Friday, 11 July 2014

Makeup Remover

Makeup remover is always something I've struggled with. I'm very disciplined removing my makeup, however trying to decide on a product to use which is neither expensive or damaging to my skin is challenging. 

Because of this, I've always played it safe and used 'Boots own cleaning wipes' (I know, how much more basic can you get?). The Boots makeup wipes come in a pack of 25 and have been described by Boots as being: 

"suitable for skin that is sensitive or allergic to perfume. These fragrance free wipes with soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, remove make up and excess oils to leave skin clean, soft and smooth".  (Seems like the perfect product right?)

Each pack contains 25 wipes, which last me almost a month depending on how often I'm wearing makeup. To entice me even more Boots always have offers for this product, they're initially priced at £1.50 a pack however almost every week the offer '3 for £3' draws me in and each time more and more are put into my shopping bag. 

I think the question I'm trying to ask is, is it wrong for me to use and like the very cheap and basic boots own makeup wipes? I've read many blogs on makeup remover products, only to find they all conflict each other. Some argue wipes 'don't do the job properly and only take away a layer of makeup from your face', whereas others believe expensive, liquid makeup removers are a complete waste of time. 
Like most, I want to protect and nourish my skin and so am always looking for a product which will do this. However so far this product has done exactly that (again, with a very favourable price tag). So is it bad that despite all the thousands of makeup remover products on the market I've settled for the very cheapest and basic one?

 Let me know in the comments or on twitter @girlythings961 what you guys think, the products you use for removing makeup and your views on these makeup wipes.

Thank you for taking the time to read, and I'm very interested to read your views and suggestions :)


  1. I use simple wipes and I like that they are handy to use and quick and cheap but I have sensitive eyes and find that my eyes start to hurt when I have tugged at them when removing my makeup so I have to use water and soap but it takes ages and the soap gets in my eyes

  2. I use simple as well, I use the cleansing gel which is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. It takes off all of my makeup, and most of the time it takes off my eyes too! The odd time I will use their eye makeup remover to get the extra mascara off and I don't think I would even consider using anything else...They are normally on offer for 3 for £5 in super drug and asda which is amazing, so I grab a moisturiser too =D You definitely have to try... x