As much as I love my Lancôme Eye Makeup Remover, I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of the $26 a bottle price. I've had a few readers e-mail me suggesting that I should check out the Lumene Eye Makeup Remover at CVS. A dupe for about a quarter of the price? Would I check it out? So, I ran to CVS to buy the makeup remover (and the eye shadow primer as well, watch for a review soon).
It does indeed look just like the Lancôme remover. It's a clear fluid with an oil and a water components that you shake together before use. Soak a cotton pad, wipe on your lids and lashes. Should be easy.
Except that I didn't really think that this eye makeup remover really removed very well. A lot of scrubbing, usually more than 1 soaked pad (per eye) and I'm still waking up with remnants of mascara under my eyes each morning.
So, while it might cost about 75% less than the Lancôme, I think it's a not a great deal, just a product to avoid.
Lumene Eye Makeup Remover