If there ever was a beauty product to have the power to completely change your look, that product is blush. It is sufficient to dab just a little bit of blush and, all of a sudden, you look more beautiful, radiant, and young. However, when it comes to finding the perfect shade for your skin, things can get quite tricky. You have to take into account the shape of your face, skin tone color, and make sure it fits in with the rest of the makeup. Here are some tips on how to find that perfect shade.
The shape of your face determines the application technique
It is important to understand that blush is applied so that it brings out your cheekbones. In determining where and how blush should be applied, you have to consider your bone structure. For example, if you have a round face, the blush is recommended to be applied in the anterior part of the cheekbones. A heart-shaped face, on the other hand, requires blush to be applied side-ways (long application). Always consider the shape of your face before applying your favorite blush, as it will help you use the right technique as well.
The shade of the blush should match your skin tone
Even though this might sound like the obvious thing to say, you need to select a blush that matches your skin tone. The main idea is to use blush so as to flatter your complexion, sometimes even hiding the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. If you have pale skin, it is recommended to go with pink or peach-colored blush, as this will give you a flushed appearance. On the other hand, if your skin is darker in color, it is for the best to go with brighter shades, for a beautiful and interesting contrast.
No shimmer for problem skin
Many women opt for shimmery blush, as they consider it will bring out their beautiful features and give a luminous look in general. However, if your skin presents bumps and other minor imperfections, the shimmery blush will only bring them into the center of attention. The more blush you will apply on pimples and other similar lesions, the more visible these are going to be.
Primer before blush
We have often heard about primer being recommended for long-lasting eye makeup. But did you know you can also apply primer on your cheekbones, in order to ensure that your blush will stay on for a longer period of time? Moreover, the application of primer before blush can ensure a more uniform look as it will integrate with the rest of the makeup.
Blush formula suitable for your skin type
When considering which blush to purchase, you should think not only about the shade but also about the formula. If you have enlarged pores, for example, it is for the best to stick with a powder-based blush. On the other hand, cream-based blush is recommended for dry skin, as it stays on for a longer period of time. During the summer, it is for the best to go with the gel-like variety, as it will allow you to look radiant.
Blush and Foundation, the perfect mix
If you feel that the color of your blush is too powerful, you can tone it down by applying a little bit of your foundation over it. Make sure that you go with a sheer foundation, as this will deliver the best results. While this tip might seem counterintuitive as you’ve already applied your foundation, if you give this suggestion a try you will definitely see the subtle, yet radiant glow it offers.
Lipstick as blush
If you cannot seem to find the perfect shade of blush and you are in a hurry, you can consider lipstick as an excellent alternative to such products. All you have to do is use a little bit of lipstick, in order to contour your cheekbones and give them a radiant, natural-looking glow. Blend in the lipstick as quickly as you can; otherwise it will set it and look uneven.
Try these tips to find your perfect shade of blush! Let us know when you find it by posting a photo on Instagram and tagging us!