September 25, 2019

Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm Too Small, Too Limited Edition, Too Wonderful

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5 stars out of 5

I’ll start my review of the new Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm by saying it’s too small, too limited edition, and too damn wonderful. This stuff is magic! Why is available for a limited time and why is it so damn small though?

Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm is a new cleansing balm that launched this past weekend for $12 in a mini 0.71 oz size. Ok, let’s break this down for a second into drugstore cleansing balm sizes and prices!

The recently released Pond’s Cleansing Balm is $9.99 cents (sometimes cheaper in some drugstores) and is 3.38 oz. Another recent release to the drugstore world is Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm which is smaller than Pond’s and more expensive at 1.4 oz for $12.99. Also priced at the $12 range is Ulta Cleansing Balm which is 3 oz in size. I’m just throwing out there some fairly decent formulas that can be purchased at the drugstore which are bigger and priced along the same line.

The price is pretty high for such a small amount. Even taking it into the mid-range world the price is higher as if Huda should be some chance introduce in a larger size I’d say she’d go with around 3 to 3.8 oz size which seems to be the norm for many major brands. Say if she did do a 3 oz size would should use the $12 as a starting cost per oz or would it be under an oz at 0.71 oz? If it was under we’d be paying close to $48 for under 3 oz of cleansing balm. Compared to brands like Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm which is $30 for 3.8 oz and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm at the same price for 2.82 oz things could become quite expensive quite quickly. I popped a single eyeshadow on top of the jar below just for size reference.

I’m just speculating the price point at a larger size because at this point we have no idea if Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm will ever be available at a full-size. We can only hope it will be. I do wonder why they launched it as a limited edition product and at such a small size. It’s actually really sad they did this because I love it. It’s fabulous! And it’s grossly overpriced and I won’t be able to get it after it’s gone according to the brand.

Are they testing the market to see if they want to introduce it as a permanent product in Huda’s permanent collection? Who knows! I just know right now I’m sad it’s so damn small.

Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm is made in Japan and comes housed in a travel size plastic jar. It’s easy to travel with which is great as it’s solid and you can carry it on board a plane. The outside labeled reads OMG. I have no idea what that is referencing but I’d like to think it’s a jab at the great formula. OMG THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!

Because it really is.

Like all cleansing balms it is solid with a soft consistency that resembles melted wax. I’d say it’s in the middle of Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm and Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm. Not as soft as Farmacy but not as firm as Clinique just right in the middle of being firm yet soft like you just blew a candle out and the wax is just starting the process of hardening.

There are two things I love about this formula. First off it melts so easily once it hits my skin! It just turns into a gorgeous oil as soon as any heat is applied! I love how easily it glides across my face. The second thing I adore it how crazy easy it rinses off. It takes absolutely no effort to remove this from my skin! It emulsifies and disappears with a quick splash of water! It didn’t dry my skin out, didn’t leave it tight, and it removed makeup in a snap! I normally remove my eye makeup before I cleanse my skin but I tested this with my eye makeup on and was blown away at how easily it melted off my mascara and eyeshadow without leaving a trace of it behind.

And big yay for the fact it doesn’t contain scent! I wouldn’t mind if it did but I know my sensitive users will love that it smells like absolutely nothing.

Would I recommend it?

It’s expensive as hell and tiny and limited edition but it’s wonderful. So yes, I’d totally recommend it and I’m even slapping a Muse Approval on it.

Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm too small, too limited edition, and just too damn wonderful not to try.

You need it.

Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm is available now.

Go buy lots of it.

Where to buy

Sephora

Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm is a new, limited edition, fragrance-free cleansing balm that’s 0.71 oz in size and priced at $12. This has a soft texture that melts into an oil upon contact with skin. It removed makeup very, very easily even waterproof mascara and rinses clean away without leaving a residue behind or drying out skin! It performed very well but I do wish it was available permanently and in a larger size!

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, PEG-20 GLYCERYL TRIISOSTEARATE, PEG-5 GLYCERYL TRIISOSTEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, PRUNUS YEDOENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PRUNUS LANNESIANA FLOWER EXTRACT, PRUNUS SERRULATA FLOWER EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES/LITHOSPERMUM ERYTHRORHIZON ROOT OIL FERMENT FILTRATE, ASCORBIC ACID, WATER/AQUA/EAU, TOCOPHEROL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, MALIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL.

Pros

  • Fantastic formula breaks down makeup easily, rinses clean away, doesn’t leave skin feeling dry nor stripped.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • No fragrance.

Cons

  • Smaller for the price.
  • Limited edition.

Who

Huda Beauty Makeup Remover Balm is highly recommended for anyone wanting to remove makeup quickly and easily!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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Comments

  • Sylvia

    Admittedly I’m not interested in Huda Beauty, but for that price point for less than 1 ounce of product, that is taking the sh!ts for sure. Now if it was a travel size, that would be fine, but I don’t see the point of releasing a teensy limited edition product. Maybe/hopefully she will release a reasonably priced full size, but I will likely stick with my Body shop cleansing butter.

  • Jaimie

    Have you ever used Boscia’s Charcoal Makeup Melter Oil Cleansing Balm? That is my go to and the best one I’ve tried thus far. I’d def be willing to try this one too! I’m always on the search to see if something works even better 😉
    Just would like to know if you’ve tried both and know of any similarities/differences between the two.

    • Isabella Muse

      I have! It’s quite good! I reviewed it when it first came out. This one is even better. It melts down much, much faster, isn’t as a thick, and isn’t as difficult to rinse off! Hope this helps!? 😀