Cotton Balls: must have or don't need?

Cotton Balls: must have or don’t need?

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That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.8.16

Question of the Week: Do you use cotton pads or cotton balls at any point in your skincare routine? If yes, do you have a favorite brand or type?

Answer: I do, twice! I use cotton balls to take off eye makeup and I use them to apply my HG toner (Kiehl’s Calendula Toner 4-eva!) I’m not brand loyal, but they need to be 100% cotton. And I prefer jumbo size, then I rip them in half. Which might make you think “Why don’t you buy small ones then?” Yeah, I’m wondering that too…

Here’s what was up with The League last week…

My Newest Addiction – Laura is a stickler for a solid skincare routine. This week she shared her daily skincare routine with Cetaphil and she has a fun giveaway in it for you!

Nouveau Cheap – Have you explored the Amazon Handmade department yet? Think Etsy, but on Amazon. Here’s my review of a makeup brush roll that was handmade by an Amazon Artisan (and it’s under $20)!

Olive & IvyThis local gem of a green beauty heaven is a MUST visit if you’re ever in Vancouver. And even if you’re not, they have an online store too! Obsessed.

Phyrra – Looking for the perfect pale foundation? I’ve found it with the new Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation! I give it an extensive wear test, plus share the best tools for perfect application.

Prime Beauty – is thrilled with the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for July! It’s full of summer fun and fabulousness!

we heart this – we’ve got the lowdown on the classic Clinique 3-step skincare system and a giveaway for anyone with dry skin (worth $77!)

Beautygeeks – is flirting hard with a New-and-Sexy, but has no intention of giving up her current love. Solution? A lash-fluttering three-way, of course.

Beauty Junkies Unite – If you like pretty blushes paired with gorgeous highlighters — you’re in luck! Check out the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos. They’re epic!

Blushing Noir – Live Long and Prosper! Take a look at some swatches of the upcoming MAC Star Trek Collection & see what’s on my wishlist!

EauMG – You can spend a lot to smell like fresh, bitter neroli but you don’t have to! Here’s a budget-friendly perfume that I keep reaching for on these hot, humid days.

Gouldylox – No matter what you did to your skin over the summer, I’ve found five products to help you undo all of the damage.

My Beauty Bunny – I firmly believe that beauty (and happy, healthy skin and hair) starts on the inside. If you do too, you’ll want to check out our CORREXIKO Skin Supplement Review and Giveaway!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

My Newest Addiction is Currently Craving: Laura gets lusty over Chanel and the Candeur Et Experience quad ($61) is no exception.

How about you we heartsters, cotton balls: must have or don’t need?

5 thoughts on “Cotton Balls: must have or don’t need?”

  1. I skip cotton balls, but the round cotton pads are a must-have in my medicine cabinet – I use them for nail polish remover and toner. Any old brand will do for me though!

  2. Giant cotton rounds all the way! I feel like cotton balls shred and get all linty, and since I primarily use them to remove eye makeup, I can’t deal with fuzzy bits in my eyes.

  3. Ditto the round pads. The balls seem to disolve away to nothingness as soon as they’re damp. That said, I like the look of balls in my glass apothocary jars much better than the round pads. Is that silly? Maybe.

  4. I almost always keep cotton balls or cotton pads on hand. When I get cotton balls, I make sure to get the extra big deluxe kind. I’ve been using stuff up lately–like the last of my coconut oil. I’ve been dipping a cotton ball in it and then using it to remove my waterproof eye makeup! Sometimes I use cotton balls to remove nail polish, but I prefer those pots of acetone with the bristles inside if it’s glitter polish (which I wear fairly often).

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