REVIEW: The Makeup Eraser


Last year, I received a mini version of the Makeup Eraser in my Ipsy bag. It was a small pink oval, with slightly different fabrics on each side, and I couldn’t fathom why this was included in my beauty bag. How could a cloth make a difference in taking off my makeup? I’m already buying micellar water, face washes, cotton pads, and the whole gamut of options. So I ignored it, put it with the rest of the samples, and moved on.

Flash forward to a month ago when I received a full-size Makeup Eraser as a gift. At this point, I had to at least try it. So after a long day of work, errands, and appointments, I ran the Eraser under warm water and began gently rubbing my face.

Guess what?

The makeup . . . came right off.

I couldn’t believe it. Even my eye makeup came off without a hitch! All the mascara, all the eyeliner, all the eyeshadow, every last bit of concealer and foundation–it all disappeared with the Makeup Eraser.

I flipped to the other side of the cloth (tag side) and began to rub gently in small circular motions. To my utter shock, my skin was perfectly exfoliated afterwards.

I know it seems unbelievable. A cloth and warm water being able to clear your face of makeup and improve your skin? Nah, doesn’t seem right. Yet every time I use my Makeup Eraser, it’s a confirmation that it works amazingly. It genuinely helps with my acne because it cleanses so well and the exfoliating side is soft but effective.

On top of all that, it’s reusable, and all you have to do is wash it. I generally wash my towels and my Makeup Eraser together once a week, and due to the overall size of the Eraser, I get 3 uses out of the cloth. I tend to use the “ends” of the Eraser first, and then the middle. Once I’ve used it 3 times, I just have to toss it in the wash and bam, I’m ready to take off my makeup again!

I no longer buy cleansing cloths, or any fancy water or face washes to take off my makeup. In fact, I’ve been switching off using my Eraser and using other products just so I can use up everything! Once it’s all gone, I’ll be happily using my Makeup Eraser.

One caution: don’t just buy any “makeup eraser.” I’ve read reviews on how similar knockoffs don’t work nearly as well and people have been disappointed by the entire idea. I don’t want anyone to have a bad experience with a fake! I highly recommend paying $20 for the real deal on Amazon or Sephora–I promise it’s worth it. In fact, I plan on buying additional Erasers to have on hand and for travel. $20 for a cloth seems outrageous until you try it.

I sincerely wish I had tried the mini Makeup Eraser sooner. This cloth is a game changer and a life saver! It makes a great gift for yourself (yes, YOU!) or friends who wear makeup, whether it’s a full face or just the basics. Give it a try and let me know what you think!



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