We all have cotton swabs or Q tips in our home. We use it to clean our ears at times to fix smudge eyeliner, but other than that, what other ways to do you use it? There are a lot of beauty uses for Q tips that you probably aren’t aware of. This is a great item to have in your purse to help you with different beauty dilemmas. Replacing your heavy tools with this light weight Q tip can also reduce a lot of shoulder pain you get from carrying a heavy bag all day. Let’s find out what other beauty uses Q tips can offer. From coloring your hair to removing a pimple. Read on to find out more.

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Apply Concealer

If you need to apply concealer on the go, try using a Q tip. It creates a more gentle and subtle application than your fingers or a brush. Dab a small amount of concealer on the area and use the Q tip to blend it out. Use a dabbing motion with the Q tip to create a smooth and even appearance. You can also do this with the foundation when some areas become patchy or oily. You can use the same Q tip to apply translucent powder on the area to set the makeup and prevent it from smudging throughout the day.

Makeup Brush

If you are suddenly in a pinch and need to apply emergency makeup without blush use your Q tips. It will create a more precise application than with your fingers. You can use your Q tips to apply eyeshadow, lipstick, blush, eyebrows and so on. You can even manipulate the shape of your cotton swab for the specific way you are going to use it. This is a great tool to have when you want to do a quick smoky eye without your makeup brushes.

Cleaning Your Item

You can use your Q tip to cleanse and sanitize your beauty products from your lipsticks to your favorite moisturizer. Use the small Q tip to get into the nook and crannies in your lipstick tubes, sticks, jars and so on. You can even use it to sanitize the tips of your lotion tube and toothpaste. Try to sanitize it at least once a week to keep everything clean.

Nail Art

You can create a soft gradient or tiny dots in your nails using Q tips. Using it to dab at the end of your nails can help create a gradient effect or even a splattered paint effect. Try being creative with your nails with your Q tips. You can also use this for cleaning your manicure and even cleaning your nail tools.

Correcting Eye Makeup

Applying a detailed eye makeup is one of the hardest step when it comes to applying makeup. From getting eh crease perfectly blended, getting a crisp line with your cat eye, eye shadow, even eyeliner line and of course mascara. This can be incredibly difficult to get perfectly right all the time. So, having a few pieces of Q tips around while applying makeup can be incredibly helpful. You can use the Q tips to help remove excess products, reshape lines and crease a smudging effect. You can also dip it in makeup remover to create a more pristine removal of the makeup. You can even remove clumpy mascara without damaging your whole makeup look by applying makeup remover on the Q tip and use a twisting motion to remove the mascara. You can also use this when over lining the lips or removing smudges from contouring and lipstick.

Applying Perfume

If you are going on a date and want a subtle fragrance that won’t overpower your date, then consider the Q tip application. Soak a few cotton swabs in your perfume of choice and place it in a zip lock bag. If you are about to go to your date, swab one of the Q tips on areas that is best for scents such as the wrist, back of the knee, back of the ear, the neck and so on. You can do this throughout the day to maintain that subtle scent.

Covering Up White Hair

You can use your Q tips to apply hair mascara on your white hair and blend it out to make it appear more natural.  You can even use it to apply to your hair line to create the illusion of thicker hair.

Who would have thought that such a simple cleaning tool can have a lot of beauty uses? Q tips are a versatile tool that you need to have in your vanity or beauty pouch. The next time you use your Q tips consider using them for these beauty uses. Stock up on Q tips now. Have you ever tried using these beauty uses with you cotton swab? Do you have other beauty uses you’d like to share? Leave your comment below.

 

 

 

 

 

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