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LAKME NINE TO FIVE DUAL-ACTION MAKEUP REMOVER REVIEW
Price: Rs. 295/-
Quantity: 120 ml.
Hi ladies. As much as we love our cosmetics and application of make-up, the removal of make-up is a very important step we should and MUST follow religiously. If make-up is not removed properly, it can lead to clogged pores which, in turn, can lead to break-outs and uneven skin tone and also, cell renewal of our skin cannot take place properly while we are asleep if the pores are clogged and the skin has to ‘sleep’ with all the chemicals and parabens that our make-up contains. Hence, please give yourself enough time to remove your makeup. I once read that if we spend 15 minutes or even 30 minutes to put on our makeup, we should spend that much time to remove it. However, makeup removal need not take half an hour or even fifteen minutes to do, with this new and innovative product from Lakme!
Product description from Lakme :
This twin-phase makeup remover has a unique formulation that gently but thoroughly removes all kind of makeup, including long-wearing makeup.
Directions to use :
1. Shake well.
2. Saturate cotton pad and gently sweep over closed eyelids, lip and face area.
3. Rinse with cool water.
Cap tightly after use to prevent evaporation.
Caution: Rinse with cool water if product enters eyes.
Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Isohexadecane, d-Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylyl / Capryl Glucoside, dimethicone, sodium Chloride, disodium EdTa, dipotassium Hydrogen Phosphate, fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, dmdm Hydantoin (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
This makeup remover comes in an open cellophane paper packing. It is a light pink plastic bottle with a light pink plastic cap and comes in spray form. The dual phases can be seen clearly, and they merge into a bubbly translucent liquid when shaken. The smell reminded me of Lakme’s 9 to 5 crème foundation compact, which I guess is typical of their 9 to 5 range.
Now let’s put it to the test.
Eye products used (all waterproof and long-lasting) :
Revlon Colorstay One-stroke defining eyeliner in Glazed Green, Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black, Lakme 9 to 5 defining Eyeliner 04 sapphire, Chambor dazzle Transferproof smooth eye pencil 105 Purple dazzle and MAC fluidline in ‘shade’.
Take 2 or 3 cotton wool pads (I needed to use only 2 for removing the eye and lip makeup) :
All the waterproof and long-lasting eye makeup was removed in exactly 2 swipes!
Lip products used (all waterproof and transfer-resistant) :
Left to Right:
Max factor Lipfinity No. 88 Jewelled, Maybelline superstay Powergloss 12 Hour No. 360 diamond Plum, MAC Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolor ‘Lustrebloom’, Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick 030 Miracle Mauve, Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick 065 Prized Peach and Max factor Lipfinity Colour & Gloss 510 Radiant Rose.
Lip products removal with one swipe :
Lip products removed with second firm swipe :
What I like about Lakme Nine to five dual-action Makeup Remover :
- The best thing about this remover is its tremendous ability to remove all traces of waterproof, transfer-resistant makeup in 1 or 2 (maximum 3) swipes.
- It’s hygienic to use as it dispenses in a spray form.
- No need for pulling and tugging at delicate areas like eyes and lips to remove long-lasting makeup; the makeup comes off almost effortlessly.
- It really reduces makeup removal time.
What I don’t like about Lakme Nine to five dual-action Makeup Remover :
- Does not come in proper sealed packaging.
- An additional makeup removal step of rinsing the face is required.
- Leaves a slippery feeling on the face after rinsing, but the face does not feel oily or greasy once it dries.
- As usual, even though the product has already been launched, Lakme is yet to update their website.
For quality, I would give this a :-*:-*:-*:-*:-* rating. I think this is a much-needed product in the Indian market.
I would most certainly re-purchase Lakme makeup remover, as I’m loving it a lot.