How Bad Is That Beauty Habit?

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You apply makeup with your fingers

The verdict: Hey, it's OK!

Plenty of makeup artists use their fingers in lieu of brushes, and it's not just because this shortcut saves time. "I love using my fingers to apply foundation, cream blush, and concealer because they warm the product up and really press it into the skin for a look that's more natural and seamless," says Los Angeles-based celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams.

You'll also likely waste less makeup because fingertips don't sop it up like sponges. Caveat: Most powders (eye shadow, blush) will look less splotchy when you use a tool, like the Ecotools Foam Applicator Brush ($6;

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