reds, bronzes, peach and pinks that makes it easy to find a blush that will
work. Fair skin can use soft peach and pinks and delicate mauves. Darker
skins can use pale colors as well but with an earthy undertone to compliment
your skin tone.
For a natural look go for a soft apricot or peach. If you choose a pink pick
one that has a slight tan undertone to keep the look natural.
Shades which have the word WHISPER, like whisper pink or whisper apricot does just what the name implies; Gives a whisper of color on the cheeks for
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLUSHES
CREAMS – Can be used on all skin types. The formulations are made into a
cream but turns into a powder when applied to the skin.
MATTE – A flat base of color without shine but healthy glow. Mattes diffuses
light away from imperfections.
MINERAL – Are silky and soft. Infused with minerals it is great for the skin.
Comes in powder compact or loose powder form.
PEARL - Gives a matte look with a hint of sheen to give cheeks a
BLUSH TINTS – Mostly are gel like and comes in a tube. These are sheer wash
of transparent color.
HOW TO APPLY
Contrary to what was told to you years ago NEVER blow out the cheeks to apply
blush. The look of two small (or too large) splashes of color only gives one a
circus clown appearance.
Feel the bone structure of the cheek area. Start from the outer lower corner
of the eye and feel the bone. Now apply color slightly under the bone.
Apply color from that point towards the ear on a slant. Adjust color towards
the frontof the face by adding just a dab more.
Avoid applying color close to the eyes. It can one a tired drawn look.
Never stroke the brush across the blush color back and forth. Once across on
both sides of the brush is enough. And always have a tissue handy to remove some of the color. The first application of color placed on brush is intense and will look that way on your face.
Using one side of the brush apply color to one cheek. Rotate the brush to the
reverse side and do the other side of the face.
Purchase a good sable angle blush brush. You will avoid round washes of color
to the face with a brush of this shape.
Sponges are another necessary makeup tool. Blend, Blend, Blend.
Apply foundation, powder or both before applying the blush.This will give a less streaky look and the blush will glide on easier.
Blend color gently with the same sponge you used for your foundation.
Rule Breaker. Blush and lipstick does not have to match. Peachy cheeks and
soft pale pink lips are beautiful together and natural looking.
Never use red blush. Use a soft berry or mauve for night time.
Sparkle blushes are too fake and un-natural looking.
This will almost complete your "applying makeup like a pro". Next week we will address the brows to complete your look. Any questions or comments feel free to add it to the comment box.
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