20 Awesome Ways of Using Cotton Swabs for Beauty


Cotton swabs are a wonderful thing for hygiene, which was conceived to meet a different need and turned into a multifunctional tool. Women cannot manage without them!

1. Apply your favorite perfume on the tip of a cotton swab


Carrying a bottle of perfume in the bag during the whole day is uncomfortable and impractical. However, some Q-tips with your favorite fragrance in a zip bag are quite acceptable. You can refresh your fragrance throughout the day. You just reach out for the cotton swab stored in a zip bag and apply the fragrance at the base of the wrist, in the crook of the elbow, behind the ear or on the neck.

2. Mix soda, toothpaste, and hydrogen peroxide to obtain a paste for teeth whitening

Mix a small amount of toothpaste, soda and hydrogen peroxide to obtain a paste-like consistency. Then use a cotton swab to apply the mixture on your teeth, wait for 1 minute and then clean the teeth with a toothbrush as usual. Repeat this procedure several times a week until you get the desired result.

3. Correct the contour of lipstick

It is a disastrous appearance, when the lipstick applied to the lips gets messy, and the contours get blurred. A cotton swab and transparent powder will help you correct the line and will not let the lipstick spread around the lips during the day.

4. Color the hair roots with the help of an eyeshadow


If you urgently need to disguise the regrown hair roots, you may put some eyeshadow on a q-tip, matching the color of your hair, and dye the areas with regrown hair.

5. Remove stains from the skin after hair dyeing

If the hair dye gets onto your skin and colors it, use a special paste to remove these stains. You can prepare it yourself from hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Apply it, rub lightly, performing circular movements with a cotton swab, dipped in the paste.

6. Clean the hairdryer from hair


For the hairdryer to work at full capacity, you should regularly clean it with a q-tip, removing the dust and hair, which block the air flow.

7. Apply self-tan

When self-tan is applied to the body, cuticles, the area of hand joints, knees, ankles and elbows absorb more of the tanning substance and get darker than other areas of the skin. To avoid this, you need to remove the excess with circular motions of a cotton swab.

8. If a zipper on your clothes gets stuck


Wet the tip of a q-tip in shampoo and rub the place where the zipper gets stuck. The shampoo will play the role of lubrication, and the zipper will work easily.

9. Mask scratches on your shoes


If there is a scratch on your leather sandals, you should apply the nail polish remover on this place in circular motions with the help of a cotton swab. Thus you will be able to mask the injury.

10. Remove excess nail polish from the skin around the nails

If you failed to accurately apply the nail polish on your nails, you can use a cotton swab dipped in the nail polish remover to remove the flaws.

11. Get rid of pimples


If you want to remove a pimple, it is better to do it with the help of two cotton swabs after a hot shower. After the shower the skin should be dry. Take two q-tips bs and gently push them against each other on the opposite sides on a pimple. The inside of the pimple will come out easily. In fact, this should not be done at all, but if you cannot abstain from doing this, at least remove the pimple very carefully.

12. Remove the eyeshadow from the eyelids without washing

Wetting the tip of a q-tip in makeup remover, you can remove the eyeshadow from the eyelid. Then turn the cotton swab and wipe the makeup remover from the eyelids with a clean, dry end.

13. Struggle with under-eye bags

Apply your eye cream on the tips of two q-tips, put them in a zip bag and place them in the freezer. In the morning, you can perform the following procedure: take the swabs from the refrigerator, start from the outer corner of the eye and wipe the skin with a q-tip, moving to the inner corner of the eye with gentle sliding motions. Thus, the subcutaneous fluid will be released into drainage ways, and the eyes will not look swollen.

14. Color the lashes


Powder or baby talc is kept on the eyelashes perfectly well. If you want to extend the lashes, you need to apply it, using a cotton swab before each successive application of mascara. Eyelashes become lush and long.

15. Remove the mascara spots from the skin

Sometimes, when the makeup is already applied, the eyelid may accidentally get smeared with mascara. You have to wait until the stain gets dry and remove it with a cotton swab in circular motions. If you wipe the wet spot, it will get smeared even more.

16. Applying false eyelashes


You will need a q-tip to gently apply the adhesive glue for false eyelashes. Dip the tip of a cotton swab in glue and apply it on the edge of the eyelid not to smear the eyelashes. Next, you should wait for a few seconds and attach the eyelashes to the eyelid, keeping in mind that they should look natural.

17. Correction of eyeliner

Any woman can get uneven eye lines, while applying makeup. But they can be trimmed with a q-tip, the tip of which should be dipped in makeup remover.

18. Makeup correction


If a mistake is made when applying makeup, for example, an eye line is thicker, apply some concealer, eye shadow or makeup foundation on a cotton swab and make the necessary correction.

19. Smoky makeup

Draw a line on the upper eyelid with a makeup pencil as close as possible to the place of eyelash growth. Then shade the line lightly with a q-tip, creating a smoky makeup effect.

20. Mask sparse eyebrows

If you want to mask sparse eyebrows, you will need a cotton swab and eye shadows matching the color of your eyebrows. If you use an eyebrow pencil, shade it with the help of a q-tip for the eyebrows to look more natural.