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How to Apply Blush-Quick Tips for Easy Application

Updated on April 16, 2012

The tricks for how to apply blush properly are not complicated. The reason one chooses to apply blush to their cheeks is so that they will always appear to have a rosy complexion. This helps with people like me who have very pale skin, or those who have uneven complexions and would like a well-rounded look of life and vigor.

The only tools you need when applying blush is a mirror ,a brush and the right shade of blush that will blend in with your natural skin tone and is close to the color you would become if you were to pinch your cheeks and have color.

The following is a few tips you can use when learning how to apply blush so you can get it right for whatever your cheekbone structure may be.

1. If you have dry skin, it is best to use a cream blush as it will work to hydrate your skin throughout the day. For oily skin, you will want to seek out a powder blush so that it will work to conceal the oily spots that may appear around your nose, eyes, forehead, or chin.

2. If you are planning on wearing blush during the day at work or play, you may want to look for something that is a lighter shade and will blend in with your natural skin tone to appear real and not artificial. In the evening, you can use a darker shade of blush as this will help to emphasis the glow of your face even when it is hard to see through the dark. It is also wise to choose a blush that is in the same color coding as your shade of lipstick if possible.

3. One of the best tips for how to apply blush is to make sure you put it on after you have already applied your foundation and eye makeup. The following are a few quick tips for success:
•use a round brush for application
•only place a small amount about the size of a pea on the brush and shake any excess off before application
•if you are using a cream blush, dab a small amount on your middle finger instead of directly onto a your brush
•when looking in the mirror, you will need to smile so you can see where your cheekbones start and finish
•placing the brush with blush on the upper part of your cheek, brush it upwards toward your hairline
•if using cream blush, dot the cream on the top part of your cheek and then gently mix it upwards toward your hairline
•you need to apply the blush by focusing on the outer part of your face, close to your hairline if you have a fuller face
•if you have high cheekbones, you should focus on the center of your face so you can emphasis your bone structure
•finally apply a little amount of blush down your cheeks to create a more natural and glowing look

There are not many steps to take when learning how to apply blush. It takes a little bit of practice and testing to find the best color matches and to get the right amount of application of the blush to your cheeks to create a natural look and not something that is overdone. Always be sure to have some makeup removal pads lying beside you so that if you need to try again, you can easily wipe off your makeup and start fresh.


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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Very good tips on using blush to its best advantage. Up and useful.


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