Applying blush in 3 easy steps (suitable for any face shape)
Blush is the one of the cleverest tricks in your makeup bag, perfect to give your cheek bones a quick hit of luscious colour and a natural glow.
But as everyone of us is different and unique (owww so Disney), there isn’t just one way to apply it, so below are 3 simple steps that will work for any face shape.
Step 1: Blend a tinted primer all over your face using two fingers and gently rub it in using circular motions. This will neutralise discoloration and redness and will help the blush last longer. Yay! Let it dry for a couple of minutes.
Step 2: Swirl a medium sized but not too fluffy blush over a powder blush and tap the brush to remove excess powder. Smile and follow the instructions specific to your face style.
For long face shapes: Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend out toward the temples (1st drawing from the left).
To slim a round face: Apply your blush in an angular motion blending from the apples of the cheeks towards the temples (2nd photo from the left).
For an oval face shape: Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend with a blush brush (3rd drawing from left).
For square faces with a stronger jawline: Apply your blush in a linear motion across your face a few inches from the sides of your nose. (4th drawing from left)
Step 3: Brush a translucent powder with a touch of sheen under the outer bottom corners of your eyes and blend it to the edge of the blush.
The powder will soften the edges of the blush creating a natural glow.
And that’s how you get luscious looking cheeks with blusher, no matter the shape of your face. Now with all this talk about the apple of your cheeks, I feel like eating an apple, Braeburn or Royal Gala. Now that’s the question…
Cream blush or powder blush?
Tell me why below and how you apply it and I might just be tempted to send out a prize.