The complete guide on how to apply blush
Have you been thinking that there is only way of applying blush? Then think again. Similar to lipsticks and eyeliners, blush too can be used for achieving various aesthetics on the basis of how as well as where it has been applied. The main key is you need to know how to apply blush correctly to get the perfect results. So read along to become an expert in applying your blush.
Prepare your skin perfectly
If you wish to make the blush blend properly in your skin and last longer, then remember to wash as well as moisturize your face at first. Always keep your skin clean, healthy, exfoliated as well as supple. It will let makeup blend in perfectly and stay for longer. Begin by using a primer that will prepare your skin and add a base to your makeup. You can also add your blush above your face foundation or tinted moisturizer for making your skin tone even as well as aid in giving your blush something for sticking to.
Select a shade ideal for your skin tone
When it comes to how to apply blush, you must select the ideal shade for flattering your skin tone. Anything that is very dark or bright will age you rather than adding warmth and youthful glow. The aim is selecting a shade that is very close to your natural complexion. The best way of figuring it out is by pinching your cheeks. If you have a very fair skin then choose light pink blush shades and for light medium skin, a peachy pink blush shade will be perfect. Brighter pinks are great for golden skin tones and brighter hues for darker complexion.
Get hold of the correct formula for your skin type
Choosing the correct blush formula is something more than picking just the perfect shade. You must find the ultimate formula of blush too. Blushes are available in powders, creams as well as stains. Women with oily skin can look out for a blush stain. Creamy formulas of blush are perfect for normal and combination skin as they stay for longer. Women with dry skin can opt for a powder blush formula.
Apply according to your face shape
Understand your face shape and learn how to apply blush accordingly.
Heart shaped face: Women with heart shaped faces will have wider forehead and tapered chin. To make your heart shaped face look flatter, apply blush below the apples of the cheeks and layer on your bronzer’s top if you want. Then blend well outward in circles towards your face’s edge and near the hairline. It will be balancing your features and add colours to your cheeks.
Square shaped face: If you have a square shaped face, then your jaw as well as cheekbones will be defined and also structured equally. Always skip apples of the cheeks and apply the blush below your cheekbone, only above your bronzer application and sweep outward in circles towards your hairline for blending and lifting your face.
Oval shaped face: These faces are usually longer down instead of across. The chin along with the jawbone is usually rounded. For applying blush onto such face, apply the colour above as well as over the cheekbones and sweep out in circles for a much natural flush.
Rectangle shaped face: Rectangle and square shaped faces are quite similar. Only rectangle shaped faces have their face length longer than their face width. Apply your blush to the cheekbones directly to make your face flatter. Keep the colour just above at the place where your nose tip ends. Blend well out as well as upward in circles towards your hairline.
Round shaped face: These face shapes are same as oval shaped faces. Only difference is that the length is almost equal to the face’s width rather than slightly longer. For making this type of face flatter, apply the blush to the apples of the cheeks as well as start to blend outward towards your hairline.
If you apply blush only in the right areas it is never enough. You must ensure that it blends well too. Make use of any damp sponge or any stiff brush for blending your blush in your face perfectly. Your blush must be mimicking a natural flush and not clown your makeup. Blend the colour well with not a single harsh line and adding attractive shiny colour.
Hold a tissue to set the blush
You can use a translucent powder for setting your makeup. But it will add a dull look to your skin mostly if your skin becomes dry. So try to blot the blush by making use of a tissue. Hold it to the cheek and press lightly with your makeup sponge. It will be absorbing any additional product without making your glow dull.
So regardless of which blush colour and formula you select always remember how to apply blush correctly and select colours as well as styles that will excite you.