One of the most inexpensive must have items in my makeup kit is the Q-tip. I use them for makeup all the time! The cotton applicator and pointed shape make it perfect for cleaning up lines and makeup smudges. I prefer using Q-Tip...not generic cotton swabs. Yes, this does make a difference. Q-Tips have much more cotton on the tip which make it safer for use. You can definitely tell the difference.
Here are a few uses (that I do on a regular basis!):
-Clean up the outer v of eyeshadow giving it a precise line
-Use it after filling in your eyebrows, a few swipes above and below the brow perfect the shape. Did you go overboard filling in the brows with too much color? Swipe the swab a few times over the brow to lessen the effect.
-Clean up any smudges underneath the lower lashline...I often do this because I smudge shadow onto my lower lashline and a lot of times I need to thin it out.
-Use it to clean up around the mouth when you're going for a strong lip color. A must have for the perfect red lip.
-Use it to smudge eyeliner for a smokey eye.
-Use a q-tip to apply pimple cream right on the tip of the zit...it makes it a lot more precise and sanitary. I love doing this with my Mario Badescu drying cream.
-Clean up nail polish around the fingernail edges. Makes your nails look salon done!
Those are only a few of the many uses.
Recently, Q-Tip launched their new super cute vanity packs. Suggested retail price is $3.19 for this beautifully decorated box of 285 cotton swabs. You no longer need to stash away this must have item in a drawer or linen closet. These vibrant vanity packs come in a range of colors that can match your colors and fit nicely on your vanity or right next to your bathroom sink.
Look how cute!
It has a slide out drawer housing the q-tips.
They come in many different colors. This is an amazing idea when you think about it. I usually always spend at least $10 just to buy a fancy schmancy q-tip holder for my bathroom counter. This is a great alternative. I'm pretty sure you can use this box after you're done with q-tips to hold other makeup items and necessities. Check them out at your local drug store.
Atlanta Makeup Artist