Blush can make or break your makeup routine. Good thing blush is so basic right? The easiest thing on the planet…the simplest part of the makeup process….yes? well, NO! We are surprised at how many girls don’t know how to get Blush right. So here are the “Basics” of a “Basic,” explained beautifully by one of our fav international v-loggers Susan Yara contributor on Youtube’s @mixedmakeupchannel. Watch the video to learn how to apply Blush like a pro.
Tip #1: Choose the Right Blush for Your Skin Type:
This is key if you want you blush to stay put.
Oily Skin: use a powder blush.
Dry Skin: use a cream blush.
Normal Skin: use either powder or cream blush.
If you want staying power: layer powder blush over cream blush.
Tip #2: Find the Right Blush Color:
Pale Skin: Soft pink, light pink, coral and peach shades
Medium Skin: Rose or Apricot shades
Dark Skin: Brick Red or Plum
Tip #3: Use the Right Tools for Application
Powder Blush: use Fluffy Brush
Cream Blush: Finger or Beauty Blender
Tip #4: Know Where to Apply Based on Face Shape
Keep your face shape in mind.
Square Face: Apply only on the apples of your cheeks
Heart Shaped Face: Apply under the apples of your cheeks in an upwards motion
Oval Face: Apply to thE apples of your cheeks and sweep it upwards
Round Face: Apply blush around the cheekbones in an upwards motion
*Pro Tip: Dont forget to Blend. Harsh lines are a big NO NO!
Tip #5: Apply Blush in the Right Order
Step 1: Foundation: because it helps to even out the skin tone and make blush stick better
Step 2: Translucent powder: on your cheeks for added grip. It helps the blush pigment go on more evenly and last longer
Step 3: Bronzer:
Step 4: Blush
Step 5: Highlighter: to accent your blush
Tip #6: Use Blush to Contour
To soften a jawline: sweep it along your jaw
To shorten a long face: apply to your temples
To slim down a round face: apply to the top of your cheekbones
Did you know?
*You can use Blush as a Lip balm. Just mix it with your chapstick and apply it to your lips.
*You can use your lipstick as a blush by applying it to your cheeks with your finger.
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