A thick liner can leave the upper lids looking heavier than they are." The best technique: Trace a brown pencil liner along the upper lash line (into the roots of the lashes), focusing on the outer corners; smudge it with a Q-tip.
You NEED to clean your makeup tools regularly, but for different brushes comes different ways to clean them. You can pin this handy dandy infographic and have a how to clean anything cheat sheet available to you at all times.
Apply blush according to your face shape. In order to apply blush where it will be most flattering on you, first determine your face shape. Blush not only adds color, but also contours and defines your cheek bones. The way you apply your blush can accentuate your best features and also soften those that are perhaps too prominent.
32 Makeup Tips That Nobody Told You About (With Pictures)