Secret Weapon: Face of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes

A face wipe doesn’t sound like a secret weapon, I hear you scoff – well let me tell you, after trying pretty much every brand in four different countries, a good face wipe really is.

For work I use them a lot at the shows as they are quick and easy and great when the models are running late. For heavier removal I still stand by my Crealine remover and Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover for when the going gets really tough, but my first port of call in the de-scrubbing stakes is still a makeup wipe.

What I like about the FOA ones above all the others I have tried is that it really does take makeup off in pretty much one go, but without stinging or irritating the skin and eyes (yes, it does eye makeup as well! So it’s perfect for holidays or those nights when you really, REALLY can’t be bothered taking off your makeup, not when that bed looks so appealing and the room is spinning…)

Face of Australia or FOA as it’s abbreviated in Australia (pretty much everything is abbreviated in Oz) is a fantastic range of makeup you can get at the chemist, and it’s really the only makeup in Australia that I think has properly drugstore prices. All the others – Maybelline, CoverGirl, my beloved Revlon – are priced a lot more expensively than they are in the UK/US. I couldn’t really tell you why as I don’t know, but that drugstore thrill you get from being able to hit the chemist and buy a bunch of stuff – you can do that with FOA makeup. And the wipes? $4.50. So for the price of a soy latte, you can have super soft, squeaky clean skin for 20 days. I know right? Don’t say I didn’t tell you.



2 Replies to “Secret Weapon: Face of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes”

  1. Hi “make-up mole”… Great chatting to you at the wedding last weekend! I’m LOVING your blog, I’m a self-confessed make-up addict…

    Hope to see you soon,

    1. So lovely to chat to you too! Thanks for your kind words about MM. There’s no shame about makeup addiction here on my blog. Speaking of blogs, yours is amazing! I’m a self-confessed very crap cook but your recipes look easy and delicious so I’m going to try some of them over Christmas. My French mother in law is over from France for the holidays so she can help me out a bit (at least at first.) You might make a cook of me yet!

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