Beach Beauty Tips

1. Use water proof mascara just on upper lashes: This will enhance your eyes slightly and won’t look like over kill.

2. Use concealer only if you have to:Ok, so nobody has perfect skin and as luck would have it you’re probably PMS’ing on your vacation anyhow and will break out in whopper of a pimple. With that being said, go ahead and cover up any red nasty bumps. Additionally, if you have dark circles under your eyes from staying up too partaking in the booze fest at the tiki bar, then please feel free to dab a bit of concealer under those peepers!

3. Stay away from lip gloss: Unless you like the taste of sand in your mouth steer clear of anything glossy. Opt, instead, for a lip balm, preferably one with an SPF of 15 or higher. Some lip balms have a hint of color in them and should suffice your urge to pile on actual lipstick.

4. Groom your brows: Make sure you have well groomed brows (tweezed or waxed). Use a mascara spooly to brush them into place nicely.

5. Use cream blush: If you must indulge in any cheek color opt for a cream or mousse style blush. I always recommend apricot and honey colors for summer. Cream or mousse style cheek color lasts longer than powder, especially when you’re sweating your butt off in the sun.

6. Use a cream/liquid highlighter on brow bones: Swipe just a bit of liquid highlighter on your brow bones for a bit of shimmer, if you’re feeling really diva-ish blend some onto the tops of your cheekbones as well.

7. If earrings are a must opt for small stud type earrings in gold or silver. Keep it small and simple.

8. If wearing a necklace is something you can’t do without, then go with a simple chain (no charm) anything with a big charm will give you an unusual tan line and will inevitably get caught up in your wet hair. Short chains are best and concha beads are very relevant to the beach scene as well.

9. If hair is short, slick it back with product (very sleek) you can also use a heat/sun protectant product on it as well.

10. If hair is long wearing it pulled back is best. Think simple updo or a side swept low pony tail or braid.

A beach babe NEVER forgets her sunscreen! Throw an SPF of at least 30 and some bottled water with some sliced cantaloupe and cucumbers in the cooler to stay extra hydrated and you’re ready to enjoy a day at the beach looking naturally beautiful!

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Q-Tips Beauty Tips

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

Q-tips cotton swabs and Q-tips Precision Tips are great for eye shadow application because they are disposable so you can use a new one for each color to ensure hues stay true. No need to worry about washing brushes while layering colors…they are a cleaner alternative!

Fix the Makeup “Oops”!

To fix makeup mistakes, just dip a dot of makeup remover on a Q-tips cotton swab or Q-tips Precision Tip – to erase it! Perfect for fixing a smudge without having to re-do your whole look.

Keep Makeup In Place on Your Face!

Dip Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips under a little water to pick up any makeup particles that have fallen under the eye 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 or Q-tips Precision Tips to the upper brow area and apple of the cheekbone.

Rosy Up Those Cheeks

Rosy up those cheeks with a hint of pink shimmer. Use Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips to apply your shimmering powder to the apples of cheeks to get glowing in no time.

A Healthy Glow – Year Round

Keep up a healthy glow all year by adding bronzer or shimmer to your cheeks using Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips.

The Ultimate Smokey Eye Look

To achieve a quick smokey eye, draw a thick line close to your lash line using your eyeliner and smudge upwards with a Q-tips cotton swab or Q-tips Precision Tip to create a “smokey” effect.

Day to Night Glamour in Shades of Gray

To instantly take your look from daytime to date night use Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips and a small eye shadow compact with shades of gray. Use one to layer and blend multiple hues for a softer, updated version of the “smokey eye.

”Dab Three Dots to Hide Under Eye Circles

Hide under eye circles by using one end of a Q-tips cotton swab or Q-tips Precision Tip to dab on three dots of concealer and the other end to blend in for a seamless finish.

Keep Your Perfect Pout in Place

Keep lip color from bleeding by using Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips to apply loose translucent powder along the outer edge of the lips.

