Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Tom


How To Apply Blush Properly

Blush, if not applied properly, may make you look like a clown. This maybe a reason why many women skip the step of blush in their beauty routine. However, it can be a beautiful secret weapon for you if you own a natural and healthy color by blush application. Then, how to Apply Blush properly, here are directions.

Color and formula selection—there are two tricks here for you to have a proper color. After your exercise or being out in the cold, your cheeks are flushed. Remember that color? One trick is to pick a color like that. Another is to match your lip color. Usually, apricot or even red is good for dark skin, rose for fair skin. Different skin types need different formula. Oily skin prefers liquid and gel while dry skin tends to cream. Powder is excellent for oily and combo skin. The combination of cream and powder may result in a better result.

Blush application -Usually, you apply your blush before powder. While, some beauty artists prefer to apply blush before foundation to get a more natural look. You need a professional full brush (MAC’s blush brush No. 116 is an option), but not the same one for your powder application.The freebie brush that comes with blush is not a wise choice.Dip your brush with blush and tap off the excess. Look at the mirror and smile which can help you figure out the “apple” of your cheek. And brush only on the apples of your cheeks which can resultin a healthy flush. Make sure the color is light and blended. If you use gel or cream, first, dap it on with your middle figure and blend with your middle and ring figure. A bit of translucent powder can calm down the powder blush of you overdid. And use a tissue to blot the color off if you use cream blush. But for gel and liquid blush which are usually “stain” the cheeks, you have to wash your face and reapply. Lastly, have a sweep of translucent powder to finish your application.

Extra tips—keep clean your brush with baby wipes; otherwise the bacteria gathered will transfer to your skin. By dabbing a little shimmery blush on your cheekbone’s highest point, you can get a sexy look. Always sweep your powder blush in one direction to keep your brush from being hurt. Cream blush is wonderful for mature skin because it can be blended easily and therefore looks natural. Dusky pink blush can warm up your tired-looking skin.


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