Once upon a time there was a brand called MAC who carried some really cool makeup remover Q-tip like sticks. The Princess Kelly discovered them and became quite a fan. Then one dark day, far too soon for Princess Kelly, the wicked witch called MACitis Discontinuous came out from her lair and decided to stop making them, leaving people across the land perplexed and saddened.
But then, one sunny day not long after that, Princess Kelly discovered a NEW line of these remover sticks from Almay called Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks. All was right in the world again and they all lived smear and smudge-free forever after.
But really folks, these are SO handy and awesome. Before I used the MAC ones I had never bothered using a simple solution like this before to clean up smudges or the like. In reality the MAC ones were kind of expensive and you could just get a bottle of makeup remover and dip a regular Q-tip into them and get the same results. But you know the drill by now right? I AM LAZY. I do not want to have to reach up into the cabinet where the makeup remover is. And then bend down and stretch over 15 inches to where the Q-tips are. Then I have to dip the Q-tip into the remover, etc. It’s a whole process. Ok I’m exaggerating my laziness a bit, but these are quicker!
All you have to do is grab one color-ring side up, snap it, let the remover flow down to the opposite tip and voila!
They come in a plastic case and the lid just pops open. There are 24 in each case.
I really truly love these things because they make life much easier for someone who is NOT a makeup artist. I use them the following ways:
- To clean up random eyeshadow fallout or mascara clumps that wind up on my face.
- To sharpen the line of my eyeshadow on the outer edges.
- To get a crisp eyeliner line (especially on outer wing area).
- To clean off any mascara that may transfer onto upper lid as I apply it.
- To make a red or dark lipstick line very even and sharp.
- To run along underside of eyebrows to make edges sharper.
Really you can use them for a multitude of things and they are fairly inexpensive to boot!
Availability: CVS, Walgreens.
Have you tried these or other similar ones?