A Quick Fix for Eye Shadow Creases

Smooth eye shadow creases on the lids with Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips.

Create a Shimmering Glow

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

For Longer Lasting Mascara

To dramatize eyes and keep mascara lasting all night long, apply extra coats of mascara. First apply one coat of mascara, then dip a Q-tips cotton swab or Q-tips Precision Tip in translucent powder and sweep over lashes. Finally, cover with a second coat of mascara.

Define Cheeks with Cream Blush

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

Achieve a Softer Lip Color

To achieve a softer lip color, use Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips to line lips with blush.

Dot Dot Dash for Softer Lip Liner

To soften your lip liner look, make a dot dot dash pattern with lip liner and use a Q-tips cotton swab or Q-tips Precision Tip to blend and soften.

Ready, Set, Go (out)!

To set your make-up before a party, apply a loose translucent powder with Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips.

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 Q-tips Precision Tip to create a softer look.

Precision Powdering

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

Come In for a Gorgeous Landing

“Roll” Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips in your favorite eye shadow and store in a plastic wrap – re-apply after flight.

Apply Fake Lashes

Use Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips to help apply fake lashes! Start by applying a dab of lash adhesive to a Q-tips cotton swab. Keep the tip as close to the lash line and use it to guide the application of the faux lash strip.

Simplify Your Beauty Routine

Simplify your beauty routine and space – stick to five beauty essentials: tinted moisturizer, a multi-purpose makeup stick for eyes, cheeks and lips, concealer, one tube of mascara and one of Q-tips cotton swabs’ four new beautifully designed Vanity Packs help apply your makeup.

Create a Glossy Pout

Use Q-tips cotton swabs to apply lip-gloss from a pot.

A Disposable Wand For Concealer

Use Q-tips cotton swabs to apply concealer from a container without a wand.

Apply Eye Shadow

Use Q-tips cotton swabs to apply darker eye shadow color at the edges or along the lash line.

Maximize The Life of Your Lipstick

Use Q-tips cotton swabs to get every last bit of color from a lipstick.

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 Tip. 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 Tip with an astringent that contains salicylic acid and lightly dab on to 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 or Q-tips Precision Tips 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 or Q-tips Precision Tips. Place in the freezer a small bag of Q-tips cotton swabs that have been dampened with water. Once chilled, roll under the eyes to alleviate any puffiness and soothe swollen skin.

Carry-on Eye Cream for Long Flights

Instead of carrying eye cream on the plane – dip Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips in eye cream and store in plastic wrap. Dab on eye area after takeoff and put on eye mask. Go to sleep and wake up with gorgeous, moist skin.

Anti-Wrinkle Spot-On Applicator

Use Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips to apply your anti-wrinkle cream directly to lines and creases.

Ensure a Long-Lasting Fragrance

To ensure a long-lasting fragrance, dip a Q-tips cotton swab into your favorite perfume and apply somewhere on the skin where it will stay put – such as on the neck or behind the ears.

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

The At-Home Manicure

Give yourself an at-home manicure and pedicure with Q-tips Precision Tips by lightly moistening the end with nail polish remover to create your own “magic wand” that instantly erases unwanted mistakes.

Self-Tan Flawlessly

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

Flawless Hair Removal

When using hair-removal wax, use a Q-tips cotton swab or Q-tips Precision Tip to gently apply the wax to ensure precise application.

Control Crazy Eyebrows

Control unruly brows by applying a small amount of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly using Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips.

Cleaner Brow Tweezing

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

Create a Festive Shimmer!

Add a fun, festive glow by using Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips to “dot” shimmer lotion around the collarbone area or on the shoulders and blend.

For Every Beauty Occasion

Occasions to have Q-tips cotton swabs or Q-tips Precision Tips on hand for beauty purposes include Prom, High School reunions, weddings, first day on the job, Halloween, and holidays.