The first tool I used to apply highlighter was my good ol’ ring finger. Sometimes it would apply too heavily, sometimes it would be hard to blend out, but most times it just took up too much time to create natural-looking highlights on my cheekbones. I have a flat face, I need to fake me some cheekbones! >.<”
The second tool I used was a regular fluffy eyeshadow brush from e.l.f. It picked up a more consistent amount of product, blended better, but still was lacking very much in the blending department. Sometimes I’d look like I was channelling my inner Queen Amidala, except that they’re 2 sparkly white dots instead of 2 rouge-red ones. The elf fluffy eyeshadow wasn’t made to do this so I’m not faulting it.
Then I got to know about the MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush and the rest, they say, is blotchy powder application history.