mascara and a powder eyeshadow, but it can’t hang if I’m wearing cream shadow, waterproof mascara, liquid liner or eyeliner.
I didn’t expect that, but I guess I should have. After all, this version doesn’t have “eye makeup” in the name. Still, the original Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover — swear to the old gods and the new — removes everything. Shoot, I wouldn’t be surprised if it could remove that lower back tattoo from 1994.
Oh, well… One thing I really do like about this one, though, is that I don’t feel the need to wash my face afterward, which I do when I use the other version.
In the same price range, I prefer this Lancôme honey makeup remover, but I like this one too.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,