Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beauty Tip Of The Day: Perfecting Your Holiday Make-up With Vaseline and Q-tips!


Vaseline and Q-tips have always been a staple in my house. I use them for everything--from soothing rough skin, or protecting cuts, to ear grooming and arts and craft projects around the house. But did you know they're also an awesome beauty tool too?

I got to try out a few of their new products including their Vaseline Lip therapy, which comes in an adorable pocket sized tub, easy for traveling and or to keep handy in your make-up bag. This tiny lip balm is super moisturizing and feels soft, not greasy. It's perfect for the entire family!

I also tested out Q-tips New Precision Tip, which works AMAZING for beauty applications. The pointed cotton tips makes it perfect for tasks requiring a little more precision. I'm definitely swapping out my regular Q-tips for these!


If you have Vaseline or Q-tips around the house but don't know what you can do with them, here are just a few ways to incorporate them into your beauty routine this holiday:


Lips

·         Use Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly to help moisturize, soften, and smooth lips
·         Mix a pinch of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly with powdered drink mix or melted chocolate chips to create a flavored lip gloss
·         Turn old lipsticks into fun, new glosses by mixing remnants with a dab of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly
·         Apply Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly to your teeth to help you keep smiling
·         Smear a thin coat of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly along your teeth before applying lipstick to prevent the color from sticking to them
·         Make removing red lipstick a breeze by applying Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly to a cloth and gently rubbing lips
·         Exfoliate your lips by applying Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly and lightly brushing with a toothbrush

Eyes

·        Apply a thin layer of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly to eyelids to moisturize and help the makeup set
·        Mix a dab of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly with loose eye shadow to create an eye shadow that moisturizes.
·        Moisturize eyelids daily by coating them with a layer of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly before bed
·        Use your fingertips to gloss Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly into eyelashes for a fresh, no-makeup look
·       Tame unruly eyebrows by applying a thin layer of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly and lightly combing into place
·        When you’re plucking your eyebrows, rub Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly on the area you plucked to soothe the skin.
·        Use Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly as an overnight eye cream
·         Use Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly as an eye makeup remover 

Face  

·       Mix a dab of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly with loose eye shadow to create a creamy blush that moisturizes.
·        Put a spoonful of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly into a bowl and lightly warm in the microwave for 10 second intervals to make a face cream that you can use every night before bed – and be sure to take care when handling hot materials
·      Apply Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly to the apple of your cheeks for an instant glow
·       Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly can be used as a makeup highlighter – apply just beneath the brow bone for a dewy look that shimmers and catches the light


My Top Ten Uses For Q-Tip Precision Tips.



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.

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.

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.

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

A Disposable Wand For Concealer  

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

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™.

A Quick Fix for Eye Shadow Creases

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

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.

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.



Do you use Vaseline or Q-tips in your daily beauty routine?

Disclosure: I was provided with Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly, Vaseline® Lip Therapy Original®, Q-tips® Precision Tips™, a $25 gift card and information about the products by RocketXL. All opinions are 100% my own.

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