the Basics | Blush

Sunday, 14 December 2014


Blush is the only colour product in your line up of base products and that makes it important. Blush can add a flush, a rosy glow, or a bold pop of colour to your cheeks and breathe life into your face. Most underestimate the fun you can have experimenting the colours, textures, and finishes of blushes.

Uses

There's really only one use for blush and that's to add colour and maybe a bit of sparkle to your cheeks. After covering your skin in foundation, concealer, and powder, your skin can look a bit flat and lifeless so blush is designed to give a bit of colour to your face again.

Types

Powder formulas are the most common for blushes. They range greatly in fineness and pigmentation but if you're new to blush, it tends to be easier to start with a less pigmented one. This allows you to build up the colour on the cheeks and gives you more control of how it looks.

Cream blushes are also quite popular and available across a range of brands. They vary in thickness and oiliness which determines how well they blend and last on the skin. Creams are great to appearing natural, as though your skin is naturally glowing.

Application

The application of blush really depends on the shape of your face and what kind of look you're going for. You can place the colour on the apples of your cheeks, at the back of your cheeks, underneath or on top. Like contouring, where you put your blush gives the illusion of a different bone structure as well as a natural, healthy flush.

As far as tools go, powder works best with a fluffy brush whereas creams can be applied with you fingers or a stippling brush. Choose your tools based on density to determine how lightly the product transfers to your skin.

xx Julia

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