I find the wipes to be pretty bad for my skin. I have to use them to some degree because I too have to cake on my makeup. For taking it off I first use Ponds+makeup wipes, to get the bulk of it off. Then I go over my whole face with micellar water on cotton pads. It gets rid of the leftover oily feeling from the Ponds and takes off a ton of residual makeup. It’s also a lot nicer on my skin. Then I wash it all off with water and a cleanser. I’d highly recommend trying micellar water.