Q-tips® cotton swabs and Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are must-have items for many makeup artists - blending eye shadows, applying gently, and disposing easily. Check out the tips below for some beauty inspiration!
For Longer Lasting Mascara
To dramatize eyes and keep mascara lasting all night long, apply extra coats of mascara. First apply one coat of mascara, then dip a Q-tips® cotton swab or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab in translucent powder and sweep over lashes. Finally, cover with a second coat of mascara.
The Ultimate Smokey Eye Look
To achieve a quick smokey eye, draw a thick line close to your lash line using your eyeliner and smudge upwards with a Q-tips® cotton swab or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab to create a “smokey” effect.
Disposable Eye Shadow Brushes
Q-tips® cotton swabs and Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are great for eye shadow application because they are disposable, so you can use a new one for each shadow color. No need to worry about washing brushes while layering colors…they are a cleaner alternative!
Dab Three Dots to Hide Under Eye Circles
Hide under eye circles by using one end of a Q-tips® cotton swab or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab to dab on three dots of concealer. Use the other end to blend for a seamless finish.
A Quick Fix for Eye Shadow Creases
Smooth eye shadow creases on the lids with Q-tips® cotton swabs or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs.
Apply Fake Lashes
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs or Q-tips® cotton swabs to help apply fake lashes! Start by applying a dab of lash adhesive to the tip. Keep the tip close to the lash line and use it to guide the application of the faux lash strip.
Control Crazy Eyebrows
Control unruly brows by applying a small amount of Vaseline® petroleum jelly using Q-tips® cotton swabs.
Day to Night Glamour in Shades of Gray
To instantly take your look from daytime to date night use Q-tips® cotton swabs and a small eye shadow compact with shades of gray. Use one to layer and blend multiple hues for a softer, updated version of the "smokey eye."
Master Your Lashes
Use the middle part of a Q-tips® cotton swab to curl your lashes after applying your mascara, while the lash is still a little wet.
Make Eyes Brighter
To instantly brighten your eyes, add a dab of a light shimmer to the inner corners with Q-tips® Precision TipsTM!
How to Keep your Cosmetics Bag as Pretty as Your Makeup
Leave a few Q-tips® cotton swabs at the bottom of your bag to collect shadow and powder that ends up in the corners and on the bottom. You'll notice a major difference!
Define your eyes
Use a Q-tips® Precision TipTM to shadow your eyelid along the "outer V". You'll increase the dimension of your look and create the illusion of a larger eye.