Complete Makeup Guide: Choose and Apply Blush by the Book

The third part of the "complete make up guide" is about how to choose a proper blush for you and how to apply it correctly.

A single stroke of blush can make you look fresh and sparkling. A lot of women tend to avoid using blush only because they are not sure about its application and use. So, the third part of the “complete makeup guide”  is about blush and all the possible makeup tips about blush.

First, How to Choose the Correct Blush Color, Texture and Type

  1. You should avoid using sharp colors that are unnatural
  2. Try to find out which color do your cheeks look like after you have been out in the cold or exercising at the gym
  3. You can also try one that’s half a shade darker than your favorite neutral lipstick
  4. 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
  5. Powder blush is usually good for all types of skin. But it is considered the best for the oily skin and for those who are looking for long-lasting color
  6. The gel blush is usually considered to work best on oily to normal skin because these blushers last longer and many are oil-free
  7. Bronzer is available in light, medium or dark tones. It is considered ideal for faking or enhancing the tanned look of your skin
  8. If you have a cool-toned skins opt for colors like aqua, lavender, peach or rosy colors. Warm toned skins look better in pink, olive-green and earthy shades.

Step 2: Tips for Applying Blush

You will find some other useful beauty tips about blush on our website here!

  1. Use a full, round brush for the application of your powder blush, as it will make for a softer and more professional look than the brush that comes with the blush. This should not be the same brush you use to apply your loose powder
  2. For a natural look, blend it well down your cheeks
  3. For a long, narrow face: apply the color lesser than the lower edge of the cheekbone and keep the angle horizontal for such a face to create the width of the face
  4. Use a lighter color for the day time, and a darker look for the evening
  5. Tanned skin, olive skin and light golden deep tones look beautiful with coral blushes or neutral blushes flecked with shimmer
  6. To avoid applying too much bronzer or blush, tap any excess powder off the brush before you begin. If you go wrong and your cheeks look too strong, knock down the color by blending some loose powder over the top.
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