Uses:
  • Applying eyeshadow
  • Blending and contouring eyeshadow easily
Step 1 Prime skin all over with a Makeup Face Primer. Also see Primers

Step 2 Concealer- Whether you're using a corrective color or a regular concealer, they are applied in the same way. Dab concealer on those nasty little imperfections using your concealer brush. Blend outward and be gentle. Note: Some people conceal after foundation. But since I use mineral makeup, I conceal first.
See Corrective Concealers for more information

Step 3 Foundation-  Apply foundation with a slightly damp sponge, a brush if using mineral makeup or the tips of your fingers. Start at the top of your face and work in a downward motion. Blend well along hairline and jaw line.
See About Face! for more information

Step 4 Powder- Dust translucent powder with a powder brush lightly over face to set makeup.  Now is also when you would contour or highlight if needed.
See Contouring & Highlighting for more information

Step 5 Apply a good eye makeup primer to create a smooth canvas, diminish lines and sset the stage for all day eye makeup.

Step 6 Apply Eye shadow.
For step by step looks, please see See All About Eyes for more information

Step 7 Eye Line: Line inner and bottom lash line using either a liquid or pencil liner.
Eyeliner for more information

Step 8  Lashes: Curl lashes and finish with two or three coats of clump free mascara.
Mascara  for more information

Step 9 Cheeks: Apply  blush on the cheek bones in an upward motion until no harsh lines can be seen and color appears transparent/sheer.
Blush for more information

Step 10 Lips: Line and fill in lips using the color of choice Lips for more information
theBalm Concealer Brush $8 ( viewer top rated)
ABT Chrome Collection Eye Shadow Brush
Lola Cosmetics Eyebrow Groomer
Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush $30 ( viewer top rated )
Jane Iredale Eye Contour Brush, Eye Contour  $9.50 ( viewer top rated )
Smashbox Arced Eye Liner Brush #21  $20  ( viewer top rated )
Concealer Brush 
You will be amazed when you switch from using your fingers for applying concealer to using a makeup concealer brush. Concealer blends easier and won't cake. You'll see a noticeable difference in imperfections that will seem to fade away.
Angeled EyeShadow Brush
This eyeshadow brush is slanted in shape for precise application of shadow.
Rounded Soft EyeShadow Brush
The domed shape of this makeup brush makes blending and contouring eyeshadow a breeze.
Thin Lining Brush
This brush  has a tapered shape that provides a precise, clear line. Also may have a thin, flat angle look
Eye Brow Brush
This synthetic brush and comb combination is ideal for grooming brows and separating lashes after applying mascara.
Mineral Powder/Kabuki Brush
The soft, domed bristles smooth and evenly distribute powder and even the deepest bronzers, without streaking
Uses:
  • Use with makeup concealers. Tiny bristles fill in imperfections making them virtually disappear.
  • Also can be used to smudge and blend creme eyeshadows and eyeliners, both on the lid and below the bottom lashes.
Uses:
  • Applying Facial powder and blush
  • Blending eyeshadow. Swoop brush gently across eye lids after eyeshadow is applied to blend.
  • Brush away eyeshadow droppings. Swoop under eyes to remove any excess eyeshadow that might have fallen during application.
Uses:
  • Lining of lash lines with cream or powder eyeshadow as opposed to using a hard eyeliner or liquid liner..
  • Defining of  eyebrows with eyebrow shadows
Uses:
  • Lining of eyes with powder or cream eyeshadow
  • Applying liquid eyeliner. Take a small amount of liquid liner from tube and place on back of your hand. Run the thin brush through the liner removing excess. Line eyes with brush.
Uses:
  • Separating eye lashes. Use with or without mascara to separate eye lashes after makeup application.
  • Brush brows into place. You can also use a small amount of hairspray or chapstick to keep brows on place.
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Japonesque® Touch Up Tube Set Animal Print  $20 beauty.com

What it is:
Encased in a sleek tube, the Japonesque® Touch Up Tube Set contains five brushes essential for keeping makeup flawless throughout the day or night

