Hi guys, this post has been a long time coming. Some of you may remember I reviewed Pink Parcel back in July. In my box (which I loved), I received a Magnitone Wipeout cleansing cloth* and I was very excited to try it. A few of you asked for my thoughts on it, so I’m doing my Magnitone Wipeout review today, three months later. My timekeeping is excellent.
I’m going to be honest, it’s now October and this is the first time I’m using it. As excited as I was to use it, you have to wash this before you use it. Now, this cloth is hot pink. I don’t wear much that colour, so opportunities to wash it were few and far between. Naturally, when they did come, I kept forgetting to put it in. And I certainly wasn’t going to wash it alone. I really need to check if they come in other colours… Turns out you can get grey ones too.
My Regular Routine
Before we get into the review, I’m going to go through my regular makeup removal routine. Typically, I take my makeup off with micellar water and eye makeup remover before I go in with a proper cleanser. To cleanse, I usually go in with an oil or balm cleanser, I’ve spoken about my favourite cleansers countless times so I’m not going to go into detail about that.
The past week or so, I’ve been reaching mainly for the Superfacialist Cleansing Oil* and I’m going to go in with that after I use the cloth to see if there’s any residue left. Side note: that cleanser is about £10 and it’s amazing on dry skin, if anyone is looking for a new one, I highly recommend.
A few of my favourite makeup removers and cleansers:
Superfacialist Vitamin C Cleansing Oil* (this is £7.33 right now, you need this)
Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye-Makeup Remover * (currently a third off)
What’s it taking off?
I’m wearing pretty much my regular makeup today. Which is a fairly full face. Normally, my makeup has been on my face around 16 hours when I take it off. I know a lot of people like to take theirs off before they settle in for the evening, but mine usually doesn’t come off until bedtime. The only exception to that is if I’m removing it before an evening run. Today is a rest day, so that’s not happening. I got ready a little late today, so my makeup has been on about 10/11 hours at the point I’m removing it.
I was supposed to take a photo when I got ready, but clearly, I forgot. I’m wearing pretty much the same as I was on this day if you’d like an idea. That day, I wore the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion foundation, today I’m wearing the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops and I think that’s the only difference product wise.
How it works
Magic. That’s how. Okay, so in reality, there are microfibres in there which supposedly pull the makeup from your face. The way I described that was awful, it sounds vicious, but the cloth feels like a fluffy blanket.
I’m going to be honest and put it out there that I have no idea how these microfibres actually remove the makeup. So, I’m sticking with the original method of magic.
(This is why I should stick to reviewing skincare with ingredients other than polyester, I actually know what I’m talking about when I do that. And yes, I just referred to polyester as an ‘ingredient’)
What am I expecting?
To be completely honest, I have no idea whether I think it’s going to work or not. I’m currently thinking about how difficult mascara is to remove and I don’t know how it’s going to manage. But part of me thinks this is going to blow my mind. I really want this to work. If it does work, it’s going to be one of the most amazing products ever. Think of its travel potential or its sick day usage.
I still think cleansing the skin is important for skin health, but I know this product will be extremely useful if it does work well.
Does it work?
700 words in and we’re finally getting to the point you’ve been waiting for, fabulous.
Yes and no. On my face, it works miracles. I don’t know how, but it removed everything. The majority of my makeup came off with a few swipes on one side of the cloth and the last few bits came off with a swipe on the other side. All of my cheek products and foundation came off instantly. My skin did feel tighter than it would have if I’d used an oil, which isn’t surprising. I do miss the nourishing feeling my usual products give, but this is good if you’re in a pinch.
However, and this is big, I lost at least 5 eyelashes when I tried to remove my eye makeup. The eyeshadow came off in one swipe, as did half of my lashes. Some of the liner came off and it would have probably been fully removed if I was able to go back in with another swipe. It didn’t really work on my mascara. Other than the product that was on my lost lashes. As you can tell, I was totally not bothered by this at all.
When I was done, I tried to rinse the cloth and nothing was coming off. So it would need washing after just one use, which isn’t ideal if you did want to travel with it for holiday purposes rather than a one night trip.
Was there anything left?
Time to cleanse and see if there’s any residue on the cloth. No need to state the obvious, but I went in with a fresh, clean white. The cleanser is bright orange, so there’s going to be yellowy orange patches on there from that, even if no more makeup comes off.
No, not really. My eyes aside, there was only one tiny patch of foundation that came off when I went in with my cleansing oil. And I’m pretty sure that’s a patch I missed the first time.
I miss my eyelashes. And I’m very tempted to just end this there. But, it did work brilliantly on my skin, and I would totally use it again for that. I think it’s incredibly convenient to have, I can see myself packing it for travel purposes and maybe for sick days, but it certainly has its flaws. The fact I can’t use it on my eyes ruins it for me. I wish it hadn’t worked on my skin so I could hate it, but I don’t.
What do you guys think? Have you tried the Magnitone Wipeout cloths before, or another similar product? Are you surprised by my results?
Until next time,
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