Intrigued I’ve been, intrigued by the very sight and sound of Shiseido’s beyond-glamourously monikered Facial Cotton. Sure sign me up, Shiseido. Oh, and tell me more, why don’t you!?
I’ve heard tell of this sort of high end fancy beauty cotton stuff before: popular in Asia and I do believe Chanel has its own spendy version, Le Coton, which you can bag State-side for – gulp – $20, I wasn’t expecting much change from the equivalent €20 of our own eurobux. What’s so amazing about it anyway?
Well. For starts it kicks the ass off a sad bag of pressed circles from Demakup or Penneys, doesn’t it? Secondly, it’s from Shiseido, thirdly, and as the Beaut.ie Mammy might say, with one eyebrow cocked, a fool and her money are soon parted. Actually she wouldn’t say that, she’s a divil of a shopping enabler. What she would say is this:
Cotton pads! In a box! It’s like the Celtic Tiger is back among us
“Does the Shiseido Facial Cotton go with two other items in your bathroom?” (This is the Beaut.ie Mammy metric of justifying whether a purchase can be made or not. Since you can always think of two items you can put with anything you’re buying, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be quids in. Thanks mum!)
Needless to say, the Shiseido Facial Cotton co-ordinates beautifully. Even better: the brand sent it to me free-gratis for ‘testing’. I put my scientific white coat on and got to work.
(Just imagine me with lab goggles on and a serious expression on my face, a computer running tests in the background, Push It To The Limit on the stereo, etc)
Purified by water, the pads are designed to deliver moisture into the skin (now I’m not sure how they can do that meself, but hey ho) as well as maximise the application dosage, so your products go further. They’re also made to cushion skin, and if you hate cotton that leaves chunks on your face then no worries; these are like thick, soft fabric, there’s no annoying fluff and in fact they don’t really feel at all like cotton pads as you might know ‘em. Ideal, in fact, for sensitive-skinned types I’d say.
They are lovely to cleanse with – I’ve tried them with a couple of micellar waters – or use to remove nail varnish. And look. I know what you’re thinking. I KNOW. “Crazy out of touch yoke getting free bits of bleedin’ material sent to her by posh brands, who the hell does she think she is?”
Oh I know. I can see into your computer.
Except these cost just €4.50 for 60.
So actually, we can all afford them. Nice one Shiseido!