2. Using a large kabuki or fluffy makeup brush, apply some bronzer in the shape of ‘3’ on each side of your face — this includes your forehead, cheeks and the jawline.
3. Pick the right blush formula for your skin type. This could be a cream or a powder blush. While the latter works best and lasts longer for those with oily skin. But if you have dry skin, then cream blush, which offers a long-lasting and glowing finish. should be your pick.
4. Next, choose your tool. For powder blush, use a blush brush with tapered ends; it will deposit the right amount of colour on application. If using cream blush, blend it in with your fingers as the warmth of the fingers will help blend it seamlessly. You can also use a wedge sponge.
5. Smile! It’s the oldest rule in the book. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks (the area that is most full and high when you smile). Sweep back towards your hairline by blending it with the line for a natural finish.
Dos and don’ts:Do: Use blush that has a subtle shimmer and hi-lighting effect that is soft and natural
Just enough so that when light hits your skin, there appears a beautiful glow. A great way to add radiance to the skin is by using a cream blush or a liquid highlighter which you can work into the skin with your fingers for a beautiful finish.
Don’t: Forget to blend
You must blend the blush after applying it on the cheeks else it will appear like a blot of colour. Lightly blend with a blush brush until it looks even and natural, no exaggerated lines. Blending is essential in order to make your makeup look natural, and also last longer.
Don’t: Wear blush with a lot of glitter particles
Such blushes don’t stay on your skin for long. They, in fact, leave behind a trace of glitter which may not be to your liking. Plus, let us tell you that this glitter isn’t easy to remove. A great way to test how the blush is going to appear on the skin is to try it out before buying it.
Don’t: Use too much of a contrast in colour
Using too much of a contrasting colour can backfire, leaving you with streaks on the cheek. Instead, use sheer blush tones and build pigment on the apples of the cheeks until you get the desired colour. If you’re someone who has a pale or fair skin tone, try colours like soft pink or peach — those that looks natural. If you have olive skin, opt for warmer tones with undertones of bronze. And if you have a darker skin tone you can play around with berry and plum like-colours for a nice pop.