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I didn’t even know that this sustainable product existed until I received the Trendmood Volume 6 Box. I basically bought that box just for the Marc Jacobs Beauty Mascara but little did I know that this box included the best cleansing product I had ever tried. I don’t think this is a new product on the market, but it was new to me and I’m so glad I gave it a shot!
When the box was revealed, I wasn’t super excited for The Original MakeUp Eraser Cloth. I actually thought it would be a gimmicky product that didn’t work so they put it in the box to get rid of their stock or something. I’m not even kidding, I really thought this cloth was going to be shitty. Boy, how wrong was I?!
The Original MakeUp Eraser Cloth
So what exactly is this cloth and what makes it so special? The Original MakeUp Eraser is a premium, patented, polyester cloth made up of millions of tiny hair-like fibers that work together to create a “suction” for all dirt, makeup, & oil in your pores. Double-sided to erase makeup with the side of the short fibers & exfoliate the skin with the long fiber side (the side with tag). It’s reusable, machine washable, & lasts 3 to 5 years.
1 MakeUp Eraser is equal to 3600 makeup wipes! No chemicals, less waste. Ultra-soft, dermatologist approved, & great for sensitive skin. Moreover, it’s free of alcohol, oils, astringents, parabens, fragrances, & sulfates.
- dermatologist approved
- 100% vegan
- EU approved
- machine washable
- no chemicals
- less waste
- lasts 3 to 5 years
- face + lip exfoliator
- great for sensitive skin
- saves money
And one of the things that makes this even better (is that even possible at this point?) is that one cloth is only $22. MakeUp Eraser also created other options such as 7-day sets, a mini version and different colors if you don’t vibe with the bright pink.
How To Use It?
You literally only have to wet it with water (the warmer, the wetter, the better as MakeUp Eraser says so themselves) and you can go ahead and remove your make with circulair motions. The short fiber side is to remove the makeup and the long fiber side is to exfoliate.
This cloth even removes waterproof, long-lasting makeup. In order to easily remove it, hold the Eraser over your eye (or wherever the stubborn makeup may be) for at least 5 seconds before beginning your circular motions to remove it. This will help soften and loosen up your makeup before removal. So easy!
I personally have the original pink MakeUp Eraser cloth and I use it in sections, so it kinda depends on how much makeup I’m wearing but I can use it up to 3-4 times before I wash it. This means I use it, let it dry overnight, and then use it the next day again. After those 3-4 uses, I put it in the washing machine (or hand-wash it). You can wash your MakeUp Eraser with ANY load of laundry. Makeup will not spread on any other items in the machine. I recommend washing with your towel load for the best results. After washing, I mostly let it air dry however, MakeUp Erasers are dryer and dryer sheet safe.
My Own Experience
As I said before, I thought this was just a gimmicky product because how could you remove (waterproof) makeup with just a cloth and water? But I was so so so wrong. I think this MakeUp Eraser cloth works even better than the micellar water I was using before I discovered the cloth. Moreover, when my skin was a bit drier in winter, the micellar water could tingle and make my skin red and slightly irritated. This cloth is the softest thing in the world and never makes my skin feel dry, red, irritated, or tingly.
It removes my makeup so easily, even waterproof makeup or long-wearing makeup. I don’t even have to rub hard, which I sometimes did when using micellar water. I mean, I know that’s not good for your lashes or your skin but I felt like I had to rub harder in order to really remove the makeup. This cloth makes it all so much easier and my lashes/skin are probably throwing a party as well now I don’t rub so hard anymore lol.
This MakeUp Easer Cloth does its job so well, it surprised me so much after one use, and to be honest, it still surprises me on heavy makeup days. I feel like it’s just impossible how easy, quick, gentle and softly removes all the makeup. AND it’s super a sustainable product as well, which I’ll be talking about in a second. After I used the cloth, I double cleanse my face with my cleanser but honestly, I don’t think it would be necessary. I just like to double cleanse!
After I received one in the Trendmood Box, I went ahead and bought 2 more as a backup lol. I gave one of them to my mom when she had an allergic reaction to one of her makeup products and her normal cleanser hurt a lot, this cloth made it so much easier for her to remove makeup around the sensitive, allergic reaction spots (such as her eyes). Since then, she’s obsessed with the MakeUp Eraser cloth as well!
Why Is This Such An Sustainable Product?
Let’s start with the fact that makeup wipes are not a sustainable product at all. In fact, makeup wipes take 100 years (!!!!) to break down in a landfill. However, 1.3 billion wipes are used daily. Makeup wipes aren’t reusable so you need new ones daily and you have to repurchase them quite often too.
1 MakeUp Eraser is equal to 3600 makeup wipes. Moreover, the MakeUp Eraser is reusable and it can easily last for 3-5 years. On top of that, the MakeUp Eraser cloth is environment-friendly because it doesn’t contain toxic ingredients such as parabens, fragrance, astringents, and sulfates. It is also cruelty-free, vegan, and hypoallergenic.
If you’re looking for a sustainable product that is also nice for your skin and bank account, I would 100000% recommend getting this MakeUp Eraser Cloth!
Other Brand Alternatives
Personally, I would recommend getting the real deal from MakeUp Eraser. I tried other brands as well but the MakeUp Eraser cloth is just my personal favorite and they work the best. However, if MakeUp Eraser isn’t easily available in your country or you might want an even more affordable option then you might want to check out the following brands and makeup removing pads.
Hollywood Browzer Beauty Microfibre Cleansing Pads – €10,95 / $13 / £9,40
E.L.F. Cosmetics Cleansing Cloud Duo – €5 / $6 / £4,30
Have you ever tried one of the MakeUp Eraser products, especially have you tried their cloth? If so, what do you think? If you don’t, do you want one? Do You have any other sustainable product recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!