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Q-tips® Precision Tips™

BY Q-TIPS® #4 in Cotton Swabs, Pads, & Balls

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4.83 / 5 based on 940 Reviews

Product Description

Specially designed for makeup touch-ups and cleaning tight spaces, Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are a must have at home! Made with pointed tips at both ends, Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are ideal for touching up eye liner, precisely applying concealer and perfecting manicures like a pro. 100 percent pure cotton. Sleeve & Tray packaging keeps cotton swabs protected from the environment and gives you a clean swab every time. Q-tips® cotton swabs are biodegradable when composted and packaging is recyclable. Tips Using 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® Precision Tips™ cotton swab to create a “smokey” effect. Dab Three Dots to Hide Under Eye Circles. Hide under eye circles by using a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab to dab on three dots of concealer. Use the other end to blend for a seamless finish. Apply Fake Lashes. Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to help apply fake lashes! Start by applying a dab of lash adhesive to the tip. Keep the tip close to the lash line and use it to guide the application of the faux lash strip. Mask a Blemish. To quickly hide a blemish, simply moisten one end of your Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab with an astringent that contains salicylic acid and lightly dab onto the blemish.  Use the other end as a makeup applicator to apply an oil-free concealer to mask the blemish. Remove Puffiness and Soothe Skin. Help remove puffiness under the eyes with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs. Place a small bag of Q-tips ® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs in the freezer that have been dampened with water.  Once chilled, roll under the eyes to alleviate any puffiness and soothe swollen skin. Precision Powdering. Rather than applying powder on the entire face, use your Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to dab loose powder only where you need it – for example, the center of the forehead, the sides of the nose and the chin. Keep Your Perfect Pout in Place. Keep lip color from bleeding by using Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to apply loose translucent powder along the outer edge of the lips. The At-Home Manicure. Give yourself an at-home manicure and pedicure with Q-tips® cotton swabs or Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs by lightly moistening the end with nail polish remover to instantly erase nail polish from your cuticles. see more...

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  • What do you guys use this pointed Q-Tip for??? :) I love it for...27 Answers
  • Isn't this a must have item for every woman's makeup bag?21 Answers
  • Does anyone else use this for cleaning up their eyeliner? NYX Gel...3 Answers
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  • "The blunt tipped Q-tips I use for cleaning my ears, but the precision tips I use for: smudging eyeliner for a softer look, fixing makeup booboos, removing nail polish on the skin around my nails, adding glitter accents to makeup or nails, etc." in 58 reviews
  • "I received these in the Something Blue voxbox and use these primarily for cleaning up around my cuticles after doing nail art." in 22 reviews
  • "I used to use this before I bought my eye shadow brushes, they are great but you have to blend the colors with you fingers." in 13 reviews
  • "I love polishing my nails and doing nail art but I make a mess and when I try removing excess polish from my fingers I usually remove part of the polish of the nail as well but with these pointy Qtips my headache is inexistent and my nail art impeccable!" in 11 reviews
  • "I love the tip and how well it works, it's great for so many things such as cleaning up manicures/pedicure, great for applying makeup and cleaning around the eyes, it's also great for dusting the hard spots in the corners etc." in 10 reviews
Deanna K.
Caledonia, ON
270 reviews
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Level 5
I use qtips mainly for my makeup so when I came across these I was pleasantly surprised. They’re perfect for precision with makeup which is exactly what I needed! I use them to remove small amount of makeup left behind on my eyelids after applying mascara. I’d recommend these to anyone else that uses qtips for makeup as well.
Lauren F.
Southaven
303 reviews
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Level 2
This Product is amazing!! I love qtips and these work great! They are very gentle on my skin and eyes they dint hurt at all. I use these often and i would totally recommend these to everyone. I bought mine at walgreens and kroger or basically anywhere with beauty products.
Genny W.
124 reviews
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Level 4
these arent your grammas qtips..These are amazing with the tip i use them to apply makeup and they are very effective.  they make great nailpolish fxers too.  Soft cotton so they arent scratchy. I buy these all the time and will keep on doing so,
F S.
300 reviews
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Level 5
I ALWAYS have Q-tips' Precision tips with me when I'm on set. Yes, they're great for touch ups and removing nail polish - but they're also a great tool for the lips. The tip is perfect for lining and then sweeping across the lips. So convenient on set when there's no time to sanitize lip brushes. 
Kaitlin K.
Harrisonburg, VA
7 reviews
these are great to clean your ears and they don’t get stuck inside your eardrums either! i always use them after the shower to help my clogged ear canal
Suleidy V.
Miami, FL
270 reviews
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Level 4
You definitely get your money's worth with this double pack of Equate cotton swabs. You get 500 in each pack so that's 1,000 cotton swabs! It was cheaper than buying the name brand cotton swabs that had way less in the pack. These have lasted my boyfriend and I soooo long, still on the first pack and they get used multiple times a day. So if you have a large family, this probably the better buy, it may stretch a lot longer. 

They are good cotton swabs as well strong middle section, not that flimsy plastic stuff and the cotton stays together.
Christen F.
Manalapan, NJ
418 reviews
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Level 4
I love using these not only to clean my ears but also if I make a mistake putting on my make up or painting my nails, I always reach for one of these. The point on top helps to get in tight places in your ear or your child's ear. They totally are used for a variety of things in my house hold...
casey g.
Seymour
99 reviews
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Level 2
ok so now we are getting close and personal, these cotton buds are gentle in your ear and gets the waxs out really nice and it is not painful what so ever
Shani R.
82 reviews
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Level 1
I really, really love these q-tips. I know you're technically not supposed to use them to clean out your ears (but who doesn't, right?), but they make it so easy. Whenever you have a little wax buildup or feel like you're getting an ear infection, dousing the end with some saline solution or hydrogen peroxide clears the problem up with no issue. They really are precise as the name suggests. Not only that, but when you're applying eyeliner or shadow and get a little overzealous, using a small amount of remover on the end cleans it up in just a couple of seconds. They're gentle on the skin and have so many uses; I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
Maddy Y.
Pocatello
7 reviews
I've used these all my life! From when I was a small child until now. I use these repeatedly every single day! Pros: Clean ears well! Cons: They bend easy... I actually bought these at Walmart, but you can find them everywhere. Very satisfied! WOULD recommend.
Mary M.
26 reviews
Better for makeup clean up?
Baylee D.
The Colony, TX
21 reviews
Is the pointed end hard and compact or is it fluffy cotton? Right now I just remove access cotton off of a regular qtip to remove nail polish.
Alison R.
Hamilton
46 reviews
What do you guys use this pointed Q-Tip for??? :) I love it for cleaning the excess nail polish off my skin after painting my nails.
Loren D.
35 reviews
Does anyone know the price for these Q-tips?
Sharon S.
156 reviews
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Level 3
Is the tip linty? Or firm?

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