Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed 1. Find a midpoint between all-out Kardashian Kontour and none at all by using small dots of color instead of big streaks. popsugar.com It can give you more control, too, if you're not sure exactly how much product you should use — start with a few dots, then after blending, you can layer on more if you need them. Read more and get the complete tutorial at PopSugar. 2. If you want to learn how to do a "smoky eye," think about which color combination and how much of each color is going to flatter your eye shape. makeup.com OF COURSE, you don't need to go all out with a smoky eye if you don't want to! And it takes practice, practice, practice to get right. Read more about this here. 3. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips regularly, so lip color glides on easily and doesn't get stuck on dead skin (ew). homemadeforelle.com This DIY recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. 4. Tweak the way the shape of your eyes looks by strategically applying eyeliner. Christina Lan / Buzzfeed Get more eye makeup tips here. 5. Learn which of the hundreds of brow products and tools out there do what your brows need. wakeupformakeup.com This tutorial will walk you through using five different types of products all at once for a ~fully done~ brow look, but if you know that your eyebrows just need filled, you probably only need a product that does that. (Also, even though this tutorial uses products exclusively from one brand, lots of brands make a similar range of product types — pencils, powder fillers, pomade, and highlighters.) 6. Prevent cakey powder by applying it with a dampened Beautyblender. thebeautydepartment.com Tapping the Beautyblender on your skin will help stipple the powder evenly. Read the full tutorial here. 7. When you're in a pinch (or if you want to save money on eyeshadow primer), prime your eyeshadow with concealer. listotic.com It won't be as good as your Urban Decay bestie, but it will be pretty great. From here. Find more super easy makeup tips here, a beginner's guide to beginner's makeup here, and even more tips and tricks on Pinterest.