Blusher emphasizes facial contour
and accentuates the inner beauty. Blushers come with highlighting color that is
applied mainly on the cheeks. Blushers come in different hues, consistencies
and tones. It is easy to get confused while choosing the right blush for right
skin. A vast array of colors of blushers with different formulation is
available in the market. Learn to select the right type of blush makeup, be it powder blush or gel blush.
Powder blush is easiest to apply
and blend. Powder blush can be used on all types of skin but, it is considered
best for oily skin as it lies well on skin's surface by reducing the shine. It
is applied after the face powder to give a translucent glow. The powder blush
is the densest of all blushers.
Cream blush is considered
particularly appropriate for dry skin. It is applied with the fingers. Cream
blush is good for evening makeup. Its natural denseness allows the skin to show
through. With rich moisturizing /oil ingredients that are best suited for dry
skin, cream blushers help maintain texture and luminous glow. They are applied
over the foundation before using face powder.
Gel or liquid blush
Gel blush works well on oily to
normal skin as it is long lasting and usually oil free and water resistant. Gel
blush is ideal for mature skin to give a subtle look. Applying gel or liquid
blush is not easy as they dry easily. They should be applied over the
foundation or bare skin to get a soft, fresh scrubbed look.
Shimmers are the best choice for
night time. They can be applied on the forehead, upper lips and inner corners
of eyes to get the intense glow on the face.
Tint blush should be well blended
fast for a neat look. Tint blushes last long without any smudges. Like gel
blushes they are also fast drying and wont easily wear off until you wash your
Bronzers are ideal for faking or
enhancing the tanned look. They are used as flattering medium for deep toned
complexions. They work great for darker skins to give a natural blush. The
lighter shades suit fair skin.
Makeup Blush application
Many women are uncertain about
the usage of blush. It should be applied on the cheeks to let your natural
beauty show through.
- Take the blush brush and sweep the color backwards and
towards the temple.
- Use sweeping upward strokes for flawless application.
Use a cotton ball or sponge to blend it in a circular motion onto the
apple and cheekbone area. Blend the blush into your hairline.
- When you are uncertain about where to start the
blush, then smile big to find your natural cheek. Finally, brush on your
blush when you are smiling to get a perfect application.
- It is necessary to match your lipstick with blush to
get a neat finish.
Common lipstick - makeup blush matches
- Red lipstick: reddish or pink blush.
- Rose lipstick: rose blush
- Pink lipstick: pink blush.
- Coral or apricot lipstick: peachy toned blush.
- Brown toned lipstick: bronze shades of blush
It is necessary to test the blush after completing the
makeup to ensure a balanced look. Blush can give instant freshness and
brightness to a dull face. In order to enhance the look, a small amount of
blush powder can be used on the forehead, chin and nose. Makeup blush forms
another layer of protection and beauty to your face.