Have you ever tried a new mascara or eyeliner only to find that it had smudged under your eye? I seem to have that problem from time to time, and it’s always been a bit of a bother to deal with. I don’t really want to rub it off with my hands when I’m outside because I’ve seen enough people not bother to wash their hands after using the restroom or touching money. Besides, there’s no point in spending any money on eye creams if you’re going to be rubbing your delicate eyes! So I was excited to find this whimsical case of magic wands when I was browsing around the Too Cool For School studio in the Myung-dong area of Seoul.
Each case will house 20 wands, or cotton swabs. The hollow sticks contain makeup remover that has a slight pink tint. There’s a clear sheet of plastic between the top and bottom layer of cotton swabs which I thought was a brilliant idea as it keeps the bottom swabs clean and makes it easy to pick up the top layer of swabs. The case is small and light so you can just throw it in your bag and be ready to go. No more cotton swabs picking up dust in the bottom of your makeup bag.
Basically, one end of the cotton swab acts as a lid. Give it a twist and a tug and you should hear it click and come off. Once the lid is off the makeup remover quickly seeps down to the bottom end of the cotton swab. Then you can put the lid back on and use the wet swab to remove any smudges and use the dry swab to clean it all up. I was happy to find the makeup remover solution to be gentle as I hate things that irritate my eyes.
The only concern I had when I was using this to retouch my makeup this past weekend, was that top layer of swabs are sitting precariously close to the surface of the case. This means that if I’m not careful when opening the case or if someone bumps into me, the top layer of cotton swabs might fall out of the case. The last thing I want to be picking up cotton swabs from a dirty wet floor, so I decided to do a little bit of d.i.y. I took the paper cover from their blotting paper case and cut it up to make a belt around the cotton swabs. It wraps around the swabs and creates a flap over the top. It just adds a little more security so that I don’t have to worry about them falling out.
Overall I thought this was a brilliant addition to my makeup bag and will definitely be repurchasing when I run out. Since it’s not pink and has drawings of dinosaurs, I think it would make for a nifty gift for guys who like to travel as well. All you have to do is take out the magic wands and fill the case with regular cotton swabs.
Your turn ♥ What nifty tools do you have inside your makeup bag? What do you think about the dinosaur design?