Blush can look intimidating at first and most women skip it in their makeup ritual because they don’t want to look “clown like”. But blush is a great way to add a little pop of color to your cheeks and can make you look younger, and make you glow. Here are a few tips we are going to share with you so you won’t be afraid to use blush anymore!
1. It’s important to choose a subtle color that matches your natural skin tone! Try picking a color that matches your skin tone when it is naturally flushed, if you go to pink then it will look unnatural and give you the ‘clown look’ we want to avoid.
2. There are actually three types of blushes you can choose from depending on what is best for your skin type.
- Powder blush works good for oily to normal skin
- Cream blush is good for drier skin because it’s more hydrating and it won’t catch the fine lines on your cheeks like powders if you’re older
- Liquids and gels are great for long-lasting application
3. Apply blush in a natural lit location because you might underestimate how much you have applied, you only need a little to go a long way!
4. Apply blush to your face shape. This might be new to most of us because we have always been told to just apply blush to our cheek bones, but this is not the case for everyone!
- Round faces: Slim a rounder face, apply blush to your cheekbones and blend outwards and upwards towards the temple.
- Long faces: Apply blush slightly below the apples of your cheeks, and don’t extend the blush any further.
- Heart-shaped faces: Apply blush beneath the apples of the cheeks and taper off towards the hairline to balance the face
- Square faces: Soften a square-shaped face by applying the blush straight across your cheeks, beginning about an inch away from either side of your nose.
- Oval faces: Apply blush on the apples of their cheeks, and blending well around the edges.
5. Apply blush little by little until you get to a shade or two darker from what you think looks natural! If you do apply too much just take a cloth and gently wipe away any access