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Make-up tips: How to apply blush like a pro

Achieving that perfect rosy glow, which appears natural, isn’t just about how you apply the makeup product, but also about how you prep before the application.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | November 26, 2019 10:51:06 am
makeup tricks and tips, how to apply blush, tips to apply blush, what blush shades are available, makeup hacks, indian express, lifestyle Blending is the key to applying blush. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

We all want cheeks which are flushed naturally and sometimes, when we cannot achieve it, we have our blushes to fall back upon. However, remember that you are often treading on the thin line between get naturally rosy cheeks and looking like a clown. If by any chance, you ever ended up looking like a clown then do not worry, we have your back covered with these tips.

Here, we list down the steps you need to get that rosy tinge on your cheeks.

1. Start with a moisturizer and buff in your foundation properly in order to get a smooth base which helps not only your makeup but other products also stay.

2. Using a large fluffy makeup brush, and imitate the number 3 as you put blush on your face

3. Pick the right blush formula for your skin type.  Go for a powder or a creme-based blush if you want a glowy look. While the latter works best and lasts longer for those with oily skin. But if you have dry skin, then cream blush will be of great help.

4. Next, choose your tool. Either go for a beauty blender for a seamless finish or go for a blush brush with tapered ends; since it will deposit the right amount of colour on application. If using cream blush, blend it in with your fingers as the warmth of the fingers will help blend it out.

5. Smile! It’s the oldest rule in the book. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks (the area that is most full and high when you smile). Sweep back towards your hairline by blending it with the line for a draping affect.

makeup tricks and tips, how to apply blush, tips to apply blush, what blush shades are available, makeup hacks, indian express, lifestyle If you have olive skin, opt for warmer tones with undertones of bronze, and if you have darker skin tone you can play around with shades of berry and plum like-colours. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Dos and don’ts:

Do use blush that has a subtle shimmer

The shimmer should be enough so that when light hits your skin, there appears a beautiful glow. A great way to add glow to the skin is by using a cream blush or a liquid highlighter which you can work into the skin with your fingers for a beautiful finish.

Don’t forget blending is the key

You must blend the blush after applying it on the cheeks else it will appear like a blot of colour. Lightly blend with a blush brush until it looks even and natural, no exaggerated lines. Blending is essential in order to make your makeup last longer.

Don’t use too much contrast in colours

Using too much of a contrasting colour can backfire, leaving you with streaks on the cheek. Here, the sheer blush tones come to your rescue and help build pigment on the apples of the cheeks until you get the desired colour.

Don’t wear blush with a lot of chunky glitters

Such blushes don’t stay on your skin for long. In fact, they leave behind a trace of glitter which may not be to your liking. Plus, let us tell you that this glitter isn’t easy to remove(yes your makeup remover doesn’t help much either). A great way to test how the blush is going to appear on the skin is to try it out before buying it.

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