Blush is among the few “beauty essentials ” this year. Blush not only enhances the shape of your face adding natural color to the face, but it also highlights the cheekbones and warms up the skin. It returns the bloom youth to a tired-looking complexion, giving a warm, healthy flush to the cheeks.
Blush comes in several forms, but powders and creams are the best. Avoid liquid or jelled blush which are very difficult to apply. Stay away from shades that are too bright, too dark or pale.
When buying choose the correct shade for your skin tone.
- beige, pink tones are appropriate for fair skin
- warm, brown shades are appropriate for yellow-tones skin
- plum, bronze shades are appropriate for dark skin
- orange, apricot and coral shades are appropriate for sun-tanned skin
- the soft tones/ apricot, peachy, pink/ are appropriate for everyday use
Powder blush imparts a natural-looking finish. It is applied easily and glides in smoothly. Apply it with a wide brush after the foundation and powder application. Powder blush gives a more defined, airbrushes effect and is more noticeable on the skin. Find a texture that is sheer and can be build up easily.
Cream blush are oil-free. To apply it properly and evenly use your fingertips or a foundation brush to give a cleaner and more precise result. Apply the cream blush over the foundation and blend it well. It blends into the skin better and creates a more natural effect. Cream blush is more translucent and reflective.
Bronze-toned blush give a healthy glow, especially during the summer months. Apply it with a brush on cheeks, chin, neck and forehead alone or under the blusher for a healthy and good-looking look.
HOW TO APPLY:
The blush application should be very accurate and blended in well. Always apply the blush after the foundation and the face powder. To ensure an even application apply it with a wide sable brush and tap the excess blush. The blush brush allows you to apply the blusher evenly. They are designed to define the natural curves of the cheekbones. Smile and lightly touch the blush brush on the fatty part of the cheek and gently brush the blusher. Use soft circular motions from the center of the cheekbones out. Blend as you apply, leaving no obvious color spots. Apply blush where color naturally rises.
Where to apply
To the end of the cheekbones
When you apply blush to the upper end of the cheeks you should use very light shade. Make sure your face is clean and fresh.
To the whole face
If you have a nice face-structure it’ll be great to highlight it. Apply the blush from the end of the brows to the lips. Blend well. This way you will make your face look longer and stretched.
To the cheekbones, temples, forehead
To achieve natural-look apply a little blusher to the forehead, temples and cheeks. It will be best if you apply a face powder in brown shade beforehand. This way the blusher will blend well with the powder and your face won’t look like a mask.
HOW TO APPLY:
Cleanse your face. Apply moisturizer and then a light foundation. Use a powder one tone darker than your natural skin tone. Dip the blush brush in the blush and apply a little on your hand in order to remove the excess.
Smile to see the best place where to apply the blush. Use a rush that is appropriate for your face.
Apply the blush lightly from downwards to upwards. Women usually repeat this motion but the effect isn’t good.
You can repeat if you want to achieve more saturated color. Make sure that your face look natural and that you haven’t applied too much blush.
HOW TO APPLY CREAM BLUSH:
Cleanse your face and apply a liquid foundation. Never use face powder if you are going to apply a creamy blusher. If your skin is even, youth and has a fresh tone you can go without a foundation. Just make sure your skin is well-hydrated and clean.
Smile and apply the creamy blush with your fingertips. Don’t panic if the color isn’t even, you will correct it later, but make sure you blend well.
Use a synthetic brush with hard hairs or a makeup sponge to blend the blush.
You can use a stick-blush, but make sure it is in the right shade.
The blush can be used to help shape the face, making a round face appear longer or a long face appear rounder, but never apply blush to the nose for corrective purposes. If you want to minimize your forehead apply a little bit of blush to the center of your face.
- never mix blush powder with other makeup creams/li>
- a color that is close to or lighter than your lipstick will work best/li>
- use apricot shades on pale skin and dusty roses on darker skin/li>
- if your skin is oily, a powder brush will last longer/li>
- always dip the brush quickly and flick your wrist to stroke the cheek lightly/li>
- cream is appropriate for normal to dry skin/li>
- powder is appropriate for oily skin/li>
- never apply on the nose for corrective purposes/li>
- never apply too much otherwise your face will look as a mask/li>
- dab a little on the highest point of your cheekbone nearest your eye to create a more distinct look/li>
- cream or gel should go over a creamy foundation
- cream is appropriate for dry and mature skin as it blends easily
- powder is appropriate for oily, combination or normal skin