I'm the type of girl that can't complete a look without blushes!
I love to use pinks and browns, rouge and wines!
I love them all!!!
But do you really know what colours suite you?
Nars Blush in Mata Hari
Lets start with a bit about blushes!
Blush (also known as rouge) is used to brighten the cheeks. In few days and ages both men and women wore blush, and then in other ages it was frowned upon, so women pinched their skin to retrieve the same effect.
In past tenses rouge was also used on the lips, just as we use lipstick today.
Blush can come in many forms, from powders to cream. But we will explore more on that in a minute:)
Urban Decay Cheek Tint in Quickie
How to pick the right type of blush for your skin
1. Powder Blush - It best for oily skin as it doesn't clog the pores, and the talcum base is great for leaving a smooth surface and to protect pored from oil and bacteria that can clog them :)
2. Cream Blush - Is best for dry skin as it will add extra moisture to the skin ! It is best to be applied in small doses with your fingers, but does have the tenancy to not be even on each sides, not apply as well as powders and look as though it is very out of shape.
3. Gel Blush - It provide a sheer shiny look to your cheeks. It is best for Normal Skin !! But try not to go overboard it as it can look very fake..
4. Shimmery Blush - Give an illumination to your cheeks, adding an illusion of glowing light to your face! It is perfect for those late night parties!
BYS Blush in Perfectly Peachy
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How to chose the right shade for you!
Well to be honest, there is no limit on what shade to choose, but it really depends on what look you are after. Like say if it was Alice in Wonderland, you would have bright pink, or if it was a burlesque look, you would opt your a bright pink, or a nice brown peachy colour!
But if you are opting for an everyday colour, you should try to match it o the colour of your cheeks after a small 10min workout, as that is your natural colour!
If that is still hard, go to your local chemist, or large retailers like David Jones, and have a talk to the Make Up Artist there and they will be able to help you!!
Always remember to keep blush light during the day time and dramatic at night!
and try to match the undertones of your lipstick to your blush :)
After a while of learning the ropes of using a blush, you can then teach yourself to layer and mix colours to perfectly suite your style!!
Both of these colours are available online at MAC Cosmetics