Love that post workout flush? Don’t know how to get it quite right? We’ve got your back! Follow these tricks for that gorgeous rosy glow and you’ll be well on your way to looking like you’ve just had an orgasm or two! ;)
1. Bring On The Moisturizer
Your first step should always be to pamper your face with a decadent moisturizer to suit your skin type. Dab off any excess with a tissue. Dry, flaky skin doesn’t absorb makeup very well.
2. Opt For A Liquid Foundation
Similar to the moisturizer, a liquid foundation will create a dewy surface for your blush to glide on like a dream! The foundation will ensure the blush adheres to your skin better and stays put for longer. If you’re not a foundation user, a lightweight BB cream works too, and if you’re blessed with good skin, then you can skip it altogether.
Also read: 8 AMAZING (And Affordable!) Blushes To Make Your Cheeks Glow!
3. Master The Art Of Layering
Who said you can use only one blush? Layering a cream or gel blush underneath a powder blush is the easiest way to give you a customized shade that best suits your skin tone. Layering formulas will not only enhance the staying power of the blush but also make sure that gorgeous flush stays put all day long!
4. Get Your Angles Right
When applying blush, you definitely want to hit the right spots. Blush can make you look older as easily as it can give you that youthful glow - if not applied well. Apply it sparingly and to the right areas. Consider your face shape and understand how to work with it. The quickest way to apply blush is to create a C-shape beginning from your temples and down to your cheekbones. This hack works best for round and square face shapes.
Oval Face - You can wear blush in almost any way. The best way would be along the apples of your cheeks and sweeping upwards towards your temples.
Round Face - Suck in your cheeks and sweep on the blush diagonally from a little above the corners of your lips towards your ears. This will help make a round face look more angular.
Square Face - Smile and apply your blush on the apples of your cheeks to help soften the angles of your face.
Heart Shaped Face - Apply your blush just below the apples of your cheek and sweep slightly upwards to balance a wider forehead and narrower jawline.
Also read: 15 Struggles Every Girl Has Experienced While Applying Makeup!
Girls with fair and medium skin tones should opt for warm pinks, corals and peach blushes. Deep fuchsia, warm browns and tangerine orange shades look best on darker skin tones.
Invest: Nars – Orgasm (Rs. 2,043)
Splurge: MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet Blush (Rs. 695)
Save: Maybelline – Cheeky Glow, Fresh Coral (Rs. 299)
P.S.: We highly recommend the Nars Blush in Orgasm. It is one of those shades that flatters most skin tones and has just the right hint of shimmer. And with such a cheeky name, who wouldn’t want to show that off!
5. Find The Right Shade
6. Use The Right Tools
Invest in a good quality brush to ace your blush application. A soft angled brush works best for cream and powder blushes while a small stippling brush will help give you that airbrushed effect.
Vega Blush Brush (Rs. 140)
Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Rs. 859)
Blush can add a lot of dimension to your face. Make sure you use the right angle to flatter your face shape and enhance your features and we bet you’ll never have a blush-less day again!
Also read: 12 Beauty Essentials That You Must Have In Your Bridal Kit!
Don’t worry if you can't get both sides to match in the first go, like with cat-eyeliner; practice makes perfect.
Published on Apr 30, 2016