I never go anywhere without blush. When you’re as pale as I am you don’t have much choice.
I embraced blush when I was about fifteen, a time when my friends thought blush positively Nanna. ‘Why bother with blush when you can use bronzer’, they’d argue. ‘Because I don’t want to look like I’ve rubbed dirt on my face’ I would argue back. The poor pale girl in high school hadn’t yet found the perfect bronzer and had experienced nothing but heartbreak in her attempts to find one, but that’s another story.
But mastering blush wasn’t easy. In the beginning I over did it. A lot. But after a while I sought out professional advice and since then I’ve never looked back. So sit back, grab a blush and brush, and listen up. I’m about to make this really easy.
Tips for perfect application:
- DO use a blush brush. An actual blush brush, not a powder brush as it is a little larger and will make your application less precise.
- DO smile so you can find the fleshy apples of your cheeks. This is where you want your blush!
- DON’T panic If you’ve been too heavy handed. Take a cotton pad and gently press on your cheeks to pick up extra product. Don’t rub! I find that blush ‘settles’ after application so it might be that ‘too much’ is soon just right.
- DON’T take your blush beyond the outer corner of your eye. Imagine a strain line from the outer eye to your chin. Don’t cross it. Same applies to your nose – don’t get to close, just stick to the fleshy part of your cheek and you’ll be fine.
Whether your blush is a powder or cream, following these rules should help you perfect your application. So what are you waiting for? Go try it out!
Oh and if you’re interested, my favorite blush at the moment is Benefit Hervana. It is absolutely heavenly – the perfect pink with illuminating qualities.
Do you wear blush? Any tips or tricks?