Friday, August 28, 2009

Recessionista Eye Makeup Remover

Hey ladies,
Thanks so much for your tremendous response to the Pantene Moisture Renewal Collection ($28 value) Giveaway! As promised, I randomly picked five winners, each of whom will receive an entire years' worth of Pantene Moisture Renewal products, including the Shampoo, 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Rinse-Off Treatment and Conditioner. Here are the lucky five: Kiki, Mary007, Cherice, STL Blaque Femme Lesbian (honey, I need to meet you), and Fairelaine! Woo-oo, let's hear it for 'em, girls! Winners, please shoot me an email with your mailing address at If you haven't responded by next Tuesday, I'll have to give the prize to another fabulous SYB Babes, so get on it!

Okay, onto le beaute...

I usually don't leave my house without mascara, so eye makeup remover is very important to me. My all-time, been-using-it-forever-and-ever favorite is Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover ($26). As you know, I've tried EVERYTHING, and this is simply the best remover on the market. The dual-phased formula is equal-parts skin conditioner and makeup remover, so you give it a little shake before applying. This stuff erases my entire eye moment--including mascara--in ONE SWIPE (let me tell you, this is a plus when it's 2am and you're half-asleep and two seconds away from passing out with your makeup on despite knowing that this violates about seven different beauty rules). The best part, though, is that it moisturizes the delicate skin around my eyes--so much so, that I don't even need undereye cream. Love a double-duty product.

Here's the fun part. These days, I'm not quite excited about dropping nearly $30 on eye makeup remover. So, I've been searching high and low for some cheap-but-effective version of my Lancome Fabulousness. Guess what? I found it! CVS Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($3.99) do the EXACT SAME THING as the Lancome formula! And I don't have to bother with cotton balls! One pad takes care of both eyes, and it leaves behind a gentle, non-greasy moisturizer. All for the price of a Happy Meal. Not that I ever eat those.

Love you,


Blogger BVB said...

I'm running low on my Lancome one too so I'll definitely be running out to CVS for their version! Thank you so much, Tia :)

4:12 PM  
Blogger DanniNicolle said...

I also love the lancome bifacil eye makeup remover.. and have also tried the CVS cleansing makeup remover towelette.. they work wonders..

11:17 PM  
Blogger Candice said...

I will be definitely be giving this a try!!!

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use plain old baby oil. Takes it right off, doesn't sting and it's about one dollar.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

perfect! thanks!

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

Good looking out Tia! I use Mary Kay's oil free eye makeup remover. While it isn't as costly as yours, it's still more than CVS' version. I'll give it a whirl. I especially love that they have their own little pad. No more cotton balls. That's one more tool to add to my nightstand aresnal (POND's towelettes and creme de LaMer)

2:40 PM  
Blogger bcopher said...

Be careful using baby oil. Many women have lost or damaged their vision that way.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Es said...

I sooo agree about the Lancome that is a wonderful product however I will be tappin that CVS one for the days i cant make it to the cotton lol thanks

9:55 AM  

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