How to Apply Blush

Simple Tips to Emphasize Cheekbones

Learning how to apply blush can be the key to getting the makeup looks you are aiming for.

Blush is not always a necessary kind of makeup to use, but many women like having it around for that little extra depth in facial coloring.

If you have been trying to figure out how to get your blush to look its best, following the makeup tips below should point you in the right direction.

Choosing the Right Kind of Blush

You have to figure out what kind of blush you want to get before you learn how to apply it.

You may look into standard powder blush, but nowadays, there is also cream blush, liquid blush, and gel blush to take into consideration.

Each consistency comes with its advantages and disadvantages, but you need to find something that will work well for you before you worry about application.

Using the Right Tools

The key to making your blush makeup look natural is to make sure it does not get deposited in too large of portions.

You do not want a streak of heavy blush on your kin that looks more like war paint than makeup.

Use large, round brushes to get the most natural looking makeup possible, and avoid any dark or bright colors that will strongly stand out on your face.

Applying the Blush

When you go to actually apply your blush, note where you want it on your face. There are a few different makeup techniques you can try here if you want.

  • First thing is to lightly brush the blush right on the cheekbones.
  • Find these by sucking your lips in. You can apply the blush from the outside in so the harshest concentration of it is away from easy viewing.
  • You can also apply your blush right below your cheekbones to theoretically give your face more definition. This technique emphasizes cheekbones well when done right, but it can be a mess otherwise.

Finishing the Blush

When you have the blush on your face, you may want to lightly go over it with some powder foundation to seal the blush in place.

There are also finishing makeups available to consider that can make preserving that fresh makeup look a lot easier to do in the day.

Some products are even made like hair spray for your face, but most people do not use that outside of show business.

Now that you know how to apply blush properly -- get out there and emphasize those cheeksbones!


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