Friday, May 8, 2009

Bifacil Eyemakeup Remover DUPE + Collagen Mask Review

TGIF!! :)
Well this week has been long and tiring, and I think my dark circles just got worse. My allergies and PMS has left me snapping at many people today... Hahaha -_-; If anyone experienced my irritable mood today, I'm sorry!

So I'd like to review an eyemakeup remover that I bought at CVS the other day, which is a DUPE for the Lancome Bifacil Dual Phase and Clinique Take off the Day Eyemakeup remover. I'm not sure if I can use the term dupe right here since this product isn't point makeup product, but basically that's what it is.

I have a whole post of reviews on the makeup removers that I have, which you can access (click here). I reviewed some more high-end brand removers such as Lancome Bifacil, DHC Cleansing Oil, Clinique Rinse-Off Eyemakeup solvent, La Mer, and some others.

The product is the CVS Brand Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover (Compare to Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover). So this is a double dupe! It's the exact copy of the Neutrogena dual-phase eyemakeup remover. Sometimes I like to buy the drugstore copy of a product if the original brand is more expensive. The packaging is basically the same and the product is probably identical. I bought this makeup remover for $5.99 at CVS Drugstore. The original Neutrogena one costs $7.99 at my CVS. Cheap product, good results!

A couple of people have been reviewing the Neutrogena makeup remover and many seem to like it! Well this remover is basically the SAME thing as the Neutrogena one and cheaper because it's the drugstore copy! I've read somewhere that Target makes their copy of Neutrogena remover as well for a cheap price (not the Sonia Kashuk one).

So you Lancome Bifacil and Clinique Take off the Day lovers, TRY THIS EYE MAKEUP REMOVER OUT if you want to save money!

CVS (Neutrogena copy) Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
Size: 189 mL/6.4 fl oz
Price: $5.99 compared to Neutrogena at $7.99
Type: Dual Phase remover, 2 layers (one water base and one oil base)
Smell: No perfume scent like Bifacil, barely smells like anything
Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbendensis Leaf Juice, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Poloxamer 182, Allantoin, Tripotassium EDTA, Benzalkonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate
Skin Type: Any skin type, works for sensitive skin

- Cheap
- Big bottle (in my opinion)
- Same thing as Neutrogena one
- Effective as Lancome Bifacil or Clinique Take off the Day
- Removes waterproof mascara
- Gentle without tugging, pulling or stinging
- Contains aloe and cucumber extract

- Label is misleading (oil-free - not true??) The remover leaves a tiny shiny/slippery residue that's characteristic of Bifacil as well.
- Bottle cap is not secure for traveling
- After it dries, leaves some flaky residue (not a problem for me since I hop into the shower)

The Testing Trial:
I used 3 makeup items that I use often:
1. MAC Kohl eyeliner in Phone Number
2. Majolica Majorca Waterproof Mascara (hard to remove)
3. Maybelline Define-a-lash Volume Mascara (non waterproof)

On My Face:
Just swiped some of that black eyeshadow from the Chanel palette, brown eyeliner, and Majo Majo mascara. Here are some pics of how this remover took off all of my makeup. If this can remove Majo Majo mascara, it can remove anything!
Final Verdict
Price: 5/5
Size: 5/5
Packaging: 4/5
Effectiveness: 5/5
Total Rating: 4.5/5
Yesterday I tried out this Collagen mask by Kose because these days I haven't been sleeping due to lots of work and studying to do and my face was totally dead. The mask covers the face and the neck area. It claims to pull the skin back (reduce sagging) because the mask has parts that you put over your ear to pull the mask back tight on the skin.
This mask left my skin feeling very supple and soft. It had plenty of liquid inside to moisturize my face. The mask also stuck to my skin well and gradually dried as I left it on for about 15-20 minutes, although recommended time on the back of the packet said 10 min.
I didn't buy this mask box myself so I'm not sure on the exact price. However I do know that this was purchased at my local Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ. The box comes with 5 masks. I recommend this for older people (Mid 20's and above) I think I'm too young to use this because I don't really have sagging skin yet.. thankfully. Nevertheless, the mask felt really nice and made my skin really soft, smooth, and supple. The face lifting feature is kinda cool though!
I took these pics at around 3 AM last night so please excuse my wet hair and pajamas.. LOL
I went into my mom's room to tell her to turn off the TV and she got scared and surprised at the mask hahahaha, she told me I looked like Freddy from Friday the 13th! :D
In the pics I think the mask was drying up and started falling off my face... Oh well! The last pic is right after I removed the mask. Haha I look kind of strange.


Anonymous said...

Neutrogena Eye-makeup remover gave me an eczema patch xDDD It seems everything gives me dermatitis :\ The mask looks entertaining lol! Your skin seems to be glowing despite the lack of sleep. Thank god it's Friday, indeed.

ning * star said...

eh eh. that mask pretty awesome i think, wow, prevent face and neck different shades, haha xD
that makeup remover seems to be so good and remove very well

happy friday and hava a great weekend and happy mother's day to your mama!

PinkyKathy said...

next time i should try the CVS one. thanks for reviewing ^^

CHOMSIRI said...

LOL you had a mask on like i did on my post! :D

thanks for the review hun! honestly, im always hesitated to buy cvs brand but after seeing the pictures, im sold! ill give it a try!

AbcGrrrL said...

Aww, and I just bought a new bottle of makeup remover today.

Thanks for the mask review :)

Zwala said...

nice review...i hate neutrogena...gave me allergy..pls dont be saying this all the time..

anyways..u dont luk tired though u r all wake up untill 3AM..!! luking glowy..!!

Blair said...

Ooooh the mu remover looks good! but I'll prolly give the Neutrogena one a try since I don't have CVS here.

Your skin looks so good after removing the mask! Go get more!!!

Yumeko said...

remover sounds good but alas i dont have cvs in japan XD

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

sounds good!! anything is better than Bifacil price tag :P

-Yu- said...

i love how drug store have some kind of dupe of higher name brand. Makes me feel i am getting the same result with cheaper price. Thank you for the review, i wish we have CVS over at canada. lol

Lulu said...

wow I love how this mask has a part that covers the neck too! I love Neutrogena eye makeup remover, but I've never tried any of the generic dupes, I know target and walmart all have their own versions, I should give those a try since they are usually a buck or two cheaper! no cvs near by:(

ekimura said...

great review~!! the mask pic is priceless XD

your skin is glowing and beautiful!! Im a mask addict so I must try that one too XD~

Audrie said...

wow good review!! That CVS remover looks really good!

MiuMiu said...

i've never heard of a mask that does that until now hehe. i can imagine getting the liquid everywhere though.
i get soo moody when i'm pms-ing too and i think i release that anger to my students hahaha!!
thanks for the review! i can't live without the neutrogena remover...but now i have to cuz it's not available in korea >_<

Catherine said...

Oh, I might pick that up then. I'll have to check the ingredients first, but I stop by CVS all the time! :D

I like how the mask covers your neck too, very cool. And lol... I agree with your mom and the looking like Jason part.

EbeautyBlog said...

LOL @ the mask face pictures.

Great reviews. It's great to see that it does works on different products there.

beeyoutiful7 said...


You are super cute with the mask.

OoOoO I do love to try that mask! it looks super cool!!

Your skins beeyoutiful <3

thanks for the review

fuzkittie said...

Aw you look so cute in the last pic! I've been seeing dupes of the Lancome eye makeup remover everywhere, hahaha. this is by far the cheapest.

miku said...


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