Do you use remover for your lips? Kanebo Lip Fresh to the test

I’ve been doing quite a few lip swatches lately, and I finally put the Kanebo Lip Fresh to the test. If you have experienced removing one lip colour after another with a tissue, you’ll know that by the third try, your lips would have looked dry and chapped. Not to mention the colours you try on might look different – there is still some stain left from the previous lip colour you tried. Kanebo Lip Fresh helps a lot because two swipes of it take the colour off completely, and lips are still moisturised, ready for another application.


It comes in a little bottle and the remover is like water. There is no oil in this remover, which I like. I’d like to be able to apply the next colour without having to worry about the oily residue from the remover. I liked to use it with a cotton pad and wipe my lips gently with it but not any more. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve been accidentally ‘eating’ this remover. The taste is definitely not something I like – a little salty, a little bitter, just plain weird. My solution to this is removing with a cotton bud. Takes more work, but at least I don’t get the after taste anymore. Cotton pads absorbs too much product.



I suppose any other lip remover works just the same, but this one is affordable and I can take photos of lip swatches one after another without having to worry about chapped lips. If I’m not mistaken, it’s in the range of RM30 to RM40, if anyone would like to point it out to me. I got this as a gift with purchase and it’s not my first bottle either. After taste aside, this is an affordable gem.

Edited: I got this from purchasing makeup from Kanebo. So, I presume you can purchase this at Kanebo counters nationwide.

Have you tried this before? Do you find you need to use a lip makeup remover?


xoxo Lily

  • milktea

    Hi Lily. Do you know where we can purchase this product? Maybe at Sasa or Watson’s? I wouldn’t mind trying this. Currently, I use Vaseline petroleum jelly to remove lipstick traces at the end of the day. I tried Mandom’s Cleansing Express to remove lipstick in the past. Suffice to say, very bitter taste!

    • Lily

      Hi milktea, I’m sure this is sold at all Kanebo counters nationwide. I got this as GWP, but I’m pretty sure they sell this too. I’ve tried using baby oil when I was desperate, but I don’t think it’s edible ;-p

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    I’ve never used a separate remover for my lips before! I used to use Clinique Take the Day off for my eyes and lips. Now I use Bioderma Sensibio for everything! It’s so mild, and it doesn’t leave my skin/lips dry or oily at all. I’ve gone through lip swatching session with it, and this thing saves life!

    • Lily

      I haven’t tried Bioderma but I’ve heard so much about it. I also read some reviews that it doesn’t remove makeup completely… what do you think?

      • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

        The only thing it doesn’t remove so well is waterproof mascara. Other than that in my experience even gel liner comes right off, no kidding! What I like about this is I’m lazy and tired when I get home, and I don’t want to have to splash water all over my face just yet. I wipe everything off with Bioderma, and then I get to sit in front of my computer with soft and cleansed(it really doesn’t dry me out at all) face until I do my skincare routine before bedtime. I tried to remove NARS Mexican Rose with it once. Believe it or not Bioderma does a better job than Clinique (which is bi-phase)!

        • Lily

          I will have to give this a try. It’s not available here (not surprising) but I will look out for it… maybe I can get it online or something. Or, I’ll try look for it when I’m in Australia. Thanks for your reply!

  • Hiza

    Hi Lily, can I know where I can purchase this? Thanks 🙂

    • Lily

      Hi Hiza, you can purchase this at Kanebo =D