The primary use of q-tips, or also known as cotton swabs, is for cleaning out your ears. But did you know that you can use a q-tip to remove a pimple or clean up some makeup mistakes? Or that you can use them instead of applying perfume? If not, we are here to show you how you can do these and much more. Below you can see some Smart Beauty Tips with Q-tips, which you will definitely find very useful.
Touch up your hair roots with a q-tip dipped in eye-shadow
If there is no place on your busy schedule for a hairstylist, don’t panic, because you can solve this problem with a q-tip. Just dip a q-tip in an eye-shadow that matches your hair color and run it over your hair roots to cover any regrowth.
DIY whitening paste and then apply it with a q-tip
Alternatively, you can order teeth whitening toothpaste from online doctors like Doctor 4 U. If you don’t want to by an expensive whitening paste you can DIY one at home. Just mix a toothpaste, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together and wait for a while until it turns out into paste. After that use a q-tip to apply it to your teeth. Wait for a minute and then wash your teeth with a toothbrush.
Spray Some Q-tips and Put Them in A Plastic Sandwich Bag
When you have to carry a little purse, a bottle of perfume is sure not on the list of the things in your purse. So, there is a solution for that. You just need to spray a few q-tips with your favorite perfume and put them in a plastic sandwich bag. And when you want to freshen up your fragrance midday just whip one out and run the scent-covered end over your pulse points.
Roll the ends of q-tips in your favorite eyeshadows
If you have decided for a weekend getaway and don’t have a lot of space in your weekender, roll the ends of some q-tips in your favorite eyesshadows and put them in a plastic sandwich bag. They will have the role of mini eyeshadow brushes.
Use a q-tip to define your cheekbones
Use the length of a cotton swab to define your cheekbones and then use a powder bronzer to contour your face.
Use a q-tip to remove the extra nail polish
Sometimes when applying a nail polish, there is some extra of it on the skin around your nails. So in order to get rid of it, dip a q-tip in a nail polish remover and just rub it off the skin.
Get rid of a pimple with two q-tips and hot water
If you want to get rid of a pimple, the first thing you should do is to wash your face with a hot water. Then, after your skin is dry use two q-tips and press them against the zit toward each other. The content of the pimple should come out easily.
Use a q-tip to outline your lips with a translucent powder
To avoid a lipstick bleeding, use a q-tip to outline your lips with a translucent powder. This will also help you in defining your lip line.
Use a q-tip to curl your eyelashes
If you don’t have an eyelash curler, don’t worry because you can curl your lashes by using a cotton swab. First, you should apply two coats of mascara. Then with a q-tip apply pressure to wet eyelashes so that they are in a curled position. Hold this position until the eyelashes are no longer dry. The result will be a perfectly curled eyelashes.
Use a q-tip to create a quick smoky eye
When you are in a hurry and want to achieve the perfect smoky eye, which usually requires a lot of time, follow this advice. Loosen the end of a cotton swab by gently tugging on it and then run it over your eyeshadow. Then, apply it along the base of the lashes and up into the crease of your eye and you are ready to go.
Use a q-tip to clean any mascara mistakes
When applying a mascara, there usually appear some tiny dots that no one loves to see. So after they seem to be dry, use a q-tip and gently swipe them away.
Clean up any eyeliner mistakes to achieve a perfect winged eyeliner
The same goes with the eyeliner mistakes. Use a q-tip to clean them up and achieve the perfect winged eyeliner.
Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with a q-tip
If you want to achieve precision when applying an eyelash glue to false lashes just use a q-tip and you won’t find it difficult.
Apply baby Powder with a q-tip for thick lashes
When you want to achieve effect of thick lashes, first apply a coat of mascara and then apply a baby powder with a Q-tip on your lashes. After that, apply another coat of mascara and your lashes are ready to go.