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Hope you all are doing well. For us folks here in USA, we are celebrating the start of the holiday season along with shorts winter-y days. Me and hubby decided to take a spontaneous vacation to San Francisco. Me being the ultimate country gal wasn’t too much into the fast-paced city vibes, but I am glad for the experience. Since I am still a bit jet-lagged from the trip, I am a bit slow with my reviews, so kindly bear with me till I return back in full swing with all the reviews you all have been waiting for. I am sharing with you today one of the items I took with me on my trip. This review will be on the Tarte Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes.
A pack of 30 gentle, maracuja-infused waterproof eye makeup remover wipes.
What it does:
These pre-moistened towelettes gently wipe away waterproof eye makeup, delivering intense moisture and invigorating ingredients that nourish and hydrate skin. Formulated to remove even stubborn waterproof makeup formulas, the multitasking towelettes soothe the delicate eye area and help fight signs of premature aging. This set contains 30 x pre-moistened wipes. It is formulated without parabens and phthalates. This product has been ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.
$12 for 30 wipes.
My Experience with Tarte Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes:
Packaging and Texture: These wipes come in a standard plastic pouch with a resealable sticker to prevent the wipes from drying out. These wipes are very soft and smooth and have no rough feeling on either side which is a good thing if you are using this wipe for the sensitive eye area. They do not tug or irritate my eye area. I usually prefer using a cotton round douched in eye makeup remover and keep it on my eye area for couple of seconds to break down makeup and wipe it in one go, but since wipes are much more handy to use while travelling, I took these.
I was kind of disappointed in the performance of these wipes. I felt they weren’t as moist as I would like them to be hence it took some effort to wipe off my eye makeup with these. It removed all my eyeshadow at once, but it took a couple of swipes to remove my waterproof eyeliner. It performed very poorly when it came to removing my waterproof mascara (I usually use Benefit They’re Real on my travels as it is the longest-wearing, smudgeproof, waterproof mascara and also the most difficult to remove). My mascara never came off completely and I had to follow up with a cream cleanser to remove the residue. I even used this to remove Tarte Own Light, Camera Flashes Mascara, which is not waterproof, but still had to struggle and lost a couple of lashes in the process.
The wipes are not too big hence you cannot use them to remove your face makeup once you have used it to remove your eye makeup, but it does remove my face makeup pretty well as long as it is a light base like BB or CC cream and not long-wearing heavy duty foundations.
I like the fact that these wipes do not leave residue on my face hence washing my face is optional yet they do not leave my skin dry and feeling stretchy which a boon in this dry winter season. I love how these wipes have the most refreshing delicious fruity scent.
Overall, I am not very impressed with these wipes. They might be not be right for you if you are looking to remove heavy duty, waterproof mascara and eye makeup, but they do work fairly well on light everyday makeup. Since I fall in the former category, I will not recommend them nor will I repurchase.
Pros of Tarte Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes:
- Travel friendly.
- Very soft and smooth.
- Does not irritate or tug at eye area.
- Removes every day light makeup effectively.
- Delicious fruity scent.
- Does not leave a residue nor does it make my skin feel dry.
Cons of Tarte Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes:
- Feels very dry, hence it is a bit of a struggle to remove makeup.
- Not effective in removing waterproof mascara.
- Wipes are small in size.
- Expensive but doesn’t perform better than drugstore brands I have used in the past.
Attaching a pic of the most beautiful sunset I saw on our cruise around the Golden Gate Bridge. Doesn’t it just want to pack your bags and go on a vacation right now?
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