You know I’m all about cheap thrillsâ€¦at the drugstore.
Like these neato mosquito Up & Up Cosmetic Applicators. I bumped into them at Target the other day, $1.99 for a pack of 75.
Theyâ€™re basically custom, generic/Target-branded Q-tips made with makeup in mind. One sideâ€™s pointy, and the other is shaped like a flat paddle. Together, theyâ€™re designed to cover quite a few cosmetic tool needs, from applying and blending makeup, to fixing nail polish mistakes.
I probably couldn’t depend on them exclusively for complicated makeup looks or looks like smokey eyes requiring lots of blending and multiple products. For things like that Iâ€™d prefer brushes, but these have been fab for detail work. Iâ€™m surprised how easily theyâ€™re able to apply thin, soft lines of color in the outer V and crease or how well they smudge color along my lash lines â€“ similar to what a pencil brush could do but with a softer effect.
And lipsticks love â€˜em too. The other day, right after I applied watermelon pink MAC Impassioned, a very opaque shade, I grabbed one of these, dipped the pointy end into some foundation (just to grab a little), and used it to sharpen and define the shape and edges of my lips. Very crisp.
You get a big olâ€™ pack of 75 for just about two bucks ($2). TWO BUCKS!
Bravo, Target! What a great little multitasking makeup tool.
PRICE: $1.99 for a pack of 75
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Can I just give another shoutout to Target? Dang, I love that store!