Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover Review

by jomol on July 29, 2012 · 42 comments

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover Review

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover Review

Yesterday found me in Shopper’s Stop again and then my first trip to the Inglot store and Gloshop too in the Express Avenue Mall (Chennai readers would know Gloshop).  I always try to keep an eye out for new releases and since yesterday I could find the new Lakme Makeup Remover, I picked it up.

When Lakme Absolute has a good range of makeup and makeup brushes, which I have reviewed already, it seems fair enough that they have their own pretty makeup remover as well.

Now, my first thought on this one is that the color reminds me of the Maybelline’s makeup remover, the one we have all heard of.  I think the Maybelline remover’s price has been hiked and this one is for Rs. 210 for 60 ml, but I am very sure the price of this will be hiked very soon in line with the other Absolute range prices. Now, the matte lipsticks from Lakme Absolute cost Rs. 395 and not Rs. 375 and so on. So, I was really eager to try this one.

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

Since I don’t have the Maybelline remover to compare with, I compared it with the older Lakme Nine to Five Dual Action Makeup Remover.  Of course both work on the same philosophy of an oil-based remover. We all have used baby oil to remove our stubborn mascara, so I totally love this concept of oil and water any day for oily skin.

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

I was not as impressed with the Lakme Nine to Five Makeup Remover as I am with this one.  This one has more concentration of oil I feel and I could get all my makeup off, especially eye (including mascara) and lip makeup off with it with two cotton pads (I take one pad for half of my face 😛 I don’t know why).  I spray it at least four times and use one pad for one side of the face because its tough to get the mascara off. For that, I let it sit for 30 seconds and then it comes off and I swipe the under eye with a clean pad as well. Overall, I am very impressed with this one, because I could see my fresh skin after wearing makeup for about 7 hours from when I went to the mall, came back, hurriedly cooked and then removed my makeup.

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

One thing I like about this one is that it leaves skin brighter and fresher, but the con about it is that it leaves more oil residue on the skin, but I like to use a face wash after makeup removal or may be a scrub, hence I am ready to make do with it.  Dry skin will not find it a problem.

For the comparison, I have used all long stay smudge proof makeup that is eye pencils, Chambor liquid lip color and another lip color that sets.

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

Lakme Absolute Biphased Makeup Remover

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover Review

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

Another one I tried to remove is the staining naked pink lipstick from Colorbar in the picture.  As you can see, Lakme bi-phased one works better in one swipe.  The only problem is the plum lipstick that takes time to get off, but still goes away in four swipes. With the Lakme Nine to Five Makeup Remover, I had to rub it hard more than 6 times. On regular makeup, both work fine, but my favourite is the new Lakme Absolute.  The Nine to Five remover also costs lesser for 120 ml, that is Rs. 295 for 120 ml as compared to the Absolute one, which is Rs. 210 for 60 ml.  Personally, I like the smaller version which is convenient for me in every way.

Last Word:

Considering it is new, it should be have been better than the Nine to Five and it is! I am very impressed with this product, the price of Rs. 210, and also how it leaves my skin fresher. The only teeny meeny issue is that it may leave more oil on the skin than I would want it to, since I have oily skin.  This one is an answer to the Maybelline makeup remover we all like and I definitely recommend this Lakme Absolute Bi-Phase one to everyone.

P.S.:  Tiny haul from Inglot, reviews coming up soon 🙂 Also, new 4 Lakme eye pencil swatches and review.

Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

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Parita July 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm

oh wow this works great! i love maybelline one a lot and dont remember the count of bottles finished 🙂 should def give this one a try! thanks for reviewing it so quickly neha 🙂

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Neha July 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Years plz do:)

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Neha July 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm

*yes
Stupid tab :/

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poorva July 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Even i love mybellln one … But ill def give this a shot ! Nice review 🙂

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Neha July 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Yes its tough competition

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kalps July 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm

nice detail review …

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Neha July 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Hi kalps
Thanks:)

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Parita July 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Wow! Seems nice. I was actually in search for a reasonable makeup remover. I will try this, I’m not too fond of Maybelline one anymore. 🙂

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Neha July 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Plz do 🙂

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Tinkerbell July 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

this one looks very good neha! 😀 i usually don’t mind makeup remover leaving oil residue (i am oily skinned) since i too, like to wash my face with a face wash afterwards. i guess i’ll pick this up after i finish my maybelline makeup remover 🙂 🙂

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Neha July 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Me too…:)

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Nidhi Pandey July 30, 2012 at 12:18 am

Hey Neha… I knew that this is a roduct recently launched but dint knw its so good ..Thanks for the review!
TC

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neha July 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

yes nidhi try it 🙂

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Surbhi July 30, 2012 at 12:26 am

I am going to give this a try after i finish my biotique almond oil make up remover. Thanks for the review Neha 🙂

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neha July 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

thnks surbhi 🙂 glad

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pooja puri July 30, 2012 at 1:32 am

not very happy with this product….not only is it harsh on the skin but removing waterproof makeup is a pain….bought it but had to chuck it after a few uses…

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neha July 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

oh i see
i have extremely sensitive acne prone skin,it dint hurt at all
also, hold the pad on the eyelashes for 30 seconds and then remove perhaps it would be better then 🙂

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Supriya July 30, 2012 at 2:58 am

I love ur nail colour ,….The packaging of the product is also cool…

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neha July 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

thnks supriya its daring from avon
🙂

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Neha July 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

Great review neha loved the way you have explained! Thanks 🙂

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neha July 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

thnks neha 🙂

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Raji July 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

Sounds great. will check this out once my biotique makeup remover gets over.. wat did u buy from gloshop??

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neha July 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

hehe 😛 i bot LA colors reviwing soon 😀

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Ila July 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

Well explained Neha :). I also wash my face with a facewash at last because without it I never feel that my face is clean, psychological issue 😛

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neha July 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

hahah mine too 🙂

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Rati July 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

oh that sounds impressive neha. I would get it . it’s so great for travel and all also since the packaging is so cute and nice. 😀 and yay! cant wait for the new posts. :))

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neha July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

heheh yes me tooo 😀

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riddhima July 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

Such a pretty soothing color 😛

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neha July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

🙂 yes

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Nisha July 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Hi Neha, I am so happy to meet another IMBBian from Chennai. I myself is settled in Chennai and visit Express Avenue and Spencer Plaza frequently. I have seen Gloshop in EA but never bought anything from there. Which brand of makeup do they stock? And is it a good shop?
Does Inglot store gives discounts? Have you visited Ramee Mall in Hyatt Regency? How’s it?

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neha July 30, 2012 at 11:33 pm

hi nisha gloshop has orly nail colors and LA colors which is pretty good and reasonable
yes ramee mall is good i ran into madhavan there
😛
they have kryolan at ramee mall its to die for 🙂

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Aarti Seth July 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Nice review Neha 🙂

I never used any make up remover till date as i am regular with my CTM routine which helps in removing my makeup. So do i really need to use make up removers specifically ?

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neha July 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

if ur cleanser is suitable for eye makeup removal(since the skin there is sensitive)
then its fine i guess 🙂

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Bhumika July 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

This sounds good..

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neha July 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

yes bhumika 🙂

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anu August 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Nice review neha.. i have also been looking for a safe eye makeup remover.. definitely gng to look into this.. 🙂

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