Is using your fingers to apply eyeshadow acceptable in ANY situation?

I do it when I'm in a hurry and just applying a light shimmery wash.... am I fired from MUA??

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expand whole threadIs using your fingers to apply eyeshadow acceptable in ANY situation? LotusBoob11/17/2012 4:49PM

I think it's fine - if I'm at the sink with just-washed hands. Quilley 11/20/2012 10:40PM

Sure, lots of people do!! I use my fingers for cream eyeshadowsDivaDeLosMuertos11/20/2012 6:51PM

As long as its a staple and you aren't trading ithecatemacbeth11/20/2012 5:06PM

As I don't have money to buy a quality blending brush, fingers give me a great smokey eye. :-) donnz11/20/2012 12:52PM

Elf brushes =$1 at Target, work great!hecatemacbeth11/20/2012 5:07PM

I use my fingers for the maybelline colour tattoos, i find i get a more even finish than if i used alaurenVkealy11/20/2012 5:54AM

I hope there isn't a law against using fingers 'cause that's my preferred methodhesperia11/19/2012 6:29PM

I figure whatever you use is your own business...and I've seen lots of mua's do it also.sekhmet11/19/2012 3:31PM

I like fingers when I'm in a hurry or when I'm using paintpots/ color tattoos. ziya11/19/2012 1:14PM

I hope so otherwise I have been doing it all wrong for the past 36 years...ropDebinSA11/19/2012 3:53AM

Highly second this! I think they need the heat to blend.cyborgannie11/19/2012 9:12AM

Haha don't fret, I think it's a great technique!cyborgannie11/19/2012 9:11AM

This is the only way I put on MUFE Aqua Creams, brushes are worthless with them.JNOEL0111/19/2012 2:42AM

Kevyn Aucoin said so, so if you can get good results, go for it.bluezinnia11/18/2012 9:07PM

Giiirl, have you ever heard of L'Oreal Infallibles? Those suckers are IMPOSSIBLE to use with brush:)Cailee11/18/2012 6:07PM

If you can manage to avoid streaks and a heavy look - have at it.KalmiaB11/18/2012 2:55PM

Anything that works for you is acceptable!swtlilqtk11/18/2012 2:47PM

IdOsraissanina11/18/2012 12:31PM

Fingers definitely blends it better for meScruffy89211/18/2012 11:26AM

yes, some powders work better with fingers.gna11/18/2012 10:53AM

Yes, if it's one colour and not too darkbijoux2711/18/2012 10:31AM

I blend with my fingersjudysmath11/18/2012 4:17AM

If you own the mu, I don't see why this is an issuedojx11/17/2012 5:13PM

It is acceptable in many situations. CaptainSpaceburger11/17/2012 5:08PM

Uh... I do this most days as I wear mostly cream eyeshadows... am I fired as well?BayRidge11/17/2012 5:07PM

My fingers are the best way to apply certain formulations, like++JoAnnU197811/17/2012 4:55PM

Agree, only fingers work for me with the L'Oreal Infallible esyiatin11/18/2012 10:39AM

Sure, why not?spookydeuce11/17/2012 4:53PM

2nd, I find if I'm doing a light sweep, fingers are the best.yankeerose11/17/2012 5:25PM

I do it all the timekoushi11/17/2012 4:51PM

Same here, especially with creams.AngelHeartsChanel200911/19/2012 11:08PM

As long as you don't wet the finger in your mouth it's ok :D nebulosa11/17/2012 4:51PM

sure, why not? your gif, however .... lolroxina11/17/2012 4:51PM

I can't stop looking at the gif. I want to poke it.dreamsandreverie11/18/2012 4:04PM

that's the weirdest gif I've seen!laitae11/17/2012 5:16PM

2nd, I may have gagged a littledojx11/17/2012 5:13PM very. disturbing.godpsent11/20/2012 10:45AM

you don't like the color? I know it's kind of a poopy brown but I love weird NP shades!LotusBoob11/17/2012 5:00PM

lol :Droxina11/17/2012 5:01PM

Do what works for you. I only use fingers for cream e/s or for blending inner eye highlight. NoMakeupForAlley11/17/2012 4:50PM