What do pastel pink and black have to do with removing makeup?
Maybe it’s a subliminal reference to black liner and pink lipstick…? I don’t know, but the new MAC Gently Off Wipes + Micellar Water ($29 for 100 wipes and coming to MAC counters in September) is working its voodoo charms on me.
Freakin’ pink and black, man! Yeeeeah, I’m a sucker, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Pink and black gets me every single time. 🙂
MAC’s first micellar wipe remover
They come out next month, but micellar cleansers in general have been around for at least a decade. I know I’ve been talking about them since 2007… They’re a specific type of gentle liquid makeup remover, and “gentle” is the key word here, which uses oil to remove makeup, dirt, grime, kitty kisses, etc.
The oil is encapsulated in water, so when you apply the liquid to your face with a cotton ball or, in this case, a pre-soaked wipe, you can take off everything without stripping your skin.
Now about that pink again…
Thank you for waiting patiently while I hold up this packet for absolutely no reason other than to share its cuteness.
Best for sensitive skin
These unscented wipes are made specifically for sensitive skin (which I happen to have), and they remove makeup and dirt without stinging, stripping or leaving a yucky, sticky feeling behind, which — ugh! — I can’t stand, especially on my neck.
Hello, pet peeves! Sticky neck is the worst.
I think these work best if you have sensitive skin and don’t need to remove long-wearing or waterproof eye makeup, although they can remove waterproof mascara and long-wearing liner, but you’ll have to use and some elbow grease and probably also a second wipe to remove all of your foundation, eye makeup, lipstick, etc.
If you’re hella ballin’ and living that glamorous two-wipe life, that’s cool, but if you wanna get everything done with just one wipe, then the regular MAC Wipes in the white and black packaging, which I’ve used for years, are similarly priced and great. But they aren’t always good for extra sensitive skin types, because the remover is…hmm, how shall I say this? Stronger? More potent? It isn’t as gentle as this version.
A drugstore alternative
Now, if you’re looking for a great wipe for sensitive skin that removes everything, including waterproof, the Boots No. 7 wipes are so, so, SO good, and, pssst! — easier on the budget.
Points for Instagrammable-ness
I still like these new MAC ones, though, and the packaging is so freakin’ pink! They’re Instagrammable, and will be extra cute when I stick ’em in a flat lay, yeeeeeah!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,