Lakme Dual Action Makeup Remover Review and Test

by mehak on February 22, 2011

in Lakme

What’s shiny and bubbly and pink all over? No ..not pink champagne, its my Lakme Makeup Remover . Okay, so that was a bit of an anticlimax. But its true!!, It really is shiny, bubbly and pink! Btw, i am completely aware that the picture on the bottom looks like a baby’s milk bottle…the idea was to show you guys the nozzle, but i obviously need to better my photography skills !I’m getting sidetracked. Focus.Blog. Lakme.  Yes, today we shall do a little experiment with the Lakme Makeup Remover and see if it works!

Directions for use: The makeup remover consists of half oil and half cleanser. You shake well to mix the two, squirt it onto a cotton ball and remove makeup

The Experiment
Pic 1: Left to Right-Clinique unsmudgeable water proof pencil, Maybelline lasting drama 24 hr gel liner,MAC Mehr lipstick, Lakme Rose kissed lipstick, Golden and Brown Eyeshadow from Inglot
Pic 2: After one swipe- Only eyeshadow goes
Pic3: After two swipes- Eyeshadows and lipsticks go
Pic4: Everything goes

Overall, this is what i like about the Lakme Makeup Remover
  • The nozzle is very handy to apply- you can squirt out just the amount you need
  • It does a good job of makeup removal as is apparent above- all basic makeup is removed quite easily. Waterproof makeup requires three swipes
  • It is a really big bottle (120 ml) and costs Rs 290/-(6$) so its cost effective
  • It does not dry out on the cotton pad very quickly so i dont need to keep squirting out more
  • Face doesn’t feel dry after using this.
  • Its pretty!

Overall, this is what i dont like about the Lakme Makeup Remover
  • Does not remove waterproof mascara properly. It lessens it, but doesnt remove it completely.
  • After using it, i feel i need to wash my face or else the feeling of remover lingers on my face

Lakme Makeup Remover vs Maybelline Makeup Remover
Since i have both of these reviewd on my blog, i thought id do a little comparison. In terms of makeup removal they are both equally good. I would prefer the Lakme one because:
  • Lakme- 120 ml for Rs 290/- (6$) and Maybelline -40 ml for Rs 125/- (3$) and hence the lakme one is more cost effective, besides maybelline gets over really really quickly
  • Lakme has a squirty nozzle which is much easier to work with than the maybelline remover
Overall Verdict: 3.5 /5

Price: Rs 290/- for 120 ml
Will i Repurchase: Yes.

Recommendation: Great option!..One of the better makeup removers out there. Handy to use, and effective without breaking the bank

In other news, i bought this pretty Forever 21 necklace  below after seeing it Classy&fab wear it here

I love it , its so delicate and can be worn single or double stranded…

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

speakingchic February 22, 2011 at 6:39 am

I loved the F21 necklace. Hope they open a store in Mumbai soon!


Hungover on Fashion February 22, 2011 at 6:51 am

nice review. I am currently using a clinique makeup remover and i have similar experiences. will review it sometime. But the nozzle makes it v convenient. mine doesnt have that..


ClassyandFabulous February 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

Hehe thanks for the link :) now u wear it and do an outfit post :D


A Lot Like Fashion February 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm
Shalini Dhillon February 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I was myself looking for a makeup remover.. now it looks cheap and good as i dont use mascara daily. :)


Srish February 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Great review Mehak! I was actually trying to find a good makeup remover which is also in budget…so thanks for making the search super easy for me!

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bollywoodstylediaries February 22, 2011 at 11:22 pm

My biggest issue with any makeup remover is that they should not dry my face..and looks like this one doesnt! maybe I will give it a spin once my current one finishes..


PeachesandBlush February 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

@bollywoodstylediaries- tell me if u like it…whats yr current one

@srish- yr welcome!!!!

@shalini- exactly, i wear minimal makeup on a daily basis so this is good,….my fav makeup remover is though the MAC one..its bloody brilliant.

@alllf- thanks!

@classy&fab-hmmm..thinking abt it…wore it to work today

@HOF- how is the clinique one?.im curious

@speakingchic- from what i heard, they are!


Nivedita February 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

Like the necklace. Btw, does the remover sting the eyes?


Poohkie February 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

Really timely post as I need to get an eye makeup remover soon. Since this doesn't remove mascara well, how do you get rid of that? Glad you did a comparison with the maybelline one, that's what I wanted to know.


Segments of Life February 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

I'm usually all for the Clinique and Mary Kay one, but this looks like a more affordable alternative! Thanks for sharing! I'll try it! :)


BUTTERFLY February 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm

nice review rie now i m using TBS one..


RepublicOfChic February 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm

You have no idea how much your blog helps my make-up retard-ness. Constant inspiration :)


PeachesandBlush February 24, 2011 at 5:02 am

@republicofchic- haha thank you soo much!!!!!

@Nivedita- good point…it says on the back..rinse well if gets into eyes but no, it didnt sting my eyes

@poohkie- johnsons baby oil!!


bhumika February 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

every1s cumin out wit such cleansers..
loved d necklace..


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