Blush adds color and warmth to the face.
Blushers are available in powder, cream
or liquid and in a wide variety of tones.
Liquid and cream blush should be applied before powder.
Generally, most women prefer to use a powder blush,
as it is much easier to apply.
Make sure to do the blush test.
Once you are done with your entire makeup look in the mirror.
Check to see if your face is "balanced".
You should have on just enough blush to make you look as if you were blushing.
If you have on any more than that, you need to tone it down.
To soften blush, apply some powder over it.
You may go a little bit heavier in the evenings,
depending on a look you want to achieve.
For rosier cheeks, consider gel or liquid tints.
Wash your hands after use, as these products may stain the hands.
Remember that the lighter your skin tone, the lighter your blush color should be.
Wash brushes regularly with a makeup remover or nonsoap cleanser.
• Select a color of blush that resembles the natural glow
of your cheeks after you exercise. Consider having a lighter color for day,
and a darker tone for a more dramatic evening look.
Keep your blush in the same color family as your lipstick.
• Consider the type of blush best suited to your skin type.
Cream blush works very well for drier skin, as it can help to keep skin hydrated.
Powder blush is better suited to oily skin.
• Complete the application of foundation, powder and all
eye makeup before applying blush.
• Use a full, round brush for the application of your powder blush,
as it will make for a softer and more professional look than the brush
that comes with the blush. This should not be the same brush
you use to apply your loose powder.
• Place a small amount of blush on the brush and gently tap off any excess.
Or, place a small amount of cream on your middle finger.
For more tips, download Applying Blush, a free ebook.