Makeup Towelettes

Courtney & Kylee


Over the years, I’ve tried a couple different makeup removing towelettes. Seems like everyone thinks they are “the bomb.” Personally, I’m not so sold on them. I always feel like they leave a residue behind. Not a fan of residue. Makes my skin start breaking out after repeated use. But of late, there’s a new twist on makeup removers. Micellar water. What? If you’re like me and don’t speak French, think tiny balls of cleansing oil suspended in soft water. Micellar water was a movement eons ago because of Europe’s inherently harsh water and all the havoc that wrecked on delicate facial skin. Now days, not really an issue but micellar water has seen a resurgence. I decided to try Garnier’s Micellar makeup removing towelettes just to see if the hype was legit.


Pink micellar makeup removing towelette


What Courtney loves about Micellar towelettes:

  • Portable. I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately and these little babies travel well.
  • Gentle. I have ridiculously sensitive skin and these don’t irritate it.
  • Doesn’t leave much of a residue.
  • Removes makeup fairly well. You have to be patient with getting the eye makeup off though.


What Courtney hates about Micellar towelettes:

  • The whole concept of Micellar water cleansers feels like a marketing ploy to me.
  • This is a very gentle cleanser so it takes a more time to remove makeup geared toward longevity. You have to hold the towelette on your eyelid for a few seconds before it will really remove shadows or liner.


Courtney’s rating on Garnier’s Micellar makeup removing towelettes:  Meh 😑



When it comes to removing makeup, I definitely do not have the qualms Courtney does about towelettes. In fact, they’re my favorite type of remover. The liquid removers that require a cotton ball or tissue always end up making my face oilier than it was to begin with! It makes me cringe to put all that oil directly onto my pillow every night. That’s why I love Neutrogena face wipes. They take the pain out of removing makeup every night. And with their oh-so-soft texture, my skin never turns red and blotchy after a good scrub.


blue neutrogena wipes packaging


What Kylee loves about Neutrogena Wipes:

  • You’re probably not supposed to do this, but I use each wipe twice. Before you say gross, each wipe is pretty big so I use one half one night and the other the following before throwing away. That makes the package last twice as long!
  • They’re soft. As someone whose skin turns red at the slightest contact, these tissues are gentle on my face, something I really appreciate.
  • You can find them anywhere. Unlike some special products, these guys are easy to find at nearly any convenience or grocery store. It makes it a breeze to find and stock up.


What Kylee hates about Neutrogena Wipes:

  • The first few wipes are always very, very soaked in remover. For the first three wipes or so, I do get some residue left over because they’re a little too wet. But I never have that problem past the first use or two.
  • Toward the end, the package stops resealing. Because it uses a sticky texture to reseal the package, the stick eventually wears away and by the end of the package, I have to set something on top of the opening to make sure it stays closed. This is important otherwise the rest of the wipes dry out.
  • You don’t get as much value out of wipes as you do the liquid. For around the same price, the wipes (if using as a single use per wipe) only lasts 25 days, while the liquid lasts closer to two or three months for me. So though it’s only 7-8 per package, it adds up more quickly than the traditional liquid. That’s why I opt for double use of a wipe to make the life of the wipes increase.


Kylee’s rating of Neutrogena Wipes: Love them 💖

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