Set includes foundation brush, a lip brush, two eye detailers and a blush/powder brush
Buy today! Sephora Two Tone Portfolio Brush Set  $44.00
Now, before we get started with the application. Let's take a minute to talk about the newest  makeup trend. Makeup Primers. Gone are the "dewy" looking,natural faces of last season. Matte, flawless, made up faces are what's being seen on the runways this year. Makeup primers help achieve just that. Read more about primers here

What are makeup primers and what do they do? Primers are just that. Makeup primers get your face ready for other makeup. It can take the place of moisturizers. Makeup primers even out skin tone, help your makeup stay on longer and absorb oil.

When do I use a Primer? Right before you start with any makeup. There are 2 types of primers. Facial and ones made specially for the eye area. Facial primers, create a blank, smooth oil free canvas for makeup to stick to. Eye primers do the same, but for eye makeup. They truly keep eye makeup where you put it, keep the creases away and make makeup virtually smudge proof. Below we have a few primers, recommended by top makeup artists and consumers:
Makeup Primers... What they can do to perfect your makeup!
Primers made for the face:
Primers made for the eyes:
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Every girl needs a good set of tools. Just like the boys like their tools, woman should love theirs too. Makeup brushes are essential to any makeup kit. If you wear make up, a good quality set of makeup brushes will make a world of difference in your makeup application.  You'll notice right away how much easier it is to apply makeup with a set of brushes as opposed to nasty applicators they give you when you purchase makeup products. Your makeup will blend better, stay put longer and save you time and aggravation. You'll just have to see for yourself what a difference makeup brushes can make!
Applying makeup doesn't have to be hard. With these simple makeup tips and how tos, wearing makeup has never been easier! Before beginning your makeup application, take some time to learn about the appropriate tools you'll need to create a flawless, studio finish just like the makeup pros.
Our Top picks from Steep to Cheap
Our Top picks from Steep to Cheap
Do-It-All Trio: Our perfectly edited trio of brushes offer all you need to create endless eye looks using any palette or shadow you choose.

Created using "Teddy Bear Hair" an exclusive, super soft, cruelty free and luxurious synthetic fiber that grabs and blends pigments for a professional looking application.

Collection includes: Liner/Smudger, Lid/Smoker and Crease/Blender
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What it is:
A Sephora signature-lined brush portfolio containing six essential makeup brushes.

What else you need to know:
Travel like a pro with this handy set. The buckle closure snaps securely to hold brushes in place.

Set includes a blush brush, powder/complexion brush, eyeshadow blending brush, eyeshadow detail brush, concealer brush, and a retractable lip brush
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Kit includes:
  • Base shadow crush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
  • Deluxe shadow brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
  • Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
  • Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
  • Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows

  • Panoramic case: dual carrier and stand keeps brushes organized on your counter or on the go
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
Smooths & perfects oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers and foundations to airbrush onto the skin seamlessly and perfectly blended.
Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-up Primer
smoothes and perfects skin's texture, prepping it for foundation
Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel
Skin perfection gel with alpha lipoic acid and vitamins A and E
bareVitamins Prime Time
A preservative-free foundation primer developed to combat flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and enlarged pores
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer,
The Sephora-exclusive primer comes in six color-correcting shades and one transparent shade.
Benefit Cosmetics "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer,
A silky pink primer that makes skin appear smoother and brighter
Corrective Color Primers
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
No smudging. No creasing. No caking. No looking back.
Too Faced
Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Your full-coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing, melting, blurring, oil slicked and hard-to-blend eye-shadow accidents
Urban Decay
Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Eyeshadow Base
Keep eye shadow in place and vibrant all day (and night!) with this little miracle
bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer
The gentle formula goes on sheer and lightweight yet provides heavy-duty staying power for the most vibrant and lasting color.
bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Well-Rested For Eyes
Masks your all-nighter by refreshing the eye area and creating a bright-eyed look
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