Sunday, November 23, 2008

6 Things To Remember When Looking For Blush

  • Work with your coloring. People with light hair tend to look better with a slightly ruddier color. But, avoid colors with too much brown on the upper and middle of your cheek bones. Brown shades on the cheek bones create shading. This is the opposite of what you want the blush to do. You want your blush to highlight and bring out your cheek bones.
  • Try the basics. Pinks, peaches, rose and berry are all great base colors and they come in a variety of tones, from light to deep. Play with the colors you like from these categories. It’s alright to mix and match blush colors. It’s about finding the right color for you, and not everyone finds their perfect color pre-made.
  • Opt for a cream blush if your skin is dry or heavily lined. Powder can settle into fine lines. For oily skin, stick with the powder blush.
  • Try not to use your bronzer as a blush. Bronzers tend to have a brown base. If you use a bronzer, apply it all over the face before you apply your blush. Then add your blush color to the cheeks for a more natural finish
  • Use two colors if you want a shading effect. For more definition to your cheek bones, apply a slightly darker shade of the same color base under your cheek bones, in the hollows of your cheeks. Use a light hand and be sure to blend upwards into a light matching shade applied to your cheek bones.
  • Choose a shade that compliments your lipstick. This helps keep your look more uniform and natural. If you’re wearing very light lipstick of a clear gloss, try a cheek stain instead of traditional blush. Cheek stain will give a natural healthy glow.

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