Q-tips is just tool to have for all your makeup kits and bathrooms! I always use these each and every application. Such a lovely tool to get you out of a mess and to define your lips and eyes. These are a very cost effective product and I always have box’s of these in my salon and in arms reach when preparing my models for photo-shoots! You can really point out the ends with your fingers to get a exact fine pointed end to you Q-tip. Perfect product to have. Dip it in your brush cleaner to take away any unwanted lines around the lips. And also to get those beautiful outlines to the lips and liner! Run away mascara and eye-shadows, this is the product to make a perfect clean up to your application.
I am sure we all have problems with eye liners. There are pencils, liquid liners, powders, and of course my favorite Pots. I was doing hair and makeup on a contestant for the Miss Florida pageant and I decided to use a variation of liners. I went ahead and applied a MAC primer to the eye lids, which is a MUST for me and MAC makes the best primers in my view. Shadows were applied and my first choice was the Maybelline brown pot, and with a small MAC brush it did the trick. Not too runny and the color was slightly matte. I went ahead and added some orange rouge to my liner and then that did the trick. The brown liner was just a little to matte to me. But being a hair colorist I always mix and customize my hair color formulas, for my clients. So when ever I purchase any product in the makeup field I never use it totally by itself.
The product itself had a very good texture to work with. Now I am always a individual and never follow one manufacturer for hair-color or makeup and even for my hair cutting shears. Shop around and find out what is best for you. Professionals in the makeup and beauty industry will be devoted to one brand. Not so, no manufacturer can do it all, in liners, shadows, brow powder, lips, gloss etc. Find out what works best for you and mix and match your formulas. Customize! THAT is the proper word. I love to mix my pots with rouges. My lip colors are not one color of lipstick they are all self formulated. And that is why I am a professional.
The Maybelline Pot I used was a brown, and it lasted all day on the client. The product has a very thick mixture to it, so make sure you do a little stirring before the application and us the smallest brush that you are comfortable using for the liners. The Pots also has a slight amount of shimmer to them which is a added benefit, I had using a matte, flat color. The purchase price was also agreeable for me it was only $7.00 for the Pot and there was a ample amount for me to use. And as a haircolorist and makeup artist I can go through product like water, so for the consumer you receive alot for the price you pay!!! Try ladies it worked for me!!!
Good luck. And always remember Less is Best!