Written by Emily McBride (last updated October 12, 2020)
Blush, rouge, blusher...whatever you want to call it, you probably know that it's the pink or red or brown make-up that goes on your cheeks. Women have regularly used powder blush since the twentieth century. Today, there are more and more options for blush, with liquid blush, cream blush, shimmers, and bronzers on the market.
Different kinds of blush work better for different skin types. Powder blush works well for women that have oily or combination skin. If you have dry skin, cream blush may work best for you. Another benefit of liquid blush is that it lasts much longer than powdered blush does.
Powder blush is best applied with a brush. For cream or liquid blushes, however, you will get better results if you use your fingers to apply. Starting with the "apples" of your cheeks, rub the liquid blush in small circles into your skin. If you are not sure where the apples of your cheeks are, smile in front of a mirror. The round part of your cheeks that sticks out is where you should start applying your blush. Apply along your cheekbones. Dab the blush with your middle finger, and then use your ring finger and middle finger to blend your blush. If you have used too much blush, use a tissue to blot some of the blush off. You may need to wash your face and start over if you are not getting the results you want.
Choose colors of blush that will best accentuate your facial features, but that won't make you look like you belong with the clowns in the circus. One way to figure out which color is best for your skin tone, look at the color of your cheeks when they are flushed (for example, after you have been exercising). More dramatic shades can be used for eveningwear. Often the best way to choose a blush color is to test out different colors on your face.
While you can purchase liquid blushes, many women choose to make their own instead. To make a liquid blush, all you need is powdered blush, lotion, a small container to put the blush in, and something to mix everything together. Mix together a tablespoon of lotion and a few scrapes of powdered blush. You will need to test your mixture to see if you need to add more lotion or more blush.
You may have troubles applying liquid blush at first, but the more you practice, the better results you will get.
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