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Recent Blush Blogs
Recent Blush Blogs
Why Blush? Well, the idea of putting blush on your cheeks is blushed cheeks create the look of a healthy glow However, there is more to it. Blush is a universal, wearable product. Also, it has the capability and power to brighten your entire face. Furthermore, with a few strategically placed swipes, it can highlight the features, shape and expressions of your face. Moreover, Blush adds a pop of color to the middle of your face. And, it is a fresh, youthful, instant brightener. On one had, it can be the only thing you’ll wear on a lazy day. On the other hand, it is a gorgeous finishing touch to a full face of makeup. In truth, it is nearly impossible to mess up because it is insanely easy to use.
First, for normal to dry skin, cream blush blends in more easily than other formulations. Also, creams look more natural. In addition, it almost is like an added layer of moisture on your cheeks. However, thedownside to cream blush is it can migrate and fade.
Next, for normal to oily skin, powder blush will last longer than cream blush.
And, for oily skin, a gel will stay put. ( a gel is very difficult to blend on dry skin.)
First, for brighter powders, use a fan brush because it distributes color evenly while creating a soft effect. However, with other powders, use a soft, big, fluffy brush that can be natural or synthetic. For example, goat and pony hair brushes are known for their softness.
Next, for creams or gels, the best tool is your fingers.
First of all, you need to create a smooth base for your blusher to go over. Therefore, it is important to even out your face with a primer. Although, a layer of translucent powder can be used as a primer for your powder. As a result of translucent powder, it helps the pigments go on evenly and last longer. However, if you want a dewy look, AVOID powder, and only use it where you are applying your blusher.
One, for a natural looking flush, begin by applying the blusher at the top of the apples of your cheeks.
Two, deposit most of the pigment “where rosiness would first appear naturally, if you were simply flushing.” To find this spot, smile to push the apples up. Then, place the color on the part that lies directly below your pupil. Then, blend outward, toward your ear.
(even creating the illusion of cheekbones that don’t exist!)
To thin a round face, start blush at the apples, and continue all the way up to your temples.
Furthermore, to fill out a thin face, use circular motions while applying blusher to the center of your cheeks. Then, blend it along your cheekbones, and straight back to your ears.
And, to shorten a long face, dust blush from apples, and up to temples. Then, brush a little across your eyelids, and on your chin.
To soften a square face, apply a soft shade on the apples of your cheeks, and down into the hollow of the cheeks. Then, lightly skim your brush over your temples for a subtle contour.
Moreover, if you want to create higher cheekbones, choose a contouring powder or a matte bronzer that is one to two shades darker than your skin. First, start at the outer cheekbones, and lightly sweep it over them. Next, a dot of highlighter on the tops of cheekbones creates a lifted effect.
To keep color strong, and lasting long, first apply a cream formula. Then, let it sink in. Next, dust a bit of translucent powder over the area. Last, finish with a powder formula.
First, you’ll need to think about your lighting. For example, fluorescent lights and others reflect more than others. Therefore, in this case you need to choose something that is Not too sparkly. Next, consider your skin. For instance, shimmer in your blush can bring a sallow complexion back to life. On the other hand, mattes are ideal for oily skin. First, mattes eliminate shine. And, second, the blushes will stay put longer.
Sheer blushes, which tend to be creams or gels, look best on very dark or very pale complexions. The reason for this is the sheers allow the skin to shine through.
First, it can be used as a beauty hack in many ways, on many features, and to serve multiple purposes. For example, cream formulas can be used as a lipstick, lip stain or as a wash of color or highlighter on your eye lids. Also, you can build and blend powder formulas on your eye lids like you would an eye shadow. In addition, you can mix a bronze or gold tone shades with moisturizers for a shimmering, tinted body lotion. on the other hand, if you are feeling lazy, sweep a pink or red shade across your cheeks. As a result, it will instantly wake up your entire face.
For starters, it can warm up cool-toned, fair skin, or brighten sallow or tired skin. And, it can add depth to darker skin tones. Moreover, you don’t just use it for color because it will also impart a little glow! And, a little cream formula with just enough sheen can create the illusion of having dewy skin.
Nothing looks as bad as blush done wrong! As a result, blush can invoke fear if you are a makeup beginner. However, Blush has changed with the times. Now, it is a versatile product. In fact, it can be buffed and blended so you don’t look like you are even wearing it. Additionally, there are so many shades and textures such as creams, powders, shimmers and mattes.
Also, the right tools have been created, like full, densely packed brush heads and angled bristles, that deposit color easily and correctly.
Variations exist, such as shades like rose are good for fair, pale skin. Apricots are great for medium complexions. And brick reds flatter darker complexions. Moreover, there are universal tones,like pink or peach, that look good on light, medium and dark skin tones.
Did you know that a few swipes of blush can replicate the look of love and lust? Psychology Today reports that blush mimics the pink and red tones and vascularization of a woman’s most sexually fertile time. In a romantic setting, when we blush, we are aroused, flirtatious and happy. Blushers simulate that look, and can make you look younger, healthier and more attractive.