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I became very interested in makeup removal cloths that require no cleanser in the last couple of months, and since then I’ve tried a few different ones. When I saw this MakeUp Eraser one at Winners I knew it would make a great addition to my collection, especially because I found a red one, which is my favorite color. I love having quite a few of these cloths since that way I can wash them more often.
The Original MakeUp Eraser is a company founded in 2012 By Daniel & Elexsis McCarthy. The product is made of a patented blend of polyester to remove all makeup, even waterproof mascara with just water. It is reusable and machine washable and supposed to last 3-5 years.
This makeup removing cloth is available in two sizes, The Original and The Mini, and in various colors and sets. See all the options here. It seems like the original red one I found is not longer available, but there is a red mini one. I am sure you would be able to choose a color that would suit your preferences.
The product comes in a transparent plastic box – be careful, the edges are a bit stiff and can cause little cuts, but I managed to avoid them by carefully opening the box, then putting it out for recycle immediately. The cloth itself is quite big, well made and thicker than some other makeup removing cloths I’ve tried. The material is very soft and feels similar to fleece. It is double sided, and the side with shorter weaves removes makeup, while the long nap side exfoliates.
The photo below shows it folded 2 times lengthwise (so, 1/4 of the whole cloth). The cloth is more than big enough to remove a full face of makeup easily.
I tested this makeup remover with a lot of makeup: full face, long-wearing lipstick, mascara, eyeliner! Then I followed the instructions:
- Drench in warm water
- Gently rub off makeup in circular motion
- Flip on long nap side to exfoliate
As you can see from the photo below, the cloth removed all of my makeup (lighter colors like foundation, eyeshadows etc don’t show well). I did have to rub a bit in some areas, mainly to remove the mascara, but not much more than when I use other makeup removers, and the cloth is so soft that rubbing doesn’t irritate my skin or eyes! I tested the result by wiping a cotton pad soaked in micellar water all over my face, and there was almost no residue.
Rinsing the cloth after use left some mascara stains, so I washed it after one use in the washing machine, and almost everything got washed out, except some mascara residue.
I really love this cloth. It is great for lazy evenings, and I have lots of those. It is also thicker and sturdier compared to some other similar products, and I just love the red color. I still use my face cleansers on other nights, though, and consider this to be a product for lazy nights only. This would be a great product to bring when traveling, too, because there are no liquids involved and it doesn’t take much room.
The Original MakeUp Eraser retails for $20 USD and The Mini version for $12 USD, and they come in various colors and sets. See all the options here. The Eraser should last 3-5 years, making this a bargain. I do recommend having a few of these cloths on hand, so you can throw them in your laundry basket more often.
Did you ever try this or a similar product? Would you consider trying it? Do you have any questions?