The Correct Way to Apply Blush

Mausam Gandhi. gives us some tips to help us apply blush the right way.“Blush is literally my favorite part of makeup, it instantly adds life and color to everyone’s face. ” she adds.

1.      Choose the correct shade

One needs to be careful while selecting which shade to opt for. Make sure the blush looks close to your skin tone. It should never look too bright, too dark, or too pale. If it’s either of these, it will look extremely patchy and won’t look blended no matter how hard you try. The right shade will be one or two shades deeper than your skin tone. When applied, it should blend in leaving a tint rather than leaving a patch.

2.      Find the perfect formula for your skin

Blush comes in a range of formula types (powder, cream, gels, liquids, and so on), each of which is best suited for distinct skin types—with some overlap, of course. Powder is what we’ve always been using, it gives a matte finish. Cream ones give a dewy finish, liquid ones give the most natural finish, they dry up quickly on the face and stay for longer. Tints are liquid blushes.

A personal suggestion by Mausam Gandhi-

A tint on the chin – A lot of people like adding just a little to the chin as well, to make their face look radiantly flushed.

3.      Use it as a contour

Using blush as contour has a very vintage vibe to it. Here you can skip contouring or Bronzer completely. Apply it right under your cheekbones, where you’d apply a contour. This is how people used to do makeup during the 80’s and 90’s. It’s still widely used, giving it a little high fashion look.

4.      Putting on too much blush

Always make sure you start with less. Less is more when it comes to blush. Take half off what you want to apply for if you’re unsure. You can always fix it up, but it’s far more difficult to take it back after it’s been overdone. You don’t want too much. It could look funny. Too less won’t show up. So learn how to have a light hand, you can always layer.

Another tip: For a more natural look, apply blush before foundation.

5.      Choose the correct tool

For a flawless finish, use a beauty blender or a blush brush with rounded edges, which will deposit the perfect tint on application. If you’re using cream blush, use your fingertips to blend it in because the warmth of your fingers will help it smooth out.

6.      Blend it out

When applying powder blush with a brush, it’s normal to go back and forth with the brush, but you should always go back blending it upward and outward towards the upper part of your ears so the color looks more natural and less like streaks of color. 

About The Author

Mausam Gandhi ,an Internationally certified Bridal Make-up Artist & Hairstylist
is certified by 12 international courses from all over the world and Fashion weeks from all around the world, based in Mumbai. With over 8 years of experience in all aspects of beauty and make-up, Mausam has worked with Rakulpreet, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Ananya Birla, Mouni Roy and Shane Peacock to name a few.. She has also collaborated with brands like Lakme, Nykaa, Syska and has worked with designers like Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre, Payal Singhal and Payal Khandwala. 

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