Sample Stash Sunday is a day in which samples will be given center stage. I always have a bunch of samples that I end up using only once or twice, a waste much to the earth’s dismay. This is an attempt to actually use the products, review them, and maybe discover something great.
This week, I’ll be talking about the Multi Cleanser and the Lip and Eye Remover by Laneige. Sarie got 4 samples from a Laneige event, and I’ve so far tried 2 of the 4.
Laneige is a Korean brand with a French name (“neige” is “snow”).
The Laneige Multi Cleanser is “papain enzymes-based multi cleanser with 4 functions of removing makeup, removing sunscreen, exfoliating, and cleansing.” It offers a mild & thorough cleansing and claims to provide clear and bright skin after everyday use. It’s also suited for all skin types.
I normally use Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil, but I stopped using it for about four days for this review.
The Laneige Multi Cleanser is opaque with a cream-like consistency and exfoliator beads. It lathers up quite well. This is how much I use to cover my whole face, though I think you can afford to use a bit more if you want something more foamy.
I don’t use a lot of face product, though—just a bit of BB cream or tinted moisturizer and not even all that often—so I don’t know how well it’ll fare for thicker applications of makeup.
The application is no brainer—wet your face and massage a in coin-sized amount of product then rinse. I LOVED the smell, which was a squeaky clean, just-out-of-the-shower scent. It made my face feel so fresh. I don’t know if I imagined it, but my pores felt a bit tighter, too. There is no leftover residue, just that fresh “Wow, I just washed my face!” feeling.
It’s a really good cleanser, and I’m glad I got to try it. I don’t know if it’s worth what it retails for (about Php 1,000 for 180 ml), but it gets the job done and it does it well.
Next up is the Lip and Eye Remover, “an oil-free remover that quickly and gently removes waterproof/heavy makeup around the eyes and lips.”
Although it’s oil-free, it has the consistency and feel of baby oil. It starts of as an emulsion, which you shake and turns it into a milky fluid. This is how much I use for one eye. I would advise one cotton pad per eye, to maximize its glitter-removing capacity.
Ta-da, it works! Now one eye is gunk-free!
I love this cleanser. It’s gentle and non-stinging, and removes even waterproof mascara. There is no residue and it leaves the area super soft. I can’t find any information as to how much it is, but my sample is 25ml and I’ve used up about a quarter of it. I would definitely get this again, if I needed an eye makeup remover.
Yay for samples!