Cotton wool buds. Not the most exciting thing in the bathroom but a very important part of my make up process. Until recently, my cotton wool bud of choice was from Boots or Superdrug – whenever I picked up cotton wool, I would buy a box usually when there was a three for two offer or buy one get one half price! Then… I discovered Muji’s Thin Cotton Buds and my make up routine was changed for life.
Muji Thin Cotton Buds are much thinner – probably about half the size of a standard cotton wool bud and this means that to finesse your make up application they are an absolute godsend.
Ever attempted to do a feline flick? Often I find that one eye works and the other eye is a big fail. Yes? Me too. Put some micellar on a standard cotton will bud and it will take away more of the liner then you wanted. So you try to balance out the eyes and you end up with no feline flick. If this sounds familiar, try using the Muji bud – as it is thinner and straighter, it is easy to remove as much of the liner as you want without spoiling the whole effect.
Ever attempted to do a smoky eye and just ended up with a mess on your face? Yes? Me too. The larger bud is good for removing large areas of shadow but when it comes to finessing the shape, you need something more refined. You could try and use your index finger covered by a wet wipe… but the Muji bud does it much better.
Ever been a bit heavy handed filling in your eyebrows and ended up making yourself look like Groucho Marx. Yes? Me too. Create the shape that you want with your thin cotton bud.
Ever spent ages working on a beautifully blended eyeshadow look and then smudged it with your mascara wand? Yes? Me too. Use the Muji Thin Cotton Bud to gently wipe away the mascara without disrupting your eyeshadow masterpiece too much.
However, when it is time to remove your mascara at the end of the day – after you have used your eye make up remover, use your standard cotton wool bud soaked in a micellar – you will be surprised how much product your remove! If you are a make up junkie like me – these Muji thin buds are a must have, and at two pounds for a packet – they are not that much more than the regular buds.