My normal make up removal routine includes using the Himalaya deep cleansing milk or almond oil with a cotton swab and then cleansing my face as well. I know it sounds like a lot, but I’m a stickler for a squeaky clean face! However, now that I’ve started work, I’m too lazy for all of that. So I’ve been experimenting with makeup wipes. I bought three different kinds – two from Kara and one local wipe called Estonia. Instead of just doing a plain old review where I write about them and you sort of have to take my word about how good or bad they are, I’m also going to show you how well they work. On my hand, I have a thick black line drawn with the Biotique kajal and a brown line drawn with my mom’s old Lakme lipstick (no idea which one that is!) which I made three times – once for each wipe. Let’s first consider the
Estonia Refreshing Facial Wipes (Rs. 45 for 25 wipes)
My take on Estonia Refreshing Facial Wipes:
- As you can see, it isn’t effective at make up removal at all unless you want to scrub the make up off your face really hard!
- It isn’t harsh on the skin at all.
- It is a really refreshing cleansing wipe but only if you haven’t got any make up on. It cools the skin without any sort of tight feeling.
- It doesn’t leave a film.
My rating? :star: Would I repurchase? As a make up removing wipe – no way! But I do have one of these in my bag for those hot summer days when I want to wipe the oil and grime off my face.
Kara Deep Pore Cleansing Wipes
(Approx Rs. 40 or so for 10 wipes – I bought it ages back and the price sticker came off!) I bought this specifically for make up removal as the SA promised me it is super effective. Below are pictures of how it removed the make up off my hand!
My take on Kara Deep Pore Cleansing Wipes:
- As is clear from the pics, it takes two-three swipes to remove all the make up off my face, even my mascara.
- It isn’t harsh on the skin.
- It leaves a slight film on the skin which doesn’t give that 100% clean feeling so I splash my face with water after using this.
My Rating: :star: :star::star:+0.5
Would I repurchase? Yup. I don’t have to scrub to get the make up off, I just have to run it over my face a few times which isn’t bad at all.
Kara Make up Removing Wipes (Rs. 95 for 25 wipes)
My take on Kara Makeup Removal Wipes:
- It is surprisingly great at removing make up – one swipe for my entire face and two-three swipes for all my eye make up.
- It isn’t harsh on the skin.
- It leaves a heavy oily film on the skin – yuck! It takes a lot of effort to wash it off – so I guess that defeats the purpose of the wipe.
My Rating: : star:: star:: star:
So here you go - Kara Deep Pore Cleansing wipes win the wipe wars! But after all this experimentation, all I can say is that while wipes are a temporary measure for make up removal on lazy days, they can never substitute a good cleansing milk!
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