Review: Budget Friendly Biore Makeup Removers

Makeup removers are something I go through really quickly. I apply makeup rather often (used to be daily when I worked full time) and even when I don’t apply makeup, I’ve been using tinted sunscreen and I prefer to remove it with something other than my facial cleanser. That’s just me. I like my cleansing balms and I splurge (review of The Body Shop’s here, Bobbi Brown’s here, Omorovicza’s here, Clinique’s here, Eve Lom’s here). I also like my cleansing oils and I have been trying a few, but when it comes to budget makeup removers, I find myself swaying toward Biore.


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It first started with the Biore cleansing wipes which I never fail to bring when I travel. They remove all traces of makeup with ease, including waterproof mascara. No tugging or rubbing like crazy. One wipe does everything. Then, I tried their bi phased eye makeup remover (the pink bottle). At that time, I was only using Lancome’s Bi-Facil, and since I discovered this, I’ve been repurchasing this more often. Dare I say, it’s just as good, but cheaper! It gets the job done fast and it doesn’t irritate my eyes. If you knew me the slightest, you’d know I can’t stick to just one brand. I alternate between Biore and Lancome, and have recently purchased one from Dior. However, it’s good to know that when I want my wallet to take a break, I can fall back to this.


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Biore’s cleansing oil is also another option if you want something affordable, or just dabbling with cleansing oils. One thing with cleansing oils though, is that you’d never know which one will break you out. I remember trying DHC because many people were raving about it, and it broke me out after using it for a few days. This one is fine with me, but I’m sure it causes breakouts in some people as well. Biore’s cleansing oil is not all love, but for the price, I can’t be complaining too much. The texture is not as thick as Shu Uemura’s and it has a slight berry scent. While some cleansing oils work only on dry skin, this works on wet skin as well. I find that this rinses off best with warm water or there would be residue on the skin. It also does its job best when I use 2-3 pumps each wash. 1 pump will cover the entire face or course, but not all traces of makeup will be removed. I don’t use this every day because I find that this dries out my skin a little, so I alternate this with one of my cleansing balms.

** In case you’re interested, Bobbi Brown’s cleansing oil review here, and Dermalogica Precleanse review here.

Both these cleansers are available at pharmacies nationwide, and they are also available at supermarkets. Very easily accessible at about RM25-35 depending on the promotion at that time. Have you tried any of these? What are you using to remove your makeup lately?


xoxo Lily


Ingredients (top: cleansing oil, bottom: eye makeup remover)

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