Hello lovelies! Today on Makeup Monday, we’ll be tackling the topic of makeup removing wipes and finding out which ones are great and which ones are…not so great.
I’m a fan of makeup removers in wipe/cloth form. I’ve been using them for years to take off my makeup before bed and it was only recently that I started checking out other brands to see if they did a better job.
My current makeup removing routine consists of 3 steps: a makeup wipe, separate eye makeup remover (I wear lots of waterproof mascaras), and a mixture of olive oil and water on a cotton round to remove any excess makeup. And this is all before using a facial cleanser! It can get tiring sometimes, so I might start looking into the micellar water craze, buut that’s a post for another day.
Today I’m going to be reviewing 4 brands of makeup wipes and letting you know which ones I would recommend and which ones you should avoid.
These are the super popular Neutrogena makeup removing wipes; I’m sure most people have tried these out at some point or another. These were the first wipes I ever tried and I’ve been using them for about 5 years, so I think I’m pretty qualified to write a review on these.
These are the only wipes I’ve tried that don’t leave that stinging feeling on your face even if you rub the wipe a little too much on your skin. They’re very moist and remove a good amount of makeup. When I was using these wipes, it was during a time when I had really bad acne and wore heavy full-coverage foundation every day so these towelettes really helped to break that down and take it off.
They really are quite soft on the skin and I would highly recommend them to people with sensitive skin since they don’t sting. They also don’t have a super strong fragrance; I liked the light scent and it wasn’t too overwhelming.
The only reason why I decided to try out other brands is because I always felt like it didn’t take off all my face makeup. This is why I added the extra step of olive oil and water and my cotton round would always have a bunch of makeup on it. This could’ve been the reason why I continued to break out at that time; I still had makeup on my face even after cleansing.
Overall, I think it’s a good makeup removing wipe, but I’m not sure if it’s good for people who wear a full face of makeup every day. I might go back to this one day since I wear less makeup on my skin these days.
This is another classic, I’m sure. I believe Ponds has been around for much longer than other brands and many people have tried out these out too.
These towelettes are much thicker than other wipes and are very saturated with makeup remover. They’re definitely the closest to feeling like a cloth. They remove more makeup than the Neutrogena wipes, but not everything.
They sting a little bit when you try to remove the rest of your eye makeup and there’s slight stinging if I go over my skin too much with it, but otherwise, it doesn’t break me out or irritate my face.
The thing I didn’t like much with this makeup remover is that it has a very strong scent, so I wouldn’t recommend this to people who don’t like heavy fragrances. But overall, it’s really good for the price (super cheap compared to other brands!) and it’s good in a pinch.
I really disliked these makeup wipes. I picked them up because the packaging was pretty and I wanted to try this brand out. I was also intrigued by how it was supposed to be brightening and good for sensitive skin.
Well, first of all, these smelled horrible. I don’t know if it’s just me or the one I got, but they really smelled bad. Then it felt like the wipe might disintegrate while I was using it. It was really stretchy, but I thought it was going to break into pieces; this might be because they claim to be biodegradable. And the last part that convinced me that I didn’t like it was that it didn’t remove all my makeup. I used my trusty olive oil and water after this and found there was still makeup on my skin.
I only used one wipe, but that was enough for me to return it. I would not recommend this to anyone.
And now to end this on a good note, I’ll talk about these Simple wipes. I was really skeptical about these because they get good and bad reviews and whenever YouTubers are sponsored by a brand, I immediately get a little suspicious about how good they really are, haha.
But! I really like these wipes. They really do remove all your makeup, they don’t have a strong scent, and they’re super affordable. If you keep rubbing your skin with this after your makeup has come off, then you might experience some stinging, so I would just say to trust that this wipe takes off all your makeup really quickly. Otherwise, this makeup removing wipe is definitely the best I’ve tried so far.
So that’s my review on the makeup wipes I’ve tried! There are other wipes I’d like to try out, but I don’t like using new things too often because I’m always afraid that I might break out. However, none of these broke me out with more acne.
Keep in mind that makeup wipes are not meant to replace a face wash except in emergencies; you should always follow up with a good cleanser and then your regular skincare routine. This is why I might look into micellar water, so we’ll see what happens with that!
Thanks for reading and I hope this post was useful! Let me know which makeup removing wipes you would recommend in the comments below and I’ll see you lovelies tomorrow!