- Stay-put shimmer: To keep shimmer from falling off your eye makeup brush, first lightly dampen the brush's bristles with water. Apply a powder shadow, like Urban Decay Glitter Eye Shadow in Goddess ($17), to the brush and softly pat the color onto the lid. To prevent your shadow from moving around, keep your brush strokes to a minimum. And for even more protection, set with a swipe of translucent powder.
- Cleaning spills: Don't cry over spilled shadow. Instead, use a Q-tip, fan brush, or Scotch tape to clean any slips.
- As for the rest of your makeup: If you choose to wear a color on the crease, try a matte shade to avoid overkill. For the daytime, it's probably best to keep the rest of your makeup neutral or in the pink or peachy color family. For nighttime, try highlighting one other feature for added drama. A touch of shimmery gloss on the lips would be a nice touch.