April 30, 2009

Hot to tote: Daiso's Makeup Remover Pencil

I bought a teenie tiny makeup remover pen from Sephora when I was in Paris, and it loved it. The felt tip pen with remover in it was just so... logical. So right. And so completely unavailable in Malaysia! Augh!

So yes I was waving it in the faces of everyone hoping someone knew where I could find a replacement, or that someone would see the gap in the market and MAKE one.

Then I found this in Daiso (it's in The Curve by the way), and like everything else in Daiso only costs RM5. Huzzah!

I won't say it's as good, for one thing it's essentially vaseline in a stick. Unlike the felt-tip style it can't really clean up stray liner, mascara, and lipstick on its own. You have to rub this in, and then wipe it off with a tissue or your finger. And be sure to set it with powder over or it may carry on dissolving the rest of your eye makeup.

But, on the other hand, this will never dry up and it's available right here. Which counts for ALOT.

This baby has a permanent place in my handbag as another symptom of oily skin and long days is that even the most resistant of liners may start to travel a little. And if I absentmindedly wipe my eyes - poof, panda!

This lets me remove wandering makeup quickly, easily and cleanly with no excess rubbing. Oh, and don't forget it also works with lipsticks - so be sure you have it whenever you bring on the hot-red lips.


LyNn said...

i have this too.
a must buy i must say.
but is it still available?

i bought it awhile back.
been shoving it to all my mua friends
they want it too

心。葵 @ plue said...

i check daiso honey, OOS!!!! >_< I dunno if they are ever gonna restock this you know. Le sigh.

Kahani said...

Lynn & Plue: Guess what? I went last night they have restocked this and Connie's eyebrow pencils. =D Look near the mascaras.

Askmewhats said...

such product exist?? WOW! Talk about handy!!! :)

prettybeautiful said...

hey i have gone back there 3x to check ever since u showed it to me last time. i went back again yesterday and it is just not there anymore =(

Connie De Alwis said...

gah!! I totally forgot to buy this when I asked Plue to help me get those eyebrow pencil backups! :(

Kahani said...

Nikki: It most certainly is! =)

prettybeautiful: there were LOTS left - like two hanging thingies of them left last night at 10 just before the store closed. You can't get much more current than that! I know because my friends wanted to buy it and I found it for them.

beetrice said...

hahaha...after your pimping of it, at least now you have an affordable fix that's available (and yes, those are MAJOR plus points!)

Kahani said...

Connie: Well, Plue said she couldn't find it anyway. I just find it really odd that PrettyB couldn't find it yesterday when I did.

Bee: *nods happily*

prettybeautiful said...


where are they hidden????? too bad i missed u at the shop :( missed the item too! damn. i was there about 6-7pm

Eli said...

Oof. I want. Mascara keeps smudging on me these days.

Traclyn Yeoh said...

I was contemplating to get this the other day when I was at Daiso...!!!

Kahani said...

PrettyB: Keep looking you'll find them.

Eli: Sure Oz doesn't have something similar? Revlon is a line that has a makeup remover pen - just not in M'sia.

Traclyn: Has this writeup tipped your contemplation over into "I want it"?

LyNn said...

haha i agree with kahani.
if you ever see this.
grab it.
i wanna get back ups!

joanne said...

sometimes i just use tissue rubbed over some solid lipbalm and wipe it over the smudge. works great and i don't need to carry extra stuff.

Kahani said...

Lynn: I have backups. =P

Joanne: That is an awesome tip! Thing is, I'm geeky enough to like having a device specifically designed for this purpose...

Anonymous said...

isnt rubbing at the eye area bad?
plus how hard is too hard? :/