Blush is an essential makeup item that can give you a pretty, youthful glow. However, it can be challenging to know exactly how to make it look the best on your unique face. Use the right application methods, apply in areas that best complement your face, and choose a color and texture that work well for your skin to make your blush look fantastic
Apply your base before your blush. For the best results, you should first apply your foundation, then your concealer, your bronzer and then finally your blush. After applying your blush, you’ll put on your eyebrow makeup, eyeshadow, eyeliner, and finally mascara. It’s important to do this in order to make sure that your makeup looks balanced and stays where you apply it.
Lightly sweep your brush through your powdered blush. Apply the blush to your cheeks and then use a separate clean brush to blend well.
Brush downward at the end of blending to allow your facial hairs to lie smoothly on your skin.
Don’t soften your blush by going over it with a translucent powder because this can make your face color look dull. Instead, hold a tissue flat against your face and lightly and continually press a makeup sponge through it to your cheeks to remove a little.
Heart Shaped – Apply blush to a heart-shaped face in a “C” shape. If your face is more heart-shaped, apply your blush in a curved line from the top of your temple down to your cheekbone. Apply the blush a little more softly on your temple and gradually increase pressure as you approach the cheekbone area.
Round Shaped – Avoid the apples of your cheeks if your face is round. You can add more definition to your face if you suck in your cheeks and lightly sweep the blush brush in a line underneath your cheekbones. Don’t apply blush to the apples of your cheeks because this will make your face look more round.
Oval Shaped – Go from the cheekbone to the temple if your face is more oval. Using soft strokes, move from the most prominent part of your cheekbone down towards the earlobe. Add a touch of blush just above the temple as well.
Square Shaped – Apply blush in a circular motion if you have a square face. Apply your blush directly to the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion to soften angular features and also draw attention to the most round part of your face.
Fair – Buy a pink, peach, or sheer berry color if you’re fair-skinned. Light pink and peach tend to be the best on lighter skin because they are the most natural-looking blush colors. Anything sheer also works well on fair skin because it’s on the translucent side and not so overwhelming in contrast.
Medium – Use an apricot or mauve color if you have a medium skin tone. Apricot is great for adding a subtle warming effect to those with medium skin tones while mauve provides a more bold sense of depth.
Olive – Get a rose or cinnamon-colored blush if you’re olive-skinned. Rose provides just the right delicate, natural flush for olive skin. Cinnamon blush adds a little warmth while also brightening.
Use a powder blush if you have normal to oily skin. Powder Blushes are a good go-to because they work well on nearly all skin types, goes on silky, and leaves a matte finish. Also, powder blush is very likely to stay on and not need reapplication over longer periods of time.
Do not put on an excessive amount of the blush; like most things, blush is best in moderation.
Make sure blush and lipstick are similar in color value. That is, even if you are going light on the lips and heavy on the cheeks or vice versa, wear corals with corals, pinks with pinks, etc.
Start a little lighter. It’s easier to add more blush than remove too much.
Using an angled brush can help you apply blush better.
If you have dark circles under your eyes, blush can help distract from that area.
Use a large, clean, quality brush.
One of the best things about blush: You can use it on any facial feature! Add a veil of pink to your lids, a healthy tint to your cheeks, and a sheer wash of color to your lips — all with one product.
Blend blush onto your cheeks, sweeping the blush from the cheekbones up to the hairline using a loose synthetic brush.
Use just a little of it on your eyelid, blending upwards towards the brow. Avoid putting any color next to your lash line — you don’t want to wind up looking sick.
Take more blush on your finger and press it to the center of your lips, blending out. Finish off with a swipe of your favorite lip balm and you’re all done!
With just one product, you can make your entire face can look more vibrant!
TIP: For the most professional look, blend color well. No line of demarcation should be visible between contour, blush and highlighter shades.
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