Lingering on from the month of August, there is one Must Have that continues to be a permanent bb beauty bag staple - the humble makeup wipe! If you are yet to introduce these hard working, wonder wipes into your life, now is the time. These are our top 5 uses for the little sheets of moisturising, makeup removing, miracles that are ideal for when you are short on primping time!
#1 For removing makeup
The number one use of the wonder wipe is to take off the day's makeup. Not only do they work a treat on hard to budge mascara and eyeliner, they also do a great job of removing any residual foundation left over after cleansing (you'd be surprised what your cleanser misses!) Wipes are also tops for removing makeup that you haven't aced and want to do-over. For instance, ever tried a smokey eye, only to realise you've over done it before madly wiping away with your liquid remover? Chances are that the oily consistency will leave your lids greasy-feeling - not ideal for reapplication! Wipes can also be folded down to target specific areas, so you don't have to lose your under eye concealer along with your shadow!
#2 For quickly cleaning makeup brushes
Sometimes a gal just doesn't have the time to wash all her makeup brushes of the bronze shades she used to create a Golden Eyed Godess look, before deciding to try a pastel hued Miss. Macaroon style the next day. For a short term solution to cleaning your brushes of old shadows, try gently wiping the bristles of the brush in between a folded up wipe. Most of the colour will come out, leaving you free to apply a different shade. It is best to only do this with synthetic brushes though and won't work for the long term, but is great for when you are in a rush!
#3 As a headache cure
Have you ever put a wet wash cloth on your forehead to try and soothe a headache? Whilst this can feel like nice for a couple of seconds, we recommed a frozen makeup wipe instead. Take a few out of the packet and lay them flat in your freezer. Within a few minutes the dampness of the cloth will freeze up, turning the wipe into a sheet of super-cold heaven! Once it comes into contact with your skin, it will start to heat up. As a great
hangover headache cure, lie down and drape one over your entire face, letting it slowly melt onto your skin. Also tops for soothing symptoms of heat stroke or after excersising in summer too!
#4 To clean up the elusive winged eye
The winged eye is no walk in the park. To make life easier, it's great to try any tips for cleaning up after yourself, rather than spending 50-hand-shaking-minutes trying to apply it juuussst right, each morning. To clean up the wing at the very corner of your eye, grab a makeup wipe and wrap it around the end of your thinnest handled makeup brush (try the other end of your liner brush or the fine end of a precision shading brush) once wrapped around the end of the brush gently draw along, under the line, in the direction you want your wing to flick. It should clean up any wobbles and keep your line nice and straight. This is a real makeup saver for when you are all out of cuetips and need fast precision to fix up an almost perfect line. After all, why start all over again when these wonder wipes can save the day?
#5 For keeping your bathroom acceptable
Now I don't recommend not cleaning your bathroom with the proper cleaning tools but bronzer/mineral makeup wearing ladies will know that sometimes, spilling your powder everywhere is simply unavoidable - especially if you are in a rush - and how messy this can be! Rather than whip on the rubber gloves and make a grab for the Jiff, simply use a makeup wipe to clean off a bathroom counter that is wearing almost as much makeup as you. There is nothing worse than leaning forward to look in the mirror, brushing against the counter and ending up with makeup on your clothes as a result. Clean up after yourself with a handy makeup wipes, even if you are in a rush, to save the day before it's too late!
And now for our favourite ever makeup wipes...
Are makeup wipes a must have for you? Do you have your own stash at home or in your handbag? How do you like to use them? Let us know! - Lauren