Blush can be scary for some new to makeup. We have all seen that girl whose blush makes her look like she has a sunburn. However, blush can also make your skin look plump, youthful, and glowing! Here are some tips for choosing your blush and applying it.
- Choose a color that compliments your skin tone. Choosing a shade that compliments you instead of making you look like a clown or ashy is the first step to blush application.
- Understand the pigmentation of your blush; this is how much color saturation the blush has when it is applied. If it has a high amount of pigment and you are fair skinned, you will need to be very careful and use a light hand or get a less pigmented blush. To help avoid applying too much blush, be sure to tap the excess product off the brush before applying it to your cheeks.
- Now for the application. Applying the blush is probably the trickiest part. Apply a small amount of product to your brush and tapping off the excess, you’ll want to start with the apples of your cheeks. The apples of your cheeks are roughly a two-finger width away from the bottom of your nose. From there, blend the color back.
- Everyone makes mistakes so if you apply too much blush, take a sponge and gently pat your skin above and around the application area to further blend it out and remove some color.
- If you use a blush that is not matte, beware of using a highlighter. This will add too much shimmer and give you a frosted effect on the skin. If you use blush with a shimmer, skip the highlight because it’s probably unnecessary.
Some of my favorite blushes:
NYX cream and powder blushes
Milani Baked Blushes
Tarte 12 hr Amazonian Clay Blushes
Wet and Wild Blushes
Boots No7 Blushes
I hope this helps you apply blush from now on! Tell me about your favorite blushes, and don’t forget to subscribe!