Luxe or Less: Makeup Mishaps, Begone

This post is one part Luxe or Less, one part Product Review, but lately I've been trying two high-precision makeup removers at different price points and I couldn't help comparing them both. The luxe version: the Givenchy Mister Perfect High Definition Magic Eraser ($33 at Sephora), a marker-tip pen that works on eyes and lips. Coconut derivative and fig extract are supposed to cleanse, balance, and refresh skin, and the pen comes with three replacement tips so you can change them when they get grubby. I found that the marker tip was a little too hard and dragged a bit on the delicate eyelid area when I tried erasing mascara smudges. But the precision of the marker tip works well for cleaning up lipstick edges. (Bright lipstick wearers who have trouble with bleeding and feathering, take note.)

For a budget-friendly alternative, it doesn't get better than the Q-tip-like Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks. Chances are you've spotted this cult favourite at local drug stores like London Drugs for less than $10. Each swab comes pre-loaded with oil-free makeup remover; gently snap one end of the swab to release the remover. If you're prone to migrating eye makeup on a hot summer day, stash a couple of these in your handbag for touch-ups on the go.

1 comment

  1. I like the idea of the Almay sticks. The idea of use and throw is great. I think the Givenchy one could get a little gross before changing the tip.


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