Monday, November 8, 2010

Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton



Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton I woke up the other morning with my face makeup still on. Ah~ guilty of sleeping with makeup on. I also felt like doing a review since I recently did some major haulage and found this to be the perfect time to review my new Seikisho Clear Cotton squares!

Read more after the jump!



Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton

I like cotton puffs. Combined with my Sonia Kashuk Remove, they make removing my waterproof eye makeup a cinch. The majority of puffs/squares I've tried have been super rough, linty, or too thin. My current favorite cotton puffs though are CS-being's since they're only around $2.99 for 222 squares. And they're super soft to boot! Mmm~ :)

Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton

Recently, I was shopping around Beauty.com since I needed (okay, more like wanted) new foundation (I ran out of my Bare Minerals Matte sample which I had been living off of since that promotion they did agessss ago). They had a 20% off promotion going on and I wanted free shipping so I added Kose Seikisho's Clear Cotton as a cart filler.

These cotton pads have two sides:
- The Herringbone pattern side is to be used specifically on your T-zone.
- The Plain pattern side is to be used on your cheeks and decollete.

Kose Seikisho Clear CottonHerringbone Pattern

Kose Seikisho Clear CottonPlain Pattern

Here we'll do a comparison between Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton and CS-being Cotton Puffs:

CS-being cotton puffs:
CS-being cotton puffs

IMG_0027Right eye. Eyelashes are all wonky cause I slept on them.

IMG_0033Left eye.

Seikisho Clear Cotton on left. CS-being cotton puffs on right:
Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton vs CS-being

Seikisho Clear Cotton squares are a bit thicker and larger than CS-being cotton puffs but I don't think it's necessary when taking off your eye makeup. In addition, the fact that it's larger and thicker means that it absorbs more makeup remover so that less of it gets on my eyes.

CS-being test on right eye:
CS-being cotton puffs
CS-being cotton puffs

Seikisho Clear Cotton test on left eye:
Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton
Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton

Seikisho Clear Cotton Herringbone Pattern on T-zone (Didn't have Seikisho Clear Lotion so I used Laneige's White Plus Renew Refiner):
Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton
Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton

Seikisho Clear Cotton Plain Pattern on neck and decollete (here you can see how the cotton squares are beginning to bunch up and curl):
Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton
Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton

Verdict?
I'll be sticking to my CS-being cotton puffs. The Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton squares are quite pricey at $5 for 60 puffs. Given, they're of high quality but I don't have a need for that since I'm only removing minor eye makeup. One reviewer on MUA suggested cutting them in half so that you can get to the softer cotton in the center. If I end up giving that a try, I'll update this post.

9 comments:

  1. Didn't know Kose made cotton puffs! I use the CS-Being ones so I'm glad to hear that you prefer those. =D

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  2. Thanks, Lora!!

    I didn't know Tretorn made rainboots! D'oh! I do have a pair of tennies by them and I agree they make great stuff. :D

    Happy Friday, girl!!!

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  3. I bought mine on clearance from Alloy:
    http://store.alloy.com/item.do?categoryID=248&itemID=52097&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=

    They're canvas and don't offer a whole lot of support but are lightweight as a result. :) They remind me of Keds. (Remember those? :P)

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  4. Ok, were we separated at birth? B/c Tom's shoes are on my "to buy" list!!! Plus, I love that Simple shoe in Natural you sent me. =D

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  5. Interesting tidbit on the Tom's shoes. I'm guessing that may be one of the reasons why the price got jacked up. I do love ballet flats! I haven't tried a ton of brands but there have been a few. I wouldn't say that I have wide feet though (they are kinda narrow) but yes, let's have that chat soon. ;)

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  6. Hee hee...I tend to write the way I speak. @_@

    You are so sweet to share that coupon with me! =D The right side of my brain wants the pink glitter ones but the left side of my brain tells me I should stick with the classic black pair (easier to match :P). I'll try 'em on at Nordies first and see what size fit me best! ;)

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  7. i really like japanese style cotton pads or puffs they cal it... its better than the normal ones :P

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  8. Agreed! There are only 2 in SoCal. They just seem to be expanding so s-low-ly. =\

    Btw shoe twin, have you tried Superga tennies? I'm curious about these:

    http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?searchCID=4016&vid=1&pid=784545&scid=784545002

    What do you think? I'm thinking when my Tretorns crap out (not soon but I like thinking ahead...lol), I want to try another brand of tennies just for the heck of it. ;)

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  9. I just want to jump in the snow and make snow angels. @_@ Haha...but yeah it can definitely suck too.

    Yep, they're a bit more sporty. I'm actually hoping Piperlime will lower the price further (maybe after the holidays if I'm lucky) since they're just in my "want but don't need" category right now. Gawd, I'm cheap. XD Thanks for pointing the sizing issue out! Have you purchased from Piperlime before? This would be my first time.

    Regarding your flats, how simple do you want them? Out of the flats I have, I seriously love my Sam Edelman ones. These are the ones I have:
    http://www.6pm.com/sam-edelman-dominique-black

    They're probably not as simple as you'd like though (?) I had a friend recommend French Sole to me once but I've yet to try. Ballet flats are apparently their thing though so they likely won't suck...lol. I know Zappos sells this brand.

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