Add Color Your Way
Blush is offered in a variety of forms. To decide which type is right for you, consider your preferences regarding how the finished results look and what it's like to apply the cosmetics
. If you're looking for blush that will be very simple to apply and that will provide subtle color, a pressed powder blush will be ideal for your needs. For easy blending with slightly more pronounced color, you can choose a loose powder. Want more vivid results? Cream blushes leave behind a more noticeable pop of color and come in sticks for quick application and in palettes that allow you to better control where the blush goes. To get sheer color that is long lasting, you can try a liquid blush.
How and Where to Apply Your Blush
In most cases, blush is applied with a brush. Some blush cosmetics come with a blush applicator that is especially designed to apply it. With others, you'll need to purchase a blush brush separately. Blush should be applied along the cheekbones in a sweeping motion after you have applied foundation and concealer if desired. To ensure that you place your blush in the perfect spot, make a face like a fish by sucking in your cheeks. This will make your cheekbones much more prominent, so it's easy to follow their shape. Once you have your blush in place, you can use your fingers, a makeup sponge or brush
to blend it.
You'll find blush in a wide variety of shades. Matching the temperature of the hues to the temperature of the undertones of your skin will give you the best results. Peach and brown tinged blushes are best for warm complexions, while pinks and purples flatter cool ones.
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