I’ve scoured the earth searching for the ideal makeup removing wipe. Okay, well, maybe not the earth, but I have scoured the Bay Area, and I have yet to find a wipe that doesn’t smell weird, doesn’t hurt my eyes, doesn’t cost too much or doesn’t dry out too quickly due to packaging design flaws.
Although I’ve tried wipes by so many other brands, I always resisted buying MAC Wipes because I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $24.50 per pack.
Then, a few weeks ago, before a trip to the MAC Pro Store, I did some long overdue makeup math. I’d just run out of Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($9 per pack of 25) and realized that the cost of the bulk pack of 100 MAC Wipes for $24.50 came out to just 25 cents per wipe (versus 36 cents/wipe for Neutrogena’s). Hello, bargain!
That day I bought my first pack of 100 MAC Wipes, and I’m glad I did.
These wipes work great. As usual, MAC’s got game. A single MAC Wipe removes all of my makeup, even waterproof mascara, and smells fresh and clean (like flowers and soap). The wipes don’t leave a sticky film on my skin, either, like Pond’s Clean Sweep wipes do.
And MAC did a great job with the packaging. Some brands — Garnier Nutrioniste Nutri-Pure Wet Towelettes come to mind — use plastic jugs with flimsy sticker lids that aren’t airtight. In a matter of days after opening a package, the wipes have all dried out.
But MAC Wipes come packaged in a resealable bag that keeps them moist and fresh. I store the package with the opening face down. That way, the moisture drains down onto what will be my next wipe.
I’ve been using MAC Wipes on my face each day for the past week and haven’t had a problem with breakouts, which surprised me because the product contains dimethicone, a silicone commonly used in skin products to give them a smooth, slippery texture. I’ve had breakout problems in the past with other skin care products containing dimethicone, but my face remains zit-free (*crosses fingers*). Again, props to MAC.
MAC Wipes (Bulk)
Price: $24.50 for 100 sheets
Use: To remove makeup, to clean up makeup mistakes and to clean brushes
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In addition to using MAC Wipes to remove my makeup before bed, I’ve also been using them to wipe up after the gym, when I apply my makeup to clean up makeup mistakes and to quickly clean my makeup brushes between more vigorous brush washing.
Pretty handy little buggers.
I can’t believe I waited so long to give these a try. I hope MAC makes a travel size available (without raising the price too much) because the 100-wipe pack is a little too big to bring with me everywhere.
Pick up a pack of MAC Wipes at your nearest MAC counter or from MACCosmetics.com.
Did you have a good Memorial Day weekend? I hope so. I just chilled at home today. I had plans to go for a run, but it was too cold. Were you able to do anything fun?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,