Blush is one of the most important makeup products. The truth is that there is hardly any other makeup product that can transform your face from a gloomy, tired and somewhat pale or gray into a vivid face. Even when you add a little blush onto a clear face, you can notice significant difference. Bear in mind that no other makeup product can add up the freshness to your face like blush. But here are few simple rules that you have to follow in order to achieve that perfect look.
Powder blush is mostly applied on the foundation, and is suitable for all skin types, except extremely dry facial skin type.
The cream blush is also intended for all skin types, although you should be very cautious if you have oily skin. In this case you would be better off using powder blush.
Liquid blush is probably most rarely used type of blush, but the liquid blush seems to be the most natural and the most difficult to apply. It is suitable for normal to dry skin types.
The choice of colors
If you have pale skin, you will be better off with the whole spectrum of colors of blush like pink, peach, orange and terracotta.
For all other tans, weather olive, sunny, dark, the best option would be colors that vary from light to dark shades of pink because nothing can bring freshness and healthy look as pink blush.
The proper application of blush considering the contours of your face
The least chances of going wrong are if you apply blush on the place where you naturally blush. Smile and apply the blush on the protruding part of the cheekbones, and apply the blush layer by layer.
For those that are somewhat advanced when it comes to applying the blush: blush can change the appearance of the contours of your face, and in that case you can go wrong if you do not know the rules of proper application.
Blush according to your face shape
Women with a square face shape should apply the blush to the top of the cheekbones with circular brush strokes. This will soften the sharp features and draw attention to the rounder parts.
Diamond face shape is characterized with elongated chin, and wide cheeks. The face will be in the balance if you apply the blush lines along the cheekbones all the way to the ears. This will visually lower the eyes.
Blush can visually shorten a long face. Blush should be applied in a horizontal stroke in relation to the cheekbones to make face look wider than it is. It can be applied in two variants that are equally effective; horizontally from the top of the cheekbones to the ears or vertically from the middle of the face to the temple.
Heart-shaped face is similar to the diamond shape with a narrower lower part and broader forehead. The proportions of face will be in balance if the blush is applied next to the lower part of the cheekbones.
Women with a round face must first retract the cheeks and apply blush along the cheekbones to the ears, but not at the top of the cheekbones. If you apply the blush on the top of cheekbones, it will only expand the face. It is important to apply blush away from the nose.
The oval face is the most rewarding because it tolerates all ways of brush application. But the best way to apply the blush is from the top of the cheekbones to the ears, it will perfectly define and accentuate facial features.