I pre-remove my makeup, wash, second wash, etc. Imagine my surprise when I ran across The Original Makeup Eraser on the Sephora website. Billing itself as a green alternative to makeup wipes, this makeup removing cloth has been found all over the internet. Available in a variety of sizes and styles at a variety of price points.
Ok, so I will admit I was slightly confused on why a good old fashioned face cloth wouldn’t work. I mean the same idea? Why am I spending $24 on this? The answer is that I spent $24 on it because it had llama print. That’s right. Llama! The materials are softer than your standard face cloth, and this product promises to remove all makeup using just a bit of hot water. Reusable, washable, easy to travel with and gentle on the environment. I bought it for the llama print, it is also available with pineapple print or plain.
The cloth itself is enormous. Easily enough room to use it for a week and a half. Get a small section wet, wipe off the makeup, and then move on to the next section. Easy.
The packaging is an adorable neon yellow plastic zip-up carrying bag, and it included a pink wire hair tie (cheesy) along with the cloth itself. On first use, I discovered that it does a freaking fantastic job of removing foundation, lipstick, blush, and such. It didn’t altogether remove my mascara, I ended up having to go over and over the area without success.
Although this is less harsh than an excellent old facecloth, it still needs a bit of help to get the job done. When you are in the price point of $23-$26 it should do the job the first time. My current routine is to apply makeup remover to my eyes, or cleansing balm to my entire face, and then use the cloth in conjunction with hot water to remove my makeup before advancing to a two-step washing process. I had high hopes that I would be able to eliminate a step, and it was not to be. I would recommend this if you are looking for a non-disposable option that is less harsh than a face cloth. It will sort of work wonders, and you are protecting the environment one llama or pineapple at a time.
As described on the Sephora website:
What it is:
A reusable, ultra-soft makeup remover cloth that erases makeup with only warm water.
What it does:
Remove smear-proof, waterproof makeup and mascara with The Original MakeUp Eraser®. Free of chemicals, this makeup remover gets rid of all types of makeup, including stage, sports, and theatrical makeup. Each cloth will last a thousand washes, and you only need to add warm water and then remove makeup. This ultra-soft, woven polyester-blend cloth gets rid of tough makeup without leaving behind a residue—just a fresh, healthy feeling.
What else you need to know:
Erase waterproof mascara, eyeliner, foundation, blush, and more. Each cloth will last you up to three to five years (up to 1,000 machine washes).
Did you know that 7.6 billion pounds of wipes are thrown into our landfills each year? That’s 20 million pounds of makeup wipes a day. Disposable makeup wipes are the third leading cause of waste in our landfills. Join the movement—help save Mother Earth, one less makeup wipe at a time.
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