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Three Best Cruelty Free Makeup Removers to Try

Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Cloths

My first initial thought was that these cleansing cloths were as dry as the Sahara Desert. I had to burn through two packets to shed my waterproof eye makeup. However, placing the wipes on my eyes for a couple of seconds then gently rubbing did the trick here. Prior, I was using fast and furious swiping motions which were a no, no. This little difference in approach made my opinion of the product go from 2/5 stars to a 5/5.

After adjusting how I used the product, waterproof makeup came off gently and effortlessly. I love the convenience and the travel friendliness of the individual packets. Oh, did I mention they are alcohol-free and biodegradable? Go planet!

Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil

The thought of sleeping with makeup on is as unsettling as when you’re using the restroom and realize there is no toilet paper (happened at work once). Did you know your skin eats your makeup while you sleep? In other words, it is TERRIBLE for your skin. So for the sake of good skin and maximum skincare absorption, I go above and beyond to ensure the total destruction of my makeup before I hit the hay.

I use the Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil to melt away my cake face before I go in with my daily cleanser and Clarisonic. I would not suggest relying on face wash alone unless your makeup is minimal. I use approximately two large pumps for my face (I have a pretty big head). For waterproof eye makeup; I’ll pump out a little more product on my hand and go in with a q-tip or cotton pad. Mission sleep with no makeup, accomplished.

Makeup Eraser The Original MakeUp Eraser Makeup Remover Cloth

If I had to describe this makeup cloth in one word, it would be witchcraft. The tags say 100% polyester, but it forgot to mention 1000% black magic. Just add warm water to the cloth and gently rub off makeup in a circular motion. With a couple of gentle swipes, it effortlessly removed all my waterproof eye makeup. The results genuinely wowed me.

If you’re looking to purchase an affordable and effective makeup remover, this product is right up your alley. It is machine washable and reusable up to 1000 washes. However, not too travel-friendly in my opinion because who wants to jet set with a wet cloth. Not, moi.



Tom Ford: Lip Color & Honeymoon Eye Quad Review

Honeymoon Eye Quad

I am a neutral palette type of girl and not very explorative with eyeshadow colors. The day you see me sporting blue eyeshadow, you know I went and lost my damn mind. The Honeymoon quad is an awesome palette to push your eyeshadow boundaries without getting too crazy if you’re like me and only use neutral colors.

This shimmery palette is beautiful and very reminiscent of fall and the holiday season. The shadows are versatile, pigmented, build-able, and easily blend-able. I wore them out for 8 hours straight yesterday, without primer and colors only became slightly less vibrant. Overall they did a great job holding onto my oily lids for dear life.

Tom Ford Lip Color

Creamy, pigmented, smooth and incredibly chic packaging is “Lip Color” by Tom Ford. But is it worth the whopping $54?

My first impression was that this product was hyped up. A less expensive dupe with similar qualities is a dime and dozen. However, I tested this product out two days straight and discovered that the lasting power was pretty phenomenal.  

The funny thing was that I was out shopping during the day, dressed like a hobo and wearing this flaming red hot lipstick. Trust me; it was a very odd combo. I could sense the stares of confusion. A part of me was secretly hoping this red would just fade already. But nope, it went on and on like a pendulum swing. Well done, Tom Ford!