The Reasons Blush Is The Unsung Hero Of Your Makeup Bag
If you don’t include blush in your daily beauty routine, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Blush, like your contour kit and favorite eyeshadows, can be manipulated to achieve any desired effect. It also comes in handy when you need maximum results in the shortest amount of time. However, there are a few tricks to the trade. The good news is… You don’t have to be a pro makeup artist to master these helpful blush hacks. If you don’t like contouring but still want to draw attention to your features, use blush instead of highlighter.
It’s perfect for the day because it gives you a natural flush — cream blushes, in particular, can add an incredible glow to your skin. Even during the gloomy winter months. They also conceal sallowness. Not to mention that it will make your base look brand new. Which is what we’re all aiming for. To make the most of your makeup kit, there are numerous nontraditional ways to apply blush. So we compiled these simple blush hacks that will completely transform your makeup game. That way, you’ll be able to show off your flush all year.
Opt for Your Go-To Shades
If you’re new to blush, stick to colors you already use on your face: shades that are close to your base color or that stand out just a tad. If you have fair skin, use a brush to apply a sheer peach blush or a dark nude beige to the apples of your cheeks. For a flushed appearance, highlight your cheeks with simple sweeping motions.
We can’t get over how simple it is to use blush to make your face stand out, especially on those mornings when you need an extra-large mug of coffee. Keep your base simple and apply a cream blush stick in a light, circular motion along your cheekbones. Then, using a brush, blend it along your jaw for a more seamless, post-workout glow.
Spend some time determining which part of your face you want to emphasize if you want focused and intense highlights. Choose colors in deeper tones for some subtle highlights and dab them along the apples of your cheeks. Keep the color concentrated around your lower cheeks to highlight your cheekbones.
Drape It Up
If you’re tired of the same old pink swipe, try the draping technique. It accentuates your eyes by framing the sides of your face. Simply apply the color with a medium fluffy brush, beginning at your temples and working your way down to your apples. You can also add a touch of bronzer.
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