Hi guys! Recently I was given the chance to test out the seemingly magical makeup removal cloth from Face Off. You've probably seen similar products, especially the Makeup Eraser, as well as a Sephora Collection branded makeup remover cloth. I had never tried any of those, but was excited to test out this one, and see if it would live up to the hype about these reusable cloths!
These cloths really do seem to promise magic, since all you do is wet them with warm water, and then gently remove all your face makeup with no products and no waste such as cotton pads or makeup wipes. I'm fuzzy on the details, but I think it's something about the microfibres that are supposed to grasp onto makeup particles and dirt and wipe them away.
At first touch, this cloth is weird. It's not your usual terry cloth towl material. It's soft, but weird, like a lens cleaning cloth, smooth, and yet somehow finds dry bits to snag onto on my fingers that my skin can't detect alone. Dry, the cloth is almost unpleasant to touch, and so so weird. Wetted, it feels a little softer and more velour-like. Also, there is a smoother side and a more textured side to the cloth, for more gentleness or a little more exfoliation... but it's going to be gentle no matter what.
So does it work? Kind of...
I found that it removed my face and colour makeup pretty well—like my foundation, concealers, and eyeshadows—but I still had to go in with a proper makeup remover to get off my waterproof mascara. It did seem like it was taking some of it off as I was removing everything else, but I don't want to rub my eyes too hard with anything, and I felt it would take a lot of friction to use the cloth alone!
It also feels really weird to use nothing but water on your face and consider it clean, but after checking with a cotton pad and micellar water, my face makeup really was gone, so that was pretty cool. However, since I can't get off my mascara with this cloth, I don't see it as a replacement for my micellar waters and makeup removers. I could see it, though, as a great solution to makeup wipes, which also do not generally work well on mascaras. This could easily eliminate a lot of waste and work great to get most makeup off on those lazy nights, or to make sure you have a fresh, clean canvas in the morning before makeup.
The cloth itself is a square the size of your usual face cloth. You can quickly give it a hand wash and rinse with normal soap after each use before hanging it to dry, and then to deep-clean it, you can just pop it into your washing machine. Just don't use fabric softeners or bleach, as those could damage the cloth. Each cloth is good for about 3 or 4 months of continuous use, but after that, they suggest replacing them.
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have tried this, or any of the other makeup remover cloths, and how it worked for you!!