1. Choose the color using nature as your guide. the trick is to find a color that matches your cheeks
when they're flushed after exercise or being out in the cold.
For a quick test, "spank" your cheeks and use the resulting color as a guide.
Another trick is to match your lip color. Fair skin looks great in rose, olive in peach and dark skin in apricot or even red.
2. Now that you have the color, choose the right formula for your skin type. Powder is typically best for oily and combo skin.
Cream is great for dry skin.
Liquid and gel are great for oily skin. For even better results, combine cream and powder together. It helps blush to stay on longer and looks more luminous.
Keep in mind stains -- great for well-moisturized skin, not dry skin -- tend to dry very fast so blend well and fast.
3. Apply foundation, eye color and lipstick. While blush is usually your second-to-last makeup step (before powder),
you should experiment with what works best for you.
Some makeup artists like to apply blush before foundation for a more "natural" look.
4. Throw out the freebie "Barbie-size" blush brush that comes with the blush. Use a professional full brush instead,
but don't use the same brush you use for your powder.
5. Put the blush on your brush, tapping off any excess or put a dab of gel on your fingers.
6. Look into the mirror and smile. This helps you figure out where the "apple" of your cheek is.
7. Since you want a healthy flush, it's best to apply blush only to apples of your cheeks. Keep color light and blended.
If you're using gel or cream, we suggests dabbing it on with your middle finger, then blend with your ring and middle finger.
The clean finger will pick up any excess blush.
8. If you've gone a bit too heavy on the powder blush, a bit of translucent powder over it will calm it down.
For cream blush, blot the color off with a tissue.
Since gel and liquid blush "stain" the cheeks, the only way to lighten them is it wash your face,
moisturize and reapply your makeup, this time more sparingly.
9. Finish your look with a sweep of translucent powder.
10. Extra tip: For a sun-kissed sheen dab bronzer on your forehead, chin and nose before you apply the blush.
To make sure it doesn't look like a stripe, use "a big brush and a light hand".
11. Expert tip: Feel free to experiment with different ways of shading. Try a C-shape shading.
To do this, apply a sheer highlighting powder in a c-shape from your temples to your cheekbones. It should go from the center of your brow
bone to the center of your cheek, "like the shape of a parenthesis".
1. Clean your brushes with baby wipes. If you don't keep your brushes clean, they'll gather bacteria and transfer it to your skin.
2. For a sexy look, dab a little shimmery blush on the highest point of your cheekbone nearest your eye.
3. Using powder blush? Always sweep it in one direction. Going over and over or around and around causes streaks and can hurt your brush.
4. Cream blush is great for mature skin. It blends easily and therefore looks very natural.
For gel or cream blush, dab a dot on the apple of the cheek and two smaller dots up the cheekbone.
Blend the dots together up to the hairline.
5. Dusky pink blush will warm up any tired-looking skin.
What You Need
||Professional Blush Brush
Translucent Powder give your skin the look of velvet. A formula for maximum coverage, enriched with minerals that soften and keep your skin hydrated, giving you a professional matte look that reduces the look of excess shine. Available in 2 tones.
Easy application, satin texture, and hypoallergenic. Due to its formula, the face's matte look is long-lasting.
How To Apply
After applying makeup, apply over entire face and diffuse with the special brush to give skin a matte effect.