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Use a cotton puff (not a cotton ball) to apply powder to set your marvelous made-up face. "I'm against using a large brush to apply powder because the powder gets splashed on unevenly," says Laura. "With a brush, the powder is concentrated where you first place the brush, then poofs away. With a cotton puff, you can press the powder on your face evenly while also pushing the pigment of your makeup into your skin. Press it gently; don't smear it."