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Beauty Lab: Makeup Removers

Style Bible editors sample four makeup removers to see if they effectively remove a day's worth of product.
Beauty Lab: Makeup Removers Style Bible editors sample four makeup removers to see if they effectively remove a day's worth of product.

JANE IREDALE MAGIC MITT

 Isha Andaya, Managing Editor

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Consistency

According to the description, the mitt is made of a new generation of specially knitted micro-fibers, which when wet creates a hydro-mechanical process that breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin. It has the texture of a micro-fiber towel when dry and becomes slightly spongy when wet. 

Scent

The cloth itself is unscented and while I wash it with liquid soap, as directed, it doesn’t take on the scent of the soap. 

Packaging

The mitt comes in a neat little pouch and it’s large enough to fit my entire hand inside it. According to the tag, it will last as long as any micro-fiber towel with proper care.

APPLICATION

Process

The instructions said to wet it with warm water before use and just wipe your face like you would with a towel. Eye makeup, my main concern as eyeliner and mascara are the most difficult to remove, comes off easily onto the mitt, though I find myself rubbing at my lashes and lash line just to ensure I get everything off. I have to admit that my skin feels really clean, not raw, after I’m done and I only follow with a facial wash out of habit.

Cleaning the mitt is also easy but a bit of a chore especially late at night. All you need to do is wash it with the same soap you use on your hands or your body wash and hang it to dry. The packaging says that it is sterile when dry.

EFFECTIVENESS

Ease of use

I was surprised by how easy it was to use when I first tried it. You’re literally just washing your face with a  towel and you see the makeup transfer to the fabric. It’s just important to make a conscious effort not to rub too hard and tug at your skin as you wipe.

Recommendations

I think that any girl would appreciate Jane Iredale’s Magic Mitt. It’s basic to use and you don’t have to deal with applying any other oils, creams, or cleansers. I just recommend washing it well after use and hanging it in a good spot to make sure it dries well.

Magic Mitt, P800, Jane Iredale at Rustans

Click on the next page to read Reggie's review of Koh Gen Do's Spa Water.

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