Staffer: Bella Cacciatore, beauty associate
Makeup level: Medium coverage foundation, mascara
Results: At first I was appalled by Kylie’s video, but the more I thought about it, it made sense that she would have makeup all over her towel. She really did have only a few seconds to show the product in action, and even when I double-cleanse, I often have foundation left on my own towel. The foaming cleanser broke down a good amount of my foundation, most of what was on my towel was mascara, which it had a harder time removing. I personally found the wash a bit too drying for my skin, but if I were to use this, I would definitely use an oil or balm first, to really break down all my makeup. It’s more of a second step in double cleanse kind of cleanser—and I prefer oil removers to makeup wipes, which aren’t as environmentally friendly.
Staffer: Azadeh Valanejad, social video editor
Makeup level: Full coverage foundation, mascara, liquid eyeliner
Results: The Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash definitely exceeded my expectations. It was extremely gentle but powerful—it completely wiped off my full coverage foundation. Plus, it smelled really good. Although it was drying for the others, it felt great on my skin. Just remember the fact of the matter is that it’s a basic, no-frills cleanser—not an eye makeup remover.
So did Jenner deserve the criticism? Yes and no. While the time constraints play a huge factor in the video, she probably should have known that people are more educated than ever when it comes to skin care, and the Internet has no problem calling out celeb fails. Still, the Foaming Face Wash does its job when used correctly—even better so when paired with makeup wipes. Maybe just launch an oil cleanser next, Kylie?