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Makeup Eraser Review

Makeup Eraser Review

I think I’m a year late for this trend, but I just had to give it a try! After all, who wouldn’t love to remove their makeup by simply adding water to a towel? At first I was pretty skeptical, but after using this for a month I think I have a pretty good idea of whether it’s a hit or miss product!

The Makeup Eraser Claims…

A reusable cloth that you simply wet with warm water. Gently wipe off makeup with one side of the towel and exfoliate with the other. This towel can be washed over 1000 times! It’s a fine blend of polyester that manages to pick up all the makeup on your face.

This cloth retails at Sephora for $24 CAD (See Here) the permanent colour options are pink and black, they also have a limited edition red towel that costs a dollar less. Can’t say I’m a big fan of the pink, but it’s cute that the packaging is shaped like an eraser.

Makeup Eraser

I watched countless youtube reviews as well as blogs before I convinced myself to purchase this, after all… $24 on a little towel isn’t cheap! After reading comments on these posts I saw that there was a cheaper option available for about $4 at Walmart. Unfortunately, the two nearby don’t carry those cloths. Thus, I was left to give the expensive option a try.

Makeup Eraser Flatlay

Does it Work?

In two words: Sort of.

If you’re wearing non-waterproof makeup then I would say, yes this is definitely way better than buying cotton pads, micellar water, makeup removing wipes…whatever you use regularly to remove your makeup everyday. However, if you do use waterproof makeup, at least around the eye area I recommend using a different makeup remover because you’ll have to scrub to get it off.

I really put this to the test one day and layered on my makeup, just to see how it would fair. Although it’s not 100% perfect, by washing your face afterward you’re likely to get a clean slate. For everyday minimal makeup wearers this is great!

Makeup Eraser Results

As you can see, I removed my mascara and foundation with the Makeup Eraser and then I went over it with a cotton pad soaked with micellar water and it’s got just the faintest tint of foundation on it.

Would I repurchase?

I’m likely to repurchase a second one, only because if you use this daily it really needs to be washed within 3 uses. This makes for a pain if you like to have one day to do all your laundry. However, Β I can see this being awesome for travel! It dries quickly and takes up minimal space (You can probably handwash and line-dry but I haven’t tried it.) If you’re able to use it for over a year I think it’s well worth your money, especially if you think of cost per use. ($24/365 you’re splitting pennies.)
Let’s not forget about the environment here! By using a reusable cloth to remove your makeup, you can lower the amount of waste that goes into a landfill while cutting costs for yourself. Win-win!


Great for minimal or non-waterproof makeup wearers. It does the trick, make sure to always wash your face afterwards though to ensure everything’s off. In my opinion it’s worth the $24.

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  • Ooh I so want to try this, it sounds like such a clever little tool! I love the colour too xx

    Gemma β™₯ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • lindseyelyse

      It is absolute magic!

  • Jenny McKinlay

    This would be perfect for me I think as I don’t normally wear waterproof makeup unless its a special occasion or I wanted a new mascara for the weekends πŸ™‚ I wish we could buy these here but I might get it online as I’ve been looking for a good face cloth for ages now xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    • lindseyelyse

      I was shocked at how well it removed non-waterproof makeup. Definitely worth it if it saves you buying makeup remover all the time!

  • I’ve never heard of these ! The eraser shaped packaging is super cute and I agree it would be really could for travelling or to keep at my girlfriends house because I always forget to take makeup wipes πŸ™‚ I do however wear a lot of waterproof make up because my eyes water alot so I definitely couldn’t manage with it for everyday use πŸ™‚

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    • lindseyelyse

      I love that they shaped it like an eraser! So cute! Yeah, it would be very stubborn with that.

  • I am on the fence about this, not sure if I want to spend my money on it or not. On one hand I know that it saves me time and I don’t have to use so many products on my face but on the other hand, I love the whole micellar water, oil remover routine…it’s like my little pampering session. I do agree this seems to be perfect for travelling though, I might pick one up if I ever go on a vacation again.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • lindseyelyse

      Fair enough! I hate removing my makeup so anything quick and easy is my go-to!

  • I read some pretty good reviews on this! I’ve been debating on this too, cause I want to use up all my products, maybe I’ll get this in the future! But this would definitely be so much more efficient for travelling and better for environment! I hate wasting cotton pads!

    • lindseyelyse

      If you can find the cheap ones at the dollar store or walmart, I’d give those a try first BUT if not this does work surprisingly well!

  • I actually heard about this eraser just few weeks ago. And I’m not sure if I would pay this much for a cloth. It kind of sounds ridiculous to me. But if it really does the job great, then maybe I should reconsider… πŸ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • lindseyelyse

      It does seem extremely excessive, but if it saves you purchasing makeup remover and cotton pads over the span of a year it seems worth it!

  • I would love to try this and compare it to my regular microfibre towel.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • lindseyelyse

      That would be great! I’m still searching for the cheaper options too.

  • This is something I actually really want to try, it probably won’t work for my mascara but for at least getting everything off my face skin wise it sounds like a good investment. I saw a video of it by Buzzfeed I think and it looked really interesting!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • lindseyelyse

      Definitely not waterproof mascara! I use a micellar water and cotton pad for that (which itself is tough to remove) but I haven’t had a problem with non-waterproof! Serious magic haha

  • I saw this in Sephora the other week when I was in KL, but my parents made me stop buying things before I could buy it hahaha. It looks interesting, perhaps I will pick it up eventually <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha, that’s a good thing rather than fall prey to something that you don’t know is worth it. However, this towel is magic lol

  • Sounds so interesting. I’ve seen some positive reviews on it so maybe I’ll consider picking it up!

  • Great! I never saw a similar thing like this!

  • I have tried the MakeUp Eraser and I’ve been meaning to post about it too but… procrastination and laziness… yay!
    I do really like it and it’s great for swatches! I only wash it about once a week though – ain’t nobody have time for laundry every 3 days!

  • Yeah, I’d definitely get two as well to have on rotation. Sounds interesting!

  • Love this! I am a proponent of anything that is less wasteful than the cotton pads! I am currently using a washcloth but it is too harsh for my face! Thanks for the tip!
    xx Annie

    • lindseyelyse

      Perfect! Glad this post helped πŸ™‚

  • Ela

    I didn’t know something like that existed until I saw it on your blog πŸ™‚ I am really behind with these things.I don’t use any waterproof products so this would be perfect for me. If I see something similar, I will consider buying it πŸ™‚

    Ela BellaWorld

    • lindseyelyse

      Glad I’m not the last one to find out haha! Apparently it was a big thing a couple years ago. Definitely a must-try if your everyday makeup is not-waterproof!

  • I’ve been curious about this!

  • Oh so it’s a towel! I always thought it was that giant eraser size LOL I’m even more eager now to try to since knowing it’s not a ridiculous size!

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha, to be honest I thought the same thing when I first heard of it as well!

  • I’ve been reading reviews on this thing and everyone seems to love it! It makes sense that it won’t get off your heavy duty stuff, but for most days it’s probably great. I’m torn on whether to try this as I love using my cleansing oils.

  • Legit that is pretty cool and the way they packaged it is perfect! I seriously need to invest if they sell the cheap option here XD

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