Nov 19, 2008

Beautiful Blush

Many women shy away from blush, afraid that they will look harsh and over-done. The correct technique will help you avoid that problem!

The right way to blush:
Youthful Look: Smile or suck in your cheeks to locate the apples of your cheeks. Begin at the center of the apple and apply blush up to the corner of the eye and the temple. Blush should never go below the bottom of your nose, or any closer in than the iris of your eye. Applying blush high on the face makes your eyes sparkle.

After applying blush, blend with a dry makeup sponge. Use the edge of the sponge like an eraser on the outer edges of the applied blush to buff away any lines of demarcation. You may skip the sponge if you are not a beginner.

Never apply blush below the cheekbones when going for a natural look. This technique is for enhancing your cheek bones using 3 colors. A highlighter, a light color, and a deeper darker color below your cheek bone. This deepens the look of the cheek bones, shadowing effect. This tripe coloring only creates an illusion that brings the face down and makes you look older. So if your are going for a more youthful or thinner look, don't try this technique. When the seasons change, change your blush! Deeper, rich colors for fall and winter, paler shades for spring and summer.

Note for oily skin:
Excess oil causes the skin to grab color causing your blush to darken as the day goes on. Avoid this by powdering often, not with blush but with pressed translucent powder.

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