Blush gives us back that warm glow we lose after applying our foundation. Foundation is meant to even out our skin tone by covering any discoloration whether it be darkness under the eyes, redness in our skin, veins, broken capillaries, or hyperpigmentation. It gives us a blank canvas to work on. So where do we apply blush? The obvious answer is the apples of our cheeks, but a touch of it on the tip of your nose, the bottom of your chin, and the top of the forehead gives your face a well rounded glow.
With so many blush products on the market today, it can be overwhelming choosing the one that’s right for you. Powder products are best for a matte look, while creme products give a dewey finish. One common mistake with powder blushes is applying it directly over your foundation. Powdering your face before applying powder blush is imperative for even pigment distribution and blending. Putting a powder blush right over foundation will make it very difficult to blend out and will result in a splotchy and streaky cheek. Powder blush glides right over a powdered face rather than getting absorbed by the foundation.
Creme blush must be applied before powdering the face. It blends nicely with your foundation and you can powder your face after to set and take down some shine. A dewey finish to your blush gives a youthful and hydrated glow. However, if your skin is very oily you may want to stay away from creme products.
If you really want your blush to pop and last the whole day, you can start with a base of a creme blush, set it with powder, and apply a powder blush over it.
I tend to buy more powder blushes than cremes because I find them to be more multifunctional. You can use powder or creme blushes as an eyeshadow, but I prefer powder eyeshadows over cremes because cremes have a higher chance of creasing in the wrinkles of our eyes. For a fast natural makeup, I love using the same blush color as an eyeshadow.
At The Makeup Studio we have a variety of blushes in over 25 shades. We even have blush palettes for the professional makeup artist. Come by to try some out, and we’ll help you find the one that’s perfect for YOU!