Facial Wipe Wednesday: Sephora’s Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes

I’m sure you have heard the saying ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.’ Well, that isn’t going to apply with this installment of Facial Wipe Wednesday. My review of Sephora’s Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes is not a positive one.



I will start off with what I liked about the product. I was drawn to try these because each wipe is individually wrapped. That would mean no reopening a package each time I used a wipe and, not worrying about making sure the top, or flap, is sealed down tight. No worries about dried up wipes…


The wipes were not very moist to begin with, however. I would have liked them to be a little more juicy, if you know what I mean. And yes, this is where the rest of the review goes downhill.

For $9, the box only contains 20 wipes. As you have read in my previous installments on Facial Wipe Wednesday, I have bemoaned the fact that a lot of facial wipes have dropped from a 30 count to a 25 count. So, I’m not happy at all getting just 20 wipes.

Next is the size of the wipe, itself…


Usually, wipes will cover my entire hand and even drape over the sides. Sephora’s facial wipe didn’t even cover my entire open palm/hand. Even using these, they felt extremely skimpy and too small to use on my entire face.

Next, these were the worst facial/makeup removal wipes I have ever used. I know, that’s a huge declaration to make. Considering the information given on the package…

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I couldn’t even get these wipes to remove mineral foundation, much less regular mascara. I didn’t even attempt to experiment with these wipes on water-proof mascara because I had to work extremely hard to remove regular mascara, pencil eyeliner and shadow. Each time I used these wipes to remove makeup, I needing to use another cleanser to completely remove my eye and face makeup. This wipe wasn’t even large enough for me to clean my face sufficiently, much less work on removing eye makeup.

After my attempt to use the Sephora wipes, I felt my eyes stinging. I do not know what was causing this, actually and, it could have been that I was getting the product into my eyes from scrubbing them so hard but, it wasn’t pleasant for me, at all…


Normally, I use the facial wipes for 21 days before I write my review on them. These wipes didn’t get past 5 days. They were so ineffective that I stopped using them. On the fifth day, I used them to clean a no-makeup face. However, if they couldn’t even partially remove the makeup on the previous days, I didn’t have high hopes that my skin was actually clean with no makeup to remove! I was compelled to go ahead and get another face cleanser and cloth and re-wash my face.

Based on my experience with Sephora’s Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes, I cannot recommend them to anyone.

Have you tried these wipes and, what was your experience?

  • Girl, I agree with you wholeheartedly. I tried these wipes before, and they were just awful.

    • It was a huge disappointment!

  • I use wipes a lot for makeup removal. I was excited to see ones advertised for eye makeup, so it is too bad that they don’t work. I find too that a lot of brands sting some. Neutrogena seems to work best for me without stinging.

    • I have tried at least one Neutrogena wipes, that I can recall offhand. I know they were nice.

  • Thank you for the heads up on these! I can’t staaaaand when wipes are basically dry right out of the packet- like how am I supposed to remove anything with a dry cloth?! My eyes are super sensitive to something in certain makeup wipes and I have woken up with completely swollen Quasi Modo eyes in the morning because of certain brands. The only ones I trust- that work AMAZINGLY and don’t hurt my sensitive skin at all- are the Target UP brand (is that their no name brand? I think so) for sensitive skin. It’s a green package (just make sure it’s not the exfoliating one). Anyways, I have no idea if you’ve tried these but I swear that they are the BEST makeup wipes and they cost like $3 for 25 or something crazy awesome. I always get angry about how much face wipes cost for so few, haha, but with this brand I am totally happy. 🙂

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    OMG, I can’t believe that Sephora didn’t test these out! You should bring back the rest of them.

    • I have considered it. I would still use the money to get something else at Sephora. But, it might not be makeup wipes!

  • LMAO I love when I see an honest review! Negativity shouldn’t make me smile but in the case of product reviews it DOES. Def staying away from these ones!

    • I did a huge sigh when I sat down to do this review. I didn’t want to be totally negative but, when I believe these are the worst wipes I have ever used in the 3 years of doing wipe reviews, I had to say what I felt.

  • Uggh you’d think that since it’s a product meant for your eye area, it would be a bit more sensitive. Hopefully, they will see this review, and change the way these are made.

    • What’s odd is that I don’t feel I have sensitive eyes. But, as I get older, I have to admit the body does change. And, I can’t recall offhand if I have had any other wipes sting my eyes like this. You know, it could have been the makeup that got ground into my eyes too since I hand to really scrub to try and get any makeup off.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I’m so surprised that they didn’t work for you. I had high hopes for them because Sephora makes them.

    • Aleya, I had a feeling these were going to be awesome and I was going to have to have them all the time. LOL! So, it was a huge let down to find out they were crappy.

  • Why do they do this to us? Bad wipes when it is so easy to make good ones?

    • It wasn’t even worth it on days I don’t wear makeup. *smh*

  • Loved this honest review! I usually find Sephora products working well for me, but I tried some “ionic” eye patches and hated them, so I’m not surprised there are more duds out there. That is a very small wipe!

    • These are the smallest wipes I have run across in the 3+ years I have been reviewing wipes.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Ugh! Nothing is worse than makeup remover wipes that sting the eyes and don’t even work that well

    • I bet part of the stinging came from me rubbing way too hard. 🙁

  • Tell it like it is, gurl. Makeup wipes that don’t work are just super frustrating. I think it was you that recommended the Simple wipes that are still my fave.

    • Yes, Simple is much more suited for sensitive skin. I like them too and reach for them occasionally when I am not testing out others.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Bummer on the quality. Skipping this for sure

    • Totally what I would recommend. A big shout of ‘NEXT!’

  • Justina

    Oh man they sound terrible!

    • In all honesty, they were. They gave me panda eyes.

  • Oh wow! Wont be using them!

    • With so many other good ones to choose from, why bother?

  • Oh my… these do not sound like something I would enjoy – my face would not like me.

    • Nope. I can’t recommend these to anyone.

  • Betzy Carmona

    Thanks for the heads up

  • I’ll pass!

    • Save your money on these, that’s for sure!