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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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The Modern Make Up Remover?

I don't know if you've heard, but there's a new make up remover craze taking the world by storm (or at least Instagram). Have you heard of Face Halo yet? The brand new 'Modern Make Up Remover'? Well if you have, or haven't, you're in for a treat. It's time for me to share my thoughts.

For those of you who haven't heard of Face Halo, let me tell a little bit about it. Face Halo was created by two mums, with 7 kids between them. Having this many children (including a set of twins each) they were on the hunt for simple solutions, genius problem solvers and also a safe and environmentally gentle way to do things. They didn't think that there was a make up remover on the market that ticked all of these boxes, enter 'Face Halo', simple round sponges that remove make up (even waterproof) with water alone. Sounds interesting doesn't it! 

I don't know about you, but I actually love removing make up at the end of the day. No matter who chaotic or busy I am, I always take five minutes to 'pamper myself' and just enjoy removing my make up and the day from my skin. I don't have kids, so I guess 5 minutes of luxury is something that I can easily find in my day to indulge myself. So I decided to put the Face Halo to the test and see whether it actually stood up to the test against a normal cleanser.

How does it work?

They are simple, round pads made up of the HaloTech fiber strands (which are 100 times finer than a human hair). It works with either warm or cold water and is designed to reach deep into your pores to remove all that trapped make up, giving your skin a healthy and invigorating clean in half the time.You simply wet the sponge and then gently wipe away make up. For heavier make up (e.g. eye make up) it is suggested that you wet the Face Halo again and then hold the sponge there for a little bit longer. After you use it, just chuck it in the wash and it will be ready to use again.

Tell me Laura, does it actually work?

The question that is on the tip of everyone's lips. Everyone is raving about these, even Chloe Morello! But do they really work?

Simple answer - yes they do. 

I find that they work well, they remove make up easily and effectively, but would I trade all my cleansers in for these? No. 

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by these and by how well they actually worked. When I did a 'half and half' test - washing half my face with my usual cleanser, and the other half with the Face Halo - the Face Halo actually performed better. But no, it still doesn't remove everything and while I have to say I really enjoy use it, I still have some pet peeves with it. 

  • Easy to use and removes 90% of make up.
  • Environmentally friendly - if you can use these instead of cotton pads, then you'll not only save a lot of money, but do a lot of good for the environment.
  • Gentle on the skin - if you have sensitive skin, or skin that is easily irritated, then these would be perfect for you.
  • Travel friendly - to me the best time to use these would be travelling. You don't have the stress of your cleanser opening and emptying itself inside your suitcase. They are small, compact and won't leak, exactly what you need when you're travelling.
  • Doesn't remove all make up - while I was extremely impressed by how much it removed (especially of my eye make up, which it removed almost all of it), I wouldn't say that it removes everything. I think practically it would work better as a second cleanse. Using a cleanser first, then using the FaceHalo to remove the cleanser and left over make up. Doing it that way gets more make up off then using it by itself.
  • You have to wash it after every use - if you have a set of 7 or even 8, awesome! This wouldn't be an issue, but seeing as they come in sets of 3 it isn't the most practical number. I don't know about you, but I don't do a load of washing every three days and I don't want to just to wash these.
  • They don't stay as fluffy and plush after you wash them.

My final verdict

While I am impressed with how well they work I won't be trading them in for my cleanser any time soon. I do really enjoy using them on lazy days, when I can't be bothered to remove my make up at the end of the day, and also as a second cleanse. If you didn't have to wash them after every use, or if they came with more in a pack, I think they'd be way more practical. At $22 for a pack of 3, they aren't the most affordable cleansing option in the world. I will still be using them, especially when travelling, but in all honesty I don't really understand the hype around them being the new, best cleanser.

Have you used the Face Halo? I'd love to hear what you think about them! Let me know in the comments! xx



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