Disposable cosmetic applicators help to keep your make-up clean and free from bacteria and are great tools for applying and blending make-up. We have all used the cotton buds but did you know that dual cosmetic applicators are now available? (See photograph below) These are similar to the cotton buds but have a broad tip on one end (useful for applying eyeshadow) and a fine or pointy tip on the other end (perfect for blending eyeshadow and eye pencil). These applicators are also great for correcting mistakes, such as spots of mascara. Simply add a tiny bit of water to wet the fine tip and apply a drop of eye make-up remover on the point. Gently dab the point on the mascara spots and watch them disappear. Touch up if necessary with foundation. Always take care when using any make-up applicator near your eyes. These disposable applicators are inexpensive and widely available but if you cannot find them try an orange stick wrapped in a fine layer of cotton wool. An orange stick is used for manicures and is another great item to have in your make-up kit.