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How To Choose and Use Blush

Blush should be a staple in every woman’s makeup collection. A little blush can warm up your complexion and make you look beautiful. Blush also only takes a few seconds to apply. Applying blush, however, can be a little tricky if you’re a beginner, and applying too much can make you look like a clown. If you keep practicing, you will be applying your blush like a professional in no time. Here are some tips on applying blush.

30 Days of Beauty, Day 22, Using Blush

 

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Choose the Right Color

Blushes come in a variety of colors, and it is important to choose one that flatters your skin tone. If you choose the wrong color, your skin will look washed out. If you have pale skin, you should stick with a cool pink blush. If your skin is on the warmer side, a peach or coral blush will look flattering on you. Go to a department store, and ask a makeup consultant to help you pick out the perfect blush.

Apply Blush in the Proper Area

Don’t make the common mistake of applying blush underneath your cheekbones. It won’t look right. Instead, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Make sure to use a large brush to apply your blush, so the color is distributed evenly.

Don’t Go Overboard With Blush

Moxie from Moxie Reviews states: “ Don’t apply too much blush. It’s supposed to look natural, and make sure you blend so you don’t end up with an unattractive streak.”  Start applying your blush slowly, so you avoid putting too much on. If you accidentally put too much on, remove some of the color with tissue paper.

Sweep Translucent Powder Over Blush

After you have applied your blush, sweep some translucent powder over your skin. Translucent powder will set your blush, making it last longer.

Wear Cream Blush If Your Skin Is Mature

If your skin is on the mature side, you should consider wearing cream blush. Cream blush is moisturizing and will make your skin look healthy. Use your fingers to apply the cream blush to the apples of your cheeks. Cindy Ingalls from Prime Beauty echoes this sentiment, stating:

Stick to cream blushes. Older skin usually means dry skin so creamy blushes won’t settle into your fine lines and wrinkles like powders might on dry skin. Creamier products tend to ‘plump’ up your skin. Most cosmetics brands carry cream blushes, I especially like BECCA Cosmetics and Le Metier de Beaute.

Do you have lots of powder blush and want to try a cream without investing in a new product?  Stephanie Louise Telford of Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful has this great tip:

Blush: Make a cream blush out of a powder! Place a bit of powder outside the container (back of your hand works great!) and add a tiny drop of Vaseline. Add more or less powder until you get the desired color.

Take the time to apply a little blush to your cheeks in the morning. Whether you wear a powder or cream formula, blush will make your skin look great.

Tomorrow: Day 23, Take Care of Your Lips!


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