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Beauty Tricks // 5 Practical Ways I Use Q-tips in My Beauty Routine

By Chineze @uhmayzinginez

Beauty Tricks // 5 Practical Ways I Use Q-tips in my Beauty Routine
Q-tips. Cotton swabs. Cotton buds. Whichever you choose to call it, they remain one of those ordinary items that we almost never give our attention. Heck, I know people who have not owned a pack of Q-tips in a year. They can do without them. Maybe you can too and that's perfectly OK, but, I can't and here's why: I use it for the following reasons1. To dab away mid-day shineWhen you have oily skin, like I have, you'll find that even the best primers can only go so far and by the end of the day, at about 4-6 pm, you'd have some shine on your face. It happens. To keep it in check without ruining my make up I gently roll Q-tips along the shiny areas on my T-zone to soak up the shine. 2. To clean up make up mistakesFrom mascara Oops, eye liner ah ah, lipstick Ooohm to excess foundation yekpa, Q-tips help to erase them all conveniently without the need to start all over.3. To clean my belly buttonI usually dip Q-tips in my astringent or coconut oil, whichever I grab a hold of first and rid my belly button (navel) of all debris.4. To blend eye shadow and create a smoky eye effectWhen I want to create a soft smoky eye effect for day time I apply my eye shadow and then use a Q-tip to gently smudge it from side to side. 5. To clean my tear ducts You know the gooey stuff that sometimes accumulates in eye corners especially on a particularly dusty day? Yep. I gently pick them off using Q-tips.
Do you stock up on Q-tips? How do you use Q-tips? 

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