Put To The Test: The MakeUp Eraser
There’s a certain feeling you get when you walk into Sephora with the aim of getting one thing (ONE thing). You rush through the door, looking down. That sweet, perfectly done up Sephora employee? Ignore her and keep your eye on the prize. That’s it, you’ve done it! You’ve made it to Sephora’s checkout line with only one item.
Then, as you’re waiting for the girl in front of you to return every item on the planet, you make the mistake of looking up and proceed to spend the next 15 minutes in the sample size/weird beauty item section by the checkout. Well…you tried, right?
Alright, I’m a sucker for weird beauty products with amazing claims. When I saw The Original MakeUp Eraser® in the Sephora checkout line the other day, I knew I had to get it and see if I could really remove an entire face of dramatic, glittery and even some waterproof, makeup with only a cloth and some warm water.
Stila Cosmetics' Magnificent Metal Liner in Black Tanzanite ($25) + Ulta's Glitter Eye Top Coat In Fairy Princess ($8) [pictured: Glitz Girl] + Sephora's Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner Waterproof In Little Black Dress ($14) + Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Concealer In Light Warm ($28) + Too Faced's Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick In Melted Velvet ($21) + Sephora's Sephora Collection Blush In Sweet On You ($14) [If you don't have this, go buy it. Immediately!]
The Makeup Eraser & Generic Microfiber Cloth
After dampening both cloths with warm water and scrubbing, I can tell you one thing—the Makeup Eraser is THE softest thing that will ever grace your face. It’s like using a plushy blanket to remove your makeup. One thing that I did notice is that neither cloth was able to stand up to glitter at all. Though both cloths were able to get off most of my face makeup, dark purple foiled shadow and waterproof eyeliner, I was left with a plethora of glitter all over my face.
Here are the photo results of the cotton pads. The Makeup Eraser pad is on the left and the microfiber cloth is on the right.
To be truthful, I was not entirely impressed with either cloth. The Makeup Eraser performed much better than the microfiber cloth, but it still did not remove all of the makeup on my face.
For a $20 price tag, I would probably stick with my cotton pads and micellar water for quick makeup removal. That being said, the Makeup Eraser does remove most makeup, removes it quickly and is super soft.
So, if you don’t mind spending a little extra money on a makeup removing product that feels super luxurious, this might still be for you!