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1. I like to both pat and swipe. I pat it in and then swipe, or just use a pat-swipe motion just so that everything looks blended and even. I rarely even use a face brush anymore; I use a large, flat, fluffy eye brush that I was given by my aunt from Sheer Cover and just pat on little powder at a time in areas needed (Go to my youtube and check out my last video to see the brush!). You can also just a face kabuki brush like the one from ELF’s studio line, or just any fluffy face brush. A stipple brush would be too messy.
2. No, I bought mine from Ulta. Sometimes not all the blushes are sold in certain places. I originally wanted to buy Tipsy, but it wasn’t on display, and Peaceful was the closest color so I bought that instead lol.
3. If you’re willing to pay for shipping (which is at least $20 for international), then I wouldn’t mind it!
4. Jordana Fabuliner from Walgreens is my all time favorite liquid pen liner - it’s only $1.99. Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof liner is my favorite pencil liner. Essence gel liner is my favorite gel liner :)