Product Review: Laneige Lip & Eye Remover Waterproof

Laneige Lip & Eye Remover Waterproof, 150ml, CAD$18.00
Laneige Lip & Eye Remover Waterproof, 150ml, CAD$18.00

An interesting name! Missing is the word ‘makeup’ after ‘eye’. This is my second bottle, and of course, before I found out that Laneige tests on animals. I bought this about eight months ago from kgoodshop on ebay – the price is the same buying at Amore stores here too, except we pay taxes here. While Lancome’s Bifacil is a cult favorite as far as eye makeup removers go, I find that at almost half the price, Laneige’s Lip & Eye Remover Waterproof is just as good – if not better.

This is a bi-phase eye and lip makeup remover. It is scented, so it may not be suitable for sensitive eyes; but on mine, it didn’t trigger any reaction. Just like Bifacil, this removes waterproof makeup effortlessly. It is really important to get a good eye makeup remover because if you rub or tug, you can damage the delicate eye area. Secondly, you may lose some eyelashes with a poor product. I have used a lot of eye makeup removers and find that a lot of them, especially the drug store ones, always burn and sting my eyes, even if they claim to be hypoallergenic. Neutrogena, L’Oreal, Nivea and Biotherm all burned my sensitive eyes.

Unfortunately, because Laneige tests on animals, I will not repurchase. I still have more than half of a bottle left, so I probably won’t need another one for the next three months.

4 comments on Product Review: Laneige Lip & Eye Remover Waterproof

  1. vivienne
    December 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi,

    I’ve never used Laneige Eye Make up remover, I have a small sample of Bifacil but I dont remember it being super effective considered its price. Like you I’ve gone through heaps of drugstore remover, and I find that Garnier 2 in 1 make up remover is quite good, I prefer it to L’oreal one, and Garnier removes Japanese waterproof eyeliner and mascara so I think it is quite impressive. I’m not sure if they test on animals but perhaps you can give it a try?

    Another thing I wanna ask you is if you ever heard of Coreana of Zain brand from Korea? Its quite hard to find information about that on internet.

    And finally Merry Xmas and Happy new year to you and your little princess

    • Joseibi
      December 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm (5 years ago)

      Dear Vivienne,

      Thank you for your comment!

      Unfortunately Garnier tests on animals. Same as Coreana, though I was very fond of Coreana (I have reviewed the Nokdu peeling gel which was one of my favorite things to use). Coreana does have an English version of their website though it’s very limited and not sure if it’s updated all that frequently.

      Have a Merry Christmas too! 🙂


    • Joseibi
      January 17, 2013 at 10:00 am (4 years ago)

      Laneige is part of the AmorePacific (the company, not the brand). Here is their company stance on animal testing:

      these are usually the words animal testing companies use to mitigate the negative publicity. So as long as they don’t outright say they do not test, they still do.


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