I’m back today with a review of a new line of products. Demak’up is releasing a new line of cotton pads and make-up wipes for their new expert line. This new line is focussed on the removal of long-lasting and waterproof make-up. I tend to use more waterproof products in summer as i’m not very good with heat so I like to go swimming and … well… everybody sweats right? I was sent these products to test and to tell you guys what i think about them. I was very very excited to get this chance as I have sensitive eyes and most other wipes don’t really work to remove mascara ( they require you to rub quite vigorously and that annoys my eyes) and I figured if it was meant for waterproof make-up it would certainly work on my regular make-up.
Today I’m mainly going to show you the results of my tests for the different wet wipes and pads. As i mentioned the line also includes cotton pads, but to be honest I didn’t really do much testing with those. I can see they have a special structure to help take off make-up better, but i honestly never notice any difference between different cotton pads.
For the launch of this new line Demak’up introduced 4 new Facelooks. These Facelooks are 5 make-up looks created by make-up artist Sanne Bleeker that capture the different trends for the coming season (so, summer in this case). Below are the 4 Facelooks.
I actually can see myself wearing all of these looks (although i’de tone down the extreme smokey eyes a bit. WIth bright blue hair extreme dark eye looks completely change your appearance). My favorite is the blue eyes look. I have blue eyes and paired with my bright hair this really looks amazing! Although for everyday I’d pair it with a nude or neutral pink lipstick instead of the red. The Sunkissed look looks perfect for a nice summer BBQ after a day at the beach. The two Toned look is my least favorite, but i think it would appeal more to me if I used two lipsticks that are slightly closer in colour.
These are the Demak’up Expert Wet pads with make-up removing lotion. One pot includes 30 pads and is a very nice travel size. These are perfect to take with you on a trip. Good to know: the cotton fibres used in these pads are 100% biodegradable!
This is what the pads look like. The top has a lined texture, but is very soft. The pads are not too wet and not too dry. Even after the pot has been open for a while, it closes well enough that the pads don’t dry out. The lotion doesn’t get into your eyes when you use the pads (not too wet).
On to the test! I’m not allowed to use make-up on my face right now as I’m using antibiotics for a rather unfortunate side effect of my weekly shots (amazingly painful horrible acne. The doc took one look at me and gave me a prescription for antibiotics). SO i came up with a different way to test effectiveness. I picked my favorite Facelook and swatted all products I would use for this look on my hand. I then swiped the pad or wipe over it once without pressing too hard. This gives a pretty good indication of how good the product removes make-up. I also tested both the wipes and pads on my face (without make-up) as part of my bedtime face cleanse to see how they feel and how my skin reacts to them.
This was the result of a gentle swipe across the swatches on my hand. Everything is almost gone, but the mascara is still pretty present. With a second swipe I removed everything but the mascara, which vanished after a third swipe. When using this to clean my face one pad is not enough to remove both foundation and my eye make-up. I use these solely for my eyes and wash the rest off with a faming cleanser. The lotion is very pleasant on my skin and is perfectly fine for sensitive eyes. It removed my eye make-up without requiring me to scrub my eyes.
The face wipes are the Demak’up Expert line face wipes for face and eyes.
One swipe with the make-up wipe. This took off more in one go than the pad, but there are still some traces left. A second swipe took care of those.
On my face this feels really pleasant. The wipe is soft and feels a bit fluffy. The wipes don’t have lotion, but a milk. It feels soft and very nourishing on my skin and doesn’t annoy my sensitive skin and eyes. On my eyes mascara is a little harder to remove than on my hand, but with a few gentle swipes everything is easily removed. Afterwards my skin does feel a little dirty so I wash my face with some water. That leaves my skin soft and nourished. I can even skip cream if i want to.
Overall I’m really excited about these products, but would only repurchase one of them, the wipes. They allow me to clean my entire face in one go, whereas the pads are to small to do so. However, my mom swears by these pads. She doesn’t wear much make-up and usually skips foundation. So for her these are very efficient. I do also like the cotton pads in this line. Usually pads with a honeycomb structure in them are a little too harsh for me. However these are much softer and therefore very nice to use. The pads absorb remover very well and don’t drip (if you don’t put too much remover on them anyway).
I’m very pleased with this new Expert line and will be keeping an eye out for it in stores!