Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Review: E.L.F Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths (aka They Burns Us Precious*)

E.L.F's makeup remover cleansing cloths are part of the new Studio Line. As I posted awhile ago, I was able to get some Studio projects for an absolute steal (75% off)! As I hurriedly filled up my cart, I noticed these and thought 'what the hey'. I mean, all makeup junkies need something to take off the makeup at the end of the day. And, well you can't beat $.75 (I believe all of the Studio products are $3). So I threw in 2 packs of these since there are only 20 wipes in each pack.

Well the packaging gets major points from me. I have tried many many wipes and some excel in the packaging area while others fail (Korres, I'm talking to you!). The companies that simply make the tab holding in the wipes sticky doesn't work and the cloths dry up. Then there are companies that put the wipes in a separate plastic container that pops open which is super bulky. However, E.L.F got it right. It's in a coated plastic baggy and there's a pop top! No dried out cloths and no bulky packaging!

So, onto the bad. Silly me didn't read the back of the baggy before I used it. Important to note: the ELF website says, "Gently and easily cleans skin to remove all traces of makeup and dirt, even waterproof mascara. Great for on-the-go travel. Gentle cloths are soft and soothing for even the most sensitive skin. Infused with Aloe Vera Extract for deep hydration and moisture. 20 Pre-moistened cloths included." So they expect me to get mascara off with these wipes. Excellent. But then if you read the back of the bag, "When using this product, do not get into eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water" - ok... Well, as you can probably tell, I did not get this pertinent piece of information before removing my eye makeup with these.

As far as makeup removing pads go, it did a decent job of getting my eye makeup off and just as I thought "hey, these aren't too bad, they don't even bur-"... oh yes, the burning started. And then it got worse. And then I ran downstairs in a panic to use the kitchen sink to get as much water as possible into my eye. Don't ask me why I ran downstairs instead of using my bathroom on the same floor. I don't know. But I did. After the irrational panic subsided and my eye had been rinsed with water, I felt a bit better.

But a fair warning to everyone else. They work... but they burn. I'll stick with (well, I rotate - Korres, Garnier, Equate, etc).

*DH has infected me with his nerdom, what can I say?