Friday, October 10, 2014

Experimenting with Makeup Eraser (My first testimonial!)

Welcome to my first DS product testimonial!

I had the lovely opportunity to meet Alicia Goodwin, who owns her own Makeup Eraser business; and since I had just barely heard of MUE recently, I asked her about it!

So first of all, let's go ahead and clarify what Makeup Eraser really is. MUE is a 100% handcrafted
luxurious Polyester towel that removes makeup with nothing other than water. It is soooo soft! It reminds me of microfiber and feels very nice against your skin.

This MUE will last for about 1,000 washes (roughly 3 years), it won't stain, and the only maintenance that it needs is to be thrown in the laundry with the rest of your towels.

Alicia's favorite thing about her Makeup Eraser is that it is 100% chemical free! It doesn't irritate her sensitive skin or leave her feeling oily, and works just as well as  store-bought makeup removers.

When I heard about this product I was so curious to try it out! I was surprised that it said this can remove ALL makeup, including liquid eyeliner and mascara.

It comes in a super cute eraser-shaped box, so it was a delightful package to receive in my mailbox!


I checked my mail literally on the way to my car for a short road trip! My boyfriend and I are house-sitting for a friend in Big Bear, CA. this weekend, so it was a bonus to take along with me! Perfect time for a car selfie! (Don't worry, my bf was driving! ;)






And here's all the contents:



The directions indicate that you need to wash the MUE before your first use, but since I had literally just done a load of laundry hours before getting it in the mail, I opted to hand wash it once I got to our friends house, and then I let it air dry. This seemed to work out just fine, and I think it's recommended because some of the pink dye comes out during the first wash.




Side note - have any of you ever been to Big Bear? It is SO pretty up here! This is our view from the back patio.




I thoroughly enjoy drinking my morning coffee out here. It's so quiet I can almost hear my heart beating! If the drive up the mountain wasn't so laborious I would totally consider moving up here.

So onto our experiment! As you can see, I've got a full face of makeup on today - mineral foundation, blush, three shades of pink eye shadow (I wish that came out better in the picture because it's totally cute!), liquid liner, mascara, and eyebrow enhancer.


By the time I got to washing my makeup off that night, the Makeup Eraser was mostly dry from my pre-wash. So I soaked it with warm water and wrung out most of it. I started easy - on my cheeks. With just a few circular swirls of the MUE I could see the mineral foundation and blush were coming off quite easily.

I moved on to my eye makeup and was pleasantly surprised to see how easily it was all coming off! I did have to add a little more water, and after that it was all a breeze.

 So here's my naked face, post-MUE! As you can see I was a bit apprehensive about showing you my naked face LOL. 

I'm thinking that with Halloween just around the corner, this would be a great addition to pick up along with all that costume makeup that you'll be putting on! What a great way to get all that off at the end of the night (or the next morning!) without any hassle.

So once I was finished up, I hand-washed my Makeup Eraser with warm water and my classic Ivory soap and the makeup came off very easily (is there Teflon in this material?) and hung it up to dry for next time!

I really am amazed at how well this works, and I think it's so great that you can remove ALL of your makeup with absolutely no chemicals or oily store-bought makeup removers. The fact that it lasts so long is such an awesome bonus!

Here's what Alicia said about her first experience with MUE and why she chose to start her own business:

I was inspired to join the company after seeing that the product actually worked! I also fell in love with the ability to not only sell online, but to truly make this a business by setting up retail accounts and giving them an opportunity to make a profit as well.
So if you'd like to try this awesome Makeup Eraser yourself, or if you're interested in learning more about how to earn some extra holiday cash, or even how to start your own business, contact Alicia here!



60 comments:

  1. I liked how clearly you described what the product did, what it felt like, how you worked around the washing instruction and that you had to add water once during make-up removal. Only question is what it costs--is it a good value for the price? Good job! And congrats on your first product review!

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  2. Thank you very much! And thank you for asking about the cost and value. I'll be sure to add that to my next testimonial!

    The Makeup Eraser only costs $19.97, and I think it had tremendous value considering that this will last up to 1,000 washes!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Sounds like a pretty amazing product at a great value. I like the idea of using something without the chemicals of other makeup removers. I'll have to give it a try.

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    1. I agree it's great to be able to use something that's not full of chemicals. If you end up liking it, this could be a great stocking stuffer, too!

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  4. whoa. sounds really cool! that is a good value!

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    1. I agree! I can't believe it can last for three years!

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  5. Sounds like a great product. Love the packaging. I love Big Bear, we went when I was little so it's been awhile

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    1. I hope you can find a chance to go up there again! We were there over the summer as well, and when it was over 100 degrees at our house, it was still in the 70's up there!

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  6. This would have came in handy last night!! I am out of makeup wipes at home so I had to use paper towel and coconut oil yesterday :/ It actually worked great but this product looks so cool

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    1. Lol, well I'm glad you had something! But yes, I think this is great since you'll never run out!

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  7. AWESOME PRODUCT REVIEW, IT WAS ACTUALLY IN DEPTH UNLIKE SO MANY OTHERS THAT IVE READ. I MIGHT TRY THIS PRODUCT, IT LOOKS GREAT.

