What house isn’t complete without a box of Q-tips?. The Q-tips cotton swabs have been around since the 1920's, it has stood the test of time, but is it being used to its full potential? I think not.

Our biggest concern when it comes to make-up brushes are germs and bacteria, replacing them can be costly but are we as diligent as we should be in cleaning them and keeping them germ and bacteria free? Probably not. The Q-tip is an affordable and clean alternative to the expensive make-up brushes. They can be used to apply, blend and to remove make-up with reliable precision, and the best part, use it once and discard it. They’re clean, safe and inexpensive.

According to Sandy Gold, a renowned Beauty Expert, the Q-tips cotton swab should be a staple in every woman’s daily beauty routine, and I agree. From eyebrows to cheeks to lips, Q-tips allow for an easy make-up applicable that looks professional and polished and she offers the following tips and tricks.

  1. Want clump-free lashes? Using the Q-tip cotton swab, gently scrape your mascara wand in an upward motion to remove any excess product. Then apply your mascara from root to the end in a zigzag motion for perfectly separated lashes.

  2. Smudge eyeliner with a Q-tips cotton swab for a quick and easy smokey look using any colour.

  3. Say good-bye to harsh lip liner lines by smudging out your lip liner with a Q-tips cotton swab before applying lipstick. Got Mascara on your eyelid? Dip a Q-tips cotton swab into your eye shadow and gently smudge away the unwanted mascara – without removing your shadow.

Now run and get those Q-tips cotton swaps and start the experiement!!

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