This product removes your makeup with just water

If you’re like me, all you’ve ever known is that you need some sort of product to remove your makeup.

I’ve used face wipes, micellar water and a cleansing oil before as well as my mum’s eye makeup remover back in the day.

You can find out which one of those might be best for your skin in a previous post I wrote here.

Now Face Halo is challenging everything we ever thought about makeup removal.

I was a little sceptical. I’d seen the promos showing what it was meant to do and videos of Chloe Morello using it. It seemed to get rid of all her makeup – a face full of it – but I had to know for myself.

Can you really remove your makeup with what looks like a powder puff and a bit of water?

So, I bought a pack of Face Halos. You get three in a pack and it cost me $30.

How it works

They’re made from microfibre and are reusable. The women behind the product wanted a simpler and more environmentally friendly way to remove makeup.

Using hot or cold water, you wet the Face Halo and then get to work taking off your makeup.

“The water loosens your makeup, allowing the HaloTech fibre strands (which are 100 times finer than a human hair) to reach deep into your pores to remove and trap makeup, giving your skin a healthy and invigorating clean in half the time,” according to the website.

“The HaloTech fibres hold onto it (makeup) and ensure nothing goes back onto your face.”

So that sounds good, but would it work for me?

It did remove my makeup but on my first go using it, I pressed a little harder on my face than usual to get rid of it and I lost a couple of eyelashes.

Maybe I didn’t wet it enough, maybe I didn’t need to press so hard. I wasn’t prepared to write it off after one go.

So on my next try, I drenched it a little more and re-wet it during the removal process. I was a lot more gentle around the eyes this time round and all eyelashes remained in place.

All my makeup was gone. It was my day time makeup so not a full face, but enough to be impressed by the product.

I used one side to remove my makeup and then the other side to make sure there was nothing lingering on the skin.

Then I cleansed using a cleansing brush (which you can find out more about here).

My cleansing brush is white and it turned orange, which shows while your makeup has been taken off and your skin feels clean, you need to wash your face to get rid of the stubborn, invisible remnants.

I recommend always cleansing your face after removing makeup regardless of what method you use.

As for washing the Face Halo, you just need some soap – any kind of soap will do. Wash it straight away because the longer you leave it on there, the harder it’ll be to get off.

You can also put it in the washing machine and just air dry it. Don’t use fabric softener because it coats the fibres, reducing their effectiveness.

My verdict

I really like the Face Halo.

When you’re in a rush or don’t feel like getting your hands dirty, or run out of your product of choice, then it’s definitely a great option.

You can also use it to remove a face mask which I love. It’s much less messy removing a clay mask with this than your fingers!

The Face Halo can be washed around 200 times. That’s a lot of use from one of them and you get three in a pack, so that’s a pretty good return on investment. Being on maternity leave and on half pay, I am looking for more affordable beauty products and this is up there.

Have you used the Face Halo? Let me know what you think of it.