Sometimes the subtlest of changes can make the biggest differences and that is definitely the case for blush. Where you put it on the face and how you apply it can totally change your look. We’re explaining how to apply blush in 5 different ways, from subtle flushes of colour to bolder looks.
Basic Blush Tips
Wherever you apply your brush, there are a few great rules to follow for a flawless look everytime:
- Choose your brush carefully. Fan brushes are amazing for applying in lines along cheekbones, fluffier round brushes work best for on the apples of cheeks and stippling brushes help blend cream formulas.
- Always tap off the excess. With blush, the essential thing is to build up slowly. Make sure your brush isn’t overloaded by tapping or dabbing off the excess before you apply to your face.
- Don’t smile when you apply. This is what you are usually told to do to find the apples of the cheeks but because of the way it can wrinkle the skin and raise the face, it can mess up the evenness of your application and where you wanted to apply.
- Blend, blend and blend some more. Blending the edges of your blush is the key to getting that gorgeous natural flush. If you are also applying highlighter and contour, they should all blend seamlessly together with no harsh lines.
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