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How To Apply Blush Perfectly? Know 6 Easy Tips!

How To Apply Blush Perfectly? Know 6 Easy Tips!

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 learn how to apply blush perfectly. Given below are the types of blushes and some easy tips that will help to make your blush sessions super easy. Here have a look at the article to know!


Types Of Blushes

Many of us have only heard about compact blushes, but do you know there are various types of blushes that can give different types of coverage and pigmentation. So, before learning how to apply blush perfectly, let us first have a look at different types of blushes and select the right blush for ourselves.

Cream Blush

Cream blush is a little difficult to apply but if applied in a correct way, it looks great as it gives amazing pigmentation. You can also get cream blushes in the form of a blush stick that makes the procedure of applying blush really easy.

Liquid Blush

Using a liquid blush can be really messy but if used it as per the rules, it can give a beautiful and fresh look. Just like a liquid foundation, you need to take some liquid blush on the back of your hand or on the blush palette and dot it on the apple of your cheeks, then with the help of a blusher brush blend the blush in the right direction.

Powder Blush

Powder blushes are one of the most common types of blushes that one can use. The powder blush comes in matte, velvet or shimmer formula and you can use it as per your choice. A matte blush looks great with trendy western outfits and a shimmer blush can look best with traditional wear.

How To Apply Blush Perfectly?

Applying blush may seem easy but if you won’t apply blush perfectly, it may look cakey and really bad. So, to help you all given below is a list of tips that you need to know to have that smooth, glowy and natural blush.

1. Bring On The Moisturizer

how to apply blush

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.

3. Master The Art Of Layering

how to apply blush

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.

5. Find The Right Shade

how to apply blush

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.

POPxo recommends:

Invest: Nars – Orgasm (Rs. 2,417)

Nars blush in orgasm is a liquid blush formula that is very lightweight in texture and blends really easily. Also, it provides translucent pigmentation that has hints of natural colour that creates natural shine and is perfect for any skin tone

Splurge: MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet Blush (Rs. 748)

MUA luxe whipped velvet blush is a powder brush that gives a very smooth pigmentation on the cheeks and is very easy to blend. And the best part about this blush is that it stays for about 7-8 hours on the cheeks and gives a radiant glow as well.

Save: Maybelline – Cheeky Glow, Fresh Coral (Rs. 300)

Maybelline’s cheeky glow in the shade fresh coral is the perfect pick for any skin tone. It is an ultra lightweight blush that provides amazing pigmentation and can be blended really easily. The colour ‘fresh coral’ provides a natural hint of colour on the cheeks that looks like you are actually blushing.

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! 

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.

POPxo recommends:

Vega Blusher Brush (Rs. 175)

The blusher brush by Vega is an affordable deal to invest in and is a perfect pick if you are a beginner as this blusher brush does not pick any excess from the blush palette making it easier to apply blush without ruining your whole face. Also, the bristles are really soft and do not fall off even when pulled gently.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Rs. 709)

Real techniques stippling brush is a dual fibre brush that when used gives airbrush makeup kind of effect on the face. It is a promising product and has an amazing quality that makes it last longer. But make sure to wash the brush time to time to use it in the right way and to get the right pigmentation. 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! Don’t worry if you can’t get both sides to match in the first go, like with cat-eyeliner; practice makes perfect.

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05 May 2016

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