Blend, Blend, and Blend again!!!!! When in doubt, BLEND (smooth out)! As a makeup artist, have you ever applied someone's makeup and it didnt 'turn out' the way you intended? What do you do in that situation? My suggestion is to not fret and take a few minutes to get yourself together. When you have calmed down, start blending. Blending helps to tone down all of the bright shades that you didnt really want to apply. Blending also makes your application appear flawless. All makeup can be blended with a brush or sponge. Try it on your next aplication and let me know what you think.