Susan Travis

1. Sprinkle a small amount of Loose Base into the jar lid or a small dish or lightly swirl bristles over Pressed Base (Hint: Mineral makeup goes a long way; you don't need nearly as much powder as you think you do).

2. Pick up the powder with the brush, working the powder into the bristles a little bit.

3. Knock the base or handle of the brush lightly against the side of the dish to remove excess, or turn the brush bristles-up and tap it lightly on counter to settle the powder into the brush (This keeps you from applying too much powder and getting a dry or chalky look).

4. Apply the powder to your face. Some like to apply in circles, some glide it on in long strokes. Even if you're shooting for maximum coverage, remember that several light layers are better than one thick one.