10 Amazing Beauty Uses Of Cotton Swabs
Cotton swabs are really handy and are so versatile that you can use it for almost anything. Since doctors have stated that cotton swabs, or ...
1. Applying Creams
Use cotton swabs to apply creams and lotions to the darkened areas of the skin that you want to even out. You can also use cotton swabs for spot treatment. Since those creams cause dryness, it is better to apply it right on the zit instead of the area around it and a cotton swab is the perfect tool for this job.
When we apply nail polish we often get it on edges of our nails, and when we try to use cotton balls or pads to remove the stain, it just becomes messy. The best solution to this problem is to use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover and clean the edges of your nails to get a perfect manicure.
3. Eye Makeup
Almost all of us have been in that situation where our eyeliner becomes a bit thick and ruins our look. In this situation, take a cotton swab, lightly put some water on it and perfect your eyeliner. It is an easy and clean method which can be controlled easily.
Also if you want to go for a smoky eye look but you want it to be quick then start by applying the eyeliner, then use a cotton swab to blur the top edge of it. Then take another swab, tug at the cotton end off gently until it loosens a little. Then dip it in your smoky eye shadow and apply it at the point where your eyeliner begins to blur. Now you can apply the eyeshadow in the critical eye areas to get that quick smoky eye look.
When we try to outline our lips using our fingers after applying lipstick, it often smudges and becomes messy. Take a cotton swab and use it around your lip line to adjust any smudginess.
Often when we apply lipstick, the shade can be darker than you want or it can look uneven. So after applying the lipstick, you can just take the cotton swab and roll it on your lips in one swipe to get an even look.
5. Puffy eyes
When you have puffy eyes, place a few cotton swabs in the freezer, and once they have frozen, roll them under your eyes to alleviate the puffy swollen skin.
You can also dip the ends of two clean cotton swabs into an eye cream and pop them into a plastic bag before putting them in the freezer at night. In the morning, run the ends with the eye cream from the inner corners outward, applying a little bit of pressure as you slowly glide the cotton swabs toward the outer corners. The gliding movement will help drain the fluid that's pooling underneath your eye, while the cold eye cream and its ingredients will help minimize any puffiness.
If you know you will be out all day, and you cannot carry a bottle of perfume on the way, just spray a couple of cotton swabs with your perfume, put them in a small plastic bag and put it in your purse. Whenever you need to use it, just rub them over the pulse points at your wrist, neck, and behind your ears. Applying perfume on the pulse point will ensure that the fragrance lasts longer.
7. Unfastening Zippers
Sometimes you realize that your zippers are stuck but you don't have time to go to a tailor. To solve this problem quickly, just dip a cotton swab in shampoo and run it over the teeth of the zipper, especially around the parts that are stuck. The shampoo will lubricate the teeth and zipper will work smoothly again.
Foundation has a way of settling into fine lines on your face. You can dip a cotton swab into a bit of moisturizer and smooth out the foundation. Dab a cotton swab into a liquid or cream concealer and store in a small plastic bag to hide blemishes and spots all day. You can do the same with translucent powder for long-lasting, crease-free makeup. Use cotton swabs to apply concealer as they are more sanitary than your fingers and makeup brushes.
9. Hair Dye
This is mainly for people trying to maintain dark roots or cover up grey hair. When you aren't able to make it to the salon but you want to look good, all you have to do is put a little matte eyeshadow on a cotton swab and swipe it over the area you want. This especially works well for people with grey hair.
10. Avoid Germs
If you use cream lipsticks, eyeshadows or cream blushes, putting your fingers in the jar for application passes the bacteria on your hands into your makeup. Use cotton swabs for the application instead, and keep your makeup more sanitary.
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