Beginner’s Guide to Blush
Blush is undoubtedly a beauty staple. People have been rouging their cheeks with various substances since ancient Egypt and even earlier. On the other hand, lately with the emergence of contouring and highlighters, blush has been overshadowed. It is missing altogether in some beauty routines. But blush is still a great way to add color and warmth to your face. If you haven’t added blush into your routine or it’s been a while, there are some important factors to consider when choosing a new blush.
Color: Blushes come in a wide range of colors from purple tones to oranges and can be pastel or dark jewel shades. Choosing a color should be based on what compliments your skin tone as well as the rest of your makeup. Those with light skin might do better with lighter shades of blush while those with dark skin should reach for a bolder blush and don’t forget to compliment your chosen eye-shadows and lip products. Of course, trying colors is always the best way to find one that works.
Formula: Do you favor a cream or powder blush? If you are a fan of powdering your face after you apply foundation, a powder blush might be best because applying liquids or creams on top of powders can be disastrous. If you don’t powder your skin and you like hydrating products, cream blushes might be the way to go. Just remember to apply the blush before powdery highlighters if you go the way of cream.
The type you choose will also depend on your skin. If you have dry skin, cream blushes are more hydrating while oily skin might work best with powder. Some blush powders also emphasize texture or settle into fine lines so it is important to pick a powder that won’t draw attention to imperfections. Choosing a blush is always easier for those with fewer skin imperfections and, luckily, anyone can have smoother, more perfect skin if they prep correctly. Beauty Tonic collagen powder contains collagen types I and III which supports the natural health and elasticity of your skin; a Beauty Tonic regimen will help reverse the appearance of fine lines and smooth our your skin so that any blush powder will look great.
Location: Once you’ve chosen your blush and made sure it will go smoothly over your healthy skin, you have to figure out what location looks best on your face. Sure, we’re only talking about cheeks but blush can be applied in more than one shape. You can either apply it to the apples of your cheeks or along the lower edge of your cheekbones running back toward your hairline. Your face shape and other features will determine which technique works best for you.