I should be taking out stock in makeup cleansing wipes: I wear makeup every day, so I blow through a package every two weeks. My absolute favorite brand of wipes is hands-down Butter London, but they cost $15 for a box of 15. Alas, I don’t live in a world where I can pay one dollar per makeup wipe! The usual standard for my medicine chest are the more affordable Burt’s Bees wipes. However, now that I’ve used one Makeup Remover Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths from e.l.f Studio, I’m confident they are the best option for tight budget. They’re super inexpensive (like all e.l.f. products!) and they work well enough.
Price: $3 for a package of 10.
How To Use It: E.l.f. Studio makes two different types of wipes — one version that’s soft on both sides, and this version, which is soft on one side and “scratchy” on the other side. The scratchy part is the exfoliator, which has tiny beads as part of the texture of the cloth, and the softer side is just a regular wipe.
Results: There is vitamin E and aloe vera extract in these wipes, which made my face feel clean enough — but not so clean as to not need to wash properly with a cleanser afterwards. The wipes are lightly and pleasantly fragranced. Though I myself didn’t use the wipes for non-makeup purposes, they do seem like they’d be nice for removing dirt and oil from a bare face.The “scratchy” exfoliator side is subtle — as in, you won’t hurt your face — but still pretty good removing stubborn eye makeup. I used them to take off tricky stuff, like glitter and black eyeliner and it worked just fine. I used the softer side of the wipe everywhere else on my face, primiarly taking off concealer, blush, etc. Usually one wipe sufficed for my whole face; I may have used two wipes after a night out.Even though I like the wipes and it is convenient to have an exfoliator on one side, I don’t think the e.l.f. makeup remover formula is the best in the world. I had to really scrub my makeup off with it (and “scrub” is not a verb you should be using when describing a delicate area of the skin like the eyes). Higher-priced, higher-quality brands of makeup remover wipes really do just wipe the product off without any extra elbow greae. But if you want a bargain and don’t mind the extra attention required to remove your makeup, these wipes do workDisclaimer: I received e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths as a sample.