FINDING THE PERFECT SHADE OF BLUSH FOR YOU – AND APPLYING IT PROPERLY
will instantly brighten your skin…
Here’s what you need to know to get the glow…
1. To find the shade that flatters your skin tone, gently pinch your cheeks and match the blush to the colour you get. You can also try one that’s half a shade darker than your favourite neutral lipstick. If you have acne or a ruddy complexion, choose a tawnier shade, so the blush doesn’t highlight the redness. Either way, shimmery blush almost never looks natural.
2. Start with a cream blush because it goes on sheer and it’s easy to blend. The exception is if you also use a powder foundation or loose powder on your face; always keep makeup textures consistent so they don’t clump.
3. Apply with a fan brush for both cream and powder formulas. The thin hairs blend colour seamlessly.• Smile to accentuate the best part of the cheeks to apply blush. Put the highest concentration of colour just outside of the fattest part of the cheeks—not directly under the eyes.
4. Build it up. The more layers of makeup you wear, the lighter the blush should be. Conversely, if you apply blush to bare skin, it will soak in and be more diffuse, so you may have to use more for the same effect.