While every makeup product is pretty important in its own way, there’s this one product without which the makeup tends to look incomplete and unfinished. No points for guessing, it’s blush. Blush is an indispensable part of every woman’s makeup kit, regardless of whether they are a beginner or professional. Adding a hint of color to the cheeks instantly adds so much freshness to the look and ties the whole look together.
Blush can work absolute wonders for you when used correctly; it not only helps in accentuating your cheekbones but also adds a pop of color to your face. Only makeup fanatics would know how important blush is to tie the whole look together. But like we mentioned earlier, blush would only work for your look if it’s used correctly, but some women, especially beginners, struggle a bit when it comes to using blush correctly. If you still haven’t figured out how to use blush correctly, then this article is all you need to read.
Listed below are a couple of essential tips that you need to follow to make your blush look natural.
Choose the right shade
The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to makeup products. Picking your blush in the right shade is as important as picking your foundation in the correct shade. It’s essential to choose the right shade of blush to accentuate your features. When it comes to finding the perfect shade of blush for yourself, you should always consider your skin tone. For instance, shades like peachy pinks and soft pink look the best on light to medium skin tone, and when it comes to whitish to dark skin tones, bright pink and warm shades look the best on them.
Pick the right formula
Aside from taking your skin tone into consideration, you should also consider your skin type when it comes to finding the right blush. Using blush in the right formula will blend seamlessly into the skin, giving you that natural finish. Oily-skinned people should settle for cheeks stains or powder blushes as they not only last longer but will stay in place throughout the day despite excessive oiliness. And when it comes to normal or combination skin, blush with a cream formula is the best option to consider as it is super easy to work with and makes the skin look fresh and dewy.
Apply it using a fluffy brush
It’s important to use the right application tool when it comes to using blush. If you want your blush to look natural and not fake, then you should opt for a round fluffy brush to apply and blend it on your cheeks. Also, you should pick a very small amount of blush on the brush and make sure to tap off the excess product before applying it on your cheeks. A brush is suitable for people using powder blush, but if you are using cheek stain or a creamy formula, then you can apply it with your fingers.
Take your face shape into account
When it comes to applying blush, you should always take your face shape and bone structure into consideration. For instance, if your face is in round shape, then you should apply blush to the apple of your cheeks as you smile. And if you have a heart-shaped face, then you should apply the product in a ‘C’ shape, start from the temple and extend it towards your cheeks.
Set blush using a tissue
You should always keep a tissue handy, especially when you are using blush. A tissue will help in setting your blush in place. The translucent powder does a decent job of setting your makeup in place, but it sometimes makes your face look dull, therefore, you should stick to a tissue. Gently press the tissue against your cheeks, and it will remove excess product from your face.