Thanks for all the tips. I have now found that I love using eyeshadow applicators. You can buy them in a pack of 10-12 with double ends. The long narrow ones are great to use on punched areas to highlight the design. I have tried all the above mentioned items and found these to work the best. I found them the other day in a large package containing 3 packs of 10 (or so) for less then $3.00 at Big Lots. I use a different one for each color and dispose of them when they get weak. Which does happen as they get paper cuts.