$1 Cheap and Reuseable Makeup Remover
By : Eva Chung -
Believe it or not, this makeup remover really is reuseable and cheap. It almost sounds too good to be true and I too was skeptical about the whole idea of it. And to be honest, this has changed my life and I’m never going back. I no longer use any of my old makeup removers. And yes, that include those convenient makeup removing wipes and my beloved Biotherm Balm-to-Oil Cleanser. Want to know what this holy reuseable makeup remover is? Well I’ll tell you.
This all started with this video:
I first saw the Sephora Makeup Eraser from Click Network‘s ‘Tried and Tested” video. After that, I really wanted to try it out for myself. However, after I bought the very expensive cloth from Sephora, I realized, that it really did feel exactly like a regular microfiber cloth. So, I decided, it would be even more fun to test the two against each other and see which performed better and to put them both to the test against my waterpoof and water resistant makeup.
If you already watched the video, you would already know, they both performed the same. A simple $1 microfiber cloth from the dollar store acts as the ultimate reuseable makeup remover.
After Using the Reuseable Makeup Remover For a Month+
So I’ve been using it for a little over a month now and here’s what I’ve learned after the initial experiment:
Yes the microfiber cloth is blue, but it won’t stain – Surprising, right? I thought it had to be black to avoid seeing the ugly makeup marks that may stain it, but it doesn’t! If it doesn’t come out with the first wash, it will come out in the second. And I found that you can remove the makeup easily with any soap. In my case, if I’m showering, I will rub a little barred soap into the cloth and the makeup will disappear instantly. That way, I won’t have to put the cloth through two washes just incase it doesn’t come off in the first wash.
It takes a little getting used to not rubbing to much – Even with regular makeup wipes, I still find the need to keep rubbing my eyes or soaking the makeup to remove it. Especially with mascara, it’s not an easy task to remove. However, because of how easily the reuseable microfiber cloth removes it, if I’m using it in the shower with no mirror, it’s hard to tell when to stop rubbing other than my looking at what’s left on the cloth. So for the first two weeks, I did find my eyelids feeling a little sensitive from the over exfoliation due to rubbing. After I got used to it, I found no irritation because I could easily guess-stimate how much makeup was left on my face.
Get 4 and cut them up – I did have 2 that I cut up originally to give me 4, but I found I wanted more, so just get enough to cut in half to make one for every day of the week. You can even use the extra one for things like wiping down screens, or their intended purposes. You could also cut them into fours instead, but I found that cutting them in half was the perfect size.
In conclusion, I’m so glad I experimented and tried these things out. They’ve definitely changed my life and saved me a lot of money. I no longer have to buy makeup removers when I run out, and I can be a lot gentler on my eyes.
What other reuseable things do you have and use?
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