Facial makeup is an inexpensive way to both hide your flaws and accentuate your face’s good points. Many women spend hours expertly fixing their hair and applying eye makeup, mascara and lipstick but are skipping one crucial step, applying blush. Blush is a way to draw attention to your cheek bones while brightening your face or giving the appearance you’ve spent several hours in the sun. Learn which type of blush is best for you and how to apply the product correctly to ensure your blush looks great all day.
Choose a shade of cheek makeup that is best for your skin tone. For instance, use a lighter shade of peach or pink if you have fair skin. Medium or darker skin tones can support a deeper shade of pink, coral or red. Whatever the case, test the makeup on your skin before purchasing to ensure you find the shade that works best with your particular skin tone.
Now that you’ve discovered your perfect shade of cheek makeup it’s time to determine the type of blush to choose. There are three basic choices; cream, powder or gel. Each product has its own advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed before making your choice. Powder blush is longer lasting and available in a variety of shades, although it can make your skin look dry and has a tendency to be messy. Cream blush works well to create a dewy effect, but should be skipped if you’re planning to sweat and isn’t always available in as many color choices as powder. Gel cheek makeup is the latest type of blush on the market. It gives your cheek a translucent appearance, which makes your skin appear light and bright. However, the product is more difficult to apply and more expensive than traditional powdered blush.
Wash your face and apply a base coat of foundation before you touch your cream, powder or gel cheek makeup. Use a face wash that’s specifically formulated for your skin type and allow your skin to dry before applying a thin layer of moisturizer. The moisturizer provides a beautiful base for your makeup and prevents your skin from drying out. Apply foundation with your fingers or a makeup sponge after the moisturizer has dried for at least two to three minutes.
Once the foundation is applied and has set for at least two to three minutes, it’s time to apply your blush. Feel your face to locate your cheek bones and use this line as a guide to apply the product. To create a dramatic look, apply the cheek makeup to the apple of your cheeks alone. Apply the cheek makeup to your cheeks and across your nose to create a more sun-kissed, natural appearance.
Now that the cheek makeup has been expertly applied to your face it’s time to keep it in place longer. Place one hand over your eyes and spray a thin layer of hair spray across your cheeks. The alcohol in the hair spray prevents the cheek makeup on your face from slipping or fading all day long.