Here's why this bathroom staple is a beauty BFF

This makeup bud-dy is for keeps.


( They say that lipstick is your best friend. True, but you can never have too many best friends—especially in the beauty department. One very banal thing that's actually the key to success (plus points for DJ Khaled reference?) are cotton buds. This household staple is actually the major key to pulling off a sleek makeup look!

We stumbled upon an article on that lists some of the beauty hacks you can do with a cotton bud. One of the handy things it can do is that it can easilyy clean up lines. Whether it's eyeliner or lipstick that needs a bit of correcting, dip a cotton swab in makeup remover (or eye cream!) and use it to perfect that flick and that cupid's bow! It can fix makeup creases the same way, too.


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It can also help you achieve that dramatic smoky eye. Apply your eyeliner (pencil or gel) and gently smudge the line from side to side. You can even use it to apply a dark eye shadow if you really want to take that look to another level.


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And our most favorite use of the cotton bud is that it can actually give you lush lashes. Before applying mascara, dip a cotton swab in translucent powder and sweep it over your fringes from roots to tip then apply mascara as usual. This will make your eyelashes look thicker than ever!

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