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  8. We have products similar to this in Ireland, while they are fantastic at removing makeup I stopped using mine as it can only be washed with baby soap and I didn't think it was very hygienic. It's great that you can wash this in the washing machine though.

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    1. Yes, this is super easy to wash. Even with just the regular bar soap all the makeup came completely off.

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  9. Never actually heard of such a product! Like where have I been hiding, like what rock? I love the description and the fact that it's chemical free and machine washable

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    1. lol! This is a relatively new product! Just got some great exposure on Fox the other night actually :)

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  10. I'm always using make remover wipes, like the idea of reusable!

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    1. It does! You'll need to add more water, but it'll come off just fine.

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  12. You're seriously beautiful and don't need makeup/foundation at all. I don't know if this is a compliment to you (but I'm meaning it as one) but I didn't notice a difference between your makeup on, or off!!

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    1. oh, that is so sweet! Thank you very much. I'll definitely take that as a compliment :)

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  13. What a cool product! I've never heard of anything like this before!

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  14. Ohh Intriguing! I've never heard of a MUE before. I might need to check that out! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! I had just barely heard of it, too!

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  15. Thanks for all the details! Sounds like an awesome product! I haven't see anything like this before but it sounds like something I would definitely love!

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    1. You probably would! You'll never run out of makeup remover with this! :)

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  16. oh wow.. this is so interesting! i'd love to try this product. usually i bring make up remover facewipes whenever I'm traveling which helps.. i'm sure this is much better for the environment though.

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    1. I agree, Esther. It's very environmentally friendly. Not to mention you'll never run out!

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  17. What a cool idea. Just this morning, I accidentally swiped mascara across my face when I thought I saw a spider.

    Yeah. It was fake eyelashes.

    Ironic.

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    1. hahaha! That totally sounds like something I'd do! Ironic is right ;)

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  18. This is such a good idea! I'm so lazy when it comes to removing my makeup. I go through baby wipes like there's no tomorrow!

    Katie <3

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    1. I agree, Katie! Many times I feel the same way, especially when I'm wearing mascara. This makes it super easy and only takes about a minute!

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  19. I use make-up remover wipes every day but it is not very environmentally friendly! This "eraser" looks amazing and means less to throw away. Does it dry fast?

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    1. It dries about as fast as a regular face towel dries. I also like the fact that it's environmentally friendly. And this way you'll never run out of makeup remover!

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  20. This is fabulous!! I use oil to remove my makeup but some nights I am lazy and don't want to go through a whole routine to get it off... this would be perfect!

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    1. I so know what you're talking about, Rebekah! With this, you can get your makeup off in under a minute. Great for those nights when you don't want to go through all the bells and whistles!

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  21. Sounds like a great product! Will have to check it out :)

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    1. If you end up getting it I know you'll love it! Great as a stocking stuffer, too!

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  22. I have a wash cloth like this and I am OBSESSED with it. I want 5 more. I use them on my body too to get rid of dead skin.

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    1. Great idea Candace! I never thought about using it on my whole body.

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  23. This sounds really interesting. How big is it?

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    1. Hi Jessica! This is about 16" long and about 16" x 8".

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  24. I need to get my hands on this stat considering I don't wear very much makeup but when I do man oh man I just fall asleep in it. Not good! This would be so handy!

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    1. I agree! I've heard sleeping in your makeup is really bad for your skin, but unfortunately there are nights we all end up doing it!

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  25. Thanks again Sharon for doing this review! I am so thrilled to see everyone's interest and enthusiasm over the Makeup Eraser! I wanted to let you all know that I appreciate you taking the time to read this review, and all of your comments. I am here if you have any questions, or would like to purchase. Sharon has already done a great job at answering your questions so far! Thanks again!

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  26. Ugh. I am the worst for taking my make up off every night but I know how important it is. This seems like an awesome product that is non disposable enough (yay environment) but that actually work! Thanks!
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    www.theaccidentalmama.com

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    1. You should definitely give it a try! I love how it's good for the environment, too. Not to mention your wallet! :D

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  27. Wow, I need to check this our for removing my eye makeup!

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    1. It works really well, Brittney! You should give it a try, and I guarantee you'll never go back to what you're using now! :D

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  28. Pretty cool! I'd love to see how the product holds up after say, a year of use, to see if it still has the same cleaning power that it does now. It sounds like a great alternative to disposable makeup wipes that don't do any good for our environment...

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    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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    1. Hi Lauriel, in excited to see as well. I've had mine, and have washed it about 4 times now. I am still amazed at how well it holds up, comes clean, and still works! It has been great for me.

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  29. I hate wasting disposable wipes as well, and I also don't like staining my regular bath towels with makeup. This sounds like a great alternative!

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    1. Anita, I have stained so many of my own towels, and others when I travel. I carry one for home, and in my travel bag now!

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  30. Thank u. I love the details and I feel more connected with the product. I'm more interested now that I've heard a personal experience. Thank u for ur time it makes a big difference ;)

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    1. That's an incredible compliment, Klasha! Thanks so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed it :D

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  31. Had never heard of the MUE but it sounds amazing. Need one now :)

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    1. Yes! You'll never go back to regular makeup remover after you get one! :D

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