Saturday, June 20, 2009

Battle of the Makeup Removers: Lancome vs. L'oreal

High end vs. drugstore brand
Pricey vs. Cheap
Lancome and L'oreal
From the same manufacturer.... The L'oreal Group...

Let's get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L'oreal Dermo-Expertise Gentle Lip and eye make-up remover won hands down on my L'oreal vs. Mandom post. L'oreal has been my number 1 choice of makeup remover for months! Finally, it has met its match!!! The famous Lancome Bifacil that has been HG (Holy Grail) to a lot of beauty bloggers out there!

But...is this the new HG makeup remover for the Askmewhats? Read on!!!!

**note, the differences of each makeup remover are in RED

Lancome Bifacil
Price: Php1,500 (approx $32.00)
for 125 ml



Eyeshadow : Completely gone
waterproof mascara :
Completely gone

waterproof eyeliner : super minimal left
brow powder :
Completely gone

feel:
a bit oily

stings the eye? NO




L'oreal's
Price: Php335.75 (approx $7.00)
for 125ml



Eyeshadow : Completely gone
waterproof mascara :
Completely gone

waterproof eyeliner :
has a bit of liner left on the upper lashline

brow powder :
Completely gone

feel:
Non-oily

stings the eye?
NO





Side by side comparison
You can click to enlarge
Arrows are pointing to the makeup left

  • I've put the same amount of makeup remover on both eyes
  • Pressed the cotton on each eye for half a minute then gently wipe downwards
  • Wiped each eyes 3 times including brows


Final Thoughts?

As you can see on the photos above, the L'oreal has more arrows because the waterproof eyeliner used was left. There are some fallouts from the wipe on my waterline and lower lash area but this can be easily removed if I wiped it again with a Q-tip or cotton buds or another new piece of cotton.

Lancome on the other hand removes the waterproof eyeliner but there's just some left on the outer upper lashline. The eyeliner on the waterline wasn't completely removed as well because it was my fault! I didn't wipe that area with the cotton pad as I usually use a Q-tip or cotton bud to clean my waterline.

Yes, side by side comparison can prove that Lancome Bifacil removes hard headed waterproof eyeliner better than L'oreal. BUT I personally do not like the AFTER feel of Lancome, it is oilier as compared to the L'oreal one. Oil residue left on the eye area is my pet peeve, lol I felt the goosebumps everytime I touch my eyes and I feel the oiliness. But of course, this can be removed if I wash my face with my facial cleanser.

Overall? With the price of L'oreal 's Lip & Eye Make-up remover, I don't mind squirting extra cotton to remove my eye makeup, and the best thing? It doesn't leave an oily residue on my eye area!

I know a lot will not agree, but in my dictionary, L'oreal is still on my HG makeup remover list!!!!

Agree ? Disagree?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
but don't blame me for choosing the cheaper!
Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol! LOL

Have a wonderful weekend!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

35 comments:

  1. Ooh I hate that oily feel too :P I wanted to try the Lancome one but I guess I will try the L'Oreal one first! Great review!

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  2. Omg girl you are so funny!! "Lets get ready to rumble & blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol!" had me laughing out loud! I really like the VS make up remember, it has a double layer as well and I got it on sale for 2.50$ (75% off) I got like 5 bottles lol. WHEN I run out of it, i will definitely try the Loreal one. Thanks for the review!! :)

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  3. Well there ya go!!! I say if the cheaper is almost the same power and doesn't feel as oily then that is FANTASTIC!!!!!

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  4. whoot! Thanks for the showdown! "Let's get ready to rumble!" xDDD lol Anyway, I want to give the Lancome one a shot, I don't mind having oily residue on my eyes cos I always remove my eyemakeup before everything else, so I wash with and oil cleanser afterwards. I think it's more gentle for me. I'm currently using J&J Baby Oil to remove my eye makeup and -that's- very oily xD The L'Oreal sounds good too. Aaah they all sound good!

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  5. hi nikki i like your post ^_^. I also choose Loreal. I don't like the feel of oil even if it's little on my already oil-mine face hehe.

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  6. i love the way you do your make up :).
    so flawless, hehe.

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  7. i agree...
    i also did a test like that & again, there's not much difference between them except that the other is sheaper..

    i'll still buy the cheaper but it's great to find that out for ourselves,right?

    hehe
    ^_^

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  8. I tried the L'Oreal waterproof eye/lip makeup remover. I HATED THAT because it stung my eyes. Maybe this is different. The bottle looks huge!

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  9. wanna try Loreal! =) thanks Nikki! How long does a 125ml bottle last?

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  10. the bifacil is way overpriced. i gave the clinique one a try and it works really well too!

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  11. e.motion in motion , you are welcome, I just don't get it why there's an oily feel, maybe it's just me? But I've tested it so many times, the oily feel is really there :)

    Female_intuition , hahaha I really am crazy as you can see...wait til we met in person !LOL Wow on 75% off makeup remover, I'll stock up too if I'm in your case!

    Sarah, true!!

    Innerchild, true, eventhough I've read a bit of negative thing of something I've been lemming for, I would still like to give it a shot!!!to see and feel is really to believe!!!

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  12. twinsouls888, yeah, and not to mention, it's way cheaper!

    ♥ , thank you sweety!

    ~tHiAmErE~ hahahaha the price makes a huge difference, but one thing I really do like about lancome is not much rubbing is needed!

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  13. Y, girl! I think the first time I used the L'oreal one, once I remembered it stung my eyes too because I put too much remover on the cotton which makes it leaks into my eyes! So I just squirt 2-3 drops and close my eyes, leave it a bit and slowly rub outwards..hope this helps! :)

    Khym, it really depends on how much make up you put on, I have friends who used this to remove all the makeup even foundation, I only use this for my eye makeup so it lasts months!

    M, I've been hearing so many cool stuff about Clinique remover, now I'm interested again on something!!! hahaha

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  14. On the pics seems like a both products works well!

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  15. The Loreal one has another similar makeup remover in the same Dermo-Expertise series, but specially for waterproof makeup. Maybe that would work even better than the one you are using now :)

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  16. i can't bring myself to buy a makeup remover as expensive as lancome :P anyway, yeah there's another makeup remover by loreal that's part oil and part water. it might remove makeup better but it might also have a bit of an oily residue which you don't like.

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  17. agree!
    i would rather spend on loreal too
    cheaper anyways :P

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  18. oh! i've tried L'oreal and I'M LOVING IT TO THE MAX! so i'd go for L'oreal! VIVA LA L'OREAL! LOL

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  19. Wow thanks for this post! I am in need of buying a makeup remover soon [about to finish my bottle] and this is really helpful :) Yay sis Nikki!

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  20. I've been wanting to buy that lancome but it's expensive. Like you I guess I'll stick to the cheaper one that works as well hehe =)

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  21. i should try the loreal one!

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  22. my_makeup_mania, yes, both works well!!! :) So I think I'm going for the cheaper!

    Cherish Cyndi, awww we only have ONE and it's this one that I own! I think I've seen other websites selling the other version, I don't know why we don't have that here!

    Crystal, yup, don't like oil residue, I'm ok for wiping more than the oily feeling, it's just me!

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  23. LyNn, yay for agreeing!

    Ai , VIVA LA L'OREAL!!!??? You are too funny!

    Teeyah, let me know how you like it, the Maybelline one works as good but counting the ML and the price L'oreal comes off cheaper!

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  24. Kim, yes your body shop works well for you and that's good enough!

    Yumeko, I know you have the current one that works well, so no need to purchase! :)

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  25. L'oreal is my favorite remower.Price/performance is always best:))

    Nikki,i love your posts,they are very useful.
    Thank you :**

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  26. awesome comparison nikki! ^__^ and u just saved some $$ for me! i guess i dont mind sparing more cottons of q-tips to clean another round. lol. when im done with my maybelline remover, will try the loreal one!

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  27. me too!!! hei nikki, are you having trouble with your updates? :( i am. my posts won't update on reader and email subscription. :(

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  28. ebvata, thank you!!! Thank you for commenting, I enjoyed reading comments from readers too :) Take care!

    prettybeautiful, if you like Maybelline, you'll like L'oreals! :) Thank you for the comment!

    Shen, i can't say I'm having problems with updates as I am having problems on the Internet connection overall!

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  29. The best makeup remover I tried is Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil (the newest formulation, of course!). It really, really nixes all the dirt and makeup from my face after a day's work--even the most stubborn waterproof mascara! :P And contrary to its base, it doesn't leave me feeling oily at all. It's rinsed well without leaving any oily residue. ;)

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  30. Thanks for this high end vs. low end review!

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  31. Roanne, yes, Shu cleansing oil works but I always use a makeup remover for my waterline and those lashline eyeliners before I wash up with Shu, I want to make sure everything's stripped off my face :D LOL

    Fab Beauty, you are welcome! I like doing reviews like these!

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  32. I agree with you! I use several L'Oreal makeup removers(the one you have, waterproof version, permanent makeup version, etc.) and I think they are excellent value for money and do the job! Do you have Demaq Expert where you live--that's what I use.

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  33. i like my L'oreal one! i had to leave it back home in the UK, im gonna ask my sister to bring it to me when she comes :D great review!! lancome is waaay to expensive!!

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  34. Jamilla Camel, down here, we only have 1 type of makeup remover from L'oreal and this is it! LOL I've seen through research they've got different version out there!

    NicNic, I know, but it's nice to really use Lancome too knowing there's lesser rubbing, but the price!

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  35. Thank you for the review. I was going to dish out on the Lancome. Not now! :p I to don't like that oily residue. When i saw it in the stores, i really thought the it wouldn't be that oily. I've been using Rimmel, but it hasn't really done it's job. Plus it sting a bit. I'll give L'oreal try now. :)

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