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!
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~ :)
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.
Here we'll do a comparison between Kose Seikisho Clear Cotton and CS-being Cotton Puffs:
CS-being cotton puffs:
Right eye. Eyelashes are all wonky cause I slept on them.
Seikisho Clear Cotton on left. CS-being cotton puffs on right:
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:
Seikisho Clear Cotton test on left eye:
Seikisho Clear Cotton Herringbone Pattern on T-zone (Didn't have Seikisho Clear Lotion so I used Laneige's White Plus Renew Refiner):
Seikisho Clear Cotton Plain Pattern on neck and decollete (here you can see how the cotton squares are beginning to bunch up and curl):
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.