Monday, August 19, 2013

DIY Makeup Removal Mitt


I know there are a few different brands of makeup removal mitts on the market between here and the U.S, I don't want to mention any in particular because a) this isn't about slating other brands, and b) I'm sure most of you are aware of a few anyway.

All that aside, I wanted to try one but I didn't have €15 odd quid to spend on something I wasn't sure I'd actually use. I looked into a few different ones and realised they all pretty much had one thing in common - they were all microfibre cloths.

Bearing that in mind, I bought a large microfibre cloth on eBay for a couple of euro. The seller I used doesn't have any more, but you can get a pack of three here for less than €4 including postage - or pick one up in Dealz/any euro shop.

I cut mine in half, and folded it.

Then, I sewed up both long sides, leaving the bottom one open.

When that was done, I turned it inside out, and voila - a mitt.

The question is, did it remove every trace of makeup with just water? (I am NOT making this picture extra large):

Yes, it did. Every single trace of makeup was wiped off with just the cloth and water. I forgot to take a before pic, but here's the evidence:

Foundation, mascara, eyebrow powder, eyeshadow - the whole lot came off without hassle. It washed easily with a bit of soap & water, and I hung it up to dry (tip - to dry makeup or tan mitts, wash them, squeeze all water out, then hang them from bags/coathangers with hairclips)

I don't think I'll be using it every single day but it's definitely handy for times when I just haven't the energy to do the whole cleansing thing. I'm glad I didn't splurge on a "proper" one, I don't think I'd use it enough to justify a higher price tag.

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  1. Fab post Sharon! And I think your skin looks great without makeup xo

    1. Thanks Emma! On both counts. (Your cheque is on the way!!)

  2. Nifty! I might just have to make one.

    1. I hope you get on good with it, it's handy!

  3. Wonder if it works for waterproof mascara?

    1. I don't have any waterproof mascara at the moment but I know the 'official' mitts do, so I'd assume so? It works with thick foundation and eyeliner anyway!


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