Blush is often the last cosmetic to be used on face while doing makeup. The method of applying blush differs with the facial shape and the right application of blusher can make your face look longer or wider, as desired.
Here are some tips to use while applying blush:
- A little shimmer on the highest point of cheekbone near eyes
lends you an instant sexy look.
- Accentuate the cheekbones by using a slightly darker shade there
while blending it down the cheek for a more natural look.
- Clean blush brushes are very important to avoid bacteria transfer
in skin and thus, one should clean them with non-soapy cleansers and
- Cream blush can be blotted off using a tissue while applying
translucent powder can dilute powder blush. However, gel and liquid
blush have to be washed from face and the makeup has to be redone.
- Cream blush can be used on lips for sheer and soft color and
should be applied using the fingertip.
- Dusky pink blush warms and freshens up the face, especially on
the tendons below the ears, but blush on chin may not look good, if
your neck is lighter than your face.
- Frosted blush may not be a good idea after all and frost on lips
or eyes are more in fashion during night parties. Still, you can get
that look by applying a light colored frosted eye shadow or lipstick
such as gold, silver, light pink, peach, champagne and beige on the
top of the cheekbones. Frosted highlighting powder is also available
in the market to be used on any part of your face.
- Gels and liquids are best to get rosy cheeks but since they stain
the skin be sure to wash your hands after applying them.
- Gels are dabbed as dot on apple of the cheek and two smaller dots
on cheekbone and rubbed in small circles to blend them well all the
way from cheeks to hairline.
- Make the face look wider, by looking straight into the mirror and
applying blusher on the cheekbone from under the center of the eye
to the temple. Suck in cheeks and use the darkest shade in the
hollow making a ‘C’ shape up to the temples but not higher than
eyebrows. Use lighter shade on top of cheekbones and stop before the
under eye area. You can add a little lush on tip of the nose,
forehead and chin.
- Never use blush on underside of cheekbones.
- Often the small blush brush that comes with the cosmetic is of no
use. A full round brush gives a professional look and make the
overall look softer and more desirable. It is important to have
separate brushes for the blush and the powder.
- Powder blush should always be applied in one direction to avoid
- The best method to apply a blush is to take the blush on the
brush and tap off any extra color in the box itself. Alternately, if
you are using gel or cream blush, put a dab of it on your fingers.
- The best shades are warm, golden browns than cool, grayish
browns, especially when used as cheek contour.
- To find out the actual position of the apple of your cheek, look
into the mirror and smile and then sweep the brush upwards in an arc
from your cheekbone to your hairline. Color should be light and well
- To make the face look longer, focus your blush on the outer area
of the face and near your hairline. Suck in cheeks and use the
darkest color in the hollow making a ‘C’ shape, no higher than eye
on side of face. Use lighter shade on top of the cheekbones and
below your darkest blush shade to help slim down the face. Apply
lighter shade on apple of the cheeks and chin.