Brush cleaning 101. I found a good video tutorial for this as well by Michelle Phan on youtube. She suggests to use some olive oil and dawn dish soap, the oil helps to keep your brushes soft and not dried out from the soap.
Pretty lighter smokey eye for a less intense look! Smudge bottom with brown eyeliner (we love Ilia's) and highlight inner eye with a bright gold eyeshadow - try Ilia's Silken Shadow Stick in In Between Days.