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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!