I’ve had packaging lust since reviewing Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Liquid Facial Resurfacer while on a hunt for the best lactic acid that could serve as a Good Genes dupe. While the Skinesis formula didn’t wow me, the bottle’s flip top and press-down dispenser had me heart eyes. I needed this in my life for my favorite liquidy products.
While browsing Sephora’s sale page, I found what I was searching for: the Twist and Spout Dispenser, marked down to $7. It holds a fair amount of Beauty Water, my lazy and quick morning cleanse of choice, and has good weight distribution to help avoid being whacked into the wall on a busy morning.
This sort of push down dispenser is most commonly seen in doctor’s offices, where it serves up alcohol shortly before you contemplate whether you’ll lose your adult card for screaming due to a shot or whatnot, so most of the similar containers on Amazon have “ALCOHOL” printed on them. Not the cutest, but pretty cost effective.
These push down dispensers work best if you’re using a cotton pad to apply a watery liquid (Shiseido makes my favorite cotton squares, by the way). I’ve tried using a beauty blender with the pump and it was messy or fiddly, depending on how I did it. Not recommended. I wouldn’t bother with this pump if you apply products with your hands and fingers (in that case, airless pumps are the way to go). But if you’re in need of a good way to dispense liquids on cotton, ding fucking dong.
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