How to Find the Perfect Blush for You
The Different Types of Blush
Blush comes in many forms. Powder blush tends to last the longest and is the one I like the best. You can have fun layering the blush but be careful not to add too much or you’ll look like a walking clown. For a more dewy look and if you are using a cream foundation, try a cream blush. Alternatively, you may want to try blush tints. Tints are multi-tasking products, which means that you can add color not only on your cheeks but also on your lips. You must be careful to avoid streaking as a stain or tint is very difficult to remove after application. Finding your perfect blush starts with knowing what type of blush suits you best.
How to Test Blush at the Store
Blush isn’t like eye-shadow or regular make-up products, especially when you test it at the store. When you test blush at the store, be sure to spread it out on your forearm because this mimics how you would apply your blush on your cheeks. Spreading it out gives way to the actual softer shade of the blush, which is a more accurate representation of how the blush will look like on your cheeks! You want to find a blush that blends well, is pigmented and matches your undertone.
What Shade Do I Pick?
There are many variations of colors for blush. Which looks best on you depends on your skin undertone, the undertone of the blush and your overall make-up look. Just like lipstick, blush has different undertones when looked at closely and you must always match undertones with the undertone of your skin. For example, if you have a blue-based undertone, you must match the undertone of a blush which has a blue or pink color base. If you are more neutral, a warmer blush undertone will suit you. Pinks in that sense can be tricky because often they have a cooler undertone that will not match you if you have a warm undertone. To be on the safe side, always apply your blush softly at the start and layer your blush after to achieve the desired look. Pinks are great for fair skin tones, peach blushes are great for fair or darker skin tones and plum blushes go well with warmer darker skin tones.
Shimmery Cheeks or Matte Cheeks?
Blush can also vary in terms of its finish but the two most popular ought to be shimmery or matte. Shimmery blushes give a nice glow to the cheeks and should be buffed to give dimension to your cheeks. Be careful of very noticeable glitter pieces or shimmer pieces that can detract from your overall look. Darker skin tones should explore more shimmery shades as matte shades can make them look dull and gray. Matte blushes give off a more natural look and are perfect for any day look.
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