Product Reviews

The Makeup Eraser: Review and Demo

January 19, 2015
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Hi Everyone!

I have been testing out a new makeup removing product that has been popping up recently and I couldn’t wait to share. I had heard about the Makeup Eraser off and on for a little while before I decided to give it a a go myself. I figured it would be an awesome thing to share if it worked and if not, I could warn you that’s it’s not worth the hype. I have been using this as my sole makeup remover since I got it and I’m now ready to share.

What is the Makeup Eraser?

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In case you’re reading this thinking what the heck is a ‘makeup eraser’, I figured I should explain. This is microfiber cloth that claims to remove all of your makeup with only water. So they say you just wet the cloth, run it in circular motions all over your face and your makeup will be removed. The idea is that you can skip the need to use any other makeup removing products, saving time and money as they claim this lasts for ‘1000s of washes’. This sells for $19.97 and I purchased mine at makeuperaser.com, but these are sold like Avon, as they can also be bought from reps.

How to Use

The instructions tell you to wash the cloth before you use it. I ignored this step because I was way too excited to give this bad boy a try. I’m pretty sure they say to do this because it does shed teeny fluffs. After it’s washed, I imagine that would go away.

Once it’s washed and dried (it’s dryer and dryer sheet safe) you saturate (it needs to be pretty wet) and run it in circular motions all over your face. It’s completely safe to use on your eye area. In my experience it can be used about 5 times before I would wash it. For the amount I wear makeup, this would probably last me a week or slightly more.

Once you’ve used it 5 times (or however many depending on how much makeup you wear), just wash and reuse.

Does it Work?

The big question is: does it work? And after testing this out on several full faces of makeup, I can 100% say that this does work! Rather than just tell you, I’m going to show you.

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The first picture is the before picture, with a complete face of makeup. I got it all on- foundation, concealer, gel liner, 3 coats of mascara, brows etc.

Now I’m going to use the Makeup Eraser on half my face so you can see a side-by-side comparison.

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The left side has not been touched by the eraser and the right side has been ‘erased’ So you can see that everything is gone- all the liner, everything. I did not scrub at my face, just used circular motions like the instructions said and it did a great job.

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There is before and after next to each other- I think it’s pretty impressive.

To see what this left behind, I went behind it with a makeup wipe to see what it picked up.

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So you can see there is a little lipstick and foundation left behind, but nothing major. I always cleanse my face after removing my makeup anyway so this would likely get removed by the cleanser. I have noticed that the first few times I used this, there was nothing left behind on the wipe, so I guess when this needs to be washed, it doesn’t get everything.

This product also claims to be able to exfoliate with the opposite side. So after I remove my makeup, I do run this side over my face.

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At first this seemed totally gimmicky to me, I mean it is just a cloth. I have noticed that my skin is soft, but I have finally got my skincare routine down and haven’t been experiencing any dryness, so I’m not sure if I can fully credit that to the eraser. It’s not making my skin dry, so I’ll give it that.

Who should try this?

Sensitive Sallys– if you have difficulty finding a remover that doesn’t irritate your skin or sting your eyes, give this a go. I consider myself to have sensitive eyes and this cloth doesn’t irritate them in the least.

Blind Bettys- I wear contacts and I couldn’t use my oil based makeup remover with them in or it would make them all blurry and uncomfortable for the next day. If you’re blind like me and actually want to be able to see when all your makeup is off, I would give this a try.

Frugal Freddies- If you want to save money, you should try this. I did some math (yes, I’m shocked too) and worked out a costing on this. So the initial cost is about $20, but we’re going to say $30 because I did pay for shipping and I want the costing to be fair. So let’s say you can use this 5 times in between washes and it says it’s good for 1000 washes. So that’s 5000 uses which works out to be 0.006 cents per use. That’s pretty economical. Of course, you do have to pay for the water to wash it, but I still consider this to be a cost-effective buy.

Natural Nellies- This is the perfect way to avoid putting any extra chemicals or products on your face since it works with only water.

So there you have it! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Bye for now!

Chelsey

 

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24 Comments

  • Reply anabelsbeautytalk January 19, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    It seems a bit unhygienic to me. You’d have to clean it after every use ideally. Seems like disposable wipes are much easier and safer for your skin.

    • Reply Chelsey January 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I do use a different area each time I use it and I haven’t noticed any breakouts or anything.

      • Reply anabelsbeautytalk January 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm

        i’m like a nut about my skin care, I probably wouldn’t chance it but i’m glad it works for you <3

        • Reply Chelsey January 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

          Yup, everyone has their preferences 🙂

  • Reply CariadCarys January 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Wow, this looks really interesting! Love how detailed this review is. You look gorgeous!

    Carys x

  • Reply Bree January 19, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Do you use waterproof mascara? Curious as to whether it will remove it all.

    alwaysbree.wordpress.com

    • Reply Chelsey January 19, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      It claims to remove waterproof products, but the mascaras I used weren’t waterproof. The mascaras I used were the Maybelline Volum Express and 2 coats of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

  • Reply plus+beauty27 January 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    This looks like it works quite well! I think I would definitely try it out. 🙂

  • Reply V January 19, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Definitely looks like it works well. Very nice find 🙂

  • Reply llisaaxo January 20, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I’ve never seen anything like this before!

    lisaxbeauty

    • Reply Chelsey January 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Ya its really neat!

  • Reply MaggieMay January 20, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I do have something similar, but I don’t find them to good on mascaras. If I would buy it, I would probably buy more then one – so I could have a clean one at all times.

    • Reply Chelsey January 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Ya I’m considering picking up another so that I have a back-up

      • Reply MaggieMay January 20, 2015 at 9:43 am

        The one I bought was a mitten, one big and two extremly small ones. I might have to try the one you bought just to check if it’s any better.

        • Reply Chelsey January 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

          This one does well on mascara!

  • Reply Let me try this for you January 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Hey Chelsea! Check your email and tell me what you think?

    • Reply Chelsey January 20, 2015 at 11:42 am

      I just replied, that’s really nice of you, thanks!

      • Reply Let me try this for you January 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm

        I didn’t mean to post it today without sending it to you first! OY! I can always edit it though. But check out my page because you are now up lol

        • Reply Chelsey January 20, 2015 at 1:15 pm

          Ya sure no problem, I don’t mind. It looks great. Thank you!

  • Reply Let me try this for you January 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Whoops Chelsey!

  • Reply Stacy Tucker October 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Great review Chelsey! Please let your friends know they can support the “little guy” like me by purchasing the Makeup Eraser at: http://www.EcoFriendlyMakeupEraser.com Thanks for spreading the word about this time and money saver!

    • Reply Chelsey October 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      It’s an amazing product!

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