I travel a fair amount, so I’m always curious about anything that removes makeup easily and without having to carry more liquids and gels with me. So when I was offered an opportunity to try GLOV, a new microfiber makeup removing cloth, I responded without hesitation.
How To Use GLOV
GLOV works with water alone, no cleanser necessary. Perfect for travel or for nights when I don’t feel like being bothered with a lengthy cleansing procedure. The microfiber fabric that GLOV uses has star-shaped fibers that “grab makeup like a magnet”.
I believe that GLOV comes in three versions, and I received a square GLOV that sort of has the corners folded over on the other side so there’s a “hole” in the middle of one side so that I can insert my hand and put a finger into the corner for more control.
The directions say to start with removing eye makeup, and I would have done that anyway. I use the corner of the GLOV with my finger inside it to easily remove my eyeshadow, then I move onto my eyeliner that also comes off easily, and next mascara.
Regular mascara comes off like a breeze. My Mirabella Waterproof Lasting Lash Mascara requires a little more time. I put my finger in another corner, make sure the GLOV is good and wet in that area, I let the GLOV sit on the lashes for several seconds, and then I work the GLOV in between the lashes. The waterproof mascara comes off but it does require a bit more work than the non-waterproof mascara.
GLOV easily removes face makeup and regular lipstick. One night I was wearing a long wear lip stain and GLOV removed most of the lipstick but a bit of a stain was left behind. Since I was at home, I used a bit of micellar water or oil, can’t remember which, and got the stain out. Here’s how it looks with my makeup on it.
With non-waterproof mascara and regular lipstick, GLOV works very well. It’s a cinch to use. When I wear longer lasting makeup, I think I’d stick with micellar water or makeup remover/cleanser.
How To Clean GLOV
The directions say to wash GLOV by hand immediately after using with warm water and bar soap. That’s what I’ve done. It probably takes me about 5 minutes or so to wash it completely clean. So you can’t be too lazy because you can’t wait till it dries to wash it. Some long-wearing lipsticks can be difficult to get out out of the fibers. At first, I wasn’t sure it was completely clean, but when it dried it was indeed completely clean. And you must put it in a place where it will air dry. Here it is when still wet.
GLOV’s fibers are antibacterial. GLOV is supposed to last for 3 months of continuous use. Then you’re supposed to replace it with a new one. The instructions don’t say anything about washing it in the washing machine so I think a washing machine with detergent may compromise its efficacy.
Here’s how GLOV describes the microfibers and technology of the makeup remover: “Made with microtechnology, GLOV fibers are 30 times thinner than a cotton pad and 100 times thinner than a cotton pad and 100 thinner than a human hair. Their electrostatistic abilities absorb all makeup like a magnet till you wash the GLOV. GLOV fibres are antibacterial in their nature so they are always safe for you during the 3 months usage.”
Thoughts on GLOV
For me, GLOV is a handy item to take with me when traveling. And that’s how I will continue to use it.
It might be more ecological because I’m not tossing a bunch of cotton pads every night. But on the other hand, it’s supposed to be replaced every 3 months, and I use quite a bit of water to clean it. So I’m not sure how sound my ecological argument is.
The mitt-shaped GLOV-On-The-Go is priced at $12.99 and is sold at Ulta Beauty. You can also check it out on Facebook.
Have you heard of GLOV? Have you used a microfiber cloth to remove your makeup? What do you think?