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Review: Corine de Farme Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion, You Don’t Have To Travel To France To Buy A French Product

Micellar make-up remover seems like the talk of the town these days. My very first encounter with Micellar make-up remover is when I’m still in my teen. I walked up to Guardian Mid Valley and purchase a whole lot of Avéne skin care. Among all the deluxe samples that I was given, Micellar Lotion Cleanser & Make-Up Remover is one of it. I was told a 20cent coin size on a cotton pad is all I need to remove the whole face’s make-up. No need to top up, no need to repeat the removing process. Just one cotton pad will do. I never find that seems to work for me even when I have the lightest base make-up on but, I did returned to purchase a full size bottle as I find the whole “water” make-up remover thing something interesting.

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Based on my earlier experience story, you can already tell that I’m not a fan of micellar make-up remover. It has been quite a good few years that I didn’t bother to look at this type of make-up remover in the market. So when Corine de Farme brought in their star product – Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion and told me to try it, I was a bit hesitated. I don’t understand one thing. Of all product why would their Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion the main attraction and not other skin care? That got me thinking.


What is Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion?

Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion aka Micellar Water is a water-based cleanser with tiny molecules of oil suspended within the formula, which breaks down dirt and make up and removes it from the face. This Corine de Farme one is made with a minimum of 96% ingredients of natural origins, paraben-free, no phenoxyethanol, no colourant, free from alcohol and soap. This means it’s a good option cleanser for those who like a non-rinse cleanser or for those that is always on the go.


Corine de Farme claimed that their Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion is also able to remove waterproof eye make-up. Let’s do a little experiment shall we? This is the best part of all where I get to put this remover to test with a few of my most stubborn cosmetics 😀 . I chose this varieties of product due to their function, staying powder, consistency, ingredients, texture and color. I left these swatches to set on the back of my hand for a good 10 minutes.

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Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick #536 Lucky, Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tink For Eyes #10 Big Blue, Guerlain Eye-Liner & Kohl Eye Pencil, Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow #50 Edgy Emerald, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24H 1Day Tattoo Waterproof, Clio Gelpresso Pencil Gel Liner #No.3 Star Purple, Aupres Dimensional Face Creator Blush, Kanebo Coffret D’or Eyes Appeal Shadow in (Pink), Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara, Estee Lauder Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator Concealer #02 Light Medium, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup #2W1 Sand 36


Corine de Farme Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion is colorless but it does comes with a nice scent to it. One thing that I love about Corine de Farme is definitely the scent. It is soooo good! It’s infused with Peony Flowers extract, that works for soothing irritation properties. So yes, that explains the nice scent to it 🙂

I usually use the normal cotton pad but I find it too thin and too small for removing make-up so now I’ve switched to a bigger cotton pad from Muji which I find it more convenient and it works so much better for me.

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Most of the make-up comes off effortless with a single wipe and some will need a few more wipes. I have to force-wipe Clio Gelpresso Pencil Gel Liner #No.3 Star Purple as it’s after all a gel eyeliner that set completely when it dries down. It still left a color tint on my hand as you can see but that usually will comes off with double cleansing.

There is no need for double cleansing because this doesn’t leave a sticky residue on, which I quite like. The scent however does linger on for a while but after some time the scent will just disappear. Maybe because of the formulation and because this is indeed a water make-up remover, my face is actually more hydrated. I usually use this when I need to get rid of the make-up from my face like immediately and continue with what I was doing until when I’m free, then only I’ll proceed with the double cleansing.

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Eventhough Corine de Farme Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion is indeed performing much better than other micellar make-up remover that I’ve tried before, I’m still not quite sure about using this type of water remover on daily basis. I would prefer to remove all my make-up in the shower and double cleanse soon after. This remover is quite good in removing face and eye make-up but as I said it before, I would prefer to use a separate eye makeu-up remover. I find it to be a bit tedious and waste of cotton pad. I hardly take a short cut in removing my make-up so this product is still not in my daily staple unfortunately. My perception on micellar make-up remover has definitely changed a bit but I’m still not into it.

So will love this? Girls with lighter makeup and girls who like an all-in-one remover will definitely love this 🙂


Corine de Farme products ranges from RM 25.90 to RM 49.90 and are available at all leading pharmacies, personal care stores, independent retail stores and selected supermarkets.

Corine de Farme Micellar Make-Up Remover Lotion – RM28.90 for 200ml

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Disclaimer: Press sample. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.


Comments (13)

  • Everyone’s is still on New Year holiday?

    I’ve only tried Avene micellar water. Very interested with Bioderma unfortunately it’s not available in Malaysia. Why oh Why. On the sunny side……..this is cheaper compare with Bioderma.

    • I guess so 🙂 . Bioderma you can either order online or nearest country to get is Singapore I believe. I won’t take that much of effort to get a particular product so usually I’ll opt for a similar 😀

  • this is surprisingly affordable! could be very useful during travel!!!! very convinient.. do they have smaller travel friendly size?
    gonna check this out!

    ps:am super busy lately… sufocating level… sigh.. havent seen quite a few of your post.. =(

    • Nope they don’t. But they repackaged to a smaller bottle as eye makeup remover 😛 . It’s the same product so I think you can pick up that 🙂

      Study comes first dear. Don’ worry about reading blog.

      • ahhh, gonna check that out when i can go out for a breather. thanks fiona!
        *tight hug*
        i havent check your long post about 2013 at its best coz it seems long. gonna read later as destress material. should work wonderfully with cupatea

        • *hugs*

          Oh yea, that’s a pretty long one LOL. Only read it when you’re really free 🙂

  • my first try on micellar water makeup remover too was from Avene 🙂 now I’m using Bifesta makeup remover (water-based) and I also double cleanse. I’ll never let makeup remover do the removing work alone :p

    • Avene is the most easiest to find and the word “micellar” is something new haha. I’ve used Bifesta before. I still feel either cleansing milk or cleansing oil works better for me since I put on more than average makeup on. Always always double cleanse. More cleaner that way 😀

  • Quite affordable! I tried the highly raved Bioderma but left disappointed! It take longer time to remove waterproof mascara and it sting my skin quite a bit. So I stick to oil based ones but I’m going to check this out nevertheless hehe

  • I love Bioderma Micellar water (the pink bottle) because besides removing makeup and sunscreen with high SPF, it really makes my face looks so much clearer. Pity it is not available here as I get mine through my friend in Singapore. After my micellar water finishes, I am going to try the cleansing balm method because it has been raved so much by the UK beauty guru Caroline Hirons and also Paris B. Need to see what all that hype is about before I finally settle into a consistent cleansing routine 🙂

    • Forgot to add that with micellar water, I need to go over my face with a cotton pad soak in the water twice to ensure that my face is clean.I only use sunscreen with high SPF together with Guerlain Meteorites, blush and eye brown pencil. I will follow up with a gel or foam cleanser after that. I guess if you are using foundation, you might have to go over your face thrice. If I am only using sunscreen with high SPF, I only go over my face with the cotton pad once.

      • I suppose you need to go over with soaked cotton pad otherwise face is not clean thoroughly. A bit waste and troublesome for me which is why I only use Micellar makeup remover twice a week. If you’re using foundation and finishing powder, going through twice is not clean. Thrice hmmm maybe?

    • Yeap. So far I heard the pink bottle one is the best among three Bioderma range. Actually if you search a bit you can find local online seller selling Bioderma 😛
      The only cleansing balm I like is Eve Lom. That’s the only one I don’t mind repurchasing. Currently I need to go through all the cleansing water/gel/oil before repurchasing my Eve Lom 😀


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