Why Makeup Wipes Suck

Don’t feel guilty of what I’m about to explain…

Don’t feel guilty of what I’m about to explain…

Makeup wipes are super convenient and they can be used to wipe away small makeup mistakes but, to use them for your entire face to remove all of you makeup, everyday, well isn’t the best thing to do. 

Here’s why…
Using makeup wipes to remove your makeup requires a lot of pulling and tugging on your face. Over time, it can wear and tear the collagen and elasticity fibers on your skin. This can eventually lead to premature wrinkles and aging of the skin. For many skin types as well, makeup wipes can be irritating, burning, and make your skin inflamed.

PSA If you do choose to use makeup wipes, they are not to be used as a face wash or to cleanse your face. You’d be surprised at how many people believe once they have taken their makeup off with their wipes they are done. Now maybe if you’ve had a long night out this exception applies 😆, but other than that ONE exception this is a BIG no! No matter what you choose to remove your makeup with, you will always have to go in after and cleanse your face with face wash. Using a makeup remover alone does not get rid of the dirt and makeup that are in your pores or beneath the surface layer of skin.

Here are some alternative makeup removers including oil cleansers and micellar water:
Garnier Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water
Kiehls Oil Cleanser iUNIK – Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation Review

Okay here to spill the tea about this super cheap drugstore foundation.

I love where e.l.f. makeup has taken their brand. They have committed to being a cruelty free and vegan brand. The makeup that they create is also at a great quality for a very affordable price.

I found out about the “Flawless Finish Foundation” when I saw that e.l.f. cut back the waste on their packaging through instagram. I am always looking for new makeup to try so I had to get my hands on this.

*I use shade 340 Almond*

The ”Flawless Finish Foundation” has a very medium coverage but is buildable for more coverage if wanted or needed. It blends so easily that you can use a sponge, brush, or your fingers. However, I feel the foundation looks and wears best when primer is used first. Little things to know too is It doesn’t have a weird smell and even layering other products on like concealer it feels really lightweight.

What surprised me so much about this foundation is it’s shade range. It’s now available in 40 shades and it only cost $6.00!! Definitely a drugstore makeup win!