I hope you are all having a lovely day. It’s quite drab here in Auckland so I thought I would do this requested post for you.
I personally love blusher. If I was only allowed 3 things to put on my face every morning I would definitely choose blush as one of them. It brightens up your whole makeup look to make it glow and standout beautifully. For myself I go towards darker pinks and plum colours as I have dark features and they tend to suit my complexion the best.
1. Choose the type. Powers or cremes?
Powders are good for oily skin, cremes are better for normal to drier skin. Whatever type you use it should suit your natural colouring.
2. Don’t cheap out on brushes!
It is so worth buying a decent set of brushes! Cheapos do not last, the hairs come out, and are not as soft as a higher end product. I personally love the Real Techniques brushes from http://www.iherb.com as the are affordable (like $20 for a set!) and are such great quality. They sell every type of brush you can think of for applying your makeup. The hair is so soft and the blush brush is a perfect size for application. You also have higher end brands such as Mac, Sigma and Sedona Lace was I highly recommend.
3. Apply your blush after you have finished the rest of your makeup as you don’t want anything going over the top of it unless its a translucent powder.
4. If you’re using powder, lightly sweep your brush through the blush and then tap it to remove any excess. If you’re using a cream or gel, dab a little on your ring finger.
5. Do a fish face to apply your blush- you might look silly but it’s the best way to see your cheekbones and the apple of your cheeks. Don’t smile, that bring your cheeks up, and can make your blush to low
6. Apply the blush to the center of the apple on one side of your face, blending the color along your cheekbone. If you’re using a cream or gel, dot the color first, then use your finger or a sponge to blend it in. For the most natural look, always concentrate the color on the apples of your cheeks and blend well. And before blending, always dust off the excess to avoid excessively rosy cheeks.
8. Dust your face with a translucent powder to set your new look. The translucent powder brings inner warmth into the cheeks.