Saturday, August 22, 2009

MAC Cleansing Wipes

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Price: 45 Sheets US $18.00, 100 Sheets US $26.00

What they say:
"Swipes away makeup, smudges, dirt and grime, pronto! Oversized, luxurious, super-saturated with special M·A·C cleanser infused with protective vitamin E. Hydrates and nourishes highly efficiently. Extremely refreshing. Totally addictive. Slickly packed, re-sealable, ready to go!"

What I say:
These are refreshing, I'll give them that.  They also do take off some makeup, some grime, and some dirt.  Notice I said some.  These are your garden variety emergency wipes.  You know, and probably use, the type.  They sit on your bedside table, waiting for the day (or night, or morning) that you don't have time to take off your makeup, or wash your face, before you will fall asleep.  For that, I thank them, and will continue to use them (or at least, this species), but I cannot say they are perfect.

For one, look at the price.  100 sheets for $26 is the cheapest you will get these (unless you CCO, or have a PRO card), and while 26 cents might not seem like a lot per wipe, you can get much the same as these for cheaper.  Also, the size of the wipe itself could be bigger.  You are constantly stuck with the indecision to take another wipe out when you only need a little more, or just deal with the last of the grime that you /could/ get off with these because your current wipe is dead.

The smell is okay, and the wipe texture is fine, but I feel that, for the price, both of these could be a little nicer.  Maybe a little softer for the wipe, and less like a thin hanky, and smell... well, personally, I don't really want to be smelling much of anything before I try and call it a night, since I am trying to fall asleep.

Should you buy these?  No, not unless you are a name brand person, or you just can't get to a drugstore.

3/5 for price.

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