RE: How do you use those Everyday Minerals samples?
For things where you need to get it all over a bigger brush, just tap a tiny bit out or use a clean spoon, etc. to scrape just a bit into a small bowl or a larger sized lid (I have lids from my larger sized mineral makeup products that I use).
I don't use the finishing powder and I don't use BEs either. I also don't use their brushes but I think there are probably better brushes out there IMO. Makeupalley.com is a good place to look at brush reviews. There is a line at target that has a kabuki brush (it isn't the sonia K. brand) that I think gets decent reviews.
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