Why do we wear blush?
Your cheeks are naturally higher in colour than the rest of your face. By the time we put foundation and powder on, that natural highlight is likely to have disappeared. Also, many women have gorgeous cheekbone structure that beautifully sculpts and defines their face. A blusher will help to enhance that.
Here are our easy instructions for applying blush:
1. Choose the right shade for your skin colouring. As with your other makeup, you’re best to ask advice on this to ensure you don’t get it wrong.
2. Choose the right formula for your skin type:
- Powder - great for oily and combination skin types
- Cream - great for dry skin
- Liquid - great for oily skin. Though these can be hard to apply/control.
3. Use the right brush. A full brush is what you’re after.
4. Put the blush on your brush, tapping off any excess. Or dab the liquid blush on your cheeks with your finger.
5. Look in the mirror and smile - this helps you define the “apple” of your cheek and where to start. Or place two fingers beside your nose, where your fingers end defines the starting point for blush. Sweep upwards on the cheekbone, not round and round. You don’t want circles otherwise you’ll end up looking like a clown.
If you’ve applied too much blush, apply some translucent powder to even it out.
Thanks Revlon for your contribution to this article.
From left, clockwise
Revlon PhotoReady™ Sculpting Blush Palette
Revlon Powder Blush
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush - RRP $68
Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush - RRP$19.99
L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush - RRP$27.99
Revlon PhotoReady™ Cream Blush
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush - RRP $55
Please note, the products profiled above are not to scale.
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