Blushes – An Important Part of Your Beauty Routine
If you ask a lady about her favorite makeup essential, you‘ll hear different kinds of answers. Some may have mascara, some more favor lipstick but, there are quite a few who won’t step out of the home without having blush on.
Blush can add just the right hint of color to your cheeks giving it a healthy flush. Not all of us have the time to visit the gym or having our green smoothies and fruits that could have been helpful to make our cheeks get that natural glow. So, if you can’t make it, using a blush, you can definitely fake it.
A common beauty mistake that women make is using the first pink shade that they can get their hands on and think they’re done. We sincerely hope that you don’t share this ideology as choosing the right blush your skin tone is an art.
Read on to get the scoop on the correct way of shopping for a blush.
Choosing the Right Blush that will Suit Your Skin Tone
There are three different kinds of skin tones ranging from fair to light, medium, and dark. Each of these skin tones has its own unique shade range that can give you a natural look as well as a bit of more drama.
Blush for a Fair Skin Tone
If you have pale or fair skin, you should look for blush shades in light coral, soft pink, and peach. Also, if your undertone is cool or pink, you can achieve a natural look with a soft pink blush. While if you have a warmer or more golden undertone, coral or peachy blush shades would be better.
Another interesting beauty hack is if you want a pop of color instead of looking natural, you can simply exchange the blush shades. For example, you can use a coral or peach shade for cool undertones and soft pink blush for warm undertones.
Many beauty gurus recommend a powder blush for people who have fair skin tones. You can use a powder formula if you have oily skin as well.
Blush for a Medium Skin Tone
If you have a medium skin tone, your go-to blush shades should be a warm mauve, deep pink, or rich peach. Again, for cooler and pink undertones, Rich pink and deep mauve shades would give you a natural finish whereas a deep peach blush could add a hint of color.
Deep peach blush shades, on the other hand, would give a natural look to golden or warm undertones, and a deep mauve and rich pink shade would add a pop.
Blush for a Dark Skin Tone
If you have dark skin, you can take your pick from blushes in dark browns, deep fuchsia, raisin, berry, and tangerine shades. We would also recommend selecting a cream formulation as it really enhances the pigment that still looks natural.
While a light berry or fuchsia blush shade would work for you if you have pink or cooler undertones, tangerine and warm brown would be better for golden or warm undertones.
Again, you can swap the blush shades if you want a hint of more color.
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Blushing Guidelines to Enhance Your Natural Features
If you want to add a youthful glow to your cheeks, you should start applying the blush at the apple of your cheeks and then blend the product down towards your jawline. We prefer mixing the blush with my fingers instead of a makeup brush as it looks more natural but, use the latter if you’re using a powder blush.
For sculpting your cheeks, use a cool matte shade, and after making a fish face, apply the product into the hollows of your cheek. Use an angled makeup brush when you do so.
Start by applying the blush at the top of your ear and then gently drag your brush down just before the underside of the apple of your cheeks, and down towards the right taking care to blend well. The definition is almost instantly noticeable.
If you are a fan of high-definition makeup, you have to carefully choose the texture of your blush. Use a formula that is jet-milled before you start your HD makeup. Such blushes have been finely ground using machines that operate at warped speed. Select a matte shade always.
There are many of us who suffer from rosacea that can limit our makeup options. But you don’t have to worry if you are a blush lover, as you can still apply it. Use cool blush shades such as mauve, pale pink, or plum to make your cheeks healthy and counterbalance the redness. Before you apply blush, you should apply foundation and then blend the product to cover any inflammation. Using a damp beauty blender, apply the blush.
You can also buy a product that includes pigment as well as shimmer. If you have a shimmer blush, restrict the application to the Apple of your cheeks that will give you a natural flush while also having a highlighter effect when the light hits your cheekbones.
For a full-blown candlelight glow, use a highlighter in either a gold or pink color and dab it on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, brow bones, and also your Cupid’s bow.
Get the Technique Right, But Do Not Forget the Texture and Shade
Applying blush is an art that will take time for you to perfect it. But, if you don’t have the right shade and texture, you might not get the best application even after you have got the technique right. When you do go to the mall to shop for one, ask for testers to try it on your cheeks. You can also take the help of the helpers around and ask for suggestions. These people are usually quite experienced and can give you reliable advice.
Resources– The Good Glow, Makeup.com