Cotton swabs or Q tips can do so much more than cleaning ear wax. If you’ve been underestimating the use of this hygiene essential, you are not alone. However, its time we learnt a few tricks from makeup artists and manicurists who always carry around this tiny product in their kit for clever tricks and to correct any mishaps.
Are you ready to learn some unexpected Q beauty hacks that will make your life easier? Read on...
- Clean smudges with precision
- Root touch-ups
- Remove excess eyelash glue
- Tone down makeup
- Make lashes look thicker
Clean smudges with precision
Let’s admit we still struggle with getting the perfect winged liner on both sides, but that’s not a good enough reason to be late. Simply dip the tip of a cotton swab in makeup remover and fix the excess or smudged liner. Use the same trick for lipsticks.
Not ready yet to embrace those greys? Use temporary colour to give your roots a quick touch-up in between salon visits. The Q tip offers price application and keeps colour away from the scalp.
Remove excess eyelash glue
Whether you have put excess glue on those fake lashes or want to clean all the glue from the previous application, Q tip is your knight in cotton armour. Dip it in rubbing alcohol and clean those expensive falsies.
Tone down makeup
We’ve all had those moments where we applied a little extra highlighter or blusher and then had to re-do the makeup all over. Instead use a cotton swab to gently and lightly remove excess product from your skin.
Make lashes look thicker
No, we haven’t lost it, we were saving this genius makeup hack for the end. To add more drama and volume to your lashes simply apply some translucent powder to your lashes using a Q tip and then put on your mascara to give it the desired oomph.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Jan 27, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.