I have been using Lumene products for years and, as I’ve done so many times since I started my cruelty free journey, braced myself for the bad news as I browsed through its website: no mention of animal testing (which usually means that the company does indeed test on animals). But, lo and behold, right there under “Our Philosophy” it states that the company does not “carry out animal testing nor order it through subcontracting.” That was music to my ears! Lumene products are wonderful, and you can expect to read lots of my reviews about them.
This review is about Lueme’s eye makeup remover. Most importantly, it works really well. You know how sometimes you take off your eye makeup right before bed, and you use lots of cotton swabs and lots of makeup remover, and you think you’ve gotten all of it off, and then you wake up the next morning and you’ve got big greasy circles of makeup under your eyes? I HATE that. Because I’m not going through all that trouble when all I really want to do is pass out just to have it look like I did nothing at all. Well, that doesn’t happen with this stuff.
I don’t wear makeup often, but when I do I pile it on (who am I, this guy?): primer, highlighter, eye liner, eye shadow, and mascara. I use four cotton swabs (two for each eye) with this product and gently wipe the makeup off. I don’t need to scrub it off, and I don’t need more than the two swabs. The eye makeup remover feels like water on the swab–just cool and wet–but it does feel a little oily on my skin. I don’t really mind that because I always follow up with a quick face wash.
Full disclosure: I also use this to remove my face makeup. I know that’s not what it’s for, but it works so darned well that I can’t help myself. And (knock on wood) it doesn’t seem to affect my acne either way.