To be clear, these are not your typical makeup removers; Unlike dual-phase or oil based makeup removers, these are not the best for removing long-wearing, waterproof makeup and I wouldn’t recommend either of these for end-of the day complete removal. Which at first makes them sounds like a waste of time, but hear me out: These removers easily remove freshly applied makeup and they leave the skin feeling fresh and ready to apply makeup again with zero oily feeling. I love both The MAC and the Simple remover to fixing makeup boo-boos: When you get over zealous with your eyeliner, removing fall out, or worst case scenario, have to take it all off and start over. They are similar to cleansing waters and are safe for the eye area.
These both do about the same job with the MAC one coming out slightly on top because it does a better job of removing long-wearing products and a little goes a long way compared to the Simple Remover which can take a little more product & pressure to remove long wearing products. But I do love a bargain so I tend to use the MAC one for clients to give them the best experience possible as well as use it on myself sparingly, and use the Simple one as my daily boo-boo fixer.
The biggest difference between these is cost, and availability. The MAC products are sold at MAC counters, department stores, MAC freestanding stores and maccosmetics.com, in two sizes 3.4 oz for $21 and 1oz for $10. The Simple remover is sold at easier to access mass-retailers like Target and Ulta 4.2 oz for $7.99 (though prices may vary depending on location and sales).
Have you tried either of these products? I’d love to hear about your experiences with them!
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