Skin Tips

Your makeup routine starts with beautiful skin! Learn how to create a shimmering glow, mask blemishes cleanly, and cleverly apply creams and foundations with Q-tips® cotton swabs.


Keep Makeup In Place on Your Face!

Dip Q-tips® cotton swabs or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs under a little water to pick up any makeup particles that have fallen under your eyes or on your cheeks.


Highlight Brows and Cheekbones

As a great way to highlight and brighten the cheekbones and eyes, apply a natural shade of shimmer powder using Q-tips® cotton swabs to the upper brow area and apple of the cheekbone.


A Fantastic Alternative to the Makeup Brush

Q-tips® cotton swabs and Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are an excellent alternative to using a makeup brush or sponge. They provide precise makeup application, are great for softening bright colors, and are safe for delicate skin around the eyes.


Create a Shimmering Glow

Use Q-tips® cotton swabs to apply concealer or shimmer cream along the center of your nose for a longer, thinner look. To further enhance, apply two dots of taupe shadow to either side of the bridge of your nose.


Define Cheeks with Cream Blush

To define cheeks, use a Q-tips® cotton swab to apply cream blush to hollows of cheeks and blend up and out into skin with clean fingers toward the hairline.


Ready, Set, Go (out)!

To set your makeup before a party, apply a loose translucent powder with Q-tips® cotton swabs.


Fill In Brows for a Softer Look

After tweezing eyebrows, fill in brows with an eye pencil or shadow. Wipe off any excess with a Q-tips® cotton swab or a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab to create a softer look.


Highlight Your Features

Use a Q-tips® cotton swab to apply highlighter to your brow bone, cheek bones and nose bridge. You'll bring definition to these contours and instantly illuminate your face.

Precision Powdering

Rather than applying powder on the entire face, use your Q-tips® cotton swab to dab loose powder only where you need it – for example, the center of the forehead, the sides of the nose and the chin.

Help Treat Blemishes

To help quickly heal blemishes, apply a small dollop of an acne spot treatment with salicylic acid to the end of a Q-tips® cotton swab or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab. They will help you treat blemishes without adding additional oils from your fingers.

Mask a Blemish

To quickly hide a blemish, simply moisten one end of your Q-tips® cotton swab or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab with an astringent that contains salicylic acid and lightly dab onto the blemish. Use the other end as a makeup applicator to apply an oil-free concealer to mask the blemish.

Apply Moisturizer with an SPF

To help ensure even sun protection, use Q-tips® cotton swabs to apply a light moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher. Place a dot on your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose, and blend with clean fingers for even coverage.

Remove Puffiness and Soothe Skin

Help remove puffiness under the eyes with Q-tips® cotton swabs. Place a small bag of Q-tips® cotton swabs in the freezer that have been dampened with water. Once chilled, roll under the eyes to alleviate any puffiness and soothe swollen skin.

Keep Summer Highlights Glowing

Keep your summer highlights glowing – use Q-tips® cotton swabs to apply just the right amount of highlighter to your hair for streaks or for precision when touching up roots.

Self-Tan Flawlessly

Use Q-tips® cotton swabs to apply self-tanning lotion around your eyes and nose for a flawless sun-kissed look.

Cleaner Brow Tweezing

Before tweezing brows, use Q-tips® cotton swabs soaked in alcohol or an astringent to clean the brow area.

Use Every Last Bit

Q-tips® cotton swabs are the perfect size to get the last bit of foundation out of your makeup bottle and off of the rim. The cotton tip also allows for easy transfer of the foundation.

Protect Skin When Dying Hair

Use Q-tips® cotton swabs to apply Vaseline® petroleum jelly around your face and ears when dying hair at home. This will keep the dye from staining your face.