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7.12.16

FaceOff Makeup Remover Cloth | Review

FaceOff Makeup Remover Cloth Review

Taking my makeup off at the end of the night is not something I look forward to. It feels amazing and it’s absolutely necessary, but it’s the last thing I want to do when I’m exhausted and just want to burrito myself into my duvet and go to sleep. No matter how organized I try to be, I always end up having to hunt down the cotton pads and micellar water or cleansing oil I somehow misplaced the night before.

One night, I came across the FaceOff Makeup Remover Cloth* while turning my room upside down trying to find something, anything, to remove my makeup.

I decided to give it a go, because why not? And it worked.

What is this sorcery?


FaceOff Microfiber Cloth Review


WHAT IS IT?

FaceOff is an all-natural, reusable fiber cloth that promises to remove eye and face makeup using just warm water. That’s right. No oil, no micellar water, no face wash. Just a fiber cloth soak in warm water. As a result, it’s great for all skintypes, including sensitive and allergic skins. The cloth is made of a weave of thin microfibers that grab on to makeup, oil, dirt and impurities to leave the skin clean and exfoliated.

A cloth is $12.95 and lasts three to four months with daily use, making it a whole lot cheaper than my usual makeup removing routine. Not only is it more affordable, but it’s also chemical-free, soap-free, microbeads-free, and much more environmentally-friendly than throwing away countless cotton pads and makeup wipes every day.


THE REVIEW

I was extremely skeptical and thought the FaceOff cloth would do absolutely nothing, except maybe smear makeup all over my face, but it turned out to be something that I actually use on a fairly regular basis and love.

Using the FaceOff cloth really is as easy as soaking it in warm water and getting to work as you would with a face wipe or a cotton pad. It removes foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter and most lip colours without any problem, but removing mascara does require a fair bit of rubbing. It’s not painful, but I did notice a couple of lashes clinging to the cloth afterward, which…you know…isn’t great, but I figured I may have shed them naturally and they fell off when I removed my mascara. I don’t wear waterproof mascara so I didn’t have a chance to test how well the cloth would work on a waterproof formula, but my go-to mascara is difficult to remove even with oil and the cloth works really well with it.

I’m really really impressed by how effective the FaceOff Makeup Remover Cloth is. The cloth is super soft and comfortable to use, but it also has a bit of grip, which gives it gentle exfoliating properties. I can remove all traces of makeup quickly easily with FaceOff, though it does sometimes require more rubbing than I would like, especially around the sensitive eye area. You can see in the picture below that the skin appears a little red. 

FaceOff Makeup Removing Cloth Review
After using nothing but the FaceOff cloth to remove a full face of makeup
However, the fact that I don’t need a ton of products to make it work, just a bit of warm water is a big plus. It makes up for the fact that it takes a little more work. It’s great for my sensitive and allergic skin, especially when it’s raw from the cold or from a reaction to a product…as long as I keep the rubbing to a minimum anyway.
Washing the FaceOff Makeup Remover Cloth

WASHING THE CLOTH

Washing the FaceOff cloth is super easy. After each use, I use a gentle, scent-free soap to wash the cloth and remove all traces of makeup, and I leave it out to dry completely. I’ve been using it for a couple of months on and off, and it’s still completely white and looks as good as new. You can also throw the cloth in the washing machine (without bleach or fabric softener) about once a week as well. 

As long as you can wash the cloth and leave it to dry overnight, this is a great product to travel with as you can leave bulky bottles and liquids at home.



TL;DR?

FaceOff is a microfiber cloth that removes your makeup with just a little bit of warm water, making it perfect for sensitive and allergic skins, as well as the lucky ones who get to travel and need an easy-to-pack solution for all their makeup removing needs. It works really well, but removing mascara requires a fair bit of rubbing.


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5.12.16

Urban Decay Square One Store Opening | Event Recap

Urban Decay Square One Store Opening

There’s a new beauty destination in town, and it’s one worth writing a whole post about! Last Saturday, Urban Decay opened up a new and shiny freestanding store at the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, their second flagship store in Canada.

On Friday night, I made my way to the store ahead of their big opening day for a cocktail party. I had a delicious cocktail, swatched all the pristine new testers, and even had a graffiti artist personalize a Naked 3 palette for me.




Urban Decay Square One Mississauga

THE UD EXPERIENCE 

The Square One location is Urban Decay’s ‘beauty with an edge’ slogan come to life. The UDSQ1 store is a 1,300 square foot beauty playground, with makeover stations throughout and all the makeup your little heart desires…including exclusive products that you’ll most definitely want to get your hands on.

The store’s decor is bold and feminine with its purple and black accents, beautiful chrome fixtures, mirrored surfaces, and a purple neon sign that reads ‘feminine, dangerous, fun’. Feminine, dangerous, fun….it sums up the UD store experience perfectly.

Urban Decay Canadian Store Opening
Urban Decay Square One Store
Urban Decay Toronto Store
Urban Decay Square One Store Opening Canada

The Urban Decay team was incredibly generous and sent me home with a bag full of goodies, including a cute tank top and a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Naked 3 palette, which I will show you in an upcoming post. I’ve been wearing Urban Decay Naked Nail Colour in Tease* all weekend, and it’s a muddy brown shade that shouldn’t work but kind of does…You’ll have to wait for the swatches to see what I mean.  

It was a lovely night, which ended with a trip back to Toronto in a pimped out Urban Decay party bus. Another life goal achieved. 
Urban Decay Square One Store Opening
Urban Decay Square One Store Opening
Urban Decay Square One Store Opening

HOW TO GET TO UDSQ1 FROM TORONTO

You’ll find the Urban Decay store in the south expansion of the Square One Mall in Mississauga. It’s a bit out of the way for those of us who don’t own a car, but the trek is more than worth it to get the full UD experience. And you can take advantage of the huge mall to do a spot of Christmas shopping while you’re there…if you have any money left after hitting up UD, that is. 

TTC (about 1h15m from St. George station)
Hop on the subway and make your way west to Islington station. Follow the signs to the bus station and get a MiWay bus to Square One (routes 3, 20, 26, or 76).

GO Transit (about 45 minutes from Union station)
Take the GO bus to Milton, which stops at the Square One/City Centre bus station.


With the festive season in full swing, there’s really no reason not to treat yourself and your beauty-loving loved ones to a new bold Vice lipstick or a classic Naked palette! 



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