Q-Tip as Makeup Brush

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Q-Tip as Makeup BrushPhotos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran

Artfully dab on costume makeup without getting your good makeup brushes dirty